Pioneer Women’s Trail on ABC891

This morning on the ABC891 breakfast show, John Kenneally and Tony McCarthy discussed the Pioneer Women’s Trail with Anni Luur Fox, from the Hahndorf branch of the National Trust. The Friends will be hiking the trail this Sunday, 29 June.

Listen to the clip on the player:

Re-route map now available

Further to this news item reproduced below, titled "Upgrade of 4km of trail through Deep Creek", which originally appeared on Tues 8th April, the map of this re-route between Tapanappa and Boat Harbor Beach is now available on the re-routes page. It affects Map 1.3 of both the new and old Southern Guidebooks.

Trail Upgrade Opens
By Lisa Bachmayer

Walkers will this weekend be able to plant their footprints on the upgraded four-kilometre stretch of the Heysen Trail in Deep Creek Conservation Park.

Open this Saturday, the $90,000 upgrade aims to make the badly eroded section of the trail more environmentally sustainable and provide a more spectacular trek for walkers.

The trail previously hugged the coastline and led its walkers up steep hills, causing significant erosion.

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The Victor Harbor Times
08 April 2008

The Trailblazer Challenge

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The Advertiser Colliers International Trailblazer Challenge is a brilliant community team event that pushes participants to their limits in 18km, 34km, 50km or 100km events. Become part of the fun and join in on Adelaideâs premium adventure event. Staged along the Torrens Linear Park trail, Yurrebilla and Heysen Trails, it is a fully supported event, providing participants with basic food & hydration supplies at checkpoints.

Funds raised support Operation Flinders – a world-leading adventure wilderness program for young offenders and young people at risk – and Rotary Club. This yearâs event will take place on 18th and 19th October, 2008. Visit the Trailblazer Challenge website –

Art on the Heysen Trail

ABC screened a segment on the Sunday Arts programme (ABC1 15/06/08) about an art exhibition focusing on the Heysen Trail.

An eclectic group of established and talented artists will be heading into the wilderness of South Australia to re-trace the Heysen Trail.

14min video. Part 1 of 2:

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Kokoda 2009

The Friends will once again be offering the Kokoda Trekking experience in 2009.

Join Julian for one of the world’s great treks along the Kokoda Trail.

Call the Office to and leave your name if interested.