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(the Southern Guide from Cape Jervis to Spalding and the Northern Guide from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge) will be superseded by eight map sheets.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

Sat 24 Sep 2016 (2 days)
Broadview to Woolshed Flat to Quorn
(End-to-End 7)
Saturday - This section of the trail climbs through grazing land and natural scrub to Mount Brown, where walkers are provided with spectacular views o... View event page
Sun 25 Sep 2016
Para Wirra
(Trail Starter)
This is a loop walk skirting Humbug Scrub Conservation Park and then going into Para Wirra National Park. Though mainly undulating there is some walki... View event page
Sun 25 Sep 2016
Tugwell Road to Inman Valley
(End-to-End 11)
Having left the coast the trail enters the South Mount Lofty Ranges for what is a gently undulating walk through native bushland and private grazing l... View event page
Sun 25 Sep 2016
Chamber Gully loop
(Trail Walker)
A loop walk starting with a long climb to Greenhill Rd., follow the Wine Shanty to Mt. Lofty,then to Eagle on the Hill and back to the start. 22km ... View event page

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Walk Programme

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News

Adelaide Hills flood damage closes some walking trails.

Adelaide Hills flood damage closes some walking trails.Recent heavy rains and flood damage in the Adelaide Hills have closed several roads and popular walking trails including the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty track.

Park Closure – The Telowie Gorge Conservation Park and Napperby Block (Mount Remarkable National Park) 23 Sept 2016 to 29 Sept 2016

Park  Closure – The Telowie Gorge Conservation Park and Napperby Block (Mount Remarkable National Park) 23 Sept 2016  to 29 Sept 2016Park closure - Telowie Gorge Conservation Park and Napperby Block (Mount Remarkable National Park) will be closed from 23 Sept to 29 Sept 2016

Vale Honorary Member Jim Crinion

Vale Honorary Member Jim CrinionThe Friends of the Heysen Trail report the death of Honorary Member Jim Crinion.

Heysen Trail closure in Mt Brown & Dutchmans Stern Conservation Parks from Thursday 1st to Friday 9th September.

Heysen Trail closure in Mt Brown & Dutchmans Stern Conservation Parks from Thursday 1st to Friday 9th September.Mt Brown & Dutchmans Stern Conservation Parks closed to walkers, 1-9 September 2016 due to feral animal controls

Walkers be warned – Bees!

Walkers  be warned – Bees!From August to October, walkers in South Australia need to be careful of dangers posed by bees. You may find bee hives around canola and other flowers. Avoid walking close to the hives. View our tips for hiking near bees.

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.