1. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 1.4 at Bundaleer Forest, May 2013 - updated May 2015, updated June 2016

This is a temporary re-route

June 2016 UPDATE: This temporary re-route has been closed, and the Trail has been restored and re-marked along the original Heysen Trail alignment, as shown in the guidebooks and mapsheets.

Update October 2015: Curnows Hut has reopened following the 2013 bushfires.

This re-route around the forest remains in place.

Update May 2015:

The original 2013 re-route has been amended to include more forest, and New Campbell Hill. Curnows Hut remains closed for now.

Following January 2013 Bundaleer Forest bushfire, Forestry SA advises that the Heysen Trail through the Forest remains closed until further notice due to danger of tree falls, logging and heavy vehicle traffic. Logging is expected to continue for several months. In the meantime, walkers may bypass the danger area by using Browns Track, from Gate BG1 on Neindorf Road (GR 710 159) to the Heysen western exit from the forest (GR 703 138).

2. Trail Closure through Wirrabara Forest due to Bushfire Damage, February 2014

This is a temporary re-route

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Temporary 44km re-route around Bangor/Wirrabara Bushfire

JULY 2015 UPDATE: This temporary re-route has been closed, and the Trail has been restored and re-marked to the original Heysen Trail route over The Bluff. However there are two small temporary re-routes.

A major re-route of the Heysen Trail is in place around Wirrabara Forest, the site of the January/February 2014 Bangor Bushfire.

The temporary 44km re-route replaces a 41km section of the Heysen Trail and affects the Northern Guidebook from Map 2.3 through to Map 2.8.

The re-route trail is marked, and takes the trail along roads through Laura. The re-route continues along the shared-use railtrail, and along backroads to rejoin the original trail alignment south of Murraytown.

Wirrabara Forest remains closed indefinitely to the public due to the risk of falling trees and to allow salvage harvest operations. Forest access is limited to eastern areas.

Beetaloo Tank Camp Site is still accessible. It has suffered some damage but is functional.

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3. Restoration of Heysen Trail following 2014 Bangor/Wirrabara Bushfire, July 2015

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Following the January 2014 Bangor/Wirrabara Bushfire the Heysen Trail has been restored and re-marked to the original Heysen Trail route over The Bluff. This removes the 44km temporary re-route which went around the entire forest and via the town of Wirrabara.

Two small temporary re-routes are in place on Sheepsyard Track (minor), and along Block Nine Road.

4. Re-Route at Mt Remarkable Summit, September 2015

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A new walking trail has been constructed around the western side of the summit to provide views of the north-west of the park and Spencer Gulf. A short walking trail extends from the Heysen Trail to the summit.

A second stage of walking trail will be constructed soon.

As part of these works, the Summit Camp was closed and the hikers’ shelter water tank removed. Melrose and Grays Hut are nearby.

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