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(the Southern Guide from Cape Jervis to Spalding and the Northern Guide from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge) will be superseded by eight map sheets.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

Sun 12 Jul 2015
Koala Walk (Now Morialta Conservation Park)
(Trail Starter)
(The walk was going to be in Belair National Park, but a similar walk is programmed a few weeks earlier.) A loop walk up past Third falls to Moores... View event page
Sun 12 Jul 2015
Lavender Federation Trail Bondleigh to Mount Beevor
(Trail Walker)
From Rams Road the trail passes abandoned ruins before following Gum Gully Creek. This is a steady climb. There are some awkward spots at times, som... View event page
Sun 12 Jul 2015
Tanunda to Kapunda
(End-to-End 8)
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... View event page
Sat 18 Jul 2015 (2 days)
Wirrabara Forest to Murraytown. Based in Melrose
(End-to-End 6)
SATURDAY 18 JULY 2015 This section provides a very diverse range of scenery, beginning with the dense natural scrub, ridgelines and spectacular vista... View event page

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Walk Programme

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News

End-to-End 5 group to finish Heysen Trail in August

End-to-End 5 group to finish Heysen Trail in AugustThe End-to-End 5 group is about to embark on its final walks during the last week of August. Registration will open to all-comers next Monday 6 July for anyone who would like to join the End-to-End 5 group as it takes its final walks and celebrates with dinner on Saturday evening.

5 Ordinary People finish 1,200km hike of Heysen Trail 2pm Saturday 20th June 2015

5 Ordinary People finish 1,200km hike of Heysen Trail 2pm Saturday 20th June 20155 Ordinary People finish of their extraordinary 1,200km through hike of The Heysen Trail at Cape Jervis this at 2pm Saturday 20th June 2015.

Welcoming our 1,000th Member

Welcoming our 1,000th MemberWe've welcomed our 1,000th member. The End-to-End 5 group caught up with the member, Rachel Faulkner, in Port Augusta earlier this month.

Walking With Warren Bonython 2015 Brock Lecture, 18th June 2015

Walking With Warren Bonython 2015 Brock Lecture, 18th June 2015Terry Kreig, author of Walking With Warren, will give a lecture at the Royal Geographical Society on Thursday 18th June, 5:30pm.

Buckaringa Sanctuary Feral Control Closure, 19-22 June 2015

Buckaringa Sanctuary Feral Control Closure, 19-22 June 2015The Australian Wildlife Conservancy will be undertaking feral animal control in Buckaringa Sanctuary during coming months, affecting map 4.6 of the Northern Guidebook. The next planned closure is evening of 19th June through to the morning of 22nd June 2015.

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

10 Pitt Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Australia
Phone (08) 8212 6299
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Print Walk Programme

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