Piccaninny Gorge Walk - Overnight Hike
The Gorge has no marked track and no defined end point so hikers must rely on their own navigational skills to complete the walk. The track can be divided into two sections - a seven kilometre walk in relatively open terrain along the Piccaninny Creek to the entry to Piccaninny Gorge(the Elbow) and the walk within the Gorge system itself, a total of more than 30km.
The track is generally easy up until the gorge entrance. It then becomes moderately difficult in the gorge itself, with hikers having to negotiate around fallen boulders, loose rocks and along creek beds.
The walk to the entrance of the gorge and return will take a full day. To explore the entire gorge system, hikers need to camp for at least one night. There are several "fingers" to the main gorge and those with plenty of time can find lots to explore.
If you want to do this walk you must register at the park visitor centre before heading out
Carry out all rubbish including toilet paper
Bury human waste at least 150mm deep and 30m from water
Flash flooding may occur in the gorge between December and April
Swimming and washing in stagnant pools is not recommended for health reasons
Wear supportive footwear,adequate clothing, a hat and sunscreen
Avoid putting detergents, soap or food into waterholes
Helicopters regularly fly over the gorge. Do not wave to them as this indicates and emergency.
You Will Need....
Water - allow 5 -8 litres per person per day
Fuel stove for cooking. Fires are not permitted.
Warm clothing and sleeping gear - temperatures can go below 0 degrees at night.
First aid kit.
Map and GPS