The Country Fire Service has announced the early commencement of 2023-24 Fire Danger Season across all sections of the Heysen Trail.
The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) has declared the Fire Danger Season ha started early in the Flinders, Mid North district and in the Mount Lofty district.
The Heysen Trail are closed during the Fire Danger Season: as the trail passes through several fire ban districts, please adhere to dates for the following districts:
Flinders district Fire Danger Season is 16 October 2023 to 15 April 2024.
The Flinders District covers the Trail north of Wirrabara (near Laura) to Parachilna Gorge.
Mid North Fire Danger Season is 1 November 2023 to 30 April 2024.
The Mid North District includes the Trail between north of Tanunda and south of Wirrabara.
Mount Lofty Fire Ban Season is 15 November 2023 to 30 April 2024.
This region covers the southern section of the trail from Cape Jervis through to Tanunda.
Heysen Trail Closures do not apply to the following:
The Wild South Coast Way on the Heysen Trail (between Cape Jervis and Victor Harbor) is open all year round, except on days of catastrophic fire danger. Walking Trails in National/Conservation Parks, Forestry SA forests and SA Water Reservoirs are also open all year round.
Walkers are responsible for checking walking trail advice as these areas may be closed locally on days of Catastrophic or Total Fire Bans, for prescribed burns or forest.
- Parks NPWS: https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/know-before-you-go/closures-and-alerts/park-closure-descriptions
- Forestry SA: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/
- SA Water: https://www.reservoirs.sa.gov.au/conditions-of-entry
Details of the Fire Ban Districts can be found Interactive Map on the Friends website.