The Heysen Trail

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View Google map showing the Heysen Trail with accommodation options, re-routes, Fire Ban Districts and Tourism Regions.

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The Heysen Trail

South Australia’s 1,200km Heysen Trail extends from Cape Jervis, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, to Parachilna Gorge, in the Flinders Ranges, traversing coastal areas, native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests, vineyards, rich farmland and historic towns.

It caters for both the serious backpacker hiking the entire trail and for walkers doing day walks along shorter sections.

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Heysen Trail map sheets, new September 2014

Maps

Map sheets and guidebooks published by the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources. From September 2014, the existing two guidebooks (the Southern Guide from Cape Jervis to Spalding and the Northern Guide from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge) will be superseded by eight map sheets. Buy online now from $15 with postage from $2.15.
GPS files of the Heysen Trail

GPS Files

Download the GPX or KML waypoint data files to load onto your GPS unit for use as a navigational aid when walking the Heysen Trail.
When to hike along the Heysen Trail

When to Hike

The Heysen Trail is generally open between April and November. During the summer Fire Danger Season, much of the trail is closed.
Re-Routes along the Heysen Trail

Re-Routes

Due to maintenance or access issues it is occassionally necessary to re-align sections of the Heysen Trail.
Huts & Camping the Heysen Trail

Huts & Camping

Scattered along the Heysen Trail are numerous campsites, huts, shelters, caravan parks, hotels and bed & breakfasts. View accommodation options.
Directory of services along the Heysen Trail

Service Directory

List of services along the Heysen Trail: supermarkets, general stores, medical services, internet access, payphones and post offices.

The Friends

The Friends of the Heysen Trail

The not-for-profit organisation the Friends of the Heysen Trail maintains the Heysen Trail in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

A regular walking program occurs year-wide, with different grades of walks catering for beginners to experienced walkers.

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Upcoming Walks

Wed 14 Dec 2016
Street Art CBD
(Twilight Walk)
Discover the creative street art scene with a jaunt around the laneways of Adelaide. Includes a DIY session on the public wall at Morphett Street Br... View event page
Wed 21 Dec 2016
Chambers Gully
(Twilight Walk)
View event page
Mon 26 Dec 2016
Boxing Day Walk - 6th Creek
(Social)
This classic post Christmas walk has been undertaken by a dedicated group of walkers for over 20 years. Join them and others to burn off the excesses... View event page
Wed 4 Jan 2017
Glenelg
(Twilight Walk)
What a better place to be during the holiday season. This walk will take us along the sandy white beach where we may be lucky enough to spot a dolphi... View event page

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Walk Programme

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News

Get down and DIRTY with Raunchy Sugar at the Friend’s End of Year Bash, BBQ & Band – Sunday 4th December 2016

Get down and DIRTY with Raunchy Sugar at the Friend’s End of Year Bash, BBQ & Band – Sunday 4th December 2016The Friends of the Heysen Trail End of Year Bash, BBQ + Band Raunchy Sugar are back! - come Rock and Roll, or relax amongst the lush green surroundings of Karka Pavilion in Belair National Park. Sunday 4 December, 12 - 4pm $20 per person

Park Closure – 24/11/2016 to 1/12/2016 Telowie Gorge Conservation Park and Napperby Block (Mount Remarkable National Park)

Park Closure – 24/11/2016 to 1/12/2016 Telowie Gorge Conservation Park and Napperby Block (Mount Remarkable National Park)Telowie Gorge Conservation Park and Napperby Block (Mount Remarkable National Park) will be closed from 6am Friday, 24 November 2016 to 6pm Thursday, 1 December 2016. The Go Cart Track Shelter may be impacted during these times.

Don’t miss out! The Friends 2017 Calendar ‘early bird offer’ ends on Monday.

Don’t miss out! The Friends 2017 Calendar ‘early bird offer’ ends on Monday.The Friends 2017 Calendar pre-order discount offer ends soon. Submit your order before midday on Monday, November 21 and catch the pre-publication discount price of $15/copy. Orders made after that will be at the normal price of $18.

Night time caution on the Heysen Trail due to feral cat control in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Night time caution on the Heysen Trail due to feral cat control in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkThe Heysen Trail and a number of other tracks and trails within the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, will be closed each night over the next 11 months. The purpose of the closure is to ensure the safety of the public during a feral cat control program to be conducted after dark. The aim is to protect the populations of recently reintroduced Western Quolls and Brushtail Possums. The evening closures commence on Thursday 3 November 2016 and will continue through to to Saturday 30 September 2017.

Pre-Order now – 2017 Heysen Trail Calendar

Pre-Order now – 2017 Heysen Trail CalendarShowcasing photographs of South Australia’s iconic hiking trail – the 1,200km Heysen Trail from Cape Jervis at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. Pre-order now for $15, delivery available late November.

The Friends of the Heysen Trail's Trailwalker magazine

Trailwalker Magazine

The quarterly magazine published by the Friends of the Heysen Trail. Download the latest Trailwalker issue.

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End-to-end walks along the Heysen Trail with the Friends of the Heysen Trail

End-to-End Walks

End-to-end walks are for those wishing to complete the entire Heysen Trail. As the schedule and trail logistics are done by the Friends they are easy for walkers to participate in.
Contact the Friends of the Heysen Trail

Contact

Suite 212, 2nd Floor Epworth Building
33 Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Australia
Phone (08) 8212 6299
heysentrail@heysentrail.asn.au
Open Mon-Fri 10.30am - 2.30pm
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Print Walk Programme

Download an easy-to-print season walk programme. View online walk calendar.