Heathcote Helter Skelter
A choice of three distances through the Royal National Park commencing and finishing at Heathcote - all the beauty of the Australian bush without having to travel out of Sydney.
The route is a mixture of single technical trail and fire trail through wooded native forest, open native scrub, and rainforest. This run is ideal training for those contemplating joining a Trailwalker team.
Date/Time of next run
Sunday 10 June 2007. Time 7:30AM
Heathcote Railway Station (Eastern Carpark)
Same as start.
Unknown - though there is a Macdonalds at the turn-off from the Princess Highway 1km from the start
15k Heathcote Hustle
27k Heathcote Hurry
34k Heathcote Helter Skelter
See the On the Day Details page.
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None - take as long as you like.
15km Heathcote Hustle: From the start the route follows the Heathcote-Audley trail to Audley and returns to Heathcote via the Uloola Falls and Karloo Pools tracks.
27km Heathcote Hurry Up: Same as for the Hustle to Uloola Falls then head South on Uloola track fire trail to the signpost marking Couranga track. Return to Uloola Falls and return to Heathcote via Karloo Pools.
34k Heathcote Helter Skelter: Same as for the Hurry Up to the Couranga track. Follow the Couranga track to McKell Ave and then turnaround and return to Heathcote as per the Hurry Up
40k Heathcote Figure Eight: Same as for the 34k Heathcote Helter Skelter to the sought end of Lady Carrington drive. Follow Lady Carrington Drive to Audley, then up to Robertson's roundabout, Uloola Falls via the Ridge Track and all the way to Heathcote via Karloo Pools.
30k Heathcote Classic Loop: Heathcote, Kangaroo Creak, Audley, Lady Carrington drive, Couranga track, Uloola Falls track, Uloola Falls, Karloo Pools, Heathcote.
Detailed Course Description and Maps
Helter Skelter course overview - green is track, blue is direct route between waypoints
As there will be no aid supplied, sufficient water and food should be carried.
Route Marking Summary
There will be no track markings specifically put up for this run. You should pick up a FREE! map of the course at the start. You should also bring along a plastic envelope or something to keep the map dry if it rains or if you sweat heavily.
Thread on Coolrunning here