The first Porcupine Gorge Challenge was held in 2001 in conjunction with the Centenary of Federation celebrations. This event was not only to challenge serious competitors but to give the opportunity for locals and adjoining communities to enjoy such a wonderful natural attraction, whilst walking the gorge with friends. Competitors travel from vast distances to compete, some who camp at the Gorge for the weekend enjoy more than just the challenge.... more
Categories include Open Men's, Ladies and Under 16 and Under 12 section for boys and girls, with the overall winner taking pride of place on the perpetual trophy. A special perpetual trophy is also awarded to the first local Flinders Shire resident past the post. Prize monies is given to the first four place getters in the Open Men's and Ladies sections, Junior's are awarded with individual trophies and a prize pack.... less
Children are welcome.
Length of Races:
Approximately eight kilometres for Open Mens and Womens.
Approximately 3.6 kilometres Under 16 Boys and Girls.
Approximately 1.6 kilometres Under 12 Boys and Girls.
How To Get There
The southern boundary of Porcupine Gorge is 45 kilometres north of Hughenden. The Gorge Lookout is 63 kilometres north of Hughenden and the Pyramid Lookout, campground and gorge walk are another 11 kilometres further north. The unsealed Kennedy Development Road from Hughenden to Lyndhurst runs parallel to the western edge of the gorge and, when dry, is accessible to all vehicle types with care. However, travellers should expect to encounter bulldust, corrugations, exposed rocks, creek crossings, other vehicles, native wildlife, cattle and road trains. After storms, the road may be temporarily closed or inaccessible to conventional vehicles and caravans. Please check road conditions at the Flinders Discovery Centre before travelling to Porcupine Gorge.
|Adult||$20.00||15 Jun||Open Men's and Women's Porcupine Gorge Challenge Race nomination fee.|
|$15.00||15 Jun||Under 12 and Under 16 Porcupine Gorge Challenge Race nomination fee.|
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