Map Sheets and Guidebooks for the Heysen Trail

From September 2014, a series of 8 new map sheets are being released by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DENWR). As these map sheets are rolled out, starting with Map 1 from Cape Jervis to Kuitpo Forest, and Map 2 from Kuitpo Forest to Tanunda, they will replace the two guidebooks.

Prior to this two guide books were published by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DENWR). Each book contains 54 or 56 individual 1:50 000 topographic maps (1cm = 500m), each covering half of the Heysen Trail.

From time to time, it is necessary to realign sections of the Heysen Trail. View details of re-routes.

These map sheets and guidebooks are available for purchase online. The guidebooks are also available from leading outdoor stores and map retailers.

There are 8 maps in the new series (publishing from September 2014 onwards):

Map sheets 1, 2, 3, and 4 will replace the Southern Guidebook.

Map sheets 5, 6, 7 and 8 will replace the Northern Guidebook.

Map Sheets – new from September 2014

Heysen Trail new September 2014 map sheetsThe map sheets include 4 detailed 1:50 000 topographic maps of the sections of the Heysen Trail covered by this map sheet.

Mapsheets

Map features

  • 1:50 000 scale (1cm = 500m)
  • Fold-out map, double sided, water resistant paper
  • Elevation profiles with km markers and crossing point names
  • Loop trails in national parks
  • Location of supplies & facilities
  • Important contact details
  • Interesting facts along the Trail
  • Accommodation and campsites
  • Advice on walking and safety

Southern Guide

Southern Guide Heysen Trail official guidebook coverBook One, the Southern Guide, covers Cape Jervis in the south to Spalding in the Mid North. An overview map is included at the beginning of each chapter, as well as trail notes and detailed 1:50 000 topographic maps of the sections of the Heysen Trail covered by that chapter. Information includes:

  • Landscape profiles
  • Location of supplies & facilities
  • Important contact details
  • Fast facts on local towns
  • Interesting facts along the Trail
  • Accommodation and campsites
  • Information on shorter walks
  • Advice on walking and safety

Northern Guide

Northern Guide Heysen Trail official guidebook coverBook Two, the Northern Guide, covers Spalding in the Mid North to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. An overview map is included at the beginning of each chapter, as well as trail notes and detailed 1:50 000 topographic maps of the sections of the Heysen Trail covered by that chapter. Information includes:

  • Landscape profiles
  • Location of supplies & facilities
  • Important contact details
  • Fast facts on local towns
  • Interesting facts along the Trail
  • Accommodation and campsites
  • Information on shorter walks
  • Advice on walking and safety