Transport along the Heysen Trail

The Heysen Trail is accessible by car, bus, taxi and shuttle services. This page lists those transport services available along the trail.

Car Parking

Car parking is available at various points along the trail, generally in towns, public car parks or on road sides. Don’t leave valuables in your car when you are away walking. Ensure your car is locked and secure when unattended.

Buses, Shuttle Transfers, Drop Off and Taxi Services

Metropolitan bus services are comprehensively detailed on the Adelaide Metro website.

Country bus services are comprehensively detailed on the Adelaide Metro – Regional Bus website.

Some country towns have taxi services. There is a reference to services in some towns listed in the Service Directory.

Regional Visitor Information Centres may be able to provide advice for services in surrounding areas.

Following is a list of known services for towns along the trail. You should double check any bus timetable information before relying upon it, some bus service operators may require tickets to be purchased prior to boarding the bus.

Parachilna / Adelaide to Northern Trailhead

  1. Stateliner operates a daily service from Adelaide through various towns to Pt Augusta.
  2. Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, provide drop off/pick up service between Pt Augusta and Angorichina Village or the Heysen Trailhead every Wednesday. They also provide on-demand 4WD or bus pick up and drop off services between Pt Augusta and the trailhead in Parachilna Gorge including Aroona and other locations.
    Phone 08 8648 4842 for details and bookings.
  3. Wayne (Tiny) Wilson, based in Quorn, operates a pickup and delivery service to the following points along the Heysen Trail: Parachilna Gorge, Buckaringa Gorge, Warren Gorge, Dutchman Stern, Woolshed Flat, Horrocks Pass monument & Alligator Gorge.  Available seven days a week (unless otherwise booked).  Phone 0497 807 192.
  4. Near Blinman, south to Hawker and west to Parachilna (by arrangement), David & Sally Henery of Alpana Station operate a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available. Phone 08 8648 4626, email enquiries@frsct.com.au

Cape Jervis / Adelaide to Southern Trailhead

  1. 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. The timetable for this service is shown here.
  2.  Link SA phone (08) 8555 2500 provides daily services between Cape Jervis and Adelaide and the transport hubs at Seaford, Colonades and Marion. They also provide services to Victor Harbor. The timetable for these services is shown here.
  3. 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.
  4. Backyard Universe Pty Ltd (based in Yankalilla) operate a Heysen Trail Minibus Shuttle service between the Cape Jervis Ferry terminal and Dashwood Gully (near Meadows).  For more information go to www.thebackyarduniverse.com.au. You can also phone or SMS 0488 705 224.

Victor Harbor

  1. Bus service between Victor Harbor and Adelaide, it operates up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8339 7544.
    Link SA also provide a daily service between Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis.
    The timetable for these services is shown here.
  2. 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.
  3. Backyard Universe Pty Ltd (based in Yankalilla) operate a Heysen Trail Minibus Shuttle service between the Cape Jervis Ferry terminal and Dashwood Gully (near Meadows).  For more information go to www.thebackyarduniverse.com.au. You can also phone or SMS 0488 705 224.
  4. Taxis based in Victor Harbor include  Des's Peninsula Taxis Ph: 133 377, and Orcas Taxis Ph: (08) 8552 2992 and Victor Chauffered Cars Ph: 0477 280 242.

Mt Compass

Bus service between Victor Harbor and Adelaide, stopping at Mt Compass, operating up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Premier Stateliner, phone (08) 1300 851 345.

Mylor

Metropolitan 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 7 days.

Bridgewater

The town is well serviced by regular metropolitan 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.

Hahndorf

The town is well serviced by regular metropolitan buses to Adelaide and Mt Barker, stopping at Hahndorf, visit Adelaide Metro, or contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.

Mt Lofty

Adelaide Metro metropolitan bus route 823 operates between Cleland Wildlife Park and Crafers via Mt Lofty Summit, with connections from Crafers 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.

Cudlee Creek

Frequent Adelaide Metro metropolitan 'O-bahn' bus services from Adelaide to Tea Tree Plaza. For timetable and ticketing info contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160), 7am to 8pm, 7 days.

Connect with bus service between Tea Tree Plaza and Mt Pleasant (Routes 800C & 801), stopping at Cudlee Creek, operating up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8562 1999.

Tanunda

Daily train service from Adelaide Railway station to Gawler operated by Adelaide Metro , phone 1300 311 108.

Connects with bus service between Gawler and Angaston, (Routes 810, 811 & 812) stopping at Tanunda. Service provided by Link SA, phone (08) 8562 1999, operates up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week.

Kapunda

Bus service between Kapunda and Adelaide, operating up to 2 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8562 1999.

Hamilton

Link SA service discontinued

Riverton – 9km west of Marschalls Hut.

Bus service from Peterborough to Adelaide (and return), stopping at Riverton, four times a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

Marrabel

Link SA service discontinued

Burra

Bus service from Peterborough to Adelaide (and return), stopping at Hallett, Burra, and Riverton, operating Wednesdays, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

Hallett

Bus service from Peterborough to Adelaide (and return), stopping at Hallett, Burra and Riverton, operating Wednesdays, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

Spalding

Bus service from Peterborough/Orroroo to Adelaide (and return), stopping at Spalding and Riverton, operating Friday and Sunday, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

Georgetown

  1. Weekly bus service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Georgetown, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000. - Discontinued in early 2024
  2. Bus service from Peterborough to Adelaide (and return), stopping at Georgetown and Riverton, operating Mondays, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

Crystal Brook

Bus service between Whyalla and Adelaide, stopping at Crystal Brook, operating up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Stateliner Premier, phone (08) 8415 5555. The same bus also provides a service between Crystal Brook and Port Pirie.

Laura

  1. Weekly bus service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Laura, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    Discontinued in early 2024
  2. A community bus, from Peterborough to Port Pirie (and return), stopping at Wirrabara and Laura, runs each Monday.
    It is operated by Port Pirie Bus Service but for queries and bookings phone the Northern Passenger Transport Service on 1300 132 932 option 2.

Wirrabara

  1. Weekly bus service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Wirrabara, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    Discontinued in early 2024
  2. A community bus, from Peterborough to Port Pirie (and return), stopping at Wirrabara and Laura, runs each Monday.
    It is operated by Port Pirie Bus Service but for queries and bookings phone the Northern Passenger Transport Service on 1300 132 932 option 2.

Murray Town

  1. Weekly bus service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Murray Town, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    Discontinued in early 2024
  2. A community bus, from Peterborough to Port Pirie (and return), stopping at Wilmington, Melrose and Murray Town, runs each Thursday.
    It is operated by Port Pirie Bus Service but for queries and bookings phone the Northern Passenger Transport Service on 1300 132 932 option 2.

Melrose

  1. Weekly bus service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Melrose, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000. 
    Discontinued in early 2024
  2. A community bus, from Peterborough to Port Pirie (and return), stopping at Wilmington, Melrose and Murray Town, runs each Thursday.
    It is operated by Port Pirie Bus Service but for queries and bookings phone the Northern Passenger Transport Service on 1300 132 932 option 2.

Wilmington

  1. Weekly bus service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Wilmington, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    Discontinued in early 2024
  2. A community bus, from Peterborough to Port Pirie (and return), stopping at Wilmington, Melrose and Murray Town, runs each Thursday.
    It is operated by Port Pirie Bus Service but for queries and bookings phone the Northern Passenger Transport Service on 1300 132 932 option 2.
  3. A community bus, from Peterborough to Port Augusta (and return), stopping at Wilmington and Quorn, runs each Friday.
    It is operated by Port Pirie Bus Service but for queries and bookings phone the Northern Passenger Transport Service on 1300 132 932 option 2.

Quorn

  1. Weekly bus service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Quorn, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000. - Discontinued in early 2024.
  2. Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections,provide a drop off/pick up service between Pt Augusta and Angorichina Village or the Heysen Trailhead every Wednesday and as required, traveling via Quorn.
    They also provide on-demand 4WD or bus pick up and drop off services between other locations in the region.
    Phone 08 8648 4842 for details and bookings.
  3.  A community bus, from Peterborough to Port Augusta (and return), stopping at Wilmington and Quorn, runs each Friday.
    It is operated by Port Pirie Bus Service but for queries and bookings phone the Northern Passenger Transport Service on 1300 132 932 option 2.
  4. Paul Keen, Wallaby Tracks Adventure Tours, operates private tours and transfer services near Quorn and Flinders Ranges area, headbush@bigpond.comwww.wallabytracks.com, phone 0428 486 655.
  5. Wayne (Tiny) Wilson, based in Quorn, operates a pickup and delivery service to the following points along the Heysen Trail: Parachilna Gorge, Buckaringa Gorge, Warren Gorge, Dutchman Stern, Woolshed Flat, Horrocks Pass monument & Alligator Gorge.  Available seven days a week (unless otherwise booked).  Phone 0497 807 192.

Hawker

  1. Weekly bus service between Adelaide and Copley, stopping at Hawker, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000. - Discontinued in early 2024
  2. Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, provide a drop off/pick up service between Pt Augusta and Angorichina Village or the Heysen Trailhead every Wednesday and as required, traveling via Hawker.
    They also provide on-demand 4WD or bus pick up and drop off services between other locations in the region.
    Phone 08 8648 4842 for details and bookings.
  3. Paul Keen, Wallaby Tracks Adventure Tours, operates private tours and transfer services near Quorn and Flinders Ranges area, headbush@bigpond.comwww.wallabytracks.com, phone 0428 486 655
  4. Near Blinman, south to Hawker and west to Parachilna (by arrangement), David & Sally Henery of Alpana Station operates a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available. Phone 08 8648 4626, email enquiries@frsct.com.au

Wilpena Pound

  1. Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, provide a drop off/pick up service between Pt Augusta and Angorichina Village or the Heysen Trailhead every Wednesday and as required, traveling via Wilpena.
    They also provide on-demand 4WD or bus pick up and drop off services between other locations in the region.
    Phone 08 8648 4842 for details and bookings..
  2. John Simpson, Flinders ranges Scenic and Cultural Tours, operates private tours and transfer services near Quorn and Flinders Ranges area, enquiries@frsct.com.auwww.frsct.com.au, phone 0433 129 840
  3. Near Blinman, south to Hawker and west to Parachilna (by arrangement), David & Sally Henery of Alpana Station operates a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available. Phone 08 8648 4626, email enquiries@frsct.com.au

Angorichina (3km east of the Parachilna Gorge trailhead)

Angorichina is 3km east of the Parachilna Gorge trailhead along the Parachilna to Blinman Road.

  1. Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, provide a drop off/pick up service between Pt Augusta and Angorichina Village or the Heysen Trailhead every Wednesday and as required. They also provide on-demand 4WD or bus pick up and drop off services between other locations in the region.
    Phone 08 8648 4842 for details and bookings.
    Stateliner operates a daily service from Adelaide through various towns to Pt Augusta.
  2. Near Blinman, south to Hawker and west to Parachilna (by arrangement), David & Sally Henery of Alpana Station operates a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available. Phone 08 8648 4626, email enquiries@frsct.com.au

Blinman

  1. Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, provide a drop off/pick up service between Pt Augusta and Angorichina Village or the Heysen Trailhead every Wednesday and as required, traveling via Bilinman.
    They also provide on-demand 4WD or bus pick up and drop off services between other locations in the region.
    Phone 08 8648 4842 for details and bookings.
    Stateliner operates a daily service from Adelaide through various towns to Pt Augusta.
  2. Near Blinman, south to Hawker and west to Parachilna (by arrangement), David & Sally Henery of Alpana Station operates a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available. Phone 08 8648 4626, email enquiries@frsct.com.au