Kokoda Information Night – Peregrine Travel

Come hear our Trek leader, Jim Drapes, talk about the Kokoda Track.
All your questions answered by someone who has walked Kokoda 13 times.
If you’re even slightly interested in doing the trek then this is a must.

  • When 6.00PM Thursday 30th October
  • Where Peregrine Travel, above Scout Outdoor Centre
    Call Monica at Peregrine Travel 08 8223 5905 to book a seat

Twilight Walks Commence

Heavenly shades of night are falling, it’s TWILIGHT WALK time.

That’s right, with the advent of day light saving Twilight Walks commence next week, Wednesday 6.00PM, 15th October.

Book at the office, as usual, and join the Friends for their favorite short walks, with a cleansing ale and a nosh after.

  • Fitness level -moderate
  • Enthusiasn Level-high
  • Sense of Humour Level-mountainous
  • $5.00 (Golden Boots do not apply)

Tassie Members Complete Mini Heysen Trek

Jenny Benn and David Sands, two of our Tasmanian members, have completed almost a month on the Trail.

They walked from Kapunda to Cape Jervis, using a variety of B and B’s, camping out and some luxury hotel accommodation (if you could call the Victor Harbor Hotel luxury). The walk took them from 3rd September to 1st October and from the various SMS messages and phone conversations they had a great time, albeit wet on occasions.

Loved the Trail, the variety, struggled up the hills, were almost blown away at Mount Cone.

Overall they thought the Trail in great shape.

Flinders 3D documentary sceening again

Tm Baierâs short stereoscopic production filmed in the Flinders Ranges that screened at Iris in July will also have 3 screenings at the Art Gallery of SA on Sat Nov 29th – 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm.

Tim Baierâs Standing in amazement
Experience the extraordinary landscape of the Flinders Ranges in this full colour, three-dimensional visual spectacle. You will be transported to breathtaking locations, the subject of many Hans Heysen works, as you enjoy this exceptional film experience showing 3D landscape of the Flinders Ranges on the silver screen.

Tickets $20, includes exhibition entry.

Bookings at www.artgallery.sa.gov.au/currentevents or telephone the Art Gallery on 8207 7050.

The 14 sessions in July at the Iris Cinema were all sold out.

End-to-End 4

We’re pleased to announce that another End-to-End walking group will commence at the start of next year’s walking season (May). End-to-End 4 will follow in the footsteps of the previous three groups walking the whole 1,200km Heysen Trail from the start at Cape Jervis to the end at Parachilna Gorge. Details of dates will be available early next year when the 2009 Walk Season Programme is released.

More info about End-to-End walks.

Kokoda Track? Interested? Q & A

Considering trekking the Kokoda Track? A panel of Kokoda trekkers and long trail veterans await your toughest questions.

Are you interested in any other long trek trips like the Great Ocean Walk, Larapinta Trail and Cape to Cape in WA? Or other treks?

Information Night
6.30pm Thursday 2 October
Woodville Bowling Club
Oval Avenue, Woodville South

End-to-End 2 Completes the Trail

Yesterday afternoon the End-to-End 2 group reached the end of the Heysen Trail at Parachilna Gorge. For 9 of the 50 hikers it was the culmination of many years of hard work as they completed the entire trail.

The group had hiked from Red Range, just south of Wilpena Pound, to the end of the trail over the past 7 days.

Last night they had a celebratory dinner at The Woolshed restaurant at Rawnsley Park, paying tribute to those that completed the trail and those that helped them along the way.

Finishing the Trail: Jeremy, Ralene, Elizabeth, Hilary, Jim, Nikki, Bev, Rhonda & Gavin (L-R)