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.
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(the Southern Guide from Cape Jervis to Spalding and the Northern Guide from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge) will be superseded by eight map sheets.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.
Dutchmans Stern to Eyre Depot to Warren Gorge to Buckaringa Gorge
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO FORECAST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE PT AUGUSTA/HAWKER AREA IMPORTANT NOTE This is a multi-day walk...
We will start on the Mai Tappa Hike, walking slowly uphill towards Golden Grove, crossing to the Babbler Hike, with views over the northern plains, th...
Scott Creek is a lovely spot to walk any time of the year. However, it is at its best in Spring when plenty of native wildflowers are in bloom, includ...
Mylor to Mt George Conservation Park
This is a pleasant loop walk incorporating parts of the Heysen Trail, Mt George Conservation Park and the Aldgate Valley Nature Walk. Lunch will be o...
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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 […]
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 […]
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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