Work has continued on our project of eleven new water tanks and shelters along the Heysen Trail. Further to the four shelters and water tanks constructed late last year, three new campsites are being established in the Mid-North between Marschalls Hut and Burra.
The frames for the three shelters were erected this week, and will be completed in coming weeks. The shelters feature a water tank and bench. Each campsite also features a large square bench/table.
Details of the three new campsites are as follows:
1. Smith Hill Camp Site
A campsite located west of the town of Marabel, Southern Guidebook chapter 5, map 6.
2. Webb Gap Camp Site
A campsite located between Smith Hill Campsite and Huppatz Hut, Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 7.
3. Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site
A campsite located between Huppatz Hut and Burra, Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 11.
These three campsites will assist through-hikers on the Heysen Trail by closing one of the trail’s water gaps. The distances between campsites and water sources is now:
- Maschalls Hut to Marabel – 8.6km
- Marabel to Smith Hill Camp Site – 17.3km
- Smith Hill Camp Site to Webb Gap Camp Site – 13.3km
- Webb Gap Camp Site to Huppatz Hut – 16.2km
- Huppatz Hut to Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site – 21.3km
- Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site to Burra – 23.0km
Thanks to Bronte Leak from the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), Colin Edwards, John Potter, Albert Schmidke, Peter Wynen, Trevor Lee and Julian Monfries for their work in the construction effort.
The remaining four shelters and water tanks have been fabricated and will soon be erected.