Black Jack Hut

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

The new Black Jack Hut, June 2019
The new Black Jack Hut, June 2019
The new hut under construction
The new hut under construction
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site
Mapsheet 4A, Burra to Caroona Creek Conservation Park
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 3
Grid ref: 178 890
Longitude: 139.040924
Latitude: -33.522121
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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.
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.
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.
A new hut was installed in June 2019 and is available for immediate use. The access door does not have a combination padlock.

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12 thoughts on “Black Jack Hut

  1. 02/07/21
    Tank 100% full, good quality. Fab hut, while the storm raged. Note there is minor (easier) re-route before this hut (heading south), as you turn right and then follow the fence line towards Dust Hole Creek Rd. Local farmer has graded a dog leg diversion for the new fence they have put in. Follow the dog leg and you’ll still get to the trail at Dust Hole Creek Rd.

  2. Passed through at lunch time on 3/10/2020. Limited water at main shelter, plenty in tank at older shelter.

  3. 10/7/19. didnt use the hut for water but looks amazing. Used the tanks at the older shelter and tank was full and clean water.

  4. 2 August 2019. The tank at Black Jack’s is at approximately 45% capacity. Water quality appears to be good on taste and smell. Used it to make a cuppa.

  5. I actually camped a couple of Kms before I reached this camp as it was getting dark. Had breakfast here the next day on 28/9/15. Tank had plenty of water. The trail between carooma creek CS and here is delightful. Footpads through open forest, a decent creek to cross, minimal tracks. Bonza.

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