Service Directory of the Heysen Trail

This list of services along the Heysen Trail is provided for continuous end-to-end hikers or through hikers, who are hiking the entire or considerable lengths of the Heysen Trail at once.

directory-of-services-on-the-heysen-trailThe services found in the towns the Heysen Trail passes through, or near, and listed below include:

  • Supermarkets
  • wifi hotspots
  • General stores
  • Payphones
  • Pharmacies (chemist stores)
  • Public toilets
  • Doctor clinics, hospitals
  • Post offices
  • Police stations

Ideal Towns for Resupply

With the largest supermarkets and other services, the towns of Victor Harbor, Bridgewater, Tanunda, Kapunda, Burra, Crystal Brook and Quorn make ideal towns to focus major resupply needs on.

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CAPE JERVIS

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 1.1, HT Sheet Map 1A), population less than 290

Cape JervisCape Jervis is a ferry town, the ferry connecting the mainland with Kangaroo Island. The southern trailhead of the Heysen Trail starts from near the SeaLink ferry terminal. There is a twice daily bus service between Adelaide and Cape Jervis operated by SeaLink Ferries, visit www.sealink.com.au or phone 13 13 01.

SeaLink has advised that post COVID-19, the week day bus service between Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis has been discontinued – updated 13/4/2021.

  • Free wi-fi internet access inside the SeaLink ferry terminal
  • Heysen Trail trailhead logbook inside the SeaLink ferry terminal
  • Cape Jervis Tavern & General Store  Flinders Drive, 1.5 km east of the trailhead. Ph (08) 8598 0276
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – located in the main street by the Cape Jervis General Store/Tavern (1.3km west of SeaLink ferry terminal along main road)
  • Public Toilets, carpark adjacent the SeaLink ferry terminal and trailhead
  • View some accommodation options

VICTOR HARBOR

off the trail (Sthn Guide map 1.6/2.1, HT Sheet Map 1A/B), population 10380

Victor HarborVictor Harbor is a regional centre and tourist seaside town located near the Heysen Trail. The trail passes within several hundred metres of the outskirts of Encounter Bay, a suburb of Victor Harbor. It is 7km from near the intersection of Jagger and Kings Beach Roads north-east to the city centre, walking along the foreshore from the Bluff. Alternatively follow the coast from Kings Beach to the Bluff then the foreshore. Being 70km from the trailhead at Cape Jervis, and 130km to Bridgewater in the north, Victor Harbor is an ideal town to restock.

The town is also accessible by taxi: Des’s Peninsula Taxis Ph: 133 377, and Orcas Taxis Ph: (08) 8552 2992 and Victor Chauffered Cars Ph: 0477 280 242.

There is a daily bus service between Victor Harbor and Adelaide operated by Link SA Ph: (08) 8532 2633. Only one service per week day leaves from the Adelaide Bus station. Others connect via Marion Centre, Colonnades and Seaford Interchange.

SeaLink has advised that post COVID-19, the week day bus service between Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis has been discontinued – updated 13/4/2021.

  • Several large supermarkets
  • Pharmacies, doctor clinics, dentists
  • Several post offices
  • Tonkins Outdoor Sports Store
    usually stocks and ample supply of hiking stove gas canisters some camping equipment
    22 Ocean St (main street)
    Ph: (08) 8552 1766
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm, Sun 11am-2pm
  • Hardware store
    Victor Harbor Hardware
    51 Maud St
    Ph: (08) 8552 2744
    Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm,
    Bunnings Victor Harbor
    5 Adelaide Rd, McCracken
    Ph (08) 8551 2300
  • Big W (large variety store)
    Victor Central Shopping Centre, cnr Torrens and Crozier
    some camping equipment
    Ph: (08) 8555 9300
    Open Mon-Wed, Fri 9am-6pm, Thu 9am-7pm, Sat 8.30am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm
  • Numerous motel, bed & breakfast, caravan parks
  • Laundromat
  • South Coast District Hospital (hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department)
    Bay Rd (western end of town)
    Ph: (08) 8552 0500 (in an emergency phone 000)
  • Police Station
    Ph: (08) 8552 2088, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (excluding public holidays)
  • Closest Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – 3km from trail, 61 Franklin Parade outside the Yilki Store (60 Franklin Parade between the Bluff and central Victor Harbor)

INMAN VALLEY

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 2.3, HT Sheet Map 1C), population less than 200

Inman ValleyA small town with minimal facilities.

MT COMPASS

1.7km off the trail (Sthn Guide map 2.6, HT Sheet Map 1D), population 690

Mt CompassMt Compass is located 1.7km north of the Heysen Trail from where it crosses the Victor Harbor Rd.

There is a daily bus service between Victor Harbor and Adelaide operated by Link SA Ph: (08) 8532 2633. Only one service per week day leaves from the Adelaide Bus station. Others connect via Marion Centre, Colonnades and Seaford Interchange.

  • IGA (small supermarket)
    Shop 1 Compass Central
    Ph: (08) 8556 8618
    Open 7 days, 7am-8pm
  • Mt Compass Hardware, Thrifty-Link (medium hardware)
    7 Peters Tce (service road parallel to Victor Harbor Road – western side)
    Ph: (08) 8556 8086
  • Mount Compass Pharmacy
    Shop 4 Compass Central, 30 Victor Harbor Rd.  Open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-1pm Ph: (08) 8556 8400
  •  cafe, takeaway
  • Mount Compass Tavern
  • Mount Compass Medical Centre (doctor clinic)
    Shop 5 Compass Central, 30 Victor Harbor Rd.   Ph: (08) 8556 8365
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – main street, near Liberty Petrol Station
  • Public Toilets, near information board on Victor Harbor Road (near Nangkita Rd)
  • Mt Compass Post Office (post code 5210)
    Shop 2 Compass Central
    Ph: (08) 8556 8200, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • View some accommodation options

MYLOR

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 3.2, HT Sheet Map 2A), population less than 930

MylorA small town, the larger centres of Aldgate, Stirling and Hahndorf are nearby. A public bus service operates twice a day, 5 days week, from Macclesfield to Adelaide, stopping at Mylor, visit Adelaide Metro, or contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm every day.

  • Mylor General Store (general store, post office – post code 5153)
    250 Strathalbyn Rd
    Ph: (08) 8388 5220
    Open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 7am-2pm, Sun 9am-2pm
  • Coopers (small hardware)
    258-260 Strathalbyn Rd
    Ph: (08) 8388 5304
    Open Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Sun 10am-4pm
  • Harvest Mylor Cafe 240 Strathalbyn Rd. Ph
    Open 7 days, opening hours vary each day
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – outside general store, 46 Strathalbyn Rd (main street)
  • Public Toilets, Mylor Recreational Ground (oval), main street
  • View some accommodation options

BRIDGEWATER

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 3.3, HT Sheet Map 2A/B), population 3470

BridgewaterBridgewater is a picturesque Adelaide suburb nestled in the Adelaide Hills. With Victor Harbor 130km further to the south, and Tanunda 130km to the north, and with it’s easy access to nearby Aldgate, Hahndorf and the regional centre of Mt Barker, Bridgewater is an ideal place to restock. The town is well serviced by regular public buses to Adelaide and Mt Barker, visit Adelaide Metro, or contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.

  • Coles (large supermarket)
    Carey Gully Rd (50m north-east of Heysen Trail)
    Ph: (08) 8339 5277
    Open Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
  • Bridgewater Pharmacy
    cnr Mt Barker Rd and Bridgewater Rd (adjacent Coles, 50m north-east of Heysen Trail)
    Ph: (08) 8339 5424
    Open Mon-Wed, Fri 9am-5.45pm, Thu 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-4pm
  • Bridgewater General Store (general store and post office – post code 5155)
    394 Mt Barker Rd (cnr Anzac Ridge Rd, 200m east of Heysen Trail)
    Ph: (08) 8339 2088, open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm
  • Bridgewater Inn, 387 Mt Barker Rd. Ph (08) 8339 1151
  • Old Bridgewater Mill, Restaurant, 386 Mount Barker Rd, Ph (08) 8339 9200.
  • Bridgewater Laundrette (laundromat)
    411 Mt Barker Rd (east of Coles and Heysen Trail)
    Open 7 days, 8am-9pm
  • Bridgewater Surgery (doctor clinic)
    399 Mount Barker Rd (east of the Heysen Trail), Ph: (08) 8339 2077 all hours
  • Bridgewater Dental (dental clinic)
    411 Mount Barker Rd (east of the Heysen Trail)
    Ph: (08) 8370 9299
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – outside general store, 394 Mt Barker Rd (cnr Anzac Ridge Rd, 200m east of Heysen Trail)
  • Public Toilets, cnr Mt Barker Rd & Anzac Ridge Rd (on edge of oval, next to Bridgewater General Store)
  • View some accommodation options

ALDGATE

2.3km off the trail (Sthn Guide map 3.3, HT Sheet Map 2B), population 3340

AldgateAldgate lies 2.3km west of Bridgewater along Mt Barker Rd.

Adelaide Metro public bus route 864 operates between bus stop 46 Mt Barker Rd, Bridgewater, (just east of the Heysen Trail near the post office) and stop 42 Mt Barker Rd, Aldgate, approx every 30 minutes Mon-Sat and every hour on Sundays. Buses continue eastwards to Stirling and central Adelaide, and westwards to Hahndorf and Mt Barker. For timetable and ticketing info contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days. Transport available by Des’s Mt Barker Taxis Ph: 133 377.

  • Romeo’s IGA (medium supermarket). 232 Mount Barker Rd. Open 7am-10pm.
  • Aldgate Hardware (small hardware)
    210 Mt Barker Rd (main street)
    stocks hiking stove gas canisters (limited supply)
    Ph: (08) 8370 9937
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5.00pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm
  • Pharmacy, doctor clinic, dentist
  • Aldgate Pump Hotel
  • Aldgate Post Office (post code 5154)
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – Aldgate Shopping Village, 228 Mt Barker Rd
  • Take-away
  • Restaurant
  • View some accommodation options

VERDUN

500m off the spur trail (Sthn Guide map 3.3, HT Sheet Map 2B), population less than 100

The small town of Verdun lies on the spur trail to Hahndorf.
Transport available by Des’s Mt Barker Taxis Ph: 133 377.

  • Verdun Post Office & Deli (petrol station, post office (post code 5245), deli)
    25 Onkaparinga Rd
    Ph: (08) 8388 7262
    Open Mon-Fri 8am-5.00pm, Sat & Sun 9am-12noon
  • Stanley Bridge Tavern 
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – outside post office

THE CEDARS

on the spur trail (Sthn Guide map 3.3, HT Sheet Map 2A)

The CedarsThe Cedars is on the spur trail to Hahndorf. It was the home and studio of the famous painter Sir Hans Heysen. Still owned by the Heysen family, the gracious old home, studio and 150 acre grounds are open to the public.

  • The Cedars (historic gallery)
    Heysen Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245
    Ph: (08) 8388 7277
    Open Tues-Sun 10am-4.30pm, public holidays 10am-4.30pm

HAHNDORF

on the spur trail (Sthn Guide map 3.3, HT Sheet Map 2A), population 1800

HahndorfHahndorf is a German settlement dating from 1839, it is popular with tourists and features many bed & breakfast and motel accommodation options. It is located at the end of the Hahndorf spur trail which leaves the main Heysen Trail at Bridgewater Mill, passing Hans Heysen’s former house The Cedars before reaching Hahndorf. The town is well serviced by regular public buses to Adelaide and Mt Barker, visit Adelaide Metro, or contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days. Transport available by Des’s Mt Barker Taxis Ph: 133 377.

  • IGA (medium supermarket)
    15 Mt Barker Rd (southern end of main street)
    Ph: (08) 8388 1922
    Open Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 7.30am-9pm, Sun & public holidays 7.30am-9pm
  • Terry White Chemmart Hahndorf (pharmacy)
    43c Mount Barker Rd
    Ph: (08) 8388 7082
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm
  • Birkenstock in the Hills (shoe store)
    73a Mount Barker Rd
    Sell Birkenstock, Keen & Merrell and other brand hiking boots and shoes
    Ph: (08) 8388 7426
    Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4.30pm, Public Holidays 11am-4.30pm
  • ATMs
  • Hahndorf Medical Clinic (doctor clinic)
    43a Main St
    Ph: (08) 8388 7066
    Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, Sat 8.30am-12noon
  • German Arms Hotel
  • Old Mill Hotel
  • Hahndorf Inn
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – outside post office, 57 Mt Barker Rd (main street, opposite Balhannah Rd)
  • Public Toilets,
  • Hahndorf Post Office (post code 5245)
    57 Mt Barker Rd (main street, opposite Balhannah Rd)
    Ph: (08) 8388 7020, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12noon
  • View some accommodation options

MT BARKER

7km off the trail (off Sthn Guide map 3.3, off HT Sheet Map 2B), population 11540

Mt Barker is a major outlying town close to Adelaide, it is 7km south-east of the spur trail to Hahndorf, or 13km south-east of the main Heysen Trail at Bridgewater. Adelaide Metro public bus route 864 operates between bus stops 53 to 56 main street, Hahndorf, and stop 65 (terminus) Mt Barker, approx every 30 minutes Mon-Sat and every hour on Sundays. Buses continue eastwards to Bridgewater, Aldgate, Stirling and central Adelaide. For timetable and ticketing info contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.
Transport available by Des’s Mt Barker Taxis Ph: 133 377.

  • Several large supermarkets
  • Pharmacies, doctor clinics, dentists
  • Hardware stores
  • Mount Barker Post Office (post code 5251)
  • Laundromat
  • Mount Barker and District Health Service (hospital with accident and emergency department)
    87 Wellington Rd, Mt Barker, Ph (08) 8393 1777  (in an emergency phone 000).
    GP care General Practice. 85 Wellington Rd, Ph 1300 472 273
    open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-12.30pm
    ED Care – Summit Health.  Accident & Emergency service 24/7. 87 Wellington Road, Ph 1800 332 273.
  • Police Station
    64 Gawler St
    Ph: (08) 8398 1700, open 7 days, 7am-11pm

MOUNT LOFTY

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 3.4, HT Sheet Map 2B)

Mt LoftyMt Lofty is the highest peak in the Mt Lofty Ranges. At the summit there is a cafe, function area and open viewing area. Adelaide Metro public bus route 823 operates between bus stop 26 Mt Lofty Summit and Crafers, with connections to Adelaide. For timetable and ticketing info contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days. Transport available by Des’s Mt Barker Taxis Ph: 133 377.

SUMMERTOWN

1.4km off the trail (Sthn Guide map 3.4), population 390

SummertownThe small town of Summertown is located 1.4km east of the Heysen Trail along Greenhill Rd. Adelaide Metro (www.adelaidemetro.com.au) public bus route 820 operates between bus stop 19A Greenhill Rd (near Heysen Trail) and Summertown, Uraidla and Carey Gully, approx every 2 hours on weekdays, once per day on weekends. For timetable and ticketing info contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days. Transport available by Des’s Mt Barker Taxis Ph: 133 377.

  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – 1086 Greenhill Rd (opposite bus stop 20A)
  • Uraidla Family Practice (Doctor, physiotherapist, podiatrist, massage)
    1163 Greenhill Rd (opposite bus stop 22), 2.5km east of Heysen Trail
    Ph: (08) 8390 3002 all hours, open Mon-Tues-Thurs 8am-6pm, Wed 8am-late, Fri 8am-5pm,Sat 8am-12noon
  • View some accommodation options

NORTON SUMMIT

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 3.5, HT Sheet Map 2B), population less than 320

Norton SummmitA small hills town.
Transport available by Des’s Mt Barker Taxis Ph: 133 377. Minibus service also available.

  • The Scenic Hotel
  • Norton Summit Medical Centre (doctor clinic)
    3 Crescent Drive (on trail)
    Ph: (08) 8390 3492, open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8.00am-12.00pm
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – outside Norton Summit Medical Centre

CUDLEE CREEK

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 3.7, HT Sheet Map 2C), population 760

Cudlee CreekThe small town is divided into two separate areas, one at Gorge Rd on the main trail, the other at Gorge Rd at the end of the spur trail. 2km of narrow, winding main road separates the two areas, although not direct use of the Heysen Trail route is recommended. There is a bus service between Adelaide and Mt Pleasant or Mt Torrens, stopping at Cudlee Creek, operating up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, Ph: (08) 8564 3022.
Or contact Des’s Mt Barker Taxis Ph: 133 377. Minibus service also available.

  • The Cudlee Cafe (Licensed cafe)
    Gorge Rd, 300m east of main trail
    Ph: (08) 8389 2278, open 6 days (closed Monday)
  • Cudlee Creek Restaurant Tavern and Caravan Park (caravan park, tavern, restaurant)
    corner of Gorge Rd and Redden Drv, at end of spur trail
    Ph: (08) 8389 2319, open 7 days from 8.30am
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – outside the Hall on corner of Gorge Rd and Redden Drv, opposite Cudlee Creek Restaurant Tavern, at end of spur trail
  • Public Toilets, behind the Hall on corner of Gorge Rd and Redden Drv, opposite Cudlee Creek Restaurant Tavern, at end of spur trail
  • View some accommodation options

KERSBROOK

2km off the trail (Sthn Guide map 3.8, HT Sheet Map 2C), population 640

KersbrookA small town just off the Heysen Trail.

  • Kersbrook Mogas (petrol station and convenience store – basic grocery supplies & takeaway)
    17 Scott St (main street), 2km from Heysen Trail
    Ph: (08) 8389 3061, open 7 days
  • Kersbrook Tavern (temporarily closed – Feb 2022)
    49 Scott St (northern end of main street)
    Ph: (08) 8389 3144
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – southern end of main street (near cnr High St), 2.2km from Heysen Trail
  • Public Toilets, behind hall on cnr of main street and Kent Rd
  • Kersbrook Post Office (post code 5231)
    36c Scott St (main street), opposite Kent Rd
    Ph: 13 13 18, open Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 2pm-5.30pm, Sat 9am-11.30am

WILLIAMSTOWN

5.5km off the trail (off Sthn Guide map 4.1, off  HT Sheet Map 2C), population 1430

Exit the Heysen Trail south of Freemans Hut (map 4.1), follow Old Glen Rd to bitumen Williamstown to Springton Rd, Williamstown is 5km west (not shown on map).

  • Williamstown Caravan Park (4.4km off Heysen Trail)
  • General store
  • Pharmacy, doctor clinic
  • Tavern, hotel, take-away, post office, payphone
  • Police Station, 7 days 9am-12noon, Ph: (08) 8524 6288

TANUNDA

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 4.4, HT Sheet Map 2D/3A), population 4150

TanundaA tourist town nestled in the wine growing region of the Barossa Valley. With Bridgewater 130km in the south, and Kapunda 30km in the north and Burra 130km beyond that, Tanunda’s large supermarket and range of services makes it an ideal place to restock.

There is a bus service between Adelaide and Angaston, stopping at Tanunda, operating up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, Ph: (08) 8415 5579.
Taxi services operated by Barossa Taxis Ph: 0411 150 850 and  Barossa & Light Cabs  Ph: 0400 631 631.

  • Foodland IGA (large supermarket)
    119 Murray St (main street, near Heysen Trail)
    Ph: (08) 8563 0550
    Open 7 days, 7am-8pm
  • Priceline Pharmacy
    117 Murray St (main street, near Heysen Trail)
    Ph: (08) 8563 2611
    Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, Sat 8.30am-2pm, Sun & public holidays 10am-3pm
  • Barossa Visitor Centre (internet access)
    66 Murray St (main street)
    Ph: 1300 852 982
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat, Sun & public holidays 10am-4pm
  • Tanunda Library (internet access – full service)
    79 Murray St (main street)
    Ph: (08) 8563 2729
    Open Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9am-11.30am, 12.30pm-5pm, Tues 9am-11.30am, 12.30pm-7pm, Sat 9am-12noon
  • Take-away, cafes
  • ATMs
  • Laundromat
    next to Foodland IGA, 119 Murray St (main street, near Heysen Trail)
    Ph: (08) 8563 0550
    Open 7 days, 7am-8pm
  • Tanunda Medical Centre (doctor clinic)
    13 Mill St, Ph: (08) 8563 2777
    Open Mon-Fri, 8.30am-6pm, Sat 8.30am-11am
  • Tanunda Dental Care (dental clinic)
    42a Murray St (main street)
    Ph: (08) 8563 2743
  • Tanunda War Memorial Hospital (hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department)
    15 Mill St
    Ph: (08) 8563 2398 (in an emergency phone 000)
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – 54 Murray St (main street)
  • Public Toilets, behind the Country Women’s Association, 89 Murray St (main street)
  • Tanunda Post Office (post code 5352)
    62 Murray St (main street, near John St)
    Ph: 13 13 18, open Mon-Fri 8.45am-5pm

GREENOCK

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 4.5), population 680

GreenockA small farming town.

  • Greenock General Store (general store)
    37-39 Adelaide Rd
    Ph: (08) 8562 8056
  • Take-away
  • Greenock Library (internet access)
    1 Greenock Rd
    Ph: (08) 8562 8308
    Open Tue 10am-12pm, Wed 5pm-6pm
  • The Greenock (Tavern), 2 Murray St, Ph 8562 8136
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – outside Post Office, Greenock Rd (near Kapunda Rd)
  • Public Toilets, behind hall, cnr Kapunda and Greenock Rds
  • Greenock Post Office (post code 5360)
    2 Murray St
    Ph: (08) 8562 8020, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

KAPUNDA

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 4.7/5.1, HT Sheet Map 3A/B), population 2480

KapundaAn historic copper mining town, Kapunda is now the focus of agriculture and tourism. With Tanunda 30km to the south, and Bridgewater 130km beyond that, and Burra 135km in the north, Kapunda could make a suitable place to restock. There is a bus service between Riverton and Adelaide, operating p to 2 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, Ph: (08) 8564 3022.

  • Foodland (medium supermarket)
    113 Main St
    Ph: (08) 8566 3218
    Open 7am-7pm, 7 days
  • Litl Mo’s Bakery6-8 Main St
  • One White Kite, (cafe),  94 Main St
  • 2B Nourished(cafe), 46 Main St
  • Light Visitor Information Centre
    51 Main St (cnr Hill Sts)
    Ph: 1300 770 301
    Open Mon & Thurs 9am-6pm, Tues, Wed & Fri 9am-5pm, Sat, Sun & public holidays 9am-1pm
  • Kapunda Library (internet access)
    51-53 Main St (adjacent Visitor Info Centre, cnr Hill St)
    Ph: (08) 8525 3290
    Open Mon & Thurs 9am-6pm, Tues, Wed & Fri 9am-5pm, Sat, Sun & public holidays 9am-1pm
  • Terry White Chemmart Kapunda (pharmacy)
    33-35 Main St
    Ph: (08) 8566 2052
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-12.30pm
  • Kapunda Hardware & Garden CentreThrifty-Link (medium-large hardware store)
    stocks hiking stove gas canisters (limited supply)
    114 Main St (Corner main street and Jackson St – close to Heysen Trail)
    Ph: (08) 8566 2306
    Open Mon-Fri 8.00am-5.30pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Sun 9am-1pm. Closed some public holidays.
  • Take-away
  • Prince of Wales Hotel  6 Mildred St
  • Clare Castle Hotel  105 Main St
  • Sir John Franklin Hotel 57 Main St
  • North Kapunda Hotel 50 Main St
  • Kapunda Tourist Park
  • Kapunda & Eudunda Medical Practice (doctor clinic)
    32 Hill St
    Ph: (08) 8566 2900
    Open Mon-Fri, 8.45am-5.00pm
  • South Terrace Medical Practice (doctor clinic)
    14 South Terrace
    Ph: (08) 8566 2104
    Open Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9.00am-5pm, Thur 9.00am-12.00pm
  • Kapunda Hospital (hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department)
    24-30 Nash St (northern end of town)
    Ph: (08) 8566 2007 (in an emergency phone 000)
  • Police Station
    101 Main St
    Ph: (08) 8556 2266, open week days, 9am-12noon
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – 76 Main St
  • Public Toilets, behind Visitor Information Centre, cnr Main St and Hill St
  • Kapunda Post Office (post code 5373)
    62-64 Main St (between Lucas and Crase St)
    Ph: (08) 8566 2020, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

HAMILTON

1.5km off the trail (Sthn Guide map 5.3, HT Sheet Map 3B), population less than 50

A small town of half a dozen houses, 1.5km north of the Heysen Trail. The general store closed several years ago and the payphone subsequently removed.

RIVERTON

9 km off the trail – west of Marschalls Hut (off Sthn Guide map 5.3, HT Sheet Map 3B), population 1,030

A medium sized service centre located on the Gilbert River. There is a bus service between Riverton and Adelaide, running on Monday, Wednesday & Friday, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, Ph: (08) 8821 2755.

  • Supermarkets
  • wifi hotspots
  • General stores
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – outside the post office 28 Torrens St, (main road).
  • Pharmacies (chemist stores)
  • Public Toilets, Community Hall, main street (open 24 hours)
  • Doctor clinics, hospitals
  • Post offices
  • Police stations

MARRABEL

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 5.4), population 200

A small town, home to one of Australia’s well-known rodeos. The hotel closed in 2019, but there is a ‘walker’s campsite’ at the Rodeo Ground across the road.

  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – main st (outside of old post office)
  • Public Toilets, main st (in reserve beside tennis courts, south of closed hotel)

BURRA

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 5.14/6.1, HT Sheet Map 3D/4A), population 970

BurraAn historic mining town, it is a medium size agricultural town. With Kapunda 135km to the south, Crystal Brook 210km to the north, and it’s supermarket and other services, Burra is an ideal town to restock. There is a mid-north bus service between Terowie and Adelaide, stopping at Burra, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, Ph: (08) 8821 2755.

  • Oppy’s IGA (small-medium supermarket)
    10 Commercial St (Market Square)
    Ph: (08) 8892 2348
    Open Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9am-6pm, Thurs 8.30am-6.30pm, Sat 8.30am-4.00pm, Sun 9am-3pm
  • Burra Motor Company (BP) (petrol station – basic supplies)
    Market Square, cnr Thames and Kingston Sts
    Ph: (08) 8892 2061
  • Terry White Chemmart (Pharmacy)
    4 Market Square
    Ph: (08) 8892 2025
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-12noon
  • Parky’s HardwareThrifty-Link (small hardware store)
    stocks limited supply of hiking stove gas canisters
    20 Commercial St (just south-west of Market Square)
    Ph: (08) 8892 2988
    Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm, Sat 8.30am-11.30am, Sun 10am-12noon. Closed some public holidays.
  • Burra & Goyder Visitor Centre
    2 Market Square
    Ph: (08) 8892 2154
    Open 7 days, 9am-5pm
  • Burra Community Library (internet access)
    7 Bridge Terrace
    Ph: (08) 8892 2038
    Open School Terms: Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm; School Holidays: Mon-Fri 11am-1pm & 2pm-6pm
  • Take-away, cafes, restaurant
  • ATMs
  • Burra Hotel
  • Commercial Hotel
  • Kooringa Hotel
  • Royal Exchange Hotel
  • Bon Accord Hotel
  • Burra Medical Centre (doctor clinic)
    6 Market Square, Ph: (08) 8892 2104
    Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5.00pm, closed between 12.30pm-1.30pm
  • Clare Medical Centre – Burra Clinic,
    46 Commercial St, Ph (08) 8892 2822
  • Lower North Health Services – Burra (hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department)
    46 Commercial St (western end)
    Ph: (08) 8892 2300 (in an emergency phone 000)
  • Police Station
    Chapel St
    Ph: (08) 8892 2500
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – outside post office, Market Square
  • Public Toilets, Burra Creek reserve (near Bridge Tce, opposite Paxton Tce)
  • Public Toilets, Northern end of Market Square (opposite Town Hall)
  • Public Toilets, Burra Motor Company (BP), (Market Square, cnr Thames and Kingston Sts)
  • Burra Post Office (post code 5417)
    6 Commercial St (Market Square)
    Ph: (08) 8892 2191, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

HALLETT

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 6.7, HT Sheet Map 4B/C), population less than 210

HallettA small farming town. There is a bus service between Terowie and Adelaide, stopping at Hallett, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, Ph: (08) 8821 2755.

  • Hallett Country Store (Mini Mart) (petrol station, general store, take-away, accommodation)
    cnr main street and Hallett to Jamestown Rd
    Ph: (08) 8894 2078
    Open Mon 8am-5pm, Tues 8am-2pm, Wed to Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm, Sun 9am-3pm.
  • Hallett Country Store Pizza (pizza – delivery available)
    Alfred St
    Ph: (08) 8894 2078
    Open Friday & Saturday 5pm-8pm (check if service is available)
  • Wildongoleeche Hotel (also known as Wild Dog Hotel) (pub, accommodation, post office – post code 5419)
    on the Hallett to Jamestown Rd (Wilkins Hwy), on outskirts of town
    Ph: (08) 8894 2018
    Closed Mon / Tues, Wed-Thur 3pm-8.30pm, Fri 2pm-8.30pm, Sat 12noon-8.30pm, Sun 2pm-7.30pm
  • Hallett Police Station
    Alfred St (main street – northern end)
    Ph: (08) 8894 2042
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – main street (between Richard & Jessie Sts)
  • Public Toilets behind hall, cnr main street and Hallett to Jamestown Rd

SPALDING

on the trail (Sthn Guide map 6.12/Nthn Guide map 1.1, HT Sheet Map 4C/5A), population 210

SpaldingMid-north farming town. There is a bus service between Orroroo and Adelaide, stopping at Spalding, operating 2 times a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, Ph: (08) 8821 2755.

GEORGETOWN

on the trail (Nthn Guide map 1.6, HT Sheet Map 5A), population 110

GeorgetownSmall mid-north farming town. There is a weekly service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Georgetown, operated by Genesis Transport & Removals, phone (08) 8552 4000. There is a bus service between Peterborough and Adelaide, stopping at Georgetown, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, Ph: (08) 8821 2755.

  • Georgetown General Store
    main street (on Heysen Trail, cnr Georgetown to Caltowie Rd)
    Ph: (08) 8662 4011
  • Georgetown Hotel
    main street (on Heysen Trail, cnr Georgetown to Caltowie Rd)
    Ph: 0418 541 510
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – near tennis courts, main street (just south of Heysen Trail)
  • Public Toilets, at tennis courts, main street (south of Heysen Trail, cnr James St)

CRYSTAL BROOK

on the trail (Nthn Guide map 1.8/2.1, HT Sheet Map 5B), population 1180

Crystal BrookA regional centre for the surrounding agricultural areas, the Flinders Ranges starts just north of the town. With Burra 210km to the south, Quorn 185km to the north, and with its large supermarket and numerous other services Crystal Brook is an ideal place to restock. There is a bus service between Whyalla and Adelaide, stopping at Crystal Brook, operating up to 2 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Premier Stateliner, Ph: (08) 8415 5555. The same bus also provides a service between Crystal Brook and Port Pirie.

  • Crystal Brook Foodland (large supermarket)
    Bowman St (main retail precinct)
    Ph: (08) 8636 2017
    Open 7 days, 7am-7pm
  • Healthsave Ramsey Pharmacy
    Bowman St (main retail precinct)
    Ph: (08) 8636 2063
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm (pharmcist in attendance 9am-11am, 1pm-3pm, 5pm-5.30pm), Sat 9am-11.30am
  • Crystal Brook Hardware & Garden Centre (small hardware store)
    stocks limited supply of hiking stove gas canisters and camping equipment
    42 Bowman St (main retail precinct)
    Ph: (08) 8636 2430
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat closed, Sun 9am-12noon. Closed some public holidays.
  • Takeaway, cafe, bakery
  • ATM
  • Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  • Crystal Brook Hotel
  • Royal Hotel
  • Crystal Brook Medical Centre (doctor clinic)
    Claridge Rd
    Ph: (08) 8643 2500
    Open Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm
  • Southern Flinders Health – Crystal Brook Campus (hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department)
    cnr Edmund Terrace and Huddleston Rd
    Ph: (08) 8636 1100 (in an emergency phone 000)
  • Police Station
    29 Brandis St
    Ph: (08) 8636 2200
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – Railway Tce (outside post office, opposite Bowman St)
  • Public Toilets, reserve on Railway Tce, between Bowman and Cunningham Sts
  • Public Toilets, Adelaide Square, end of Bowman St, cnr Eyre Rd
  • Crystal Brook Post Office (post code 5523)
    Railway Tce (opposite Bowman St)
    Ph: (08) 8636 2021, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

PORT PIRIE

29km off the trail, population 13200

Port Pirie is a major regional centre located 29km north west of the Heysen Trail from Crystal Brook. A lead smelter is a major industry in the town. There is a bus service between Whyalla and Adelaide, stopping at Crystal Brook and Port Pirie, operating up to 2 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Premier Stateliner, Ph: (08) 8415 5555. Taxi service: Suburban Taxis Port Pirie, Ph: 131 008 or  Des’s Pirie Taxis, Ph: 13 33 77.

  • Several large supermarkets
  • Motels
  • Port Pirie Beach Caravan Park
  • Hardware store
  • Pharmacies, doctor clinics
  • Port Pirie Hospital and Regional Health Service (hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department)
    Ph: (08) 8638 4500 (in an emergency phone 000)
  • Police Station, 18 Main Rd, open 7 days, 24 hours, Ph: (08) 8638 4000

LAURA

14km off the trail (off Nthn Guide map 2.3, off HT Sheet Map 5B), population 570

Laura is not easily accessible from the Heysen Trail without a private vehicle. It is located along 10km of indirect dirt road and 4km of bitumen road. It is a medium size, mid-north farming town, home to Golden North icecream. There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Laura, operated by Genesis Transport & Removals, phone (08) 8552 4000. There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wirrabara and Laura, operating once a fortnight, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, Ph: (08) 8666 2255.

  • IGA Laura
  • Laura Pharmacy
  • Flinders Shoes
    40 Herbet St (main street)
    Makes custom leather shoes, boots & sandals. Shoe repairs.
    Ph: (08) 8663 2292 (ring beforehand to check opening times)
  • Laura Doctors Surgery (doctor clinic) Ph: (08) 8643 2500
  • Southern Flinders Health – Laura Campus (hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department)
    Mill St (northern end of town, near main street)
    Ph: (08) 8663 3100 (in an emergency phone 000)
  • North Laura Hotel
  • Take-away food
  • Laura Community Caravan Park

WIRRABARA

6.2km off the trail (off Nthn Guide map 2.6, HT Sheet Map 5B/6A), population 250

Wirrabara is 6.2km north-west of spur trail to Ippinitchie Campground. The road to Wirrabara is a dirt road. Wirrabara is a small mid-north farming town servicing nearby Wirrabara Forest. There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Wirrabara, operated by Genesis Transport & Removals, phone (08) 8552 4000. There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wirrabara and Laura, operating once a fortnight, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, Ph: (08) 8666 2255.

MURRAY TOWN

1.3km off the trail (Nthn Guide map 2.9, HT Sheet Map 6A), population less than 50

Murray TownA very small mid-north farming town, the pub has closed in recent years. There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Murray Town, operated by Genesis Transport & Removals, phone (08) 8552 4000. There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Murray Town, Melrose and Wilmington, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, Ph: (08) 8666 2255.

  • Town campsite
    Donation, toilets, showers
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – main street
  • Public Toilets, main street

MELROSE

on the trail (Nthn Guide map 2.11/3.1, HT Sheet Map 6A/6B), population less than 430

MelroseSet beneath Mt Remarkable, the town is popular amongst mountain bike riders for it’s extensive cycling trails, home to the Over The Edge cycling shop and a couple of boutique food establishments. There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Melrose, operated by Genesis Transport & Removals, phone (08) 8552 4000. There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Murray Town, Melrose and Wilmington, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

  • Store 54 (coffee, cakes, dine in/take Away, fuel, groceries, newspapers, atm)
    24 Stuart St (main street)
    Ph: (08) 8666 2057
    Open Mon-Sat, 8.30am-5pm, Sun 8.30am-4pm
  • North Star Hotel
  • Mt Remarkable Hotel
  • Melrose Caravan Park
  • Cafes
  • Bush camping by river
  • Camping also available at Melrose Showgrounds (north of town)
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – main street (opposite Mt Remarkable Hotel)
  • Public Toilets, at rear of hall (opposite North Star Hotel)
  • Melrose Post Office (post code 5483)
    main street (between North Star Hotel and Mt Remarkable Hotel)
    Ph: (08) 8666 2123, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

WILMINGTON

3.2km off the trail (Nthn Guide map 3.4, HT Sheet Map 6B/6C), population 220

WilmingtonLocated 3.2km north of the Heysen Trail, Wilmington is a small agricultural town home to a couple of museums. There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Wilmington, operated by Genesis Transport & Removals, phone (08) 8552 4000. There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Murray Town, Melrose and Wilmington, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255. There is also a bus service between Peterborough and Port Augusta (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wilmington and Quorn, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, Ph: (08) 8666 2255.

  • SJ & JA Wild – General Store (general store/fuel, atm)
    main street
    Ph: (08) 8667 5162
    Beautiful Valley Caravan Park (1.5km south of town)
  • Stony Creek Bush Camp (caravan park, 3.5km east of town)
  • Wilmington Hotel
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – cnr main street and First St
  • Public Toilets, reserve cnr main street and Melrose St
  • Wilmington Post Office (post code 5485)
    cnr main street and First St
    Ph: (08) 8667 5074, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

PORT AUGUSTA

25km off the trail, population 13250

Port Augusta is a major regional centre servicing most of the state north of the town to the distant state borders. It is located 25km west of the Heysen Trail from Woolshed Flat, or 40km west of the Heysen Trail from Quorn, both along the Quorn to Pt Augusta bitumen road. There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Augusta (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wilmington and Quorn, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, Ph: (08) 8666 2255. Taxi services: Des’ Taxis, Ph: 13 3377.

  • Several large supermarkets
  • Several pharmacies, doctor clinics
  • Port Augusta Hospital and Regional Health Service (hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department)
    Ph: (08) 8668 7500 (in an emergency phone 000)
  • Caravan parks
  • Motels
  • Hardware stores
  • Police Station, 7 days 8.30am-5.00pm, Ph (08) 8648 5020

QUORN

on the trail (Nthn Guide map 3.10/4.1, HT Sheet Map 6D), population 1060

QuornQuorn is a large agricultural and tourist town. As a former railway town, it is home to the tourist steam train Pichi Richi Railway. With Crystal Brook 185km to the south, and the Parachilna trailhead 230km to the north, Quorn has the last supermarket on the Heysen Trail as it heads north making it the ideal base to restock. There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Quorn, operated by Genesis Transport & Removals, phone (08) 8552 4000.  There is also a bus service between Peterborough and Port Augusta (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wilmington and Quorn, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

  • Quorn IGA (medium supermarket, atm)
    2 Seventh St (near Railway Tce)
    Ph: (08) 8648 6081
    Open Mon-Fri 8am-6.30pm, Sat, Sun & public holidays 9am-3pm
  • Quorn Auto Port, Shell Petrol Station
    stocks hiking stove gas canisters (ample supply) and camping equipment
    Cnr Fifth & First Sts
    Ph: (08) 8648 6093
    Open Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm, Sat 8.30am-2.30pm, Sun & public holidays 8.30am-4pm
  • Quorn Pharmacy
    3 Sixth St (near First St)
    Ph: (08) 8648 6887
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5.00pm
  • Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre (visitor centre – internet access)
    Quorn Railway Station, Railway Terrace, Quorn
    Ph: (08) 8620 0500
    Open 7 days, 9am-4pm
  • Quorn School Community Library (internet access)
    Stokes Rd
    Ph: (08) 8648 6705
    Open: Mon closed, Tues 1pm-5.30pm, Wed 9.30am-5.30pm, Thurs & Fri 1pm-5.30pm, Sat 10am-12noon
  • Take-away, cafes
  • Quorn Caravan Park
  • Transcontinental Hotel
  • Austral Hotel
  • Criterion Hotel & Motel (currently closed)
  • Laundromat
    39 First St
    Ph: 0429 438 002
    Open 7 days, 7am-7pm
  • Kanyaka Surgery (doctor clinic)
    Hospital Rd
    Ph: (08) 8648 6338
    By appointment Mon-Fri, 9.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm
  • Quorn Health Service (hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department)
    Hospital Rd
    Ph: (08) 8648 7888 (in an emergency phone 000)
  • Police Station
    24 Railway Tce
    Ph: (08) 8648 6060 – police officer on duty depending on availability
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – outside the post office, 21 Railway Tce (cnr Seventh St)
  • Public Toilets, reserve on Railway Tce (opposite Fifth & Sixth Sts)
  • Quorn Post Office (post code 5433)
    21 Railway Tce (cnr Seventh St)
    Ph: (08) 8648 6170, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

HAWKER

on the trail (Nthn Guide map 4.11/5.1, HT Sheet Map 7D), population 220

HawkerHawker is the last town heading north along the Heysen Trail. There is a weekly service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Hawker, operated by Genesis Transport & Removals, Ph: (08) 8552 4000.

  • Hawker General Store (general store, post office – 5434)
    cnr Wilpena and Cradock Rd
    Ph: (08) 8648 4005
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm
  • Teague’s Hawker Motors & Visitor Information Centre (petrol station, general supplies, camping supplies)
    stocks hiking stove gas canisters (ample supply), camping equipment including some hiking equipment
    cnr Wilpena Rd and Cradock Rd
    Ph: (08) 8648 4014
    Open 7 days, 7.30am-6pm
  • ATM located outside the Hawker General Store
  • Cafes
  • Hawker Caravan Park
  • Wilpena Pound Resort and Caravan Park
  • Hawker Hotel Motel
  • Hawker Medical Centre (doctor clinic)
    1 Cradock Rd
    Ph: (08) 8648 4172
    Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am-4.30pm
  • Hawker Memorial Hospital (hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency department)
    Cradock Rd (southern end)
    Ph: (08) 8648 4007 (in an emergency phone 000)
  • Police Station
    Wilpena Rd
    Ph: (08) 8648 4028, open 7 days 9am-4pm
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – phonecard operated, SMS equipped (does not accept coins)
    cnr Elder Tce and Wilpena Rd
  • Public Toilets, Elder Tce (north-west of Wilpena Rd)
  • Public Toilets, Teague’s Hawker Motors, cnr Wilpena Rd and Cradock Rd
  • Public Toilets, BP Hawker, 40 Elder Tce (cnr Heysen Ave)

WILPENA POUND

on the trail (Nthn Guide map 5.8/6.1, HT Sheet Map 8B)

Wilpena PoundWilpena Pound is located in the Flinders Ranges National Park, it consists of a resort, camp ground, general store, restaurant and visitor information centre. There is a weekly service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Hawker, operated by Genesis Transport & Removals, phone (08) 8552 4000. Contact Wilpena Pound Resort for transfer arrangements.

  • Wilpena General Store (general store, atm inside)
    stocks hiking stove gas canisters (limited supply)
    Ph: (08) 8648 0162
    Open 7 days 8am-6pm
  • Wilpena Pound Resort
  • Internet booth
    Poddy Dodger’s Bar in Wilpena Pound Resort
    Ph: (08) 8648 0004
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – adjacent Visitor Information Centre and General Store
  • Public Toilets, adjacent Visitor Information Centre and General Store

ANGORICHINA

3.5km off the trail (Nthn Guide map 6.8, HT Sheet Map 8D)

Angorichina Tourist VillageAngorichina Tourist Village and Store is located 3.5km east of the Parachilna Gorge trailhead, along the Parachilna to Blinman dirt road. It offers the closest facilities to the northern trailhead of the Heysen Trail. Contact Angorichina Tourist Village & Store to enquire about transport arrangements.

  • Angorichina Tourist Village & Store (licensed general store, internet booth, caravan park, camp ground)
    Parachilna to Blinman Rd
    Ph: (08) 8648 4842
    Open 7 days
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – phonecard operated, SMS equipped (does not accept coins)
  • Public Toilets

BLINMAN

17km off the trail (off Nthn Guide map 6.8, off HT Sheet Map 8D), population less than 150

BlinmanBlinman is located 17km east of the Parachilna Gorge trailhead, along the Parachilna to Blinman dirt road. A small isolated town with historical mining character, popular with tourists and 4WD’ers.

  • Blinman General Store (general store)
    main street
    Ph: (08) 8648 4370
    Open 7 days
  • Bliman Hotel (pub with accommodation and camp ground)
    main street
    Ph: (08) 8648 4867
  • Payphone, (standard national and mobile calls free of charge) – main street
  • Public Toilets, main street

PARACHILNA

14km off the trail (off Nthn Guide map 6.8, off HT Sheet Map 8D)

ParachilnaParachilna is located 14km west of the Parachilna Gorge trailhead, along the Parachilna to Blinman dirt road. The town continues to exist to service the renowned Prairie Hotel. There is a weekly service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Parachilna, operated by Genesis Transport & Removals, Ph: (08) 8552 4000.

  • Prairie Hotel (pub, restaurant, accommodation)
    main street
    Ph: (08) 8648 4895
  • Payphone (standard national and mobile calls free of charge)