This is a temporary re-route
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Temporary 44km re-route around Bangor/Wirrabara Bushfire
JULY 2015 UPDATE: This temporary re-route has been closed, and the Trail has been restored and re-marked to the original Heysen Trail route over The Bluff. However there are two small temporary re-routes.
The temporary 44km re-route replaces a 41km section of the Heysen Trail and affects the Northern Guidebook from Map 2.3 through to Map 2.8.
The re-route trail is marked, and takes the trail along roads through Laura. The re-route continues along the shared-use railtrail, and along backroads to rejoin the original trail alignment south of Murraytown.
Wirrabara Forest remains closed indefinitely to the public due to the risk of falling trees and to allow salvage harvest operations. Forest access is limited to eastern areas.
Beetaloo Tank Camp Site is still accessible. It has suffered some damage but is functional.
Download gpx file for loading onto your GPS unit
View all re-routes for the 2014 Northern Guidebook, 3rd Edition