GPS File Release Version History

This page contains details of update releases of the GPS files for the Heysen Trail. Please refer to the Maps page to view details of maps, including the Interactive Map Interface, download KML file for Google Earth, download GPX file handheld GPS units.

v4.0 16/2/2021

This is a major update, the first 185km of the trail path in the downloadable GPX file and Interactive Map has been updated to be have 10x more detail.

Updated Mapsheets are:

  1. Mapsheet 1: Cape Jervis to Kuitpo Forest (all four submaps)
  2. Mapsheet 2A: Kuitpo Forest to Bridgewater Oval - the first 27km to 3km south of Mylor (submaps 2B, 2C and 2D have not yet been updated)

We will progressively update the trail path further along the trail through the mapsheets.

v3.23 15/2/2021

The following 12 re-routes and alterations have been added:

  1. Mapsheet 1B: a minor 400m correction to the trail at Waitpinga, a temporary re-route that was put in place sometime ago but can now be considered permanent, has been added now to improve accuracy.
  2. Mapsheet 1C: a 600m re-route up The Sugarloaf, north of Inman Valley. An improved realignment was marked in November 2020.
  3. Mapsheet 2A: A minor clarification of trail route in Kuitpo Forest near Mt Bold to remove an obsolete temporary reourte.
  4. Mapsheet 2A/2B: A minor clarification of trail route past Bridgewater Oval.
  5. Mapsheet 2B: correction to the first 600m of spur trail to Hahndorf starting from Bridgewater Playground.
  6. Mapsheet 2B: when entering Morialta Conservation Park from Norton Summit, there is a 140m long low water crossing and when water levels are high there is a 1.6km long high water crossing alternate route.
  7. Mapsheet 2B: the reoute through Morialta Conservation Park has been tidied up in the GPS files.
  8. Mapsheet 6A: a correction to the GPS file to include the 2015 reroute along Sheepyard Track.
  9. Mapsheet 6B: A minor along streets within Melrose, re-route down Brewery and Lambert Sts.
  10. Mapsheet 7A: the north and south routes around the waterfall upstream from Depot Creek have been tidied up.
  11. Mapsheet 8A: a 3km section of the trail south Red Range Campsite has been tidied up.
  12. Mapsheet 8B: The trail has been adjusted when passing the Wilpena Information Centre. The new 800m route avoids the 1.5km route around the resort and caravan park.

v3.22 17/8/2020

Amendment fixing the structure of the KML and GPS files, rectifying display issues on computers and GPS devices

v3.21 12/8/2020

GPS files now reference the Mapsheets (published from 2014) in addition to supporting the Guidebooks (published from 2006 to 2014)

v3.20 5/8/2020

Addition and corrections for reroutes in Mt Crawford forest, August 2020

v3.19 4/8/2020

The following ten re-routes and alterations have been added:

  • Fixing an erroneous display of the trail at Deep Creek, east of Trig campsite, Mapsheet 1A Cape Jervis to Tunkalilla Beach
  • Minor re-route of Heysen Trail in Bridgewater, along Ayr St and Beadnell Crescent, rejoining the trail at the southern edge of Bridgewater oval, Mapsheet 2A Kuitpo Office to Bridgewater Oval
  • Minor re-route of Heysen Trail in the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Mapsheet 2B, Bridgewater Oval to Stone Hut Road
  • Minor re-route of Heysen Trail in Cleland Conservation Park north of Reynolds Drive, Mapsheet 2B Bridgewater Oval to Stone Hut Road
  • Minor re-route to re-instate low level river crossing along Colonial Drive into Morialta Conservation Park, Mapsheet 2B Bridgewater Oval to Stone Hut Road
  • Minor amendment to show 2017 re-route of Heysen Trail near Chain of Ponds, Mapsheet 2C Stone Hut Road to Tower Hill
  • Addition of alternate route through the centre of Kapunda, Mapsheet 3A Tanunda to Kapunda
  • Minor amendment to show 2013 re-route of Heysen Trail near Huppatz Hut, Mapsheet 3D Tothill Gap to Burra
  • Minor re-route of Heysen Trail near the Bundaleer Reservoir, taking the trail off the main road and across farmland, Mapsheet 5A Spalding to Hiskeys Hut
  • Opening of a spur trail from Warren Gorge to the Heysen Trail, with Section 50 from Eyre Depot to Buckaringa being split into two smaller more manageable sections: Section 50 Eyre Depot to Warren Gorge, and Section 51 Warren Gorge to Buckaringa. Mapsheet 7A Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park to north of Mt Arden

v3.18 3/8/2020

[Minor] Addition of alternate route through Kapunda

v3.17 7/11/2019

New campsite created with platform and water tank installed at Lights Hummocks Reserve campsite

v3.16 8/10/2019

Minor update to update Newland Head campsite location.

v3.15 17/7/2019

Minor update to sync all accommodation options (campsites etc) to current info. Major update to incorporate all re-routes since 2016 to be published over the next 3 months or so.

v3.14 7/7/2016

The following re-route has been added:

v3.13 9/6/2016

The following six re-routes have been added:

v3.12 12/4/2014

The following three re-routes have been added:

  • Re-route in Second Valley Forest to take the Heysen Trail past Robinson Hill Campsite, maps S2.2 and S2.3
  • Re-route in Kuitpo Forest near Mt Bold, which was marked by ForestrySA sometime in 2011, map S3.1
  • Re-route along Horrocks Pass, to take the Heysen Trail off of the bitumen roadside, map N3.4

The following corrections have been made:

  • Fine-tuning of Heysen Trail at Cape Jervis, immediately after trailhead, map S1.1
  • Minor re-route (max 80m parallel to original trail) at Naiko Inlet included, too minor to post as separate re-route

v3.11 25/2/2013

New campsite added - N2.4 Beetaloo Tank Camp Site.

The following two re-routes have been added:

  • The spur trail from the main trail on the ridge in Wirrabara Forest via the Old Nursery and beyond to Ippinitchie Campsite has been truncated at the Old Nursery (N2.6).
  • A minor re-route near Bundaleer Tank Camp Site, the trail no longer crosses the weir, and remains on the eastern side of Never Never Creek (N1.2)

v3.10 24/10/2012

Two new accommodations options added:

  • S6.9 Whistler Hill Camp Site
  • N1.2 Bundaleer Tank Camp Site

v3.9 12/9/2012

A minor update to correct an error in the GPS file on map 3.6 and 3.7 in the Northern Guidebook, between Gunyah Homestead Road and Mt Brown.

v3.8 10/9/2012

The recent re-route on Southern Guide map 5.8 in the Tothills has been included.

In addition, four new accommodation options added:

  • S5.6 Smith Hill Camp Site
  • S5.7 Webb Gap Camp Site
  • S5.11 World's End Hike-in Camp Site
  • N3.7 Catninga Bed & Breakfast

v3.7 30/7/2012

Minor update correcting error in KML and GPX files between Caroona Creek and Tourilie Gorge (Southern Guidebook, Chapter 6, Map 5).

v3.6 28/5/2012

Re-route through Deep Creek, S1.2.

v3.5 10/12/2011

3 new campsites added:

  • S2.2 Robinson Hill campsite
  • S2.7 Finniss River campsite
  • S2.5 Mt Cone campsite

The following items are still to be updated in a further file release:

  • An up-to-date track of the re-route of the alternative route around the Mt Arden waterfall has not been included, we do not yet have a GPS file with sufficient data.
  • The location of the Red Range campsite which was recently moved a short distance

ADDENDUM: The Red Range campsite, which was moved in March 2011, was only moved 200m north of its previous location. The Heysen Trail passes directly through the campsite.

v3.4 30/10/2011

2 re-routes added:

  • N5.1 re-route at the northern end of Yourambulla Range avoiding an area of aboriginal significance
  • N5.7 correction of trail line to include a re-route between Black Gap and Bridle Gap which had previously been omitted (re-route was included in 2010 guidebook)

Edited items:

  • Fire Ban District boundaries updated with accurate GPS data from the CFS
  • S1.3 trail file error corrected on small section of the beach

1 waypoint added:

  • S2.4 Heysen's Rest Bed & Breakfast accommodation added

The following items are still to be updated in a further file release:

  • An up-to-date track of the re-route of the alternative route around the Mt Arden waterfall has not been included, we do not yet have a GPS file with sufficient data.
  • The location of the Red Range campsite which was recently moved a short distance

v3.3 12/5/2011

1 re-route edited:

  • S6.6/N1.1 re-route through Spalding updated with more accurate GPS data, particularly near Freshwater Weir

1 waypoint edited:

  • N4.3 location of Eyre Depot shelter and campsite updated with more accurate information (campsite was previously marked as being 160m north of actual location. Campsite is 400m south of monument, beside trail

An up-to-date track of the re-route of the alternative route around the Mt Arden waterfall has not been included, we do not yet have a GPS file with sufficient data.

v3.2 16/4/2011

3 re-routes added:

  • S1.1 where trail starts at Cape Jervis (new trailhead built early 2010)
  • N4.4 the crossing over the Willochra Creek
  • N5.4 trail re-routed near Mernmerna Gap, to avoid private wilderness activities of Arkaba Station

2 waypoints added:

  • southern trailhead at Cape Jervis
  • northern trailhead at Parachilna Gorge

An up-to-date track of the re-route of the alternative route around the Mt Arden waterfall has not been included, we do not yet have a GPS file with sufficient data.

v3.1 18/1/2011

Files comprehensively reconfigured:

  • re-routes incorporated into main track
  • redundant trail sections removed
  • GPX file download option provided - can be loaded directly onto most GPS units without any file conversion

v2.x 2008 - 2010

Published on website in the Interactive Maps web interface, as well as download file. This file was updated many times with reroutes.

v1.0 2006

Published on website as download file only for Google Earth.