The Heysen Trail
View Google map showing the Heysen Trail with accommodation options, re-routes, Fire Ban Districts and Tourism Regions.
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.
MapsTwo guidebooks have been released by the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources. Book One, the Southern Guide, covers Cape Jervis to Spalding. Book Two, the Northern Guide, covers Spalding to Parachilna Gorge.
GPS FilesDownload 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 HikeThe Heysen Trail is generally open between April and November. During the summer Fire Danger Season, much of the trail is closed.
Re-RoutesDue to maintenance or access issues it is occassionally necessary to re-align sections of the Heysen Trail.
Huts & CampingScattered along the Heysen Trail are numerous campsites, huts, shelters, caravan parks, hotels and bed & breakfasts. View accommodation options.
Service DirectoryList of services along the Heysen Trail: supermarkets, general stores, medical services, internet access, payphones and post offices.
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.
Hamilton to Kapunda to Tanunda. Based in Kapunda
(End-to-End Minus 1)
Theme for the weekend: We will have a Scottish theme this weekend, as we will be walking through Greenock, which some call the Little Scotland of the ...
A beautiful introductory walk for beginners of bush walking. The walk will commence along the Heysen Trail past the Bridgewater historic water-wheel m...
Tanunda to Kapunda
This section takes walkers along back roads and road reserves past vineyards and wineries of the Barossa Valley, through the small town of Greenock an...
Dutchmans Stern to Eyre Depot to Warren Gorge to Buckaringa Gorge
IMPORTANT NOTE This is a multi-day walk over the October long weekend. Registration requires payment of the usual walk fee (3 x $8, Golden Boots/Mult...
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Walk ProgrammeView more details about the walk programme
New Website Launched
We’ve launched a new website with more tools to assist you in planning where to walk on the Heysen Trail, where to stay and how far to walk. Buy Heysen Trail guidebooks, regional road maps to access the trail, and other walking books and maps in our new online store.
The Friends End-to-End group 4 complete the Heysen Trail
Walking SA 12 Month Celebration – Friday 29th August 2014
It’s 12 months since the ‘new’ Walking SA was established. Celebrate the achievements of the past year. The evening will also be a special opportunity to: Farewell and thank Brian Goodhind, Administrative Officer of Walking SA Welcome Mel Paull, new Executive Officer Briefly outline plans for future activities 6pm – 8pm Friday 29th August 2014 […]
Now available – shirts and jackets with your End to End group logo
Shirts and jackets with your End-to-End group’s logo are now available. Order online at www.sportscentre.com.au/products/buy-online/friends-of-the-heysen-trail Logos for all the current End-to-End groups, or the Friends round logo, are available. Your order can be posted to you, or you can pick it up. If you already have a favourite shirt or jacket you can be supply that […]
Snowfall for End-to-End Minus 1 group
The End-to-End ‘Minus 1′ group experienced snow on the summit of Mt Bryan on Saturday. Check out some of the photos at facebook.com/HeysenTrail (no login required). At 936 metres Mt Bryan, north of Burra, is the highest peak in the Mt Lofty Ranges and occasionally sees a snow fall. The group is spending five days hiking the trail, […]
End-to-End WalksEnd-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.
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