Upgrade of Waterfall Gully track completed

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The $1.2 million upgrade of the popular Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty track has been completed, says South Australian Environment Minister Paul Caica.

The four kilometre upgrade has been completed in stages over the past three years. The trail alignment, surface, drainage and signage has been upgraded. More rest areas, including an area safe for children to play and explore, have also been included.

An estimated 400,000 walkers enjoy the trail each year.

Read more in Paul Caica’s press release.

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Walking SA Newsletter

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The peak body for recreational walkers in South Australia, Walking SA, release a regular newsletter. Download their newsletter, released this week.

In this edition, they discuss:

  • walking and local government
  • trails update
  • give a view inside their Trails Technical Unit and Walking Access Committee
  • celebrate a national bushwalking pioneer
  • and as always, there is news about walking and walking trails around SA.

More information about Walking SA can be found on their website.

November Specials from our Shop

These are now available for purchase or collection from the office. Stocks are limited, $18 each. Showcasing photographs the 1,200km Heysen Trail. An A4 landscape wall calendar, unfolding to A3 with a month to an opening.

Purchase online now via PayPal: http://www.heysentrail.asn.au/calendar


New from Cartographics, fold out 1:50 000 scale regional & detail map of Lower Glenelg & Discovery Bay.

An excellent map of the Great South West Walk, great for planning and walking the trail, available for $13.

More details.


Friends of the Heysen Trail 25th anniversary wine glasses are available for $25 for a set of 6. Pick-up only. 20cl, 155mm high by 47mm diameter.


How to Purchase

The office/shop, located at 10 Pitt St, Adelaide, is open Monday to Friday 10am-2.30pm, but will close over Christmas from 16 December.

The calendar http://www.heysentrail.asn.au/calendar/]can be purchased online with a pick-up or delivery option.

Fire Danger Season closes the Heysen Trail north of Wirrabara

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Due to today’s commencement of the Fire Danger Season in the Flinders Fire Ban District the Heysen Trail is closed north of Wirrabara Forest. For the next few weeks the trail remains open from Cape Jervis to Wirrabara Forest.

On 15 November the Heysen Trail will close between Tanunda and Wirrabara due to the commencement of the Fire Danger Season in the Mid North District.

On 1 December the remaining open trail south of Tanunda to Cape Jervis will close due to the commencement of the Fire Danger Season in the Mount Lofty Ranges District.

The trail remains open in areas through national parks, conservation parks, forests and roads, however on days when a Total Fire Ban is declared the trail is closed in parks and forests.