Christmas Break Office Hours

The office will be closing for the Christmas break at 2pm on Wednesday 16th December and will reopen Tuesday January 19th.

During this time walk registrations via the website will still be accepted, however emails, phone messages and mail will not be regularly checked.

Public lecture on development and promotion of walking

You are invited to attend a public lecture from Dr Rodney Tolley, an international expert on the development and promotion of walking.

Walking SA is combining with the Heart Foundation and SA Health to promote this free event.

Dr Tolley will cite emerging best practice in providing environments where people choose to walk and to walk more often.

When Thursday 19 November 2009
Time 9:00am sharpâ11:30am
Where Sebel Playford Adelaide,
120 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000

ENTRY IS FREE Bookings essential so please email by Friday 13 November 2009 or for more information please contact Rebecca Olthoff on 0403509736.

Full details: download invitation

Heysen Trail A4 2010 Calendar

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the 2010 calendar. We spent quite some time selecting photos, and have come up with a broad selection across the Trail.

For those who have pre-ordered calendars, they are available for pick-up from the office or the End of Year Bash. Copies can also be purchased for $18 + optional p&h, although stocks are limited. Order now: online shop

We will be doing something similar for 2011, so be sure to set aside any potential photos. Remember photos need to meet minimum technical specifications, generally a 7 Mega Pixel camera will suffice if on the highest image quality settings.

Fire Danger Season dates

The Heysen Trail passes through 4 Fire Ban Districts, as detailed below (and on Most sections of the trail are closed during the Fire Ban Season. These are the normal dates, no dates have been brought forward this year.

1. Mount Lofty Ranges – 1 Dec 09
2. Adelaide Metropolitan – 1 Dec 09
3. Mid North – 15 Nov 09
4. Flinders – 1 Nov 09

CFS Fire Danger Season web url:

View short video of Heysen Trail

At the Friends June LWE at Collinsville, a few of us with Arthur of Burra, met Josh of Perth – 31 days from Cape Jervis, at the east end of Tourilie Gorge.
He did complete the trail on July 8th, collected the certificate from Jack – and has posted his video of the walk –

I came across this video from a forum entry he made on the FoHT site.
At 19yo he may be the youngest to walk the Trail – esp solo??
Anyone know of a younger walker?

End of Year Bash, BBQ + Band

As advertised in the recent Trailwalker

Come and see your President boogie to the tune of the famous Jump Daddies at the beautiful Paxton Winery in McLaren Vale.

Sunday 29 November, 12-5pm
$20 per person

Numbers are strictly limited â first in first served! No ticket sales at door, pre-order only. No refunds!

Bbq and artisan bread provided. Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass, cash only, no BYO. Bring beer or soft drink, dessert or salad to share, chair or rug, plates & cutlery.

⢠Download invitation
⢠Purchase ticket now

Heysen Trail A4 2010 Calendar

As advertised in the recent Trailwalker

Heysen Trail A4 2010 Calendar, all photos supplied by Friends of the Heysen Trail members.

Released in November.

Available by Pre-Order for $15 + optional p&h. Orders close 16 October.

Order now: online shop

Submit your own photos: photos need to be taken from or of the Heysen Trail. You can submit up to 3 photos for potential selection. Send via cd/dvd to the office, or email to (up to 10MB attachment). To reproduce well photographs must be landscape, and no less than 3000 pixels wide by 2500 pixels high (taken on the maximum setting on a 7 megapixel camera or higher). If you are not sure if your photograph is large enough, submit them anyway and we will determine if they will reproduce well. Submissions due by Friday 18 September.