Transport along the Heysen Trail

The Heysen Trail is accessible by car, bus, taxi and shuttle services. This page lists those transport services available along the trail.

Car Parking

Car parking is available at various points along the trail, generally in towns, public car parks or on road sides. Don’t leave valuables in your car when you are away walking. Ensure your car is locked and secure when unattended.

Buses, Shuttle Transfers, Drop Off and Taxi Services

Metropolitan bus services are comprehensively detailed on the Adelaide Metro website.

Country bus services are comprehensively detailed on the Bus SA website. You can search for a timetable by the location you wish to travel to using the state map.

Some country towns have taxi services, they are also detailed on the Adelaide Metro website.

Regional Visitor Information Centres may also be able to provide advice.

Following is a list of known services for towns along the trail. You should double check any bus timetable information before relying upon it, some bus service operators may require tickets to be purchased prior to boarding the bus.

Cape Jervis

  1. There is a twice daily bus service between Adelaide and Cape Jervis operated by Sealink Ferries, visit www.sealink.com.au or phone 13 13 01.
  2. Sealink also operates a bus service 5 days a week between Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis.

Victor Harbor

  1. Bus service between Victor Harbor and Adelaide, it operates up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Premier Stateliner, phone (08) 8415 5555.
  2. Bus service 5 days a week between Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis operated by Sealink Ferries, phone 13 13 01.

Mt Compass

Bus service between Victor Harbor and Adelaide, stopping at Mt Compass, operating up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Premier Stateliner, phone (08) 8415 5555.

Mylor

Metropolitan bus service operates twice a day, 5 days week, from Macclesfield to Adelaide, stopping at Mylor, visit Adelaide Metro, or contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.

Bridgewater

The town is well serviced by regular metropolitan buses to Adelaide and Mt Barker, visit Adelaide Metro, or contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.

Hahndorf

The town is well serviced by regular metropolitan buses to Adelaide and Mt Barker, stopping at Hahndorf, visit Adelaide Metro, or contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.

Mt Lofty Summit

Adelaide Metro metropolitan bus route 823 operates between bus stop 26 Mt Lofty Summit and Crafers, with connections to Adelaide. For timetable and ticketing info contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.

Cudlee Creek

Bus service between Adelaide and Mt Pleasant or Mt Torrens, stopping at Cudlee Creek, operating up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8564 3022.

Tanunda

Bus service between Adelaide and Angaston, stopping at Tanunda, operating up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8415 5579.

Kapunda

Bus service between Kapunda and Adelaide, operating up to 2 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8564 3022.

Hamilton

Bus service between Saddleworth and Tanunda, with connections from Kapunda and Tanunda to Adelaide, operating up to 2 times a day, 5 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8564 3022.

Marrabel

Bus service between Saddleworth and Tanunda, with connections from Kapunda and Tanunda to Adelaide, operating up to 2 times a day, 5 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8564 3022.

Burra

Bus service between Terowie and Adelaide, stopping at Burra, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

Hallett

Bus service between Terowie and Adelaide, stopping at Hallett, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

Spalding

Bus service between Orroroo and Adelaide, stopping at Spalding, operating 4 times a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

Georgetown

  1. Bi-weekly bus service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Georgetown, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
  2. Bus service between Peterborough and Adelaide, stopping at Georgetown, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

Crystal Brook

Bus service between Whyalla and Adelaide, stopping at Crystal Brook, operating up to 2 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Premier Stateliner, phone (08) 8415 5555. The same bus also provides a service between Crystal Brook and Port Pirie.

Laura

  1. Bi-weekly bus service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Laura, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
  2. Bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wirrabara and Laura, operating once a fortnight, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

Wirrabara

  1. Bi-weekly bus service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Wirrabara, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
  2. Bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wirrabara and Laura, operating once a fortnight, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

Murray Town

  1. Bi-weekly bus service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Murray Town, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
  2. Bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Murray Town, Melrose and Wilmington, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

Melrose

  1. Bi-weekly bus service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Melrose, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
  2. Bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Murray Town, Melrose and Wilmington, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

Wilmington

  1. Bi-weekly bus  service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Wilmington, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
  2. Bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Murray Town, Melrose and Wilmington, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.
  3. Bus service between Peterborough and Port Augusta (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wilmington and Quorn, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

Quorn

  1. Bi-weekly bus service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Quorn, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
  2. Weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta, stopping at Quorn, operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
  3. Bus service between Peterborough and Port Augusta (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wilmington and Quorn, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.
  4. Paul Keen, Wallaby Tracks Adventure Tours, operates private tours and transfer services near Quorn and Flinders Ranges area, headbush@bigpond.comwww.wallabytracks.com, phone 0428 486 655

Hawker

  1. Weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta, stopping at Hawker, operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
  2. Bi-weekly bus service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Hawker, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
  3. Paul Keen, Wallaby Tracks Adventure Tours, operates private tours and transfer services near Quorn and Flinders Ranges area, headbush@bigpond.comwww.wallabytracks.com, phone 0428 486 655
  4. Near Blinman, south to Hawker and west to Parachilna (by arrangement), David & Sally Henery of Alpana Station operates a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available. Phone 08 8648 4626, email enquiries@frsct.com.au

Wilpena Pound

  1. There is a weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta, stopping at Wilpena Pound, operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
  2. John Simpson, Flinders ranges Scenic and Cultural Tours, operates private tours and transfer services near Quorn and Flinders Ranges area,enquiries@frsct.com.auwww.frsct.com.au, phone 0433 129 840
  3. Near Blinman, south to Hawker and west to Parachilna (by arrangement), David & Sally Henery of Alpana Station operates a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available. Phone 08 8648 4626, email enquiries@frsct.com.au

Angorichina (3km east of the Parachilna Gorge trailhead)

  1. Angorichina is 3km east of the Parachilna Gorge trailhead along the Parachilna to Blinman Road.
  2. Angorichina Tourist Village operates a transfer service between Parachilna and the Village, phone (08) 8648 4842.
  3. There is a weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta, stopping at Angorichina, operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
  4. Near Blinman, south to Hawker and west to Parachilna (by arrangement), David & Sally Henery of Alpana Station operates a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available. Phone 08 8648 4626, email enquiries@frsct.com.au

Blinman

  1. There is a weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta, stopping at Blinman, operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
  2. Near Blinman, south to Hawker and west to Parachilna (by arrangement), David & Sally Henery of Alpana Station operates a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available. Phone 08 8648 4626, email enquiries@frsct.com.au

Parachilna

  1. There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Parachilna, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
  2. There is a weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
  3. Near Blinman, south to Hawker and west to Parachilna (by arrangement), David & Sally Henery of Alpana Station operates a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available. Phone 08 8648 4626, email enquiries@frsct.com.au