Field Trips, Tours and Other Events
Exhibition for May to October 2013
Colonial Adventures - a history of Afghanistan.
Walking Trail Maintenance
Flinders Ranges Bush Walk Maintenance Program
(in conjunction with the Walking Trails Support Group) The program is
much the same every year and dates for 2013 are still to be determined.
Southern Flinders - 29 April to 10 May
Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park
Staying at Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park
Northern Flinders - 17 June to 28 June
Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park
Staying at Nudlamutana Hut
Central Flinders - 29 July to 9 August
Flinders Ranges National Park
Staying at Oraparinna
People may stay for
any length of time within the nominated dates.
All help is appreciated.
All dates are subject to change.
For more information about the Bush Walk Maintenance Program
read GeoNews, contact the RGSSA Office
or refer to the Walking Trails Support Group reference below.
Walking Trail Support Group
The Walking Trails Support Group is a small group of
volunteers devoted to the development and maintenance of walking tracks in
the Flinders and Mount Lofty Ranges in SA. The group makes various trips
throughout the year to ensure that the tracks previously installed are in good
condition, that erosion is kept in check and the track marking is clear.
The aim is that each track should have minimum impact on the environment and
be safe to use. The Barossa walks are day trips whereas the Flinders Ranges walks are
managed through three separate trips, each about two weeks long, generally
staying at the Dutchman's Stern ranger quarters, The Oraparinna shearers
quarters and Grindell or Nudlamutana Huts. Much of the work is done
under the auspices of the Department of the Environment and Natural
most of the trails are on Crown Land. Three trails are on the Arkaroola
Wilderness Sanctuary and are maintained with its support.
One of the aims is to improve the experience and provide the walkers with information about
the flora, fauna, Aboriginal knowledge, geology and European history of the environment through which they
travel. To this end, information leaflets with
maps, track and geological notes have been prepared, together with
photographs of the country through which each trail passes. These are
generally available at the trailheads or can be downloaded from the website.
The trips to the Flinders Ranges are a great opportunity to see some of the
remote parts of the state. The work is not particularly arduous and
can be tailored to suit the capacities of each person. The membership
is small with others who "float" in and out of the trips so the company is
always varied and interesting. Membership is only $5.00! (For
For more information about the maintenance programs follow this link
Walking Trails Support
and see the Section on Field Arrangements.