2017 Flinders Day Rides Tour


Sunday 26th March           Arrive Willow Springs

Monday 27th March         Wilkawillina Gorge                          57 km    Out and Back     Willow Springs

Flinders By Bike with extension to Wilkawillina Gorge

Tuesday 28th March         Gum Creek – Nanpena Spring     58 km    Out and Back     Gum Creek station

Flinders by Bike Gum Creek Loop plus O&B to Nanpena Spring

Wednesday 29th March  Trezona and Yanyanna Trails        52 km    Loop plus O&B  Brachina Rest Area

Wilpena National Park

Thursday 30th March       Free Day                                              Transfer to Moolooloo station

Friday 31st March             Parachilna and Glasses Gorge     57 km    Loop                      Moolooloo

Loop on Roads, Parachilna Gorge, Blinman, Glasses Gorge

Sat 1st April                         Glasses Gate                                      43 km    Out and Back     Moolooloo

PAR and tracks

Sunday 2nd April                Artimore, Patawarta Gap              52 km    Out and Back     Moolooloo

PAR & Tracks

Monday 3rd April               Depart

Distances are very approximate at this stage – I will do accurate GPX files in the next week or so.

The out and back rides can be shortened by the whole group or individual riders if needed.

Riders do not have to do each days ride

Accommodation Options

Willow Springs

Camping                              $25 per night per vehicle (2 people)

The Homestead                 $50 per night per person (8 people)

$60 per night per person (6 people)

$85 per night per person (4 people)

Cottages                              $45 per night per person  (4 people) (2 people in a double bed)

Shearers Quarters           $40 per night per person ( 8 people)

$54 per night per person (6 people)

$80 per night per person (4 people)

I will be camping unless we get 6 people for the shearers quarters. – There is a very good camp kitchen and relaxing area.


Shearers quarters            $45 per night per person (single), $35 per night twin share 4 people or more

$50 per night per person for 3 people

This is the only viable option for accommodation at Moolooloo.

Flinders by Bike Costs

$40 per person for the 2 days. ($20 concession)

I would like to book accommodation on Monday 23 Jan.

I would like confirmation by Friday 20th Jan

If 6 people confirm for the Shearers quarters at Willow Springs and 3 at Moolooloo I will book.

(Note if you haven’t confirmed by then please let me know ASAP after that (it will bring down the costs per person.)

We need a minimum of 3 people to make the trip viable.




Something Different

Our enthusiastic fellow members Mary and Alan Capell have organised an exciting extended weekend doing something many of us participate in on a casual basis i.e. Canoe or Kayaking. We do have members who are really competent and others like Eric (me) who fall out a lot. So SARCC invite you to join Mary and Alan on a long weekend with a difference.
PDF attached with more details


The Programme:

Friday 31st March                Arrive midday. Setup camp and Short paddle in the Afternoon

                          Tea out at   cobdoglaclub.com.au    see menu below

Saturday 1st April                Loch Luna Trip.  Will need lunch and drinks.

                          Tea out at club

Sunday  2nd April                 Chambers Creek.  Will need lunch and drinks

                          Tea out at club

Monday  3rd April                Short paddle to Wachtels lagoon

                          Leave PM

Visitors staying at CP get 20% off main meals at club.I will be having all meals out but that is a personal choice.

If you need more info and please let me know you are coming.  Phone Alan    0418855568    



Monday Twilight Rides

I am organising twilight rides on Monday Nights.   My plan is to meet at 6.00p.m., ride for 25 to 30 Ks. and for those who want to have a meal at the end of the ride, at about 7.30 to 8.00.

I will be happy to organise and lead these rides but if anyone else has a favourite they would like to do I would be more than happy to pass it over.   If this format works I would then plan to do it in February as well.

1. Dec. 19th .  Meet at Brighton Railway Station at 6.00p.m.
2. Dec 26th.    Meet at Heywood Park, Northgate St. Unley Park
3. Jan 2nd.      Meet at Oaklands Park Res Oaklands Rd. Marion
                         (access to the car park for The Parade)
4.  Jan 9th       Meet at Mitcham Railway Station at 6.00p.m.
5.  Jan 16th     Meet Wigley Reserve Glenelg at 6.00 p.m.
6.  Jan 23rd     Meet at Grange Railway Station at 6.00p.m.
7.  Jan 30th    Meet at North Adelaide Railway Station at 6.00p.m.
8. Feb 6th     Meet at Apex Pk. Burbridge Rd. West Beach, Eric leading. Ph 0402 356 796
9.  Feb 13th.   Meet at Wigley Res Glenelg (Near the Old Buffalo)
10.  Feb 20th.   Meet at Kensington Res.  (Cr. West Tce. & The Parade. KENSINGTON)
11. Feb 27th    Meet at the Torrens Weir, Memorial Drive Nth. Adelaide
Helen Stephens Ph 8356 1607 or mob 0428 120 447
For March (unless someone offers some other location, check here before each week’s ride) the rides will revert to their traditional format, i.e. starting at Brighton railway Station at 6pm. A ride leader will be chosen on the evening. Eric will be your contact person.
Ph 0402 356 796
12. Mar 6th  Brighton railway Station
13. Mar 13th  Brighton railway Station
14. Mar 20th  Brighton railway Station
15. Mar 27th  Brighton railway Station

Angaston Luxury Weekend

Angaston Weekend Saturday 4th June and Sunday 5th June 2016

Ride the Jack Bobridge Trail and the Barossa Rail Trail from Gawler to Angaston staying overnight and returning via the same route. The distance is approximately 39kms with a 340 metre climb. We meet at the Gawler Central Station by 10.20am (note this is the railway terminus). A train departs from Adelaide at 8.48am arriving at 9.47am, or departs at 9.21am arriving at 10.17am. Lunch will be at the Lyndoch Bakery both days, so you can bring or buy either day. We will have a Pub meal together on the Saturday night. Please note that this is an unsupported ride, but you only really need take a change of clothes so should fit in a backpack or pannier.

You will need to book your own accommodation at

The Barossa Brauhaus Hotel– phone no 8564 2014.

The Barossa Brauhaus is in Murray Street and offers basic accommodation at $70 per double room. There are a couple of family rooms available for groups of three ($90 ) These prices include a continental breakfast. These are old style country hotel and the amenities are shared.

If you would like further details or would like to register please contact Robyn or Paul Davill on 0401 364 019 or 0427 537 836.

Dirt Road Tour No.2

Mon. 14th Mar. Mallala Oval Complex

Train to Gawler Central at 9.08am or 9.38am from Adelaide

Will have 11’s at shopping centre next to Station

Campsite has toilets and water. Free camp.

Small fee for showers.

Eat in or pub meal.

Tues. 15th Mar. Camp. Rocks Reserve near Balaklava

Only toilets. Free camp.

Eat in.

Wed. 16th Mar. Camp. Marschalls Hut

Toilets. Free camp

Eat in.

Thurs. 17th Mar. Camp. Greenock Centenary Park.

Toilets and water. Free camp, gold coin donation.

Pub meal or cook in

Fri. 18th Mar. Camp. Eden Valley Showground Caravan Park.

Small fee.

Pub meal or eat in.

Sat. 19th Mar. Home

Option. Friday ride on rail trail to Gawler for train back

Or Eden Valley CP ,ride back Saturday.

Notes Mostly on dirt roads, some tracks.

The distance will be perfect not too long or short.

Will pass shops every day.

Contact. Alan

Ph. 0418859224 or

Email a.cap@bigpond.com