The Heysen Trail

Interactive Map

View Interactive 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.

More about the Heysen Trail

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(the Southern Guide from Cape Jervis to Spalding and the Northern Guide from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge) were superseded by eight map sheets.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 $3.80.

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.

More about the Friends

Upcoming Walks

Walk Programme

View more details about the walk programme

News

The Friends need help with Bookkeeping

The Friends are seeking a volunteer to join the bookkeeping team.

Eagle Waterhole ‘hike-in’ Hut and campsite closed May to July 2021

Eagle Waterhole ‘hike-in’ Hut and campsite closed May to July 2021Eagle Waterhole hike-in Hut and campsite closed May to July 2021 for reconstruction. An interim site will be approx. 300m along the trail heading east.

Heysen Trail Closure – Southern Flinders Ranges Parks (February 2021)

Heysen Trail Closure – Southern Flinders Ranges Parks (February 2021)Access to the Heysen Trail in the Southern Flinders Ranges will be restricted  from 6 am  Saturday, 20th February 2021 until 2pm Friday, 26th February 2021..

Heysen Trail GPX files update for GPS: Major detail update and 12 re-routes and corrections

This is a major update: the first 185km of the trail path in the downloadable GPX file and Interactive Map has been updated to have 10x more detail; includes 12 trail re-routes, minor corrections and improvements since the last bundled update in August 2020.

Announcement of the Friends’ 34th AGM

Announcement of the Friends’ 34th AGMThe 34th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Heysen Trail and Other Walking Trails Inc. will be held at 6.30 pm on Friday March 19th 2021. The venue will be the Woodville Lawn Bowling Club, Oval Avenue, Woodville.

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 203, 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.