Smith Hill

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (small),
Water Tank
Mapsheet
Mapsheet 3C, Marrabel Golf Club to Tothill Gap
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 6
Coordinates
Grid ref: 117 285
Longitude: 138.960284
Latitude: -34.067081
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Contact
Friends of the Heysen Trail
Bookings
No
Fees
None
Facilities
Shelter with water tank and bench, multi-purpose camping platform
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WALKERS TAKE NOTE - JULY 2020 - TANK IS EMPTY
Refer to Comments for details.
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Notes
Campsite completed September 2012. Distances: Marschalls Hut to Marrrabel - 8.6km Marrabel to Smith Hill Camp Site - 17.3km Smith Hill Camp Site to Webb Gap Camp Site - 13.3km

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5 thoughts on “Smith Hill

  1. Stayed at Smith Hill on 27/07/2020 – Lovely spot with a handy multi-purpose platform. Clear signage on fences noting private property abuts campsite, so it’s easy to respect landowners wishes. As per below – thanks to the work of the volunteers – the tap has been replaced on the water tank. However it remains empty at this time, it’ll take a few good rains before this changes. So for the foreseeable future take extra water with you.

  2. The tank tap was removed sometime around June 2020.
    It has since been replaced by FoHT Volunteers.

    It is understood that the action may have been taken due to the following concerns:
    – environmental damage caused by the collection of firewood,
    – fires being lit during the fire danger season (when the trail is closed)
    – pollution caused by food scraps, paper and toilet waste being left in the area
    – unauthorised access to surrounding private property.

    Please respect the environment and nearby landholders.

  3. I camped here on 4 June 2019 on Day 19 of my northbound end-to-end hike. Water tank was around 40%. Pretty spot and I loved having the multi-use platform! I found a level spot in some low trees up near the fence that was pretty sheltered. I actually woke to a dry tent where usually I have a lot of condensation under my outer fly. An advantage of the steady breeze through the night. Great sunsets and sunrises from this spot!

  4. 2/10/15. This is in a lovely spot, but I think it could be very windy. Tank full. The first place since Parachilna, that I have nearly been carried away by mosquitoes.

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