Heysen Trail GPS files updated

The GPS files of the Heysen Trail have been updated to include all re-routes.

Walkers who have previously downloaded the GPS files for their handheld GPS units for use whilst walking the trail should download the new file.

The re-routes were previously presented as separate tracks, all re-routes have now been combined into the main track files (disused parts of the trail are no longer shown.)

The Google Maps interface has also been updated.

There is now a:
• GPX file download (contains only the main trail, spur and alternative trails, and campsites/towns)
• KML file download (contains all information as presented in the Google Maps interface, but for download and use in the Google Earth interface)

The files have been updated to January 2011 to include all re-routes along the trail (except for a minor re-route over Willochra Creek near Hawker which will be included in the file in late February 2011.)

Visit to download the current files.

Service Directory of services along the Heysen Trail

A directory of services along the Heysen Trail for continuous end-to-end hikers or through hikers, who are hiking the entire or considerable lengths of the Heysen Trail at once, has been made available.

The services listed include:
• supermarkets
• general stores
• pharmacies (chemist stores)
• doctor clinics, hospitals
• internet access
• payphones
• public toilets
• post offices

Specific infomation is also included which shows where common hiking stove gas canisters can be purchased.

Re-Routes Updated

The re-routes for all five editions of the two guidebooks have now been comprehensively updated. View the re-routes for each edition on our re-routes page.

An RSS feed is also available for each edition – you can receive notification of when a re-route is added. You will need a RSS Reader, which is a little like an email inbox. Then you need to subscribe to a RSS Feed, which can be done by selecting the RSS logo and click on it.

The GPS files of the trail available for downloading onto your handheld GPS unit will also soon be updated. They will include all the re-routes combined into one simple updated trail file.

Heysen Returns to Paradise

The annual Australia Day BBQ for the Friendsâ
Wednesday 26th January 2011
Thorndon Park Reserve, Paradise â
Address: Just off Gorge Road on Hamilton Tce, Paradise, Gregory’s Map: 167 Ref: C3
9.45am â walk. 12 midday â BBQ see the walk programme for details