The Heysen Trail

Google Map

View Google map showing the Heysen Trail with accommodation options, re-routes, Fire Ban Districts and Tourism Regions.

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The Heysen Trail

South Australia’s 1,200km Heysen Trail extends from Cape Jervis, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, to Parachilna Gorge, in the Flinders Ranges, traversing coastal areas, native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests, vineyards, rich farmland and historic towns.

It caters for both the serious backpacker hiking the entire trail and for walkers doing day walks along shorter sections.

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Heysen Trail map sheets, new September 2014

Maps

Map sheets and guidebooks published by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW). From September 2014, the two guidebooks (the Southern Guide from Cape Jervis to Spalding and the Northern Guide from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge) were superseded by eight map sheets. Buy online now from $15 with postage from $3.50.

GPS files of the Heysen Trail

GPS Files

Download the GPX or KML waypoint data files to load onto your GPS unit for use as a navigational aid when walking the Heysen Trail.

When to hike along the Heysen Trail

When to Hike

The Heysen Trail is generally open between April and November. During the summer Fire Danger Season, much of the trail is closed.

Re-Routes along the Heysen Trail

Re-Routes

Due to maintenance or access issues it is occassionally necessary to re-align sections of the Heysen Trail.

Huts & Camping the Heysen Trail

Huts & Camping

Scattered along the Heysen Trail are numerous campsites, huts, shelters, caravan parks, hotels and bed & breakfasts. View accommodation options.

Directory of services along the Heysen Trail

Service Directory

List of services along the Heysen Trail: supermarkets, general stores, medical services, internet access, payphones and post offices.

The Friends

The Friends of the Heysen Trail

The not-for-profit organisation the Friends of the Heysen Trail maintains the Heysen Trail in partnership with the Department for Environment and Water (DEW).

A regular walking program occurs year-wide, with different grades of walks catering for beginners to experienced walkers.

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Upcoming Walks

Walk Programme

View more details about the walk programme

News

Heysen Trail Closure – Southern Flinders Ranges – 22nd to 28th February 2020.

Heysen Trail Closure – Southern Flinders Ranges – 22nd to 28th February 2020.Heysen Trail walkers will not be able to access some parks in the Southern Flinders Ranges from 6am Saturday February 22 until 6pm Friday February 28 2020.

Announcement of the Friends’ 33rd AGM

Announcement of the Friends’ 33rd AGMThe 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Heysen Trail and Other Walking Trails Inc. will be held at 7.30 pm on Friday March 20th 2020. The venue will be the Woodville Lawn Bowling Club, Oval Avenue, Woodville. Our guest speakers will be Paul Nicholas and Eric Felgate, hut renovators extraordinaire!

Trail Development News, No. 14 – Feb. 2020

Trail Development News, No. 14 – Feb. 2020An update on recent trail maintenance work undertaken by our volunteers including the recent recce trip to Eyre Depot & Mount Arden Creek. There is also news about the Cudlee Creek fire. See our work program for the first few months of the year.

Easy membership renewals coming – we’re getting ready to upgrade our website

We are just about ready to launch a new version of the Friend's website. As a part the upgrade of our membership and walk registration system we will be temporarily suspending online walk registrations from late Monday 17th February. Over the week prior to this our Office Volunteers will be undertaking training in using the new system. If you try to contact the Office during this period, we may not be able to help you immediately but will get back to you as soon as we can.

Last chance to buy your Friends of the Heysen Trail 2020 calendar.

Last chance to buy your Friends of the Heysen Trail 2020 calendar.We have a limited supply of the Friends of the Heysen Trail 2020 calendar. If you haven't got one yet, get in quick to purchase your copy for $12.00 plus postage. Proceeds support the maintenance and development of the trail. Order from our On-line shop.

The Friends of the Heysen Trail's Trailwalker magazine

Trailwalker Magazine

The quarterly magazine published by the Friends of the Heysen Trail. Download the latest Trailwalker issue.

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End-to-end walks along the Heysen Trail with the Friends of the Heysen Trail

End-to-End Walks

End-to-end walks are for those wishing to complete the entire Heysen Trail. As the schedule and trail logistics are done by the Friends they are easy for walkers to participate in.
Contact the Friends of the Heysen Trail

Contact

Suite 212, 2nd Floor Epworth Building
33 Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Australia
Phone (08) 8212 6299
heysentrail@heysentrail.asn.au
Open Mon-Fri 10.30am - 2.30pm
View shop/office map

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Print Walk Programme

Download an easy-to-print season walk programme. View online walk calendar.