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Found 5 walks

The Dutchmans Valley Hike
11.4 km return
3 h to 5 h
The Dutchmans Valley Hike
11.4 km
Return

Walk
3 h to 5 h

Run
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

Starting from the Gate 3 car park on Dutchmans Stern Road, Quorn, this walk takes you to the Middle Lookout and back via The Dutchmans Valley Hike. Located northwest of Quorn in the Flinders Ranges, The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park is a protected area containing a mountain known as 'The Dutchmans Stern', named by Captain Matthew Flinders due to its similarity to 18th-century Dutch sailing ships. Western grey kangaroos, red kangaroos, yellow-footed rock wallabies, euros and echidnas can be seen in the park, and the diverse vegetation attracts a wide range of birdlife. This hike partially follows a section of the Heysen Trail west of the Dutchman Range, leading to two lookouts with spectacular views down Spencer Gulf and northwest towards Lake Torrens. The hike climbs gradually along the Northern Boundary Track, then heads south along the Valley Track and continues to the Middle Lookout, located a couple of kilometres beyond the turnoff for the Heysen Trail. After spending some time enjoying the views, walkers can head back along the same route. This hike consists of wide fire tracks, with some short steep hills, suitable for average fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Birdwatching
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Mount Brown via the Heysen Trail
11.9 km return
3 h to 5 h
Mount Brown via the Heysen Trail
11.9 km
Return

Walk
3 h to 5 h

Run
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

Starting from the Gate 3 car park at the end of Richman Valley Road, Quorn, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Brown and back via the Heysen Trail. Mount Brown is one of the tallest peaks in the South Flinders Ranges, standing at a height of 964 metres, named by Matthew Flinders after Scottish botanist Robert Brown, who climbed the mountain in 1802. This hike initially follows a fire track for a short distance past Waukarie Falls, then heads south along the Heysen Trail. The first few kilometres through the valley are fairly easy-going, followed by a relentless climb up a long ridge towards the summit of Mount Brown. At the summit, there's interpretive signage and a lookout tower commemorating Robert Brown, which offers panoramic views over the surrounding area, including Richman Valley, the Dutchman's Stern and Mount Remarkable. This hike consists of narrow walking trails, with very steep hills and some uneven rocky surfaces, suitable for moderate fitness levels. All junctions are clearly marked, with yellow distance markers and checkpoints with maps along the way, and there are usually printed brochures in the metal box at the trailhead. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car




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