Mawson trail

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Mawson trail

Postby Bjbiker » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:54 am

I'm hoping to do the Mawson trail next year ,was wondering how others have gone about getting to the start ,coming from Melbourne, am I better to drive ( where to leave the car problem ) fly to Adelaide ,or catch the train ,will probably use the shuttle bus for the the return to Adelaide from the tracks end.

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Re: Mawson trail

Postby Scintilla » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:17 am

I am organising a group to do the Mawson next April. We will travel on the Overland from Melbourne. Return will be making use of the weekly bus service from Copley to Adelaide.

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Re: Mawson trail

Postby australiantourer » Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:18 pm

flying involves boxing up your bike, which is a total pain. The train is a delight. The bus trip back is great — I caught it at Parachilna township, which is/was? a surprisingly sophisticated foodie cafe/pub.

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Re: Mawson trail

Postby dalai47 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:05 pm

I rode the Mawson solo in 2015 South to North.

Took the Overland both ways - would have spent roughly the same in petrol, do the boring drive and then have the issue of where to leave the car in Adelaide whilst on the trail. I rode to my local Metro station from home so was simple process getting there and back.

Going North did set a strict deadline to meet the bus in Parachilna, but if you fall behind due to the conditions (mud and winds can make for slow going) you can cut off a loop or two of the meandering Mawson trail. Fortunately even though I had a bit of both was able to do the whole ride.

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