Hiskeys Hut

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Second bedroom
Second bedroom
Multi-purpose camping platform
Multi-purpose camping platform
Water Tank
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 6
Grid ref: 543 062
Longitude: 138.361325
Latitude: -33.35432542
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https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)
hut, water, multi-purpose camping platform, table, seats, sink, bunks (two rooms), fireplace, toilet
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.

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10 thoughts on “Hiskeys Hut

  1. 31 July 2019 – The two tanks at Hiskey’s Hut appear to be at, or near, capacity. Water quality appears to be good (to smell and taste).

  2. Lovely stone hut surrounded by green hills. I never knew sheep could be so loud! Stayed overnight 16 June 2019. Hut clean and tidy and in good Knick although I discovered some mouse droppings on sink. I had no trouble with mice but hung my food bag. Looks like volunteers have put in a lot of effort improving this hut including planting a strand of trees to the west! Thanks so much!

    Note some of the sleeping platforms look like they need some maintenance.

  3. Stayed here on 23 Oct. 17. A welcomed overnight stay, plenty of water and no mice. However starlings had taken up residence and left deposits everywhere. I gave the hut a sweep as I normally do at every hut. I notified Friends of the bird issue. Thanks to all who have helped to provide and maintain the huts.

  4. Stayed here 4&5/5/15, as I holed up to avoid some bad weather. plenty of water in tank. Hut needed a good clean which I did a fair bit on 5/5, still could do with more. A couple mice running about, but I found baits under bed platforms in 2nd bedroom and moved them to where mice were. Bit of bird droppings inside, the gap between walls and roof needs bird proofing with wire netting. Also needs some pointing done on lower walls both inside and outside before any stones fall out. Fantastic hut, Thanks to Adelaide Central Mission and FOHT. Platform outside is a great spot to watch a sunset.

  5. I have stayed there a couple of days ago and as I don’t know who to report the damage to I thought I post it here.

    The roof of the hut is mostly done with corrugated metal, but two areas are covered with tranperant plastic. One of this plastic panel has broken. It is not only leaking now, but the bigger problem is that it is flapping in the wind. The noise makes sleeping impossible. I tried to stop the flapping by tying the pieces of plastic down, but this repair will only last a couple of days. I suggest somebody repairs it before rain will cause more damage.


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