The Dutchmans Valley Hike – The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park
|Start Point||Valley Track, Emeroo SA 5713, Australia|
|End Point||Dutchmans Stern Rd, Quorn SA 5433, Australia|
|Time||5.0 Hours – Walking|
The Dutchmans Valley Hike (5 hrs return, 10km return)
This track takes you west of the Dutchman range to two lookouts with spectacular views down Spencer Gulf and north-west towards Lake Torrens. Follow the Northern Boundary Track for 1.8 km before turning south along the Valley Track. Trail markings end where the Heysen Trail leads off.
The bluff known as the Dutchmans Stern, located 10km north east of Quorn, is a prominent landmark. Home to a host of plants and animals, the Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park has plenty of walking trails to explore the rugged landscape.
Make your way to the summit via the Dutchmans Stern hiking trail. The summit offers spectacular views of Spencer Gulf, surrounding ranges and the Willochra Plain. The Heysen Trail also winds its way through the park.
Extend your visit overnight at the old homestead or shearers’ quarters located within the park.
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