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Helena & Aurora Trip - ANZAC "long weekend" (Members Only Event)

  • 22 Apr 2017
  • 25 Apr 2017
  • Helena & Aurora Trip
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I am organising a trip to the Helena & Aurora Range leaving Perth on Saturday 22 April (about 8 AM) and returning Tuesday 25 April (i.e ANZAC day).  The main objective of this trip will be a ridge walk over the main range, which will be split into two day walks on Sunday and Monday, with a basecamp overnight. For part of the walk we will also drop slightly off the ridge to explore the magnificent caves and other rock features.

The Wilderness Society is also organising a trip to the range from Saturday 22nd but will return to Perth on Monday rather than Tuesday.  However, anyone who does not want to do the ridge walk will be able to join their more gentle but educational activities on Sunday. 

The ridge walk will be trackless and over rough terrain, but while there is plenty of vegetation it is generally not too thick.  Only suitable for older fit children and adults.

Their are no facilities of any kind at the range, so you will need to bring absolutely everything.  For toilets, either bring your own portable toilets or you will need to dig pits (the Wilderness Soc. group usually digs a group latrine).

Access to the range is via Southern Cross (we would aim to meet-up there at 1 PM on Saturday) and then it is a couple of hour drive north first to Koolyanobbing (on bitumen) and then to the range on a good, but often rutted, dirt road.  Generally 2WD vehicles can access the dirt road.  However, after rain the area can become impassable to all vehicles so there is a risk of cancellation in the even of inclement weather before the event.

You can learn more about the range and the current campaign to save it from being destroyed by mining at:


Also, please check out my YouTube video:


Please let me know if you would like to attend this trip ASAP.


 Carl E


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