Moralana Drive to Parachilna Trailhead

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Moralana Drive to Parachilna Trailhead
End to End 8 commenced walking the Heysen Trail on Sunday May 12th 2013 with 76 walkers. This is the final set of walks ending at the Parachilna Trailhead on Friday 17 August 2018.

This is a multi-day walk. Registration requires payment of the END TO END EXTENDED WALK FEE. If you don't have a Golden Boots card you will also be required to pay the daily walk fee ($8 x 5 walks). Accommodation and meal costs are not included. Those registering are invited to travel on the bus, at no extra cost, from Adelaide to Rawnsley Park and return. If you choose to drive your own vehicle to the base location at Rawnsley Park the bus fee remains the same. Accommodation and meal arrangements are the responsibility of each person registering.

Group meals are planned for -
WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST - BBQ at the camp kitchen at Rawnsley Park Caravan Park. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. A geologist will give a talk about the area (gold coin donation).

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST - Woolshed Restaurant Approx 6pm - 2 courses - $55 - please book and pay when registering. Dress Code- Black Tie/Dressy.

If you are unable to walk for the specified 5 walk days comprising this multi-day event and you still wish to register, contact the Friends' office during operating hours.

BASE LOCATION: RAWNSLEY PARK - http://www.rawnsleypark.com.au/

SATURDAY 11 AUGUST
For those travelling by bus, the departure time is 9.00 am from the Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide. Please be at the bus station at 8.45 am for loading.
ETA Rawnsley Park is 4.30 pm

SUNDAY 12 AUGUST (Walk 1) - MT LITTLE STATION TO MORALANA DRIVE
This long section of the Trail (just over 30 kms) follows picturesque Mernmerna Creek and Slaty Creek to the Red Range campsite. After which it becomes a pretty walk with gentle undulations, along creeklines and through native pine woodlands, in the shadow of Elder Range and Mt Aleck.

MONDAY 13 AUGUST (Walk 2) - WILPENA TO BUNYEROO
This walk is entirely within the Flinders Ranges National Park with much of the day spent following the Wilcolo Track between the ABC range and the towering peaks of Wilpena

TUESDAY 14 AUGUST (Walk 3) - BUNYEROO TO TREZONA
In this section walkers climb from Bunyeroo Valley, up to Yanyanna Hut, passing several vantage points along the way that provide superb photo opportunities of the ranges behind. Continuing along Yanyanna Track, the trail passes old settlers' huts before entering the geologically significant Trezona area.

WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST - REST DAY

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST (Walk 4) - TREZONA TO AROONA HUT
This section starts with a pleasant walk along Brachina and Enorama Creeks past the Golden Spike and other significant geological sites, before climbing to cross the ABC Range, where spectacular views of the Heysen Range unfold.


FRIDAY 17 AUGUST (Walk 5) - AROONA HUT TO PARACHILNA GORGE
This final section of the trail follows Aroona Valley to the watershed dividing it from the Parachilna Creek catchment to the north. It then follows the valley between ABC Range and Heysen Range, past abandoned mines to the final stile at the Parachilna Trailhead. This walk is a pleasant amble, perfect for reflecting on the years and kilometres taken to get here, and the friendships made along the way.

There will be a celebration at the end of the walk followed by a celebration dinner at the Woolshed Restaurant approx. 6pm. Dress Code is 'Black Tie/dressy

SATURDAY 18 AUGUST
Bus returns to Adelaide leaving Rawnsley Park at 8.30 am.
ETA Adelaide - 3.30 pm approx

THEME - Red shirt for the final day's walk.

Saturday 11 August, 2018
to Saturday 18 August, 2018 (8 days)
Alan Davis
Chris Allen
Lucy Allen
Paul Cahalan
Vicki Cahalan
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Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this walk.

Walk Fees

Saturday (11/8/18)

Walk Specifics (Sat)
9.00 am bus departs Adelaide Central Bus Station
4.30 pm approx - Rawnsley Park

Sunday (12/8/18)

Walk Specifics (Sun)
7.30 am (commence walking)
4.30 pm approx
Mt Little Station
Moralana Scenic Drive
30km + 1km
Risks (Sun)
Rocky creeks with with many opportunities for twisted ankles
Bring snacks, lunch, Afternoon tea, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit.
Trailwalker

Monday (13/8/18)

Walk Specifics (Mon)
8.30 am (commence walking)
3.00 pm approx
Wilpena
Bunyaroo
21.5km
Risks (Mon)
Cyclists on the Mawson Trail along Wilcolo Track
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit.
Trailwalker

Tuesday (14/8/18)

Walk Specifics (Tue)
8.30 am (commence walking)
2.00 pm approx
Bunyaroo
Trezona
14km
Risks (Tue)
Cyclists on the Mawson Trail along Yanyanna Track
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit.
Trailwalker

Wednesday (15/8/18)

Walk Specifics (Wed)
REST DAY

Thursday (16/8/18)

Walk Specifics (Thu)
8.30 am (commence walking)
2.00 pm approx
Trezona
Aroona Hut
15km
Risks (Thu)
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit.
Trailwalker

Friday (17/8/18)

Walk Specifics (Fri)
8.30 am (commence walking)
2.30 pm approx
Aroona Hut
Parachilna Trailhead
17 Km
Risks (Fri)
Celebrating, emotional hikers near end of walk.
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit.
Trailwalker

Saturday (18/8/18)

Walk Specifics (Sat)
TRAVEL HOME
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. Red Range camp site
  2. Wilpena Caravan Park
  3. Wilpena Resort
  4. Middlesight Water Hut
  5. Trezona Campsite
  6. Aroona Ruins (campsite)
  7. Aroona Hut
  8. Pigeon Bore
  9. Parachilna Gorge Hikers Campsite
  10. Mt Little Station
  11. Yanyanna Hut
  12. Parachilna Gorge Camping
  13. Parachilna Gorge Trailhead
  14. Blinman Hotel
  15. Wirrealpa Station Cottage
  16. Blinman Cottage
  17. Moolooloo Station

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Rawnsley Park Station
  2. Acraman Campground
  3. Youngoona Campsite
  4. Angorichina Tourist Village
  5. Arkaba Station
  6. Nungawurtina Hut (Alpana Station)
  7. Alpana Station
  8. Blinman
  9. Parachilna
  10. Prairie Hotel

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Hawker
  2. Mayo Hut
  3. Wonoka Station
  4. Hawker Caravan Park
  5. Hawker Caravan Park (Hawker Overflow, Carpenter Road)
  6. Outback Chapmanton Motor Inn
  7. Hawker Hotel Motel
  8. Meaney’s Rest

Event created: 1:13pm Tuesday 31 October, 2017
Event last edited: 8:27pm Tuesday 7 August, 2018