Section 40: Wirrabara Forest to White Park Road

Wirrabara Forest views - Heysen Trail through Wirrabara Forest to Reopen

This provides a very diverse range of scenery. After re-joining the Trail, walkers again follow the ridgeline along fire access tracks through the dense natural scrub of the Telowie Gorge Conservation Park and enjoy views over Port Germein and across the gulf to Whyalla and Port Bonython. After turning off and descending steeply from the ridgeline the Trail follows Sheepyard Track ascending to Rocky Ridge then turning north through old harvested pine forest allowing expansive views to the Gulf, following a steep climb to Sugargum Lookout.

The trail continues following the Wirrabara Greenway through a private property to end at a new location - the junction of White Park & Yellow Cutting Roads.

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Mapsheet 5B, Hiskeys Hut to Wirrabara Forest;
Mapsheet 6A, Wirrabara Forest to Melrose

Northern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 6.
chapter 2 map 7.
chapter 2 map 8.

Distance
19km
Location of Wirrabara Forest
383 356
(238300 6335600 zone 54)
Latitude: -33.0867381389 (33° 5' 12.2573")
Longitude: 138.1962562333 (138° 11' 46.5224")
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Location of White Park Road
355 465
(235500 6346500 zone 54)
Latitude: -32.995188 (32° 59' 42.6768")
Longitude: 138.161677 (138° 9' 42.0372")
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