2. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 1.2, January 2012

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The Heysen Trail east of the Deep Creek Waterfall has been re-routed to avoid an eroded, steep section of the trail. Hiking east, the 2.1km re-route begins immediately south of the waterfall. Where the trail used to turn east and head up a steep hill, the trail now continues along the creek, contouring around the hill to rejoin the main trail approximately 1km to the east.

4. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 1.4, May 2010

This campsite shown in this guidebook edition is not yet open. A stile and signposting will be installed soon. The campsite is on a 10HA piece of land recently aquired by the Department for Environment and Resources. In the meantime the Balquhidder West Campsite (2km west) will remain open. Visit this page for further info.

12. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 2.9, May 2012

This temporary re-route has been restored to the original trail alignment

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A temporary re-route is in place in Kuitpo Forest, near Christmas Hill, south of the Kuitpo Forest Information Centre. Due to intensive harvesting operations, the trail has been re-routed via Brookman Road (the main bitumen road). Signs are in place at either end of the re-route. The re-route is anticipated to be in place for six weeks, however even after that time you should obey signs on the trail. We will remove this re-route note from our website when we are advised by Forestry SA that the original trail is safe to continue on through the forest.

13. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 2.9, June 2012

This is a temporary re-route

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This is an amendment to the temporary re-route which was installed in early May 2012, through in Kuitpo Forest, near Christmas Hill, south of the Kuitpo Forest Information Centre. Due to intensive harvesting operations, the trail has been re-routed via Brookman Road (the main bitumen road). Signs are in place at either end of the re-route. You should obey re-route signs on the trail. We will remove this re-route note from our website when we are advised by Forestry SA that the original trail is safe to continue on through the forest.

16. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 3.7, August 2013

This is a temporary re-route

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Foresty SA is conducting logging in the area of Bennett’s forest (Mt Crawford Forest), also known as Simmonds Hill adjacent to Little Parra Road. Logging activities are expected to be ongoing for at least a few months in this area. The short re-route has been marked by Forestry SA.

19. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Maps 4.2, 4.1 and 3.9, July 2012

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Over time there have been various re-routes affecting maps 3.9, 4.1 and 4.2, there is a fourth re-route in the area. Please use this updated map.

1) The alternative route via Wirra Wirra Road, Blockers Road and Towers Road is no longer available. Please use the main trail route over Wirra Wirra Peaks.

2) The alternative route does NOT extend north along Blockers Road to the Ross Fire Track. The alternative route rejoins the main trail as shown at the intersection of Tower Road and the spot marked ‘F’.

3) A temporary closure of the trail along Centennial Drive and over Mt Crawford. The closure is due to logging operations and includes the Centennial Drive campground.

4) UPDATE: There is a minor re-route in place near the Old School House. Heading south to north on the trail, the trail exits from the bitumen Springton Road a 300m prior to the original route, before heading to the Old School House.

21. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 5.11, September 2012

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A new camp site is being constructed just north of Worlds End/Burra Gorge. The new hike-in camp site will be completed in October 2012, and we anticipate water will be available for the 2013 hiking season.

The camp site features a shelter with water tank and bench, and a square bench/table.

More info, including photos, will be posted on this page later: http://www.heysentrail.asn.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=685&accom_id=685&name=Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site

Distances:
Huppatz Hut to Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site – 21.3km
Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site to Burra – 23.0km

22. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 5.6, September 2012

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A new camp site is being constructed on Smith Hill. The new camp site will be completed in October 2012, and we anticipate water will be available for the 2013 hiking season.

The camp site features a shelter with water tank and bench, and a square bench/table.

More info, including photos, will be posted on this page later: http://www.heysentrail.asn.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=683&accom_id=683&name=Smith Hill Camp Site

Distances:
Maschalls Hut to Marabel – 8.6km
Marabel to Smith Hill Camp Site – 17.3km

23. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 5.7, September 2012

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A new camp site is being constructed at Webb Gap. The new camp site will be completed in October 2012, and we anticipate water will be available for the 2013 hiking season.

The camp site features a shelter with water tank and bench, and a square bench/table.

More info, including photos, will be posted on this page later: http://www.heysentrail.asn.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=684&accom_id=684&name=Webb Gap Camp Site

Distances:
Smith Hill Camp Site to Webb Gap Camp Site – 13.3km
Webb Gap Camp Site to Huppatz Hut – 16.2km

24. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Maps 5.8 and 5.9, July 2012

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The 2km re-route is shorter than the former trail section that followed dirt roads. The re-route is on private land and follows a rough but clearly defined vehicular track high on the western slope of the Tothill Ranges. It provides magnificent views over Apoinga Lagoon, the Tothill Ranges and the Waterloo Wind Farm. Travelling north, it begins at the intersection of the Tothill Belt Road and Black Springs Road and rejoins the Heysen Trail where the former trail turned north at the junction with a minor north-south stream. The re-route is marked.

26. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 6.12, April 2011

The trail markers have now been placed, the trail now follows the route as published in the guidebook.

Due to SA Water OHS demands there is a minor alteration around Freshwater Creek Weir – the trail no longer passes over the weir wall. The channel has recently been reinstated after many years out of service.

From May 2010 until April 2011. With the publication of this edition the trail is shown as being re-routed through the town of Spalding. This re-route has not yet been marked, it is expected to be done prior to the commencement of the 2011 walking season in April, 2011. Until such time, the trail is marked from near the rubbish dump, south of Borve Road, as continuing along the drainage channel to Freshwater Weir.

27. Re-route of the Heysen Trail affecting Map 6.9, October 2012

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A new camp site has been constructed at a trig between Hallett and Spalding. We anticipate water will be available for the 2013 hiking season.

This campsite replaces the former water source at Willalo Hall. It is 22.5km from Hallett and 26km from Spalding.

The camp site features a shelter with water tank and bench. It is in a windy and exposed location, so may not be suitable for all tents.

More info in the accommodation forum at http://www.heysentrail.asn.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=697&accom_id=697&name=Whistling%20Trig%20Tank