The Heysen Trail
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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.
MapsMap 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(the Southern Guide from Cape Jervis to Spalding and the Northern Guide from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge) will be superseded by eight map sheets.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 $1.45.
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.
To Hamilton, Peters Hill, Based in Kapunda
Saturday 25th Oct 2014 Kapunda to Hamilton A pleasant walk following backroads, tracks and fence lines through the undulating farmland of the Lower N...
To Pewsey Vale, Mt Crawford
(End-to-End Minus 1)
Theme for the Weekend: We will have a German theme this weekend as we walk in areas influenced by the first German Settlers, we pass by Bethany which ...
Sturt Gorge for Wimps
A walk many wimps may enjoy due mainly to its mixture of wild and tame scenery. We will walk along some of the trails along Sturt River and return to...
An easy walk but quite long... mostly on tracks through the pine forest but with some sections through the bush. ...
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Walk ProgrammeView more details about the walk programme
Proposed 400km Walking Trail along River Murray
A new 400km walking and riding trail along the River Murray is being considered by three regional councils. This feedback survey allows people to view the preliminary trail alignment prior to the land survey commencing.
Pre-Order now – 2015 Heysen Trail Calendar
Pre-Order now for $15 per copy. Showcasing photographs of South Australia’s iconic hiking trail – the 1,200km Heysen Trail from Cape Jervis at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges.
End of Year Bash, BBQ + Band – Sun Nov 30
Art Exhibition: Echoes of the Heysen Trail
New Heysen Trail Maps for Sale
A new series of Heysen Trail maps have been released. Over the next 12-18 months the Southern and Northern Guidebooks are being gradually replaced with fold-out map sheets. The first two map sheets are available for purchase now via our online store, for $15 with postage from $1.45. The maps are double sided and printed […]
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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