Rossiters Hut

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Accommodation
Campsite,
Hut,
Water Tank
Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 3
Location
Mount Crawford Forest.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 162 703
Longitude: 138.995892
Latitude: -34.59117
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Contact
http://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)
Bookings
Yes. The hut is locked, the key combination is 7246
Fees
Yes
Facilities
hut, bunks, water, heating/fireplace, table, seating, toilet.
History
Built as a shepherd's hut in the late 19th century. Rebuilt in 1998
Notes
The forest around the hut was clear felled in 2014. Occasionally access to Forest reserves may be restricted. Refer to the Forestry SA webpage to check whether there are any upcoming closures for Mt Crawford Forest. https://www.forestrysa.com.au/recreation/mount-crawford-kuitpo/

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10 thoughts on “Rossiters Hut

  1. The lock on the door is broken and consequently the hut is always unlocked.

    A nice hill next to hut to watch the sunset over the valley.

  2. The lock is repaired, contact Forest SA at Mt Crawford to place booking and obtain lock combination

  3. Quite a distance from the nearest roads. 3-4-5 or so kilometres depending on direction or if one walks in through Kaisherstuhl Conservation Park.

  4. I emailed ForestrySA and they replied that I didn’t need to book and made no mention of a combination for the lock. Is there a lock and is a combination required?

    Edit: They just got back to me again. The booking is really just the park fee and the lock is there but not attached to the latch as it has seized up.

  5. Last I heard the door *appears* to be secured by a padlock, but the door can still be opened. I think that was about 4 months ago, second hand story not sure.

  6. Last I heard the door *appears* to be secured by a padlock, but the door can still be opened. I think that was about 4 months ago, second hand story not sure.

    Thanks Jez, see my edited my message above.

  7. Cool, good to know before you head out there! In August last year the problem was reported as being fixed, but apparently not. I think there is no need to lock it anywhere, it is far from anyway.

    Remember fires are not permitted. Maybe take along some newspaper to read ;-). Enjoy the mice! (oh yes)

  8. I’ll probably use a trangia or butane stove (before the end of November). Thanks for the tip-off regarding the mice.