The walk starts at Alpana Station. Alpana Station is a working sheep station running Merino sheep. The owners David and Sally Henery welcome walkers in the Shearers’ Quarters. Alpana Station has also two bush camping areas.
From the Alpana Station, taking the Nungawurtina track, you will walk past Rocky Nob to reach Nungawurtina Hut. After spending some time at the Nungawurtina hut, having lunch and relaxing in the idyllic setting, return to Alpana Station. On your wanders, you will discover a lone soldier headstone, erected in memory of C.L. Wahlert who died in 1940.
Nungawurtina Hut is a hut recently built in traditional style of the 1880s from native pine and local stone. The hut is nestled in a valley and is 7 km from Alpana homestead. In the hut can sleep six people in three bed bunks.
Contact David and Sally Henery from Alpana Homestead for accommodation and permission to walk as the track is on private property.
Ph. (08) 8648 4628 www.alpanastation.com
Time= 6.5 hours
The walk has 2 climbs of grade 5, which are the least difficult on the grading scale from 1-5. Total ascent is 365 m and maximum elevation is 679.94 meters.
This is a loop walk, starts and ends at Alpana Station. Ensure you carry enough water with you.
Best hiking time is April to October.
How to get there: Drive on sealed road from Hawker, past Wilpina, towards Blinman. Turn off left at the Alpana sign post, which is 5 km before reaching Blinman.