Balquhidder Camp Site

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Balquhidder tank and platform Oct 2019.
Balquhidder tank and platform Oct 2019.
Road (left) and campsite (far right) shown relative to each other. Campsite seen by the 3 orange tents
Road (left) and campsite (far right) shown relative to each other. Campsite seen by the 3 orange tents
The stile shows some tent icon signs (GR 642 554)
The stile shows some tent icon signs (GR 642 554)
Water tank and shelter under construction 2012.
Water tank and shelter under construction 2012.
View from site of shelter (GR 641 554)
View from site of shelter (GR 641 554)
Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (small),
Water Tank
Mapsheet
1B
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 4
Location
By creek next to Mount Scrub Road. Water tank and shelter across from the junction of two creeks (GR 641 554), 125m north of the stile (GR 642 554) on Mount Scrub Road.
Coordinates
Grid ref: 641 554
Longitude: 138.3955304769
Latitude: -35.6165758726
Download
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Contact
https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)
Bookings
No
Fees
No
Facilities
Campsite. Water tank, small platform and small shelter.
History
Photos of the construction of the shelter & water tank from December 2011: https://picasaweb.google.com/115827045141699129695/Balquhidder?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Notes
This is a new campsite, first published in the third edition of the Southern Guidebook, May 2010 (which shows the Balquihidder West Campsite - https://www.heysentrail.asn.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=239&accom_id=239 - moved 2km east to this new location.)

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5 thoughts on “Balquhidder Camp Site

    • Hi Mark, sorry, the campsites in national parks, and this one, are not dog-friendly.

      Dogs are generally not permitted on the Heysen Trail. So that includes in national parks or private land, but they are permitted on the Trail along public roads and in Forestry SA pine plantation forests.

  1. I didn’t have any trouble finding after my second hard (oh, so hard) 31km day on my thru-hike, 18 May 2019. Look for the Heysen Trail and a tent sign by the fence. Nice spot set off road. Not very level ground for tents made more challenging that the best sites were taken by a couple of walkers who beat me there! I found a level spot down past the creek and enjoyed having company. Water tank was nearly full.

  2. very hard to find in the dark as the tank is located about 100m down the hill from where you climb the fence with the post indicating the tent. you actually have to cross the creek to get to it, but great tank and very full, campfire setup, had to walk a bit further along the creek to find a flat spot though

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