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(the Southern Guide from Cape Jervis to Spalding and the Northern Guide from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge) will be superseded by eight map sheets.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 6 May 2017
Lavender Federation Trail - Webb Gap to Manoora
(End-to-End Lavender Trail)
“Application of walk fees paid for cancelled walk in October 2016 The Office is holding credits for many walkers who booked onto the walk in Octobe... View event page
Sat 6 May 2017 (2 days)
Dutchmans Stern to Eyre Depot, and Quorn to Dutchmans Stern
(End-to-End 7)
Saturday 6th - Dutchmans Stern to Eyre Depot We do the long day today! After leaving the cars at Dutchmans Car Park, we walk around the Stern, then h... View event page
Sun 7 May 2017
Mount Lofty Loop Walk
(Trail Starter)
A loop walk on the Heysen Trail taking in the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, the winding fire tracks of Cleland Conservation Park, and the summit of Mt Lof... View event page
Sun 7 May 2017
Cudlee Creek to Mewett Road
(End-to-End 10)
A walk through the rolling hills of the South Mt Lofty Ranges, including sections through several blocks of the Mt Crawford Forest. The trail then pa... View event page

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Walk Programme

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News

Paid help is needed! Will you be in the Flinders Ranges on May 6 & 7?

Paid help is needed! Will you be in the Flinders Ranges on May 6 & 7?Paid help is needed! If you will be near the Flinders Ranges next weekend, Ben Hockings one of our trail supporters has asked for your help.

More trees on the Heysen Trail – thank you to our volunteers.

More trees on the Heysen Trail – thank you to our volunteers.Thank you to the many volunteers who have helped plant trees on the Heysen Trail. At Duttons Trough the trees can now be seen above other vegetation.

Heysen Trail affected by closure of the Deep Creek Conservation Park – May 1-5, 2017

Heysen Trail affected by closure of the Deep Creek Conservation Park – May 1-5, 2017The Heysen Trail through the Deep Creek Conservation Park will be closed from Monday May 1 to Friday May 5, 2017. The purpose of the closure is to protect public safety during an Aerial feral animal control program. Campsites and other walking trails in The Deep Creek Conservation Park will also be closed during this time.

Registrations have opened for the first End to End Maintenance Weekend

Registrations have opened for the first End to End Maintenance WeekendRegistrations have opened for the first Heysen Trail End to End Maintenance week-end at Cape Jervis on 13th & 14th May. You are welcome to attend.

Temporary closure of the Heysen Trail at Jupiter Creek Diggings

There is a temporary re-route of the Heysen Trail at the Jupiter Creek Diggings site near Echunga.

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.