Trail closure rules are now in effect over the Fire Danger Season: Many sections of the Heysen Trail are now closed. Some sections of the trail remain open year round - principally those sections not on private land. National and Conservation Parks and Forestry reserves are closed on CFS declared Total Fire Ban days. Special arrangements apply to the Wild South Coast Way between Cape Jervis & Victor Harbor. Read more
The pretty dairy pastures of Mt Compass and Nangkita provide the backdrop for the first section of this walk. Back roads then lead walkers through Finniss Conservation Park and into Mt Magnificent Conservation Park, where a short hike off the main trail rewards walkers with spectacular views from Mt. Magnificent over the southern Fleurieu Peninsula. A combination of native bushland then back-road walking completes the day.