Accommodation along the Heysen Trail

Spread along the Heysen Trail are numerous campsites, huts and shelters. The trail passes through and near towns where there are caravan parks, hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts and self-contained holiday houses.

Camping on the Heysen Trail

camping-on-the-heysen-trail-IMG_5370Huts vary from either stone or timber settler’s cottages and old public buildings. Water is available at most, but not all, campsites and huts. Specific detailed information about each campsite, shelter and hut is available below. Most of the huts are basic, offering only a small sleeping shelter with a rainwater tank. Walkers should aim to be self-reliant. The huts incorporate facilities such as a rainwater tank, simple bunks, toilet, fireplace, tables and seats.

Generally there are no fees for using the huts and shelters. Most huts cannot be pre-booked or reserved, so you are advised to carry a tent in case they are fully occupied upon your arrival.

Huts and campsites in national parks and forests incur a fee and need to be booked on-line in advance. Most huts and campsites in forests need to be booked in advance.
Refer to the booking instructions for these sites in the Accommodation listing below.

Private campsites such as caravan parks require payment.

‘Walk-in’ sites

The Accommodation list includes over 40 locations classified as ‘Walk-in’ sites. These locations are generally on private property or Crown land (including some in national or conservation parks). The sites are on the trail and not accessible by motor vehicle.  As such require walkers need to carry in a tent and other camping equipment.

Shelters

Many of the shelters are primarily constructed to capture rainwater rather than provide sufficient space to sleep – these are noted as small shelters.

Medium and large shelters usually have three walls with one open side, suitable for sleeping during inclement weather.

Caravan Parks, Hotels, Motels, B&Bs and Self-Contained Cottages

There are many commercial accommodation options available near the trail, or in towns the trail passes through or near to. Information about many of these is provided below.

Rain water tanks

There are over 80 ‘Water tanks’ (at campsites and ‘walk-in’ sites) and ‘Water only locations’ along the trail. Due to remote location of some of the tanks and the dry summers, particularly in the northern regions, water supplies can be unreliable.

Walkers, especially through walkers, need to be aware that water and its quality cannot be guaranteed along the Trail. You can check the latest reports of water levels by checking Water Tank Levels page.

Walkers are encouraged to report the level of water held in tanks. You can help other walkers and our Office Volunteers keep a track of water supplies. Tell us about tank water levels and quality using this link to our Report a Tank Level page. You can select the tank site using a ‘drop down’ list of tanks.

Whilst we endeavour to have up to date information on water levels on all our tanks, due to the remote location of some, this is not always possible.

We also recommend that you treat the water before drinking.

In addition to these resources, water can also be obtained in towns.

Search Accommodation Options

Accommodation options along the Heysen Trail include campsites, huts, shelters, caravan parks, hotels and bed & breakfasts.

Listed Huts, Campsites and Towns

This comprehensive list of huts, campsites and town accommodation options provides up-to-date information. The official guidebooks mark each hut and campsite on the maps, but information about each can be limited, and sometimes campsites are closed, altered or upgraded, and that information is reflected below.

The below information can also be viewed via the Interactive Map of the Heysen Trail by selecting the Accommodation checkbox.

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Cape Jervis

Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 1
Coordinates
Grid ref: 375 559
Longitude: 138.106873
Latitude: -35.603771
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Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park

Accommodation
B&B,
Campsite,
Caravan Park,
Self contained unit/house
Location

9351 Main S Rd, Cape Jervis SA 5204

Coordinates
Grid ref: 397 560
Longitude: 138.129264
Latitude: -35.605685
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Facilities

Self contained cottage, bed & breakfast, budget accommodation, caravan & camping

Cape Jervis Trailhead

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Entry type
Trailhead,
Water only location
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 1, chapter 1, map 1
Coordinates
Grid ref: 368558
Longitude: 138.095474
Latitude: -35.6063
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Facilities

Ferry terminal with cafe, waiting lounge, public phone, carpark, secure parking by arrangement.

Cobbler Hill Camp Site

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Accommodation
Campsite,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 2
Location
Deep Creek National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 435 513
Longitude: 138.173508
Latitude: -35.647533
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Bookings

Self registrations stations no longer available for this park.
Book on line at : https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/booking/details#/accom/73176

Cash payments can be made at:

Cape Jervis
Cape Jervis Station
Address:9351 Main South Rd
Phone: (+61 8) 8598 0288

Delamere
Delamere General Store
Address: Main South Rd, Delamere SA 5204
Phone: (+61 8) 8598 0200

Yankalilla
Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre
Address: 163 Main South Road Yankalilla SA 5203
Phone: 1300 965 842

Fees

Fees apply

Facilities

shelter, water, fireplaces, toilet

Notes

Occasionally access to the Park may be restricted. Refer to the National Park SA Park Alerts webpage to check whether there are any current restrictions for Deep Creek National Park. https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/know-before-you-go/closures-and-alerts

Wuldi Krikin Ngawanthi / Eagle Waterhole ‘walk-in’ site

The shelter exterior view
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Accommodation
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 2
Location
Deep Creek National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 458 516
Longitude: 138.1924167
Latitude: -35.64685
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Bookings

Self registrations stations no longer available for this park.
Book on line at :
https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/wild-south-coast-way

All camping booking enquiries
Victor Harbor National Parks and Wildlife Service Office
Phone: (+61 8) 8552 0300
Email: DEW.FleurieuOnlineBookings@sa.gov.au

Fees

This camp-site is part of the Wild South Coast Way.
Fees apply and you must book in advance. Book before you go.
If you are leaving a vehicle in Deep Creek National Park overnight you must pay a vehicle day entry fee for each day you are in the park.

Facilities

10 x timber or compacted earth tent pads;
shelter with seating, bench and sink with untreated rainwater;
waterless toilets;
rainwater tanks (non-potable).

Notes

The updated Wuldi Krikin Ngawanthi / Eagle Waterhole Campground was opened in April 2022.

Occasionally access to the Park may be restricted. Refer to the National Park SA Park Alerts webpage to check whether there are any current restrictions for Deep Creek National Park.
https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/know-before-you-go/closures-and-alerts

Goondooloo Cottage

Goondooloo Cottage
Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 2
Location
Located 2km off the trail, at trailhead of the Aaron Creek Trail, on Blowhole Beach Road, Deep Creek National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 460534
Longitude: 138.1961
Latitude: -35.6303
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Bookings

Yes

Fees

Yes

Facilities

Self contained cottage

Trig Campground

A campsite
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Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (medium),
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 2
Location
Deep Creek National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 477 511
Longitude: 138.216919
Latitude: -35.652607
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Bookings

Self registrations stations no longer available for this park. Book on line at : https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/booking/details#/accom/73170

Cash payments can be made at:

Cape Jervis
Cape Jervis Station
Address:9351 Main South Rd
Phone: (+61 8) 8598 0288

Delamere
Delamere General Store
Address: Main South Rd, Delamere SA 5204
Phone: (+61 8) 8598 0200

Yankalilla
Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre
Address: 163 Main South Road Yankalilla SA 5203
Phone: 1300 965 842
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Fees

Fees apply for this location.

Facilities

camp site, shelter at picnic area, water, fireplaces, toilet

Notes

Occasionally access to the Park may be restricted. Refer to the National Park SA Park Alerts webpage to check whether there are any current restrictions for Deep Creek National Park. https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/know-before-you-go/closures-and-alerts

Ridgetop Retreats

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 3
Location
7km off the trail, near Stringyback Campground on Tapanappa Road, Deep Creek National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 494562
Longitude: 138.234
Latitude: -35.6058
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Bookings

Yes

Fees

Yes

Facilities

Fully self-contained architectural retreat

Glenburn Cottage

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 3
Location
5.5km off the trail, near the Park Headquarters on Tapanappa Road, Deep Creek National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 013562
Longitude: 138.2417
Latitude: -35.6057
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Bookings

Yes

Fees

Yes

Facilities

Self contained cottage

Yapari Ngawanthi / Cliffs ‘walk-in’ site

The shelter
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Accommodation
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 3
Location
Deep Creek National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 516 535
Longitude: 138.257613592
Latitude: -35.630357936
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Contact
Bookings

Book on line at :
https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/wild-south-coast-way

All camping booking enquiries
Victor Harbor National Parks and Wildlife Service Office
Phone: (+61 8) 8552 0300
Email: DEW.FleurieuOnlineBookings@sa.gov.au

Fees

This camp-site is part of the Wild South Coast Way.
Fees apply and you must book in advance. Book before you go.
If you are leaving a vehicle in Deep Creek National Park overnight you must pay a vehicle day entry fee for each day you are in the park.

Facilities

10 x timber or compacted earth tent pads;
shelter with seating, bench and sink with untreated rainwater;
waterless toilets;
rainwater tanks (non-potable).

History

The new Yapari Ngawanthi / Cliffs Campground was opened in April 2022.

Notes

The new Yapari Krikin Ngawanthi / Cliffs Campground was opened in April 2022.

Tapanappa Camp Site

A campsite
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Accommodation
Campsite,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 3
Location
Deep Creek National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 513 526
Longitude: 138.259857
Latitude: -35.633266
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Bookings

Self registrations stations no longer available for this park. Book on line at : https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/booking/details#/accom/73174

Cash payments can be made at:

Cape Jervis
Cape Jervis Station
Address:9351 Main South Rd
Phone: (+61 8) 8598 0288

Delamere
Delamere General Store
Address: Main South Rd, Delamere SA 5204
Phone: (+61 8) 8598 0200

Yankalilla
Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre
Address: 163 Main South Road Yankalilla SA 5203
Phone: 1300 965 842

Fees

Fees apply to this location.

Facilities

camp site, water, fireplaces, toilet

Notes

Occasionally access to the Park may be restricted. Refer to the National Park SA Park Alerts webpage to check whether there are any current restrictions for Deep Creek National Park. https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/know-before-you-go/closures-and-alerts

Deep Creek Homestead

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
1A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 3
Location
2.5km off the trail, on Tapanappa Road, Deep Creek National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 515551
Longitude: 138.256959
Latitude: -35.616671
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Bookings

Yes

Fees

Yes

Facilities

Fully self-contained architectural retreat

Kurri Ngawanthi / Creek ‘walk in’ site

The updated Kurri Ngawanthi / Creek 'walk-in' site in April 2022.
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Accommodation
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 4
Location
Ballaparudda Creek Recreation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 641 554
Longitude: 138.3955304769
Latitude: -35.6165758726
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Bookings

Book on line at :
https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/wild-south-coast-way

All camping booking enquiries
Victor Harbor National Parks and Wildlife Service Office
Phone: (+61 8) 8552 0300
Email: DEW.FleurieuOnlineBookings@sa.gov.au

Fees

This camp-site is part of the Wild South Coast Way.
Fees apply and you must book in advance. Book before you go.
If you are leaving a vehicle in Deep Creek National Park overnight you must pay a vehicle day entry fee for each day you are in the park.

Facilities

10 x timber or compacted earth tent pads;
shelter with seating, bench and sink with untreated rainwater;
waterless toilets;
rainwater tanks (non-potable).

History

The updated Kurri Ngawanthi / Creek 'walk-in' site was opened in April 2022.
Located in the newly proclaimed park, Ballaparudda Recreation Park, this is a significant upgrade to the former Balquhidder camp site which did not previously attract a camping fee.

Notes

The basic hike-in site installed by Friends of Heysen volunteers is having a major upgrade with construction underway from May to July 2021.

The Heysen Trail route is not affected.

The good news is that this will deliver upgraded hiker camping facilities as part of the new Wild South Coast Way on the Heysen Trail
This project reflects SA Government investment delivered through collaboration between National Parks, Friends of the Heysen Trail, Yankalilla & Victor Harbor Councils.

Waitpinga camp site

Campsite
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Accommodation
Campsite,
Hut,
Shelter (large),
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 5
Location
Newland Head Conservation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 736 542
Longitude: 138.499863
Latitude: -35.627735
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Bookings

Self registrations stations no longer available for this park. Book on line at :
https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/booking/details#/accom/73191

Fees

Yes

Facilities

Camp site, hut and shelter at picnic area, water, toilet.
Note - wood & solid fuel fires are prohibited in Newland Head Conservation Park (including Waitpinga campground).

Notes

Occasionally access to the Park may be restricted. Refer to the National Park SA Park Alerts webpage to check whether there are any current restrictions for Newland Head Conservation Park. https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/know-before-you-go/closures-and-alerts

Natunyuru Ngawanthi / Sand Dunes ‘walk-in’ camp site

Shelter exterior view
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Accommodation
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 5
Location
Newland Head Conservation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 745 546
Longitude: 138.509961
Latitude: -35.626415
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Contact

Deep Creek National Park headquarters, phone (+61 8) 8598 0263

Bookings

Book on line at :
https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/wild-south-coast-way

All camping booking enquiries
Victor Harbor National Parks and Wildlife Service Office
Phone: (+61 8) 8552 0300
Email: DEW.FleurieuOnlineBookings@sa.gov.au

Fees

This camp-site is part of the Wild South Coast Way.
Fees apply and you must book in advance. Book before you go.
If you are leaving a vehicle in Deep Creek National Park overnight you must pay a vehicle day entry fee for each day you are in the park.

Facilities

10 x timber or compacted earth tent pads;
shelter with seating, bench and sink with untreated rainwater;
waterless toilets;
rainwater tanks (non-potable).

History

The Natunyuru Ngawanthi / Sand Dunes Campground was first opened in April 2022

The Scrub Campsite

Original campsite
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Accommodation
Campsite
Mapsheet
1C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 2
Coordinates
Grid ref: 745 660
Longitude: 138.51370
Latitude: -35.52426
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Fees

Yes

Facilities

Fire pits - firewood provided
Communal camp kitchen, barbecue and tables.
At this stage, a porta toilet is available with plans for a composting toilet in the future.

History

Opened July 2022

Robinson Hill ‘walk-in’ site

Camping platform.
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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 2
Location
300m west of the junction of Keens, Handcock and Prouse Roads.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 720 666
Longitude: 138.4857402522
Latitude: -35.5173318913
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Contact

https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

Campsite, shelter (seating only) with water tank, toilet, small platform.

History

Photos of the construction of the shelter & water tank from December 2011: https://picasaweb.google.com/115827045141699129695/RobinsonHill?authuser=0&feat=directlink#

Notes

A new campsite established in December 2011. Shelter and water tank completed in early 2012. Toilet constructed 2014.

Pear Tree Hollow

Pear Tree Hollow - Cottage
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Accommodation
Other,
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
1C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 4
Location
157 Nosworthy Road Inman Valley SA 5211
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.4167485
Latitude: -35.506457
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Facilities

In addition to the self contained cottage there is now the option of two bell tents (each with it's own toilet and shower facilities).
T1 also has an undercover camp kitchen and lounge area. T2 has an outdoor camp fire (in season).

Inman Valley

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Accommodation
Town
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 3
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.458313
Latitude: -35.493382
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Alma’s Hem Amphitheatre

Camp Kitchen
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Accommodation
Campsite
Guidebook note

Just off eastern boundary of map 2.3

Coordinates
Grid ref: 723 686
Longitude: 138.48910
Latitude: -35.50080
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Facilities

Toilets, RV, caravans, tents.
Firewood and pit in season
Gas BBQ and Pizza Oven
Rainwater on request.

Inman Valley town campsite

Accommodation
Campsite,
Water Tank
Location

1713 Inman Valley Rd, Inman Valley.
Adjacent to the Inman Valley Memorial Hall and across the road from the Inman Valley General Store.

Coordinates
Grid ref: 694 692
Longitude: 138.457744
Latitude: -35.493793
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Inman Valley Community and Memorial Hall Association:
ivmemorialhall@gmail.com

Facilities

Tent pad near toilet block, water tank.

Farmview Retreat

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
1C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 4
Location
217 Nunn Rd, Myponga
6kms south west of Myponga.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 663 767
Longitude: 138.42576
Latitude: -35.42718
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Contact

holiday@fleurieuaccommodation.com.au
Ph (+61 8) 8558 3050

Fees

Yes.

Facilities

3 bedroom house. 1 sleepout with 2 loft beds, each with a double and a single.
2 bathrooms.
Full kitchen with outdoor entertainment area, incl BBQ.
Situated on a working family cattle farm.

Heysen’s Rest Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
1C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 4
Location
45 Nunn Rd, Myponga, on the Heysen Trail
4.5 km south west of Myponga.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 677 776
Longitude: 138.4382
Latitude: -35.4189
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Contact

http://www.heysensrest.com.au
Ph (08) 855 86397
Mobile (+61) 0417 889 128
info@heysensrest.com.au

Bookings

Yes - 10% discount for walkers.

Fees

Yes.

Facilities

There are 2 self-contained cabins equipped with a basic kitchen, fridge, TV, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom.
Current rates to be confirmed.

A recent development has added four single lodgings which are perfect for walkers.
Include air-conditioning, TV, ensuite & fridge. ,

Myponga

Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
1C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 4
Coordinates
Grid ref: 698 806
Longitude: 138.46345
Latitude: -35.39083
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Blue House, Myponga

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Location

10 Eatts St, Myponga

Coordinates
Grid ref: 695 804
Longitude: 138.46012
Latitude: -35.39384
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Facilities

4 bedroom house, near the town centre with water view. Short walk to cafes, bakery and brewery.
Accommodates 10 guests.

Mt Cone Tank (Water Location Only)

Accommodation
Water only location
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Mapsheet
1C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 5
Location
Located in a small reserve above a Y road junction.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 784 803
Longitude: 138.5605230305
Latitude: -35.3951773502
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Contact

Friends of the Heysen Trail

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

Shelter (seating only) with water tank.

Camping is not permitted here.

History

Photos of the construction of the shelter & water tank from December 2011: https://picasaweb.google.com/115827045141699129695/MountCone?authuser=0&feat=directlink#

Notes

A new facility established in December 2011. Shelter and water tank completed in early 2012.

Mt Compass

Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
1C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 6
Coordinates
Grid ref: 837 856
Longitude: 138.621155
Latitude: -35.348831
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Compass Country Cabins

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Location

162 Cleland Gully Road, Mt Compass

Coordinates
Grid ref: 856 834
Longitude: 138.6413167
Latitude: -35.36943333
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Facilities

Fully self contained & airconditioned accommodation in a peaceful bushland setting with ensuite bathroom, washing machine, kitchen, heating, cooling, bed, bath and kitchen linen, cutlery, crockery, TV.
- BBQ Area
- Camp Fires

Finniss River campsite (CLOSED)

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Accommodation
Closed (no longer available)
Mapsheet
1D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 7
Location
.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 892 884
Longitude: 138.6804882054
Latitude: -35.3250925842
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Bookings

Campsite not currently available for walker access.

Fees

None

Notes

A new campsite established in December 2011. Shelter and water tank completed in early 2012.
This campsite has been closed (mid 2016) but we are working with stakeholders to re-open the campsite at a new site nearby.

Finniss Conservation Park (CLOSED)

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Accommodation
Closed (no longer available)
Mapsheet
1D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 7
Location
Finniss Conservation Park - camping is not permitted within the Conservation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 897 893
Longitude: 138.687379
Latitude: -35.316765
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Bookings

No - camping is not permitted.

Notes

Parks SA advise that in the interest of conserving the area, camping is not allowed within the Conservation Park.

Woodcutters Cottage (formerly Old Kuitpo Youth Hostel)

Accommodation
Hut,
Self contained unit/house,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
1D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 9
Location
Kuitpo Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 984 992
Longitude: 138.685147
Latitude: -35.229886
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Contact

Kuitpo Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Email: recreation@forestrysa.com.au
Website: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/contact/

Bookings

Minimum 2 night stay
Overnight bookings are available between 1 April and 30 November.
Day bookings are available between 1 December and 31 March

https://bookings2.rms.com.au/obookings3/Search/Index/13419/1/1

Fees

$133.00 per day / night (all inclusive - price valid as at 11/7/2021)

Facilities

2 km from the information centre on Brookman Road (Meadows to Willunga Road). Formerly the Youth Hostel this four room stone cottage, with solar- powered lighting; Two bedrooms, sleeping up to 11 people on five bunk beds (linen not supplied) ; Kitchen with gas cooking, sink, table and chairs (cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment not supplied) ; Lounge Room with slow combustion wood heater and chairs ; Verandah ; Picnic table ; Fire pit ; Rainwater (not suitable for drinking) ; Toilet ; Four horse yards
Maximum occupancy in the exclusive-use area is 20. Booking relates to facility and immediate vicinity of the venue & around designated fire pit only.

Notes

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites.
Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS):
Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November.
Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving.
Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed.
Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

Forest Gate Cottage

Accommodation
B&B,
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
1D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 9
Location
Brookman Road, Kuitpo Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 907 007
Longitude: 138.70005
Latitude: -35.2145
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Bookings

Please telephone (+61) 0415 123 524 or email to reservation@forestgatecottage.com.au

Fees

Yes

Facilities

A single B&B cottage set up to accommodate two people (one couple)

Chookarloo Campground

Accommodation
Campsite,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
2A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 9
Location
Kuitpo Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 918 016
Longitude: 138.714981
Latitude: -35.203808
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Contact

Kuitpo Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Email: recreation@forestrysa.com.au
Website: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/contact/

Bookings

Camping is permitted from 1 April to 30 November annually, outside of the fire danger season.
Fees apply for camping at Chookarloo.
Please make your booking online using this link: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/camping/chookarloo-campground/

Fees

Refer to the on-line booking system for information about camping fees. Payment is required at the time of booking.

From July 1, 2022 the applicable fees are...
Camping...
$18.70 per vehicle, per campsite
Adult $7.30, Child $4.20 (walk-in / ride-in only)

Facilities

shelter, water, fireplaces, tables, seating, toilet

Notes

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites.
Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS):
Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November.
Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving.
Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed.
Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

Rocky Creek Hut & ‘Walk in’ site

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Accommodation
Hut,
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
2A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 10
Location
Kuitpo Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 938 083
Longitude: 138.738724
Latitude: -35.146038
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Kuitpo Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Email: recreation@forestrysa.com.au
Website: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/contact/

Bookings

Camping...
Camping is permitted from 1 April to 30 November annually, outside of the fire danger season.
Book on line - https://www.forestrysa.com.au/camping/rockycreekcampground/

Hut...
Minimum 2 night stay
Hut booking is for the hut and the immediate vicinity in front of the hut, around the designated fire pit only
Overnight bookings are available between 1 April and 30 November.
Day bookings are available between 1 December and 31 March
On line bookings: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/Recreation/Accommodation/Rocky-Creek-Hut.

Fees

Refer to the on-line booking system for information about camping fees. Payment is required at the time of booking.

From July 1, 2022 the applicable fees are...
Camping...
$18.70 per vehicle, per campsite
Adult $7.30, Child $4.20 (walk-in / ride-in only)

Hut...
from $94.00 per day / night

Facilities

Camping...
Unpowered site
Maximum of 2 guests per booking
Rocky Creek Campground accommodates up to 16 hikers in total.
Distance from amenities: 200m from toilet facilities shared with Rocky Creek Hut
No vehicle access
Wood fires permitted in designated communal fire pit only

Hut...
Rocky Creek Hut sleeps 5 people. Maximum occupancy in this exclusive-use area is 10 people
One room cottage, accommodating up to five people on two wooden platforms (linen not supplied)
Small food preparation area with sink (crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment not supplied)
Internal slow combustion wood heater
Solar lighting inside and outside.
Rainwater (not suitable for drinking)
Toilet
Fire pit
Solar lighting inside and out
Veranda
Two picnic tables

Detailed info from Forestry SA: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/accommodation/rocky-creek-hut/

Notes

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites.
Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS):
Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November.
Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving.
Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed.
Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

Mylor

Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
2A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 2
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.760079
Latitude: -35.0422
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Hahndorf

Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
2A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 3
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.8107833333
Latitude: -35.0296666667
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Aldgate

Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
2A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 3
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.73616
Latitude: -35.015114
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Contact

Visit Adelaide Hills - Accommodation: http://www.visitadelaidehills.com.au/accommodation.asp

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Bridgewater

Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
2A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 3
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.758865
Latitude: -35.00975
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Woodhouse Activity Centre

Accommodation
Campsite,
Other,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
2B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 4
Location
Woodhouse Scout Campsite
37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly
Coordinates
Grid ref: 935 260
Longitude: 138.737366
Latitude: -34.986656
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Fees

Yes. Adults $25/person, Children (5-15) $22 as at July 2021.

Facilities

toilets & showers, water. bunk house and chalet also available

Mt Lofty Summit cafe

Mt Lofty Summit
Accommodation
Other,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
2B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 4
Location
Cleland National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 908 274
Longitude: 138.708992
Latitude: -34.974113
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Facilities

Cafe, Toilets, Town Water, Visitor Information Centre.
View facilities at https://www.heysentrail.asn.au/heysen_trail/service_directory.php#mount_lofty

Cleland Cottage (formerly Mt Lofty Cottage YHA)

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
2B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 4
Location
Gate 25, Summit Road, Crafers, in the Cleland National Park
Located within walking distance to Mount Lofty Summit and Cleland Wildlife Park.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 905 273
Longitude: 138.706223
Latitude: -34.974304
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Fees

$180/night (as at 8/10/2022)

Facilities

Cottage sleeps up to ten people in three bedrooms (two queens and three sets of bunks). The cottage is self-contained with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots & pans supplied. Bring your own sheets, pillows, blankets and towels.
There are 2 water tanks but they behind a padlocked gate and are not accessible to the public.

History

Originally built as a two-roomed hut, probably to accommodation shepherds working for Arthur Hardy or Sir Samuel Davenport. Hardy and Davenport were two of the first large estate landowners on this side of Mount Lofty Summit. They used the land chiefly for pastoralism and logging but also some agriculture, including the growing of vines and olives. Hardy was the first 'colonial gentleman' to build a summer house on Mount Lofty - nearby Mount Lofty House in the 1850s.

Notes

Not really suitable for through walkers as the keys have to be collected from Belair National Park.

Summertown

Summertown General Store & Deli
Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
2B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 4
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.730927
Latitude: -34.959648
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Heysen Hideaway

Accommodation
B&B
Location

31 Woods Hill Rd, Summertown, 5141

Coordinates
Grid ref: 917 297
Longitude: 138.71905
Latitude: -34.95318
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Facilities

Heysen Hideaway is a quiet, self-contained 3 bedroom cottage with views over the Adelaide Hills. Located on the Heysen and Yurrebilla Trails, it is perfect for walking enthusiasts.

Cudlee Creek North ‘walk-in’ site (Grandpa’s)

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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
2C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 6
Location
Mount Crawford Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 009 395
Longitude: 138.822601
Latitude: -34.866856
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Bookings

Yes. Commencing with 2023 Walk Season Heysen Hikers need to book this site for an overnight stop. Please call ForestrySA on (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9-4pm Monday to Friday. As this is a new process FSA understands that some hikers may not be aware but Rangers will monitor sites to assist in educating hikers. For urgent afterhours issues requiring a ranger, please call (+61 8) 8391 8800 and press # 2.

Notes: Bookings are required to gain a camping permit to stay in the forest overnight. These sites are not suitable for large groups but bookings may be made by more than 1 hiker per night recognising that tents may be used as well as bunks in huts.

Fees

No

Facilities

Bush campsite, fire pit, stone table, walker's platform, small shelter (complete with logbook), rainwater tank, large flat camping area up from the fire pit.

Notes

Reopening after the December 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfire.
Forestry SA advised that as of 17/5/2021, Grandpas Camp has been fully assessed and it is considered safe for use.

Cudlee Creek

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Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
2C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 7
Location
Gorge Road, Cudlee Creek
Coordinates
Grid ref: 003 424
Longitude: 138.81665
Latitude: -34.839745
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Norton Summit YHA (CLOSED)

Accommodation
Closed (no longer available)
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Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 5
Coordinates
Grid ref: 934 349
Longitude: 138.740753
Latitude: -34.904991
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Contact

http://www.yha.com.au (YHA), phone (+61 8) 8414 3001, email yha@yhasa.org.au

Bookings

Yes

Fees

Yes

Facilities

4 rooms with bunks, water, cooking/eating facilities, toilet, no showers

Notes

This facility is currently closed for renovation (August 2007) and it's reopening date unknown

Scotts Shelter (CLOSED)

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Accommodation
Closed (no longer available),
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
2C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 8
Location
Mt Crawford Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 084 516
Longitude: 138.906659
Latitude: -34.759902
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Bookings

Yes. Commencing with 2023 Walk Season Heysen Hikers need to book this site for an overnight stop. Please call ForestrySA on (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9-4pm Monday to Friday. As this is a new process FSA understands that some hikers may not be aware but Rangers will monitor sites to assist in educating hikers. For urgent afterhours issues requiring a ranger, please call (+61 8) 8391 8800 and press # 2.

Notes: Bookings are required to gain a camping permit to stay in the forest overnight. These sites are not suitable for large groups but bookings may be made by more than 1 hiker per night recognising that tents may be used as well as bunks in huts.

Fees

No

Facilities

Shelter, tank.

Scotts is a ‘walk in’ campsite reserved for hikers, including those walking the Heysen Trail.

Notes

This campsite has been closed (early 2024) but will reopen once forest harvesting operations are complete.

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites.
Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS):
Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November.
Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving.
Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed.
Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

Rocky Paddock Campground

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Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (small),
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 9
Location
Mt Crawford Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 135 555
Longitude: 138.940881
Latitude: -34.717419
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Mount Crawford Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Email: recreation@forestrysa.com.au
Website: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/contact/

Bookings

Camping is permitted from 1 April to 30 November annually, outside of the fire danger season.
Fees apply for camping at Rocky Paddock.
On line booking link: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/camping/rocky-paddock-campground/

Fees

Refer to the on-line booking system for information about fees. Payment is required at the time of booking.

Facilities

camp site, shelter, water, fireplaces, picnic tables, toilet

Notes

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites.
Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS):
Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November.
Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving.
Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed.
Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

Mt Crawford Forest Information Centre

Accommodation
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 9
Location
Mount Crawford Forest Office Warren Road.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 119 567
Longitude: 138.945741
Latitude: -34.714056
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Mount Crawford Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Email: recreation@forestrysa.com.au
Website: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/contact/

Bookings

N/A

Fees

N/A

Facilities

No camping at this facility. Town Water, shelter, toilets, picnic benches and toilet.

Notes

Office hours: 10am - 12pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For enquiries outside these hours, please phone or email Telephone: (+61 8) 8521 1700. Email: forestrysa@forestrysa.com.au

Chalks Campground

Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (medium),
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 9
Location
Mt Crawford Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 127 536
Longitude: 138.959698
Latitude: -34.738027
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Mount Crawford Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Email: recreation@forestrysa.com.au
Website: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/contact/

Bookings

Fees apply for camping at Chalks.
Please make your booking online using this link: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/camping/chalks-campground/

Fees

Refer to the https://www.forestrysa.com.au/camping/chalks-campground/ for information about fees.
Payment is required at the time of booking.

Facilities

camp site, shelter, town water, fireplaces, picnic tables, toilet

Notes

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites.
Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS):
Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November.
Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving.
Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed.
Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

Fromms Farm

Main shelter & toilet beyond
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Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (large),
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 9
Location
Mt Crawford Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 137 556
Longitude: 138.965546
Latitude: -34.724686
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Mount Crawford Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Email: recreation@forestrysa.com.au
Website: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/contact/

Fees

Refer to the on-line booking system for information about camping fees. Payment is required at the time of booking.

From July 1, 2022 the applicable fees are...
Camping...
$18.70 per vehicle, per campsite
Adult $7.30, Child $4.20 (walk-in / ride-in only)

Hut...
from $104.00 per day / night (exclusive use - sleeps 20)

Facilities

large shed provides space for medium to large groups. It has a fireplace, toilet, rainwater and picnic tables with room for tent camping. Orienteering course nearby.
NOT MARKED ON SOUTHERN GUIDE MAP 3.9.

History

An old dairy

Notes

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites.
Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS):
Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November.
Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving.
Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed.
Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

Centennial Drive

Shelter
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Accommodation
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 9
Location
Mt Crawford Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 133 581
Longitude: 138.960785
Latitude: -34.69939
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Mount Crawford Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Email: recreation@forestrysa.com.au
Website: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/contact/

Bookings

Camping is permitted from 1 April to 30 November annually, outside of the fire danger season.

https://www.forestrysa.com.au/camping/centennial-drive/

Fees

Refer to the on-line booking system for information about camping fees. Payment is required at the time of booking.

From July 1, 2022 the applicable fees are...
Camping...
$18.70 per vehicle, per campsite
Adult $7.30, Child $4.20 (walk-in / ride-in only)

Facilities

Picnic tables, pit toilet, untreated rainwater and a three-sided shelter with a fireplace.

Centennial Drive is a ‘walk in’ campsite reserved for hikers, including those walking the Heysen Trail. There is no vehicle access.

History

After being closed for several years due to logging operations, this campsite is now reopened.

Notes

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites.
Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS):
Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November.
Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving.
Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed.
Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

Youth Hostel Road (YHA) Campsite (CLOSED)

Accommodation
Closed (no longer available)
Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 9
Location
Mt Crawford Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 128 586
Longitude: 138.953445
Latitude: -34.694172
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Forestry SA.
Mt Crawford Forest Information Centre.
Mount Crawford Forest Office Warren Road. Office hours: 10am - 12pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For enquiries outside these hours, please phone or email Telephone: (+61 8) 8521 1700. Email: forestrysa@forestrysa.com.au

Bookings

N/A

History

This site was the location of the former Mt Crawford YHA. The building was demolished around 2007 and in 2016 it was redeveloped by Foresty SA as a campground.

As of 2022 this site ceased being available for public bookings and became an event-only site

Notes

Old School House

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Accommodation
Hut,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 1
Location
Mt Crawford Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 136 599
Longitude: 138.966873
Latitude: -34.683683
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Mount Crawford Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Email: recreation@forestrysa.com.au
Website: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/contact/

Fees

Refer to the on-line booking system for information about camping fees. Payment is required at the time of booking.

From July 1, 2022 the applicable fees are...
$135.00 per day / night (exclusive use - sleeps 10)

Facilities

hut, bunks, fireplace, water, seating, lighting, toilet. The building is particularly intended for small groups such as school or community groups.

History

The Old Mount Crawford School operated between 1909 and 1936. During the war years the building was used for Presbyterian services.

Notes

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites.
Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS):
Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November.
Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving.
Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed.
Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

Freemans Hut (CLOSED)

Accommodation
Closed (no longer available)
Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 1
Coordinates
Grid ref: 111 626
Longitude: 138.939443
Latitude: -34.659305
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Facilities

hut, bunks, fireplace, water, table, seating, toilet

History

The hut was restored by volunteers from the Adelaide Central Mission's Day Centre in 1991

Notes

April 2016: Freemans Hut on the Heysen Trail near Mt Crawford has been closed due to a land sale, and the trail re-routed to continue north along the Wirra Wirra Peaks ridge line.

Rossiters Hut

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Accommodation
Hut,
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 3
Location
Mount Crawford Forest.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 162 703
Longitude: 138.995892
Latitude: -34.59117
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Contact

Forestry SA.
Mt Crawford Forest Information Centre.
A ranger is in attendance at the Mount Crawford Forest Office Warren Road between 10am - 12pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
For enquiries outside these hours, please phone or email. Telephone: (+61 8) 8521 1700. Email: forestrysa@forestrysa.com.au

Bookings

Yes. Commencing with 2023 Walk Season Heysen Hikers need to book this site for an overnight stop. Please call ForestrySA on (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9-4pm Monday to Friday. As this is a new process FSA understands that some hikers may not be aware but Rangers will monitor sites to assist in educating hikers. For urgent after hours issues requiring a ranger, please call (+61 8) 8391 8800 and press # 2.

Notes: Bookings are required to gain a camping permit to stay in the forest overnight. These sites are not suitable for large groups but bookings may be made by more than 1 hiker per night recognising that tents may be used as well as bunks in huts.

Fees

No

Facilities

hut, bunks, water, heating/fireplace, table, seating, toilet.

Rossiters is a ‘walk in’ campsite reserved for hikers, including those walking the Heysen Trail.

History

Built as a shepherd's hut in the late 19th century. Rebuilt in 1998.

The forest around the hut was clear felled in 2014.

Renovations completed May 2022.

Notes

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites.
Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS):
Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November.
Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving.
Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed.
Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

Bethany Reserve

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Accommodation
Shelter (large),
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
2D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 4
Location
Bethany Road
Coordinates
Grid ref: 150 758
Longitude: 138.982559
Latitude: -34.542641
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Bookings

Camping not permitted

Facilities

Picnic facilities, toilet, shelter, town water (tap located in the picnic shelter),

Camping is not permitted here.

Tanunda

Entrance arch to Tanunda
Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
3A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 4
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.957077
Latitude: -34.526428
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Greenock

Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
3A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 5
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.927094
Latitude: -34.457493
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Camping at Greenock Oval

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Accommodation
Campsite,
Water Tank
Location

Greenock Centenary Park
Martin Street (off Murray Street)
Greenock SA

Coordinates
Grid ref: 097 848
Longitude: 138.928423
Latitude: -34.457802
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Facilities

Basic facilities including toilet. Town water available from several taps.
Camp beside oval.
No open fires except at the stone BBQ.

Old Telegraph Station Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation
B&B,
Self contained unit/house
Location

11 Murray St, Greenock SA 5360

Coordinates
Grid ref: 098 851
Longitude: 138.9296001
Latitude: -34.4579053
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Facilities

Self catered two bedroom cottage accommodating 2-4 guests

Further information on facilities available at https://www.oldtelegraphstation.com/features-and-inclusions/

Kapunda

Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
3A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 7
Coordinates
Grid ref: 083 981
Longitude: 138.916672
Latitude: -34.339077
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The Heysen Trail was rerouted in 2019 to take the trail into central Kapunda, to the newly constructed Kapunda Town Square (corner Main St and Crase St). It is now closer to bakeries, coffee shops, the camping ground and caravan park.

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Oldham House B&B

An exterior view of Oldham House
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Accommodation
B&B
Coordinates
Grid ref: 086 982
Longitude: 138.91928
Latitude: -34.33917
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Phone: (+61) 0404 042 065
Email: admin@oldhamhouse.com.au
www.oldham.house

Facilities

Oldham House is a grand home with comfortable and private accommodation within a hosted B&B environment.
The Dutton Suite comprises two rooms and luxurious bathroom - a bedroom with a king size sleigh bed - and a lounge with dining facilities, open fire and a single bed.
The Bagot Suite comprises one room with a queen size wrought iron bed and a luxurious bathroom.

Lights Hummocks Reserve

Platform and tank installed November 2019
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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
3B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 2
Location
Lights Hummocks Reserve is a parcel of Crown Land approx 1 km west of the intersection of Black Joes and Bridge Roads, Allendale North..
Coordinates
Grid ref: 042 041
Longitude: 138.873730
Latitude: -34.285200
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Friends of the Heysen Trail

Bookings

No

Fees

No

Facilities

Water tank, platform

Notes

New 'walk in' site with water tank and platform, constructed November 2019.

Hamilton

Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
3B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 3
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.88180
Latitude: -34.21386
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Facilities

No retail facilities.

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Riverton

Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
3B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 3
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.74743240
Latitude: -34.15928340
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Facilities

View town facilities at https://riverton.sa.au/

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Marrabel

Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
3B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 4
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.877716
Latitude: -34.14106
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Marrabel ‘Walk-in’ site

Marrabel 'walk in' site
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Accommodation
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Location

Marrabel Rodeo Grounds.
Corner of Main Road 45 & Tarnma Rd.
Marrabel.

Coordinates
Grid ref: 043 203
Longitude: 138.878351
Latitude: -34.139612
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Friends of the Heysen Trail

Facilities

Tank, Toilet, Walkers platform, Picnic table.

Notes

Site established July 2021.

There is no vehicle access to the site.
Walkers access to the area is via a stile over a fence (next to the locked gate) 10 metres north of the Curio statue.
Then walk 100 metres north across a paddock to the entrance (a gate next to the white shed).

Please note that the designated accommodation area is shown on the sign next to the walkers platform.

The toilet is located approximately 50 metres east of the platform.

Marschalls Hut

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Accommodation
Hut,
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
3C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 3
Coordinates
Grid ref: 999 169
Longitude: 138.83136
Latitude: -34.168823
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https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

This hut is maintained by Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and reserved for Heysen Trail walkers and Mawson Trail cyclists. It is located on private property and not accessible to vehicles or caravans.

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

hut, walker's platform, bunks, water, fireplace, table, seating, toilet.

History

Marschalls Hut was originally built in the mid 1850s, and the current hut is built with stones from the 5-room homestead ruins. Christian and Elise Marschall and their eight childen arrived in South Australia in October of 1854 having left their home in Babow in present day Germany. Christian's grave is in the adjacent cemetery.

Smith Hill

Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
3C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 6
Coordinates
Grid ref: 117 285
Longitude: 138.960284
Latitude: -34.067081
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Friends of the Heysen Trail

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

Shelter with water tank and bench, (multi-purpose walker's platform).

This is a small site with space for 2 to 3 tents. It is not suitable for large groups.
The adjoining private properties to the north and south are remnant native bushland. Observe the private property signs and do not camp there.

Notes

Distances:
Marschalls Hut to Marrabel - 8.6km
Marrabel to Smith Hill - 17.3km
Smith Hill to Webb Gap - 13.3km

Webb Gap

Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
3C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 7
Coordinates
Grid ref: 116 385
Longitude: 138.9605738306
Latitude: -33.9780806111
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Friends of the Heysen Trail

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

Shelter with water tank and bench, and square camping platform/bench.

Notes

Campsite completed September 2012.

The site is not correctly located on Heysen Trail Mapsheet 3C.

Follow these directions - if walking from the south, after turning off Kerchens Rd, continue east along the Webb Gap Rd for 1.4 kms to the high point at GR 116 384. At that point on the northern side of the road you will find a HT marker post with a tent symbol. This marks the stile that walkers use to access the site, about 100 metres north.

Distances:

Smith Hill Walk-in site to Webb Gap Walk-in site - 13.3km

Webb Gap Walk-in site to Huppatz Hut - 16.2km

Huppatz Hut

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Hut,
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
3D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 9
Coordinates
Grid ref: 086 508
Longitude: 138.931168
Latitude: -33.86515
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https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail).

This hut is maintained by Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and reserved for Heysen Trail walkers and Mawson Trail cyclists.
It is located on private property and not accessible to vehicles or caravans.

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

hut, bunks, water, heating/cooking facilities, table, seating, toilet

History

The hut was previously the club rooms at the Riverton golf course . The southern half of the hut was relocated to the property by the landowner, Mr James Huppatz.
The northern half of the structure was constructed by a team of men in association with the Adelaide Central Mission . The fireplace and chimney stones were collected from the surrounding paddocks.

Hallelujah Hideaway

Accommodation
B&B
Mapsheet
3D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 8
Location
Stock Route Road, Robertson SA 5381
Near the corner of Black Spring Rd and Stock Route Rd, 10.0km east along Black Spring Road from junction with Heysen Trail. Located 5km north-west of Robertstown.
Guidebook note
Located east of map
Coordinates
Longitude: 139.02622
Latitude: -33.949129
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Lynda Kutek (+61) 0403 043 522 or Lynda.Kutek@optusnet.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/HallelujahHideaway/

Bookings

Yes

Fees

Yes

Facilities

B&B farmhouse with 3 bedrooms - two double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom. Two bathrooms, two toilets, separate dining and lounge rooms with country kitchen. Suit up to 6 guests.

Burra Creek Gorge Reserve (Worlds End)

Accommodation
Campsite
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Mapsheet
3D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 11
Coordinates
Grid ref: 193 549
Longitude: 139.044037
Latitude: -33.831139
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http://www.goyder.sa.gov.au (Regional Council of Goyder)

Bookings

No

Fees

Free

Facilities

camp site, toilet

Worlds End ‘walk-in’ site

Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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3D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 11
Location
Mid-way between Burra Gorge Campground on Gorge Road/Burra Creek and Ernedale Road.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 192 562
Longitude: 139.0464644861
Latitude: -33.8189707917
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Friends of the Heysen Trail

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

Shelter with water tank and bench

Notes

Campsite completed September 2012.
Distances:
Huppatz Hut to Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site - 21.3km
Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site to Burra - 23.0km

Burra

Accommodation
Town
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3D
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 14
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.938675
Latitude: -33.682087
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Burra Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation
B&B
Location

10 Paxton Terrace, Burra 5417

Coordinates
Grid ref: 094 716
Longitude: 138.942191
Latitude: -33.679307
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info@burrabedandbreakfast.com.au

Facilities

https://burrabedandbreakfast.com.au/

The cottage consists of two roomy bedrooms each with a queen bed joined by a hallway to a large lounge. Additionally the entire area is carpeted.

A third bedroom off the lounge room has a single bed and is available for a fee on request.

The rear section of the cottage offers a good sized kitchen with an original wood stove. The bathroom, laundry and toilet area make up the rest of the house. This section of the cottage is all hard floored.

Burra Caravan Park

Accommodation
Campsite,
Caravan Park
Location

12 Bridge Terrace, Burra

Coordinates
Longitude: 138.9381377
Latitude: -33.6793552
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30 Powered sites
Unpowered grass camping area
Wi-fi
Amenities Block
Camp kitchen with television
Coin operated Laundry
BBQ area
Dump point
Fifth wheeler and buses welcome

Olive Grove Retreat

Accommodation
B&B
Location

Cnr Sancreed St & Ludgvan St, Burra
Just 130 metres off the Heysen Trail

Coordinates
Longitude: 138.9303317
Latitude: -33.6713583
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Nadine & Kevin Evans
Mobile (+61) 0447 445 506, olivegroveretreat@gmail.com

Facilities

B&B cottage, available by-the-room, or as a complete cottage.

Sleeps 6-8, two bathrooms.

Paxton Square Cottages

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Location

1 Kingston St, Burra SA 5417

Coordinates
Longitude: 138.940114
Latitude: -33.6804545
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Facilities

The Paxton Square Cottages are a heritage listed, boutique accommodation complex.
There are 32 Cottages - 4 two-bedroom cottages, and 28 one bedroom cottages with different configurations.

Each cottage has:
Reverse cycle split system
Digital television
Free wi-fi
Kitchenette
Quality linen
Pet friendly cottages available on request

Wandallah Creek ‘Walk in’ Shelter

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Accommodation
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
4A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 2
Coordinates
Grid ref: 137 788
Longitude: 138.993791
Latitude: -33.611561
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Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

Shelter, water tank, toilet, camping platform/bench.

Black Jack Hut

The new Black Jack Hut, June 2019
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Accommodation
Hut,
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site
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Mapsheet
4A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 3
Coordinates
Grid ref: 178 890
Longitude: 139.040924
Latitude: -33.522121
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Bookings

No.
This hut is maintained by Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and reserved for Heysen Trail walkers and Mawson Trail cyclists.
It is located on private property and not accessible to vehicles or caravans.

Fees

None

Facilities

Hut with kitchen bench & sink, bunks for 6 people, table and chairs. The site also has a multi-purpose walker's platform.

The nearby campsite (200 metres west) has a rainwater tank and toilet. The old shelter remains in place at that location.
Toilet replaced December 2022.

History

The new hut was donated by the Friends of the Urrbrae Wetland in 2018.
FoHT Trail Development volunteers under took an extensive renovation and fit-out project at the Friend's Shed at Cobbler Creek to convert it into a walker's hut. The hut was relocated to Black Jack in June 2019.

Notes

A new hut was installed in June 2019 and is available for immediate use.
The access door does not have a combination padlock.

Caroona Creek ‘walk-in’ site

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Accommodation
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
4A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 5
Location
Caroona Creek Conservation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 254 973
Longitude: 139.119681
Latitude: -33.449757
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https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

No

Fees

No

Facilities

hut, rainwater tank, toilet.
Note: Campfires are not permitted in this park.
Walkers, please use gas fires for cooking purposes.

Notes

Old Shed – Main Camp – Caroona Creek Conservation Park

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Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (large),
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
4A
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 5
Location
Caroona Creek Conservation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 272 974
Longitude: 139.140793
Latitude: -33.447861
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Bookings

No

Fees

No

Facilities

large shed, camp site, water, toilet.
Please note: campfires are not permitted in this park.
Walkers, please gas fires for cooking purposes.

Tourilie Gorge hut

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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
4B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 5
Location
Caroona Creek Conservation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 246 017
Longitude: 139.113761
Latitude: -33.409435
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Bookings

No

Fees

No

Facilities

A restored hut located within Caroona Conservation Park. The hut has no facilities and does not provide for overnight accommodation.

Update February 2021. The old water tank reported as being rusted and useless in October 2018 has been replaced with a new tank. At the date of the Feb report, there was only a little water in the tank, but it tasted fine. Tank, as of August 2022 full and tasted fine.

Old Mt Bryan East School

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Accommodation
Hut,
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
4B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 6
Coordinates
Grid ref: 156 014
Longitude: 139.018311
Latitude: -33.408642
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https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)
This hut is maintained by Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and reserved for Heysen Trail walkers and Mawson Trail cyclists.

Bookings

No, hut is locked - lock combination is #5418

Fees

None

Facilities

large old school building - 2 bedrooms (one large, one small), lounge and kitchen. Bunks, water, slow combustion stove, cooking facilities, kitchen, sink, toilet

History

The school and residence was built in 1884. A hall was also built adjacent the school. The school was closed in 1947.

Hallett

Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
4B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 7
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.892715
Latitude: -33.411472
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Hallett Camping at the Recreation Ground

Accommodation
'Walk-in' site
Location

The Recreation Ground is right next to the Hotel.

Coordinates
Longitude: 138.89041
Latitude: -33.408488
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Facilities

Toilets, hot showers, campfires permitted.

Hallett Railway Station

Exterior view
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Accommodation
Hut,
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Coordinates
Grid ref: 038 000
Longitude: 138.892166
Latitude: -33.420815
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https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

This hut is maintained by Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and reserved for Heysen Trail walkers and Mawson Trail cyclists.

Facilities

hut, bunks, water tank, combustion stove, kitchen sink, toilet

Tiverina Park

General View
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Accommodation
B&B,
Self contained unit/house
Location

Woodman Rd, Hallett

Coordinates
Grid ref: 003 973
Longitude: 138.851404
Latitude: -33.444856
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Facilities

3 Bedrooms 8 beds - sleeps 10
2 Bathrooms, 1 half bath

Experience South Australia like never before! Relax or explore during your stay at our renovated country homestead retreat; the choice is yours. This unique, working property is just 2 hours out of Adelaide, offering total privacy set amongst a large, park-like garden. A wood fired hot tub, BBQ,

fire pit, basketball ring and games room are all on site. The property is eco friendly with solar system, rainwater and septic.

Wildongoleechie Hotel

Accommodation
Campsite,
Hotel/Pub
Location

Corner Richard St and Wilkins Hwy, Hallett - on the Hallett to Jamestown Rd, on the outskirts of town

Coordinates
Grid ref: 038 013
Longitude: 138.889977
Latitude: -33.4102
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Contact

Graham & Charmaine
Email: hinkley@iprimus.com.au
Telephone: (+61 8) 8894 2018

Facilities

Updated April 2021: Hotel open from 3pm, Wednesday through Sunday for drinks, evening meals & accommodation.
Free camping if you purchase an evening meal.

Services may be available for small groups (i.e. more than 1-2 people) on Monday and Tuesday. Enquiries/arrangements need to be made with the owners prior to arrival.

Whistling Trig Tank

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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
4C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 9
Coordinates
Grid ref: 880 960
Longitude: 138.7190483389
Latitude: -33.4544842306
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Contact

The Friends of the Heysen Trail

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

Small shelter to collect water, water tank with bench

History

Constructed in October 2012

Notes

This is a windy, exposed site, as evidenced by the nearby wind farms.

This tank is midway between the towns of Hallett and Spalding - 22.5km from Hallett, and 26km from Spalding.

Spalding

Accommodation
Town
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
4C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 12
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.60762
Latitude: -33.499035
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Spalding Escape

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Accommodation
B&B
Location

12 Edwin Street, (corner Roderick Street), Spalding.

Coordinates
Grid ref: 780 909
Longitude: 138.610420
Latitude: -33.498496
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Contact

Contact: Brendan Fitzgerald,
Tel: 0417775445
email: brendanf@adam.com.au

Facilities

Facilities include:
Queen bed;
Fully equipped kitchenette; en suite bathroom including spa bath, separate shower, toilet etc;
WiFi NBN internet; free to air TV;
Airconditioning/heating;
Car parking; garden and patio;
Nearby village general store (limited trading hours) and hotel (serving meals Thursday to Sunday evenings); post office and mobile phone coverage.
Access to shared laundry with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.

https://abnb.me/aeBADzQyTfb

Notes

Unable to offer pickup or drop off for walkers but may be able to arrange for walkers to park their vehicle for a few days while they walk nearby sections of the trail.
Contact owner to discuss and negotiate parking arrangements.

Spalding Hotel

Accommodation
Campsite,
Hotel/Pub
Location

19 Main St, Spalding SA 5454

Coordinates
Longitude: 138.608042
Latitude: -33.497959
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Facilities

Accommodation 7 nights per week from $85
Guests may access breakfast & dinner [plus 24 hours notice for hiker/cyclist lunch pack by request].
Washing & drying facilities.
Pick up & Drop off service to Heysen Trail by prior arrangement.

Bundaleer Weir ‘walk-in’ site

Tank and camping platform 2012.
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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
5A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 2
Coordinates
Grid ref: 708 995
Longitude: 138.5350261861
Latitude: -33.4194028611
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Contact

The Friends of the Heysen Trail

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

Small shelter to collect water, water tank with bench. Camping platform. Toilet.

History

Constructed in October 2012.
Toilet installed March 2019.

Notes

This tank is midway between the town of Spalding and the Curnows Hut & Campsite - 18.8km from Spalding and 13.5km from Curnows Hut.

Curnows Hut

Curnows Hut
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Accommodation
Hut,
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
5A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 4
Location
Bundaleer
Coordinates
Grid ref: 715 097
Longitude: 138.548065
Latitude: -33.32476
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Friends of the Heysen Trail. Ph (+61 8) 8212 6299.

This hut is maintained by Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and reserved for Heysen Trail walkers and Mawson Trail cyclists. It is located on private property and not accessible to vehicles or caravans.

Bookings

No. The hut has a combination lock (installed in October 2017) . To access, press C (for clear) and then the code number is 5491.

Fees

No.

Facilities

Hut - hut, bunks, water, fireplace, toilet, table, seating. Camp ground - fire pits, tables, toilet (new toilet constructed August 2016), water

History

Bundaleer Forest was the first plantation forest in South Australia, and also the "birthplace of forestry in Australia". There was early concern that the State's precious native forest cover, never abundant, would be lost forever in the rush to find building materials. From 1873 the South Australian Parliament passed various acts to encourage the planting of forest trees, and in 1876 'Plantation A' - the first forest - was planted at Bundaleer. Many tree species - natives and exotics - were planted to see which would thrive in local conditions, and be commercially useful. Many of these trees, now a century and a quarter old, can still be seen at Bundaleer. The most successful product was the Radiata pine, today widely used in construction. There are other plantations along the Heysen Trail, at Kuitpo Forest and Mt Crawford Forest, but the vast majority of plantations of Pinus Radiatus are in the State's South-East. The first nurseryman at Bundaleer was John Curnow, whose cottage, known as Curnows Hut, is located near the original nursery. The timber from this plantation was used to build Spencer Gulf jetties, railway sleepers and in Broken Hill’s mines.

Bundaleer Sport & Recreation Grounds

Accommodation
Campsite,
Water Tank
Mapsheet
5A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 4
Coordinates
Grid ref: 739 152
Longitude: 138.572980
Latitude: -33.278305
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Contact

Jamestown Visitor Centre, Ph (+61) 0429 129 132

Bookings

Not required

Fees

Please use the honesty box on site

Facilities

Overnight hiker camping is available at the picnic ground with access to toilets and water.

Wirrilla Shearers Quarters (CLOSED)

Accommodation
Closed (no longer available),
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
5A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 5
Location
Wirrila Homestead
Coordinates
Grid ref: 660 062
Longitude: 138.495972
Latitude: -33.356632
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Facilities

Owners advised in Feb 2017 that the property is in a run down condition and no longer suitable for occupation.

Flairville on Heysen

Exterior
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Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
5A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 5
Location
Flairville on Heysen
359 Humphris Rd
West Bundaleer SA
Coordinates
Grid ref: 674 061
Longitude: 138.500453
Latitude: -33.359583
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Contact

Joyleen Koch
Phone: (+61) 0429 672 167
Email: rcjjkoch02@gmail.com

Bookings
Facilities

Flairville on Heysen with picturesque outlook, provides a self-contained four-bedroom home
with kitchen, dining, bathroom and laundry facilities. Kick back and relax after a hard day’s
endeavour in a warm bath or in front of the slow combustion wood fire. Sleeps 7, linen and
towels provided.

History

Located on the Flairville property with historic homestead and rambling garden, the second
1960’s homestead is now available for accommodation.
The Lehmann family settled in the Bundaleer Valley in 1924 and established a successful Merino
and Poll Merino sheep stud. Third and fourth generation family continue to farm and whilst the
sheep stud is no longer operational, they still run sheep with soft, clean white wools and grow
cereal, oilseed and legume crops.

Notes

Closed over Summer - Dec 1st to March 31st

Georgetown

Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 6
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.392517
Latitude: -33.359676
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Georgetown Hotel

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Accommodation
Hotel/Pub
Location

33 Fisher Street, Georgetown SA 5472.

Coordinates
Grid ref: 573 058
Longitude: 138.39281
Latitude: -33.35912
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Louise
Email louiseperyk@gmail.com
Ph (+61) 0418 541 510
https://www.thegeorgetownhotel.com.au/

Facilities

Accommodation - single and double rooms. Queen size room also has A/C & TV.
Shared areas include a microwave, toaster, kettle.
Included in your price is a make yourself continental breakfast, coffee and tea, cereal and toast.

Happy to hold Food/clothing drops for walkers.

Notes

Accommodation opened June 2022.

Hiskeys Hut

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Accommodation
Hut,
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 6
Coordinates
Grid ref: 544 063
Longitude: 138.361325
Latitude: -33.35432542
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https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

No
This hut is maintained by Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and reserved for Heysen Trail walkers and Mawson Trail cyclists. It is located on private property and not accessible to vehicles or caravans.

Fees

None

Facilities

hut, water, multi-purpose camping platform, table, seats, sink, bunks (two rooms), fireplace, toilet

History

During the 1800s and 1900s the house was occupied by two generations of butchers, who had shops in either Georgetown or nearby Narridy. The slaughter house was on the rise east of the hut - hence the road name (Slaughterhouse Road). After WW1 a family of 6 children and 3 adults lived in the house. Between 1940 and 1950 the house was occupied by the Noll family, of which Wendy O'Hagan (nee Noll) now lives in Georgetown.

Crystal Brook

Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 8
Coordinates
Grid ref: 400 061
Longitude: 138.207092
Latitude: -33.352264
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Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site

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Accommodation
Hut,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 1
Coordinates
Grid ref: 432 087
Longitude: 138.238449
Latitude: -33.331406
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Friends of the Heysen Trail

Bookings

This hut is maintained by Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and reserved for Heysen Trail walkers and Mawson Trail cyclists.
As of June 2012, there is a combination lock keypad on the hut, combination is C5230.
Bookings no longer need to be made via Port Pirie Regional Council,

Fees

No

Facilities

hut & camp site, water, bunks, fireplace, toilets

North Laura Hotel

Accommodation
Hotel/Pub
Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 4
Location
25 Mill St, Laura SA 5480
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.299238
Latitude: -33.178108
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Phone (+61 8) 8663 2421
(+61) 0407 808 115
Facebook.com/NorthLauraHotel

Bookings

Contact the hotel for details or check their website.

Fees

Yes.

Beetaloo Creek ‘walk-in’ site (Mills Road) (CLOSED)

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Accommodation
Closed (no longer available),
'Walk-in' site
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 4
Coordinates
Grid ref: 378 233
Longitude: 138.1873692111
Latitude: -33.1974317833
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Facilities

This site has been abandonded.

WALKERS NOTE - UPDATE MAY 2021
The water tank was damaged due to a fallen tree branch.
Water tank and shelter with bench have been removed as the first part of the relocation to a nearby site.

Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)

Accommodation
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 4
Coordinates
Grid ref: 379 241
Longitude: 138.188624
Latitude: -33.19035
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Bookings

No

Fees

No

Facilities

Tank, walker's platform.

History

Rain Water Tank installed October 2021 following the closure of the nearby Beetaloo Creek site.

Taralee Orchards

Accommodation
B&B,
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 6
Location
Adjacent to Wirrabara Forest

Coordinates
Grid ref: 383 352
Longitude: 138.19574
Latitude: -33.090248
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(+61) 0428 827 774
http://www.taralee.com.au
Email: info@taralee.com.au

Bookings

Yes

Fees

Yes

Facilities

Ruby cottage - up to 6 people
Apricot cottage - up to 5 peope

Wirrabara Old Schoolhouse YHA (CLOSED)

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Accommodation
Closed (no longer available),
Water only location
Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 6
Location
Forest Road, (Wirrabara Forest)
Coordinates
Grid ref: 405 369
Longitude: 138.221832
Latitude: -33.073418
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No longer operated by YHA Adelaide. Accommodation not available.

Ippinitchie Campground

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Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (medium),
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 6
Location
Wirrabara Forest (part of Wapma Thura – Southern Flinders Ranges National Park)
Campsite is located 7 kms east of the Heysen Trail.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 414 376
Longitude: 138.230545
Latitude: -33.06691
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Contact

National Parks & Wildlife Service, Yorke and Mid North Office
Ph: (+61 8) 8841 3400
AH (+61) 0417 883 678

Bookings

Yes. Campsite is closed during the Fire Danger Season - for the Flinders region, the dates are generally from 1st November to 15th April.
https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/wirrabara-forest/booking/94146

Fees

Yes

Facilities

campsite, water tank/shelter, toilet

Wirrabara

Accommodation
Town
Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 6
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.268753
Latitude: -33.032898
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Go-Cart Track Shelter

Accommodation
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
6A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 7
Location
Telowie Gorge Conservation Park (part of Wapma Thura – Southern Flinders Ranges National Park)
Coordinates
Grid ref: 336 395
Longitude: 138.146744
Latitude: -33.051029
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Bookings

No.
Although the Telowie Gorge Conservation Park website states there is no camping in the park, the Go Cart Track Shelter is available for the use of Heysen Trail walkers.

Fees

None

Facilities

shelter, water, camp site

Notes

Occasionally access to the Park may be restricted. Refer to the National Park SA Park Alerts webpage to check whether there are any current restrictions for Telowie Gorge Conservation Park. https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/know-before-you-go/closures-and-alerts

White Park Tank

White Park Tank and bench
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Accommodation
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
6A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 2.7
Coordinates
Grid ref: 342 439
Longitude: 138.1561704421256
Latitude: -33.010321309089534
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Facilities

Tank with seat.

History

The tank was installed 6th June 2022 along with a walkers bench, by the Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and with the enthusiastic cooperation of the local landowner.
The local landowner purchased this section of forest and suggested a reroute for the Trail and has allowed the erection of the tank and bench on his property.

Notes

Do not rely on it for water until well after decent rains fall in the area.
Check this site for further updates on water availability.

Wendy’s at Wattle Park, Flinders Ranges

Accommodation
B&B
Mapsheet
6A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 8
Location
Wattle Park,
1234 Germein Gorge Road,
Bangor.
Guidebook note
3 kms west of intersection of Germein Gorge & White Park Roads.
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.114428
Latitude: -32.968908
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Call Michele on (+61 8) 8666 5237 or (+61) 0447 665 227
(Try the ‘landline’ first as mobile reception is patchy!)
Email: wendys@wattleparkprops.com.au

Fees

Yes

Facilities

Accommodation for up to 6 people with full and sole-occupancy at Wendy’s Farm House.
Minimum 2 night stay.

2 x Queen Size Beds
2 x King Single Beds

Includes:
Breakfast provisions on arrival
Linen and Towels

Murray Town

Accommodation
Town
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
6A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 9
Coordinates
Grid ref: 420 524
Longitude: 138.240438
Latitude: -32.936972
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Doughboy Reserve

Doughboy Reserve
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Accommodation
'Walk-in' site
Mapsheet
6A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 2.10
Location
600 metres off the trail on Pitchers Rd.
2.5km north of Murray Town. Situated on Wild Dog Creek.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 416 568
Longitude: 138.237524
Latitude: -32.896671
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Fees

No fee.

Melrose

Accommodation
Town
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
6A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 11
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.18689
Latitude: -32.826843
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A Little Pug Cottage at Melrose

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Location

5 Whitby St, Melrose.

Coordinates
Grid ref: 369 645
Longitude: 138.1894305
Latitude: -32.8267185
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Facilities

Self contained settler's cottage with 2 bedrooms, accommodating 4 people, or more people with tents (by negotiation).

Flinders Family Getaway

Accommodation
B&B
Location

7 Moorehouse St, Melrose.

Coordinates
Longitude: 138.189256
Latitude: -32.829364
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Facilities

3 bedroom cottage with accommodation for 7 guests. Located in the township within walking distance of all facilities.

Melrose Caravan Park and Campground

Accommodation
Campsite,
Caravan Park
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.186849
Latitude: -32.825133
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Facilities

Caravan park with camping, powered sites, self contained cabins, budget cabins (with camp kitchen, toilets, showers and laundry)

On other side of creek: unpowered bush camping (with camp kitchen, toilets and showers)

Mt Remarkable Summit Camp Site (CLOSED)

Accommodation
Closed (no longer available)
Mapsheet
6B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 1
Location
Mt Remarkable National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 343 667
Longitude: 138.163429
Latitude: -32.803875
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Notes

Closed September 2015 as part of a minor trail re-alignment. The firefighting water tank remains, but is not accessible to walkers. Melrose and Grays Hut are nearby.

The Racecourse Camp

Accommodation
'Walk-in' site
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Mapsheet
6B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 2
Coordinates
Grid ref: 322 671
Longitude: 138.14063
Latitude: -32.80104
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Bookings

Camping permits required for 'backpacking sites' in Mt Remarkable NP. Permits cannot be booked on-line.
Please contact the Natural Resource Centre - Clare to organise your stay.
Phone: (+61 8) 8841 3400
Email: mrnp@sa.gov.au

Fees

$8.00/person/night (rates valid as at July 2023).

Facilities

Camp site. Tank and toilets nearby at Grays Hut.

Notes

Fires are not permitted in Mt Remarkable NP.
Occasionally access to the Park may be restricted. Refer to the National Park SA Park Alerts webpage to check whether there are any current restrictions for Mt Remarkable National Park. https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/know-before-you-go/closures-and-alerts

Grays Hut

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Accommodation
Hut,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
6B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 2
Coordinates
Grid ref: 319 672
Longitude: 138.137585
Latitude: -32.800521
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Contact

https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

Not required.

Fees

No.

Facilities

Hut with sleeping benches, hanging pegs, clothes line, solar light, adjacent large shelter with table and benches (table not shown in photos), two water tanks, modern toilet, NO fires.

Campsite nearby - refer to listing for The Racecourse (bookings required).

History

Mark Gray junior built the hut and adjacent cow yards in the early 1900s, milking cows and taking the cream to Melrose, at least 10 miles away. The hut was burnt down in a bushfire in 1988. The area was known as the race course, because local lads secretly trained their horses here for the picnic races. The current hut was built around the ruins of the original hut.

Notes

Fires are not permitted in Mt Remarkable NP.
Occasionally access to the Park may be restricted. Refer to the National Park SA Park Alerts webpage to check whether there are any current restrictions for Mt Remarkable National Park. https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/know-before-you-go/closures-and-alerts

Goat Rock ‘walk-in’ site

Accommodation
'Walk-in' site
Mapsheet
6B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 2
Location
Mt Remarkable National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 317 697
Longitude: 138.135488
Latitude: -32.777756
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Bookings

Camping permits required for 'backpacking sites' in Mt Remarkable NP. Permits cannot be booked on-line.

Please contact the Natural Resource Centre - Clare to organise your stay.
Phone: (+61 8) 8841 3400
Email: mrnp@sa.gov.au

Fees

$8.00/person/night (rates valid as at July 2023).

Facilities

camp site

Notes

This site is located approx 1km east of trail, adjacent Spring Creek Track. Suggested use as a back up if The Racecourse site is booked out.

Sugargum Dam ‘walk-in’ site

Accommodation
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
6B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 2
Location
located approx 1.5km west of trail on the Mambray Creek Track, Mt Remarkable National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 289 682
Longitude: 138.107359
Latitude: -32.790304
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Bookings

Camping permits required for 'backpacking sites' in Mt Remarkable NP. Permits cannot be booked on-line.

Please contact the Natural Resource Centre - Clare to organise your stay.
Phone: (+61 8) 8841 3400
Email: mrnp@sa.gov.au

Fees

$8.00/person/night (rates valid as at July 2023).

Facilities

camp site, fire, water tank

Longhill ‘walk-in’ site

Accommodation
'Walk-in' site
Mapsheet
6B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 3
Location
located approx 3km west of trail, Mt Remarkable National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 256 720
Longitude: 138.071182
Latitude: -32.755444
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Bookings

Camping permits required for 'backpacking sites' in Mt Remarkable NP. Permits cannot be booked on-line.

Please contact the Natural Resource Centre - Clare to organise your stay.
Phone: (+61 8) 8841 3400
Email: mrnp@sa.gov.au

Fees

$7.50/person/night (rates valid as at July 2021).

Facilities

camp site, toilets 400m north-east at Blue Gum Flat picnic area

Alligator Lodge

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
6B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 3
Location
Mt Remarkable Conservation Park, Alligator Gorge Road
Coordinates
Grid ref: 266 754
Longitude: 138.083054
Latitude: -32.72546
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Contact

Clare Natural Resources Centre
Phone: (+61 8) 8841 3400
Email: mrnp@sa.gov.au

Mt Remarkable National Park
https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/mount-remarkable-national-park

Fees

Exclusive use rate is $184/night (valid as at July 2021).

Facilities

3 bedroom house accommodates a maximum of eight people. Features include gas stove and refrigerator, solar lighting, wood heater, cooking and eating utensils, open living area and modern bathroom

Stony Creek ‘walk-in’ site

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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
6B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 3
Location
Mt Remarkable National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 269 773
Longitude: 138.092028
Latitude: -32.704715
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Bookings

Camping permits required for 'backpacking sites' in Mt Remarkable NP. Permits cannot be booked on-line.
Please contact the Natural Resource Centre - Clare to organise your stay.
Phone: (+61 8) 8841 3400
Email: mrnp@sa.gov.au

Fees

$8.00/person/night (rates valid as at July 2023).

Facilities

water tank/shelter

Wilmington

Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
6B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 4
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.097504
Latitude: -32.649349
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Hawks Nest

Accommodation
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
6C
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 5
Coordinates
Grid ref: 244 886
Longitude: 138.062864
Latitude: -32.604710
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Facilities

Water tank

Notes

New tank installed in April 2022.
Closest water sources are Stony Creek, 14 km south and Catninga 13 km north.

Spear Creek Holiday Park

Units
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Accommodation
Campsite,
Shearer's Quarters
Mapsheet
6C
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 6
Guidebook note
5km west of the trail, west of Mount Jay
Coordinates
Grid ref: 806 924
Longitude: 137.98960
Latitude: -32.56992
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Facilities

Powered and unpowered campsites;
self contained bungalows (sleep up to 8); shearers quarters (sleep up to 6); units (suit couples)
Two shower and toilet blocks
Coffee and snack trailer
Fully equipped kitchen
Coin-operated washers and driers
Dining hall
Communal television
Picnic tables

Broadview homestead

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
6C
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 7
Location
3km east of trail
Guidebook note
3 km east of the trail, south of Mt Brown Conservation Park.
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.05735
Latitude: -32.52118
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Contact

Roger & Janet Crawford: Ph (+61) 0429 900 227

Fees

Yes

Facilities

5 bedrooms, around 20 beds. Includes 2 large bedrooms with about 5-6 single beds, 2 bedrooms with double or queen plus 2 or 3 single beds. 1 bedroom with only a double. Dining room with fireplace and large kitchen with aga, electric stove and microwave, and a spacious lounge. Modern (60s or 70s) bathroom, and 1 outside toilet. Spacious outside courtyard area well set up and well lit for bbqs, and a place for a bonfire, byo firewood.

History

Broadview is a big old crumbling farmhouse. The original two rooms were built of stone in mid 1800s, but has been extended many times.

Mount Brown Bush Camp

Mount Brown Bush Camp
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Accommodation
Campsite
Mapsheet
6C
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 3.7
Location
Close to the Mount Brown Conservation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 215 974
Longitude: 138.035704
Latitude: -32.525533
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Contact

For more information and bookings please contact:
mtbrownbushcamping@gmail.com
www.mtbrownbushcamping.com

Bookings

Yes

Fees

Yes

Facilities

Lookout at the summit of Mt Brown, toilets and firepits. No water tank located near trail.

History

Mount Brown is located in the Flinders Ranges about 20 kilometres east of the city of Port Augusta.

The mountain was named by the British navigator Matthew Flinders on 9 March 1802 after the Scottish botanist, Robert Brown, who was a member of HMS Investigator’s scientific team. Brown along with others from HMS Investigator including Ferdinand Bauer and William Westall climbed the mountain on 10 and 11 March 1802.

The Nukunu people are traditional custodians of the land.

The mountain has a height of 964 m (3,163 ft).

Since 1993, it has been located within the boundaries of the protected area known as the Mount Brown Conservation Park.

Notes

The camp sites of the Mount Brown Bushcamp are spread throughout the property. Camp site 6 is closest to the trail ... the others are not.
Vehicle access via Gunyah Road and then Broadview track.

Catninga Shed

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Accommodation
Hut,
Self contained unit/house,
Water Tank
Mapsheet
6C
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 7
Location
Private property, immediately beside Heysen Trail and Mount Brown Conservation Park

https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/mount-brown-conservation-park



Coordinates
Grid ref: 188 983
Longitude: 138.007919
Latitude: -32.517868
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Contact

Heather and Brian, Catninga Homestead
Phone: (+61 8) 8643 6327 or (+61) 0458 436 363
catninga@gmail.com
www.catninga.com

Bookings

Water is available to all hikers, however to stay in this facility bookings are required.

Fees

$25/person (subject to variation) on a 'a leave it as you found it' basis.
Fees current as at July 2021.

Facilities

Water tank located beside farm shed, access to tank for all hikers.
Shed, described as a "rustic mountain shed", comprises 4 camp beds; wood stove; gas BBQ; camp shower and flush toilet.

Notes

The water tank is a joint initiative between the local farmer, the Friends of the Heysen Trail, Department for Department for Environment & Water (DEW) and the CFS. Accommodation in the shed is available by booking.

Catninga B&B

B&B
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Accommodation
B&B
Mapsheet
6C
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 7
Location
Catninga Homestead
Guidebook note
2km west of map
Coordinates
Longitude: 137.9754
Latitude: -32.514
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Contact

Heather and Brian, Catninga Homestead
Phone: (+61 8) 8643 6327 or (+61) 0458 436 363
catninga@gmail.com
www.catninga.com

Bookings

Yes

Fees

Yes

Facilities

Bed & breakfast style accommodation at the eastern foot of Mt Brown, a short 2km walk from the Heysen Trail (west of Catninga Tank.)

Waukarie Creek/Mt Brown North ‘walk-in’ site

Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
6C
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 8
Location
Mount Brown Conservation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 185 043
Longitude: 138.007324
Latitude: -32.462372
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Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

Camp site - water tank/shelter

Pichi Richi Park

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Accommodation
Campsite,
Caravan Park,
Other
Mapsheet
6D
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 8
Location
2035 Flinders Ranges Way, Quorn.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 793 080
Longitude: 137.970627
Latitude: -32.429897
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Facilities

Accommodation includes self-contained retreat cabins with rugged ridgetop views or shared accommodation for groups that includes access to function deck, commercial kitchen & dining areas. Also offers unpowered camp sites and access for Heysen hikers to water, toilets etc.

Notes

A family owned & operated bush retreat located 10km drive from Quorn or 10km along the Pichi Richi ridgeline of the Heysen trail heading south toward Waukerie hike-in site and Mt Brown.

Devil’s Peak Campsite (CLOSED)

Accommodation
Closed (no longer available)
Mapsheet
6D
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 8
Location
Coordinates
Grid ref: 799 087
Longitude: 137.9763
Latitude: -32.4224
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Facilities

Campsite now closed - advised by previous operator Sept 2020..

Notes

The B&B that previously operated here was closed on 1/3/2018.

Quorn

Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
6D
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 10
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.040466
Latitude: -32.345833
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Elizabeth House Backpackers and Hostel

Elizabeth House exterior
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Accommodation
Backpackers
Location

12 First St, Quorn

Coordinates
Grid ref: 214 172
Longitude: 138.03647
Latitude: -32.347566
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Facilities

All common areas are shared.
Free WIFI.

https://elizabeth-house-backpackers.business.site/

Great Northern Lodge

Accommodation
Motel
Location

45 First street, Quorn,

Coordinates
Grid ref: 215 174
Longitude: 138.043030
Latitude: -32.346146
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admin@greatnorthernlodge.com.au
Ph: (+61 8) 8648 6940 or Mob: (+61) 0448 486 391

Facilities

Luxury Apartments

Newly refurbished luxury apartments with clean and modern interiors.
Including: large bedroom + king-size bed + ensuite bathroom + lounge area + kitchenette + outdoor seating area.

Savings Bank of South Australia – Old Quorn Branch

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Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Location

37 First St, Quorn

Coordinates
Grid ref: 215 174
Longitude: 138.041968
Latitude: -32.346579
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Facilities

Historic generously sized old bank building.
Three bedrooms sleeps six people.

Self catering although the pubs and cafes can cater for all meals.
Dining area, kitchenette, and lounge on ground floor, in the old banking chamber. One queen bedroom and bathroom also on ground floor.
Upstairs two bedrooms (one queen bed) and one twin bedded room, plus another lounge room, verandah and second bathroom.

The Old Homestead & Shearer’s Quarters

Old Homestead (Shearer's Quarters behind)
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Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
6D
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 1
Location
The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 807 226
Longitude: 137.983719
Latitude: -32.29715
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Contact

The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park
Phone: (+61 8) 8634 7068

Fees

Yes - refer to website.

Facilities

2 houses -
Homestead: 5 beds, kitchen, fridge, lounge, shower, toilet, power.
Shearers Quarters: 10 beds, kitchen/lounge, fridge, shower, toilet, power.

The Dutchman Hut

Hut with shearing shed beyond
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Accommodation
Hut,
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
6D
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 1
Location
Coordinates
Grid ref: 807 226
Longitude: 137.982727
Latitude: -32.296364
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Contact

https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

No
This hut is maintained by Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and reserved for Heysen Trail walkers and Mawson Trail cyclists. It is not accessible to vehicles or caravans.

Fees

No

Facilities

Hut: bunks, table, sink, wood heater, ceiling fan, lighting and electrical outlets, water. Camping available in area in front of hut. 2 flush toilets located in shearing shed immediately next to hut. Shearing shed might also be suitable for shelter.

History

The building was restored by the homeless men from the Adelaide Central Mission (Byron Place), funded using a grant from the Commonweath Department of Health and a donation from the Friends of the Heysen Trail.

Eyre Depot

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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
7A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 3
Coordinates
Grid ref: 764 297
Longitude: 137.93245
Latitude: -32.2347166667
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https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

No

Fees

No

Facilities

Water tank with basic shelter, Toilet, camping platform.
Phone coverage reported in Aug 2020 - 4G with most networks, (Telstra, Optus - yes, Vodafone??)
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Please note that this water tank is in a range shadow, being on the western side of the ranges. At times during 2011 and 2012 the tank has been very low or empty. We would recommend the carrying of some extra water as a contingency (but not necessarily a full load) from Mt Arden South (reliable) or Dutchmans Stern (reliable).

You should watch this page for reports of the latest tank water level. We would also encourage hikers who have visited the campsite to record the tank water level on this forum page:
https://heysentrail.asn.au/forums/topic/eyre-depot-water/

History

2009 - The original water tank was installed with funds donated by the FoHT End to End 2 walk group (2003-2008)

2020 - Further improvements and a toilet were funded by donations from the Friends End to End 9 walk group (2014-2019)

2020 - A replacement tank was generously supplied & installed by Ben Jueken & family, from Groundwater Science Ltd.

Wilkatana Station

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Accommodation
Shearer's Quarters
Mapsheet
7A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 4.3
Location
Within the Wilkatana Pastoral Lease
The Heysen Trail
Part of this iconic walk passes through the rocky ramparts of Wilkatana Station. Significant on this walk is the "Eyre Depot" on Depot Creek, established by Edward John Eyre. The trail winds northwards from here to Mt Arden an 844 metre high vantage point.

The 1,200 kilometre Heysen Trail passes through some of South Australia’s most diverse and breathtaking landscapes, traversing coastal areas, native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests and vineyards, as well as rich farmland and historic towns. Starting at Cape Jervis to winds its way northwards to finish in the Parachilna Gorge.
Guidebook note
Off the Trail to the west of Wilkatana Homestead
Coordinates
Grid ref: 701 376
Longitude: 137.864049
Latitude: -32.165135
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Andrew and Rachel
PMB 2
Port Augusta SA 5701
Phone: (+61 8) 8642 3642

Warren Gorge

Accommodation
Campsite,
Water Tank
Mapsheet
7A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 3
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.010742
Latitude: -32.187222
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Bookings

Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre - Quorn
Ph: (+61 8) 8260 0500
Email: vic@frc.sa.gov.au

Fees

FRC fees as at 25/6/2020
Camping per night per vehicle $15
Vehicle entry per day $5
Walkers or cyclist with no vehicle day entry $2.50
Walkers or cyclist with no vehicle camping per night $10
Bus day entry $3.00 pp

Registration and payment either at the Flinders Ranges Visitor Centre, Railway Terrace Quorn or self registration at entrance to Gorge.

Mt Arden South ‘walk-in’ site

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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
7A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 4
Coordinates
Grid ref: 805 372
Longitude: 137.97467
Latitude: -32.16675
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Contact

https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

Camp site, water, small basic shelter to capture rainwater. There is an additional campsite located 250m north of this campsite, it is on Arden Vale station property, and includes a BBQ and table & chairs - this campsite is on a 4WD track. It has no water.
There is a water tank at the summit of Mount Arden.

History

This tank, called the Hunken Tank, in memory of Geoff Hunken, who died suddenly from a cerebral haemorrhage. He was a a dedicated walker and walk leader with the Friends and his mother, following Geoff's death donated money for a tank, in his memory.
The tank was installed in the late 1900's and replaced in 2007.

Argadells

Accommodation
Campsite,
Caravan Park
Mapsheet
7A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 5
Location
6-9km east of trail at Mt Arden. Ardonvale Rd, Quorn (approx 25km north of Quorn)
Guidebook note
Located east of the edge of the map
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.037843
Latitude: -32.13985
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Bookings

Tanya and Mark Finlay - Phone (+61 8) 8648 6246 or (+61) 0400 145 998.
Email: info@argadells.com.au
https://www.argadells.com.au/bookings.html

Fees

Yes - refer to website

Facilities

bush camping, showers and toilets nearby

Buckaringa Gorge Camp Site (CLOSED)

Accommodation
Closed (no longer available)
Mapsheet
7B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 6
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.04425
Latitude: -32.114025
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This camping facility is no longer available. It is now private property and camping is strictly prohibited.

Buckaringa North ‘walk-in’ site

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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
7B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 7
Coordinates
Grid ref: 259 491
Longitude: 138.095715
Latitude: -32.060438
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Contact

https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

camp site, rainwater tank, shelter (very basic small shelter primarily to capture rainwater), multi-purpose camping platform

Calabrinda Creek ‘walk-in’ site

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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
7C
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 8
Coordinates
Grid ref: 407 546
Longitude: 138.257047
Latitude: -32.012958
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Contact

https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

No

Fees

No

Facilities

water/shelter, toilet

Mt Elm ‘walk-in’ site

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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
7C
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 10
Coordinates
Grid ref: 473 666
Longitude: 138.333039
Latitude: -31.907118
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Contact

https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

No

Fees

No

Facilities

shelter, water, toilet

Hawker

Accommodation
Town
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Mapsheet
7D
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4, map 11
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.421143
Latitude: -31.888472
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Displaying 5 accommodation options in this town

Sunset Ridge Accommodation

Exterior
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Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Coordinates
Grid ref: 526 712
Longitude: 138.385643
Latitude: -31.868966
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Contact

Louise on 0427067617 or
sl.enterprises.sa5434@gmail.com

Facilities

Rockville is a spacious, four bedroom house located close to the Heysen trail, 4.5kms from Hawker. It boasts traditional features with quality modern comforts. With 3 queen beds and 2 single beds, it can sleep up to 8 people and with a fully equipped kitchen, BBQ and basic pantry provisions, self-catering is made easier.
A peaceful location with ducted heating/cooling, perfect for relaxing.

Wonoka Station

Accommodation
Campsite,
Self contained unit/house,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
7D
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 3
Location
300m west of trail. Wonoka Station Road, Hawker (approx 15km north of Hawker)
Coordinates
Grid ref: 533 808
Longitude: 138.392883
Latitude: -31.780788
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Bookings

wonokastation518@gmail.com
(Postal Address: PO Box 197, Hawker SA 5434)

Fees

Yes

Facilities

campsite and shearers quarters accommodation on a working sheep property located near the main homestead
https://wonokastation.com/

Mayo Hut

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Accommodation
Hut,
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
7D
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 3
Coordinates
Grid ref: 544 836
Longitude: 138.407845
Latitude: -31.754693
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https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

This hut is maintained by Friends of the Heysen Trail volunteers and reserved for Heysen Trail walkers and Mawson Trail cyclists.
It is located on private property and not accessible to vehicles or caravans.

Bookings

No

Fees

None

Facilities

water, bunks, fireplace, table, seating, toilet

History

The hut was restored from a ruin in 1988 as a Bicentennial Project. The cottage was restored by seven unemployed and homeless persons from the Wright Court Day Centre in Adelaide. The project was co-ordinated by the Adelaide Central Mission and funded by the Department of Recreation and Sport.

Read Trailwalker article from 1989, https://heysentrail.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Mayos-Hut-restoration-history-published-trailwalker-15-February-1989.pdf

Read Trailwalker article about official opening, https://heysentrail.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Mayos-Hut-official-opening-1989.pdf

Mt Little Station

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Accommodation
Campsite,
Self contained unit/house,
Shelter (medium),
Water Tank
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Mapsheet
7D
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 3
Location
northern end of Mayo Gorge - 1.7km north of trail (Leigh Creek Road, Hawker)
Guidebook note
just north of
Coordinates
Grid ref: 535 865
Longitude: 138.398556
Latitude: -31.733728
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Bookings

(+61 8) 8648 4206 (Postal address: PO Box 129, Hawker 5434)

Facilities

Bush campsites, camp kitchen, male and female showers and toilets with hot water, rain water.

Self-contained cottage with 4 bedrooms, sleeping up to 10 people.

Arkaba Conservancy

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Accommodation
B&B,
Self contained unit/house
Mapsheet
8A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 3
Location
north of Hawker, on the Hawker to Wilpena Pound road
Guidebook note
3km off trail
Coordinates
Longitude: 138.5042
Latitude: -31.7313
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Contact

http://www.arkabastation.com/
arkaba@wildbushluxury.com
1300 997 193 (Reservations - Toll free in Australia)
+61 2 9030 6312 (Reservations - International callers)

Facilities

Luxury accommodation and luxury walk safaris.

Red Range ‘walk-in’ site

Camping platform and water tank.
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Accommodation
Shelter (small),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Water Tank Level

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Mapsheet
8A
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 5
Coordinates
Grid ref: 634 922
Longitude: 138.504775
Latitude: -31.681074
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Contact

https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)

Bookings

no

Fees

no

Facilities

Water tank (very basic small shelter to capture rainwater), camping platform, toilet (new toilet constructed August 2015)

Notes

Note that there is no access to or from this campsite other than via the Heysen Trail.
The campsite was moved 200m northwards in March 2011 (new GR634 922). The Heysen Trail passes directly through the campsite.