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Flinders Ranges June Long Weekend Bus Trip

5:45pm Friday 6 June - 7pm Monday 9 June 2014

The annual June long weekend bus trip will be to the Flinders Ranges, based in Wilpena Pound.

There are currently four walk options available. Everyone shares the bus ride, then breaks into four smaller walking groups for the weekend.

All walk options are available to new members. Three walk options can be used by Prospective Members towards qualifying for their Full Membership.

Cost of the bus trip is $140 which includes bus travel and camping fees. Payment of the bus fee secures your place for the weekend, it is not sufficient to only enter your name on your selected walk option in the Activity List. Ensure your membership is financially current (all Full Memberships expired on 30/3/14, Prospective Memberships expire 12 months after joining).

We hope to include further walk options, so keep an eye on the website for additional walks. Secure your place on the weekend with your bus payment. You can change your selected walk option up until the week before the trip.

Meet at 5:45pm at Adelaide Central Bus Station, Franklin St, Adelaide (Franklin St side) for 6pm departure.

On Tumburru Peak with Point Bonney looming beyondWalk 1
Point Bonney and Moonarie Gap
Led by John Callinan

A walk through the Pound, following Wilpena Creek to camp in Moonarie Gap. Sunday’s walk is to climb 550m to the summit of Point Bonney. Monday’s walk will descend the Pound edge to meet the bus.

View of Mt Aleck and Elder Range from Bridle GapWalk 2
Southern Wilpena Pound
Led by Mark Proctor

Walking through the Pound, following Wilpena Creek out to the southern and eastern rims. This walk takes in some of the lower peaks and a walk out and off the Pound at Bridle Gap, meeting the bus at Rawnsley Park. Gradients will be moderate except for the optional peaks which will be steep.

Mountain bike cycling in Aroona ValleyWalk 3
Mountain Biking from Wilpena Base Camp
Led by John Bartlett

A series of day events from the Wilpena Pound Caravan Park base camp:

  • day mountain bike rides, and
  • possibly some day walks

St Marys PeakWalk 4
St Marys & Edeowie Gorge
Led by Trevor Jones

Climbing the escarpment of the Pound to the heights of St Marys Peak, the walk will proceed down waterfalls through Edeowie Gorge, with an optional day side trip up Mt Abrupt.

Mt Abrupt, Flinders RangesWalk 5
Mt Abrupt from the East
Led by Trevor May

Ascending Mt Abrupt via the outside, from Jones Camp Spring and along the Heysen Trail.

To Join this Bus Trip Weekend

  1. Join as a member online. Pay by bank transfer or cash at a meeting on the Wed 7 May or Wed 21 May
  2. Pay for the bus trip. Pay by bank transfer (payment can be combined with your membership payment) or cash at the Wed 7 May or Wed 21 May meeting
  3. Select and register for your selected activity via the Activity List (online once your membership is approved, or at the Wed 7 May or Wed 21 May meeting). Some walk options have a limit on the number of people who can join. You can change your selected walk option up until the week before the trip.
  4. Hire gear you don’t have and need at the meeting on Wed 21 May (and return the gear at the following meeting on Wed 18 June)
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