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(the Southern Guide from Cape Jervis to Spalding and the Northern Guide from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge) will be superseded by eight map sheets.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 22 Nov 2017
Marino not Merino
(Twilight Walk)
This walk explores what the seaside suburb of Marino has to offer such as secret gullies, cliff top paths, artworks, parks, lighthouse, amazing rocky ... View event page
Sat 25 Nov 2017
Maintenance Shed Open Day, Cobbler Creek Recreation Park, Salisbury East.
Come along to a 'behind the scenes' inspection of the Trail Development project work being undertaken at the Cobbler Creek shed. Please help give... View event page
Wed 29 Nov 2017
Palindrome Walk-Glenelg
(Twilight Walk)
Yes we walk both ways. Start at Brighton Road Tram stop, where there is plenty of parking. Along the Sturt linear park to the river outlet and sout... View event page
Sun 3 Dec 2017
End of Year Bash, BBQ + Band at Belair National Park
(Social)
Come and Rock and Roll to foot-tapping band "Raunchy Sugar" at the green surroundings of Karka Pavilion in Belair National Park, Upper Sturt Road, B... View event page

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Walk Programme

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News

Time to get Raunchy again at the Friend’s End of Year Bash, BBQ & Band 2017

Time to get Raunchy again at the Friend’s End of Year Bash, BBQ & Band 2017The Friend's End of Year Bash, BBQ & Band is on again at the Karka Pavillion, Belair National Park. It all happens on Sunday 3 December, 12.00 – 4.30pm Raunchy Sugar are returning as The Band so this year be there and don't miss out.

The Friends 2018 Calendar ‘early bird offer’ ends this Friday.

The Friends 2018 Calendar ‘early bird offer’ ends this Friday.Order your copy at the pre-publication discounted price of $15/copy. After then, limited numbers will be available at $18 each. You can order from our on line shop to have a copy posted to you. Alternatively phone (08) 8212 6299 to arrange to pick up your copy either at the Office or the End of Year Bash at Belair on December 3.

Heysen Trail reopened at the Jupiter Creek diggings.

Heysen Trail reopened at the Jupiter Creek diggings.Following a temporary closure, the Heysen Trail has reverted to the original route through the Jupiter Creek Gold Diggings near Echunga. The closure was caused by flooding and subsidence following storms last year. While the trail has reopened, walkers can no longer enter the New Phoenix mine tunnel.

Our Twilight walks commence Wednesday November 1.

Our Twilight walks commence Wednesday November 1.Daylight saving is here and with the approach of warmer weather, our Wednesday evening twilight walks are about to start.

The Friend’s Trail Maintenance Shed Open Day – Saturday November 25, 2017.

The Friend’s Trail Maintenance Shed Open Day – Saturday November 25, 2017.Come along to the Open Day at the Maintenance Shed at the Cobbler Creek Recreation Park. Want to help us install new toilets and camping platforms?

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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Walk Program calendar 287

Print Walk Programme

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