Hallett to Old Burra Rd, based in Burra

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Hallett to Old Burra Rd, based in Burra
Theme: "Le Tour de Burra"

Access to Day 2 and 3 is difficult and wet-weather affected - be prepared for late-notice program changes.

Sat 28th June: On our first day we have a period of flat walking, followed by a hill, and then more flat walking. Oh, did I forget to mention that the hill is the towering Mt Bryan!?! At least we will be ascending from the less steep side. Today we reach the Halfway point of the Trail!!!

Sun 29th June: A remote but delightful section is covered today with a climb up to Caroona Creek Conservation Park where we descend through the picturesque Tourilie Gorge. We then skirt the saltbush plains to reach the easternmost point of the Heysen Trail before continuing on to cross the spectacular Newikie Creek.

Mon 30th June: An interesting walk past Black Jack shelter and into mallee before breaking out onto the barren Mongalata hills - a roller coaster ride to Wandallah.

Tues 1st July: Our Rest Day. For those with energy left, the Heysen Trail Greening Committee have a tree-planting day on the roadsides north of Burra Gorge.

Wed 2nd July: We tackle the humps out from Wandallah then easing down to Burra. See if you can find any trees on this part of the trail.

Thurs 3rd July: At last a day without mountains. Just in case you forgot what road-walking was like we finish this section with an 8km gun barrel walk down to Burra Gorge. At least our new plantings and a new campsite will be a welcome distraction.

Fri 4th July: A lovely little unassuming section to finish our walking week. A lot of variety yet nothing spectacular and reasonably short so that we will reach our cars hopefully to be home before dark.
Saturday 28 June, 2014
to Friday 4 July, 2014 (7 days)
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Meeting Location

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Walk Fees

Saturday (28/6/14)

Walk Specifics (Sat)
9:00a.m.
3:00p.m.
Hallett
Dares Hill Summit Road
19.0km
Risks (Sat)
Road traffic. Steep descent (slippery if wet). High winds on mountain top
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experienced Trailwalker

Sunday (29/6/14)

Walk Specifics (Sun)
9:00a.m.
4:30p.m.
Dares Hill Summit Road
Newikie Creek
24km
Risks (Sun)
Loose stone, creek beds.
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experienced Trailwalker

Monday (30/6/14)

Walk Specifics (Mon)
9:30a.m.
4:00pm
Newikie Creek
Wandallah
21.5km
Risks (Mon)
Steep climbs/descents. Exposure to weather.
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experienced Trailwalker

Tuesday (1/7/14)

Walk Specifics (Tue)
9:00a.m.
Rest Day.
Optional tree planting near Burra Gorge.
Risks (Tue)
Exposure to weather. Back Strain.
Nil

Wednesday (2/7/14)

Walk Specifics (Wed)
9:00a.m.
2:00p.m.
Wandallah
Burra
15km
Risks (Wed)
Steep climbs/descents. Exposure to weather.
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experienced Trailwalker

Thursday (3/7/14)

Walk Specifics (Thu)
8:45a.m.
3:00p.m.
Burra
Burra Gorge
24.5km
Risks (Thu)
Road traffic
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Trailwalker

Friday (4/7/14)

Walk Specifics (Fri)
9:30a.m.
2:30p.m.
Burra Gorge
Old Burra Road
15.5km
Risks (Fri)
Road traffic. Creek bed if wet.
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Trailwalker
Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

This list is generic and is derived from the Walk Selector for this walk section. Your walk leader may be suggesting a different or specific town or accommodation option to be based at.

In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Burra Creek Gorge Reserve (Worlds End)
  2. Burra
  3. Black Jack Hut
  4. Wandallah Creek Shelter
  5. Caroona Creek Campsite
  6. Old Mt Bryan East School
  7. Hallett
  8. Hallett Railway Station
  9. Tourilie Gorge hut
  10. Old Shed – Main Camp – Caroona Creek Conservation Park
  11. Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site
  12. Burra Caravan Park
  13. Burra Hotel
  14. Paxton Square Cottages
  15. Burra Motor Inn
  16. Lavender Cottage
  17. Morse Cottage
  18. Burra Heritage Cottages
  19. Griffiths Retreat and Cottage
  20. Hallett Camping at the Recreation Ground
  21. Olive Grove Retreat
  22. Wildongoleechie Hotel

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. The Bluff Cottage Farm Stay

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Huppatz Hut
  2. Webb Gap Camp Site
  3. Hallelujah Hideaway
  4. Whistling Trig Tank

Event created: 3:02am Wednesday 29 January, 2014
Event last edited: 12:28pm Sunday 29 June, 2014