Telowie Gorge Conservation Park and Napperby Block (Mount Remarkable National Park) will be closed from 6am Friday, 24 November 2016 to 6pm Thursday, 1 December 2016.
The purpose of the park closure is to ensure the safety of the public during a pest control program within the parks during the period indicated.
The Heysen Trail passes along the eastern edge of these parks. Hence do not divert from the Heysen Trail and attempt to enter these parks at those times. The Go Cart Track Shelter is alongside the Heysen Trail and within the Telowie Gorge Conservation Park, so this shelter may be closed during these times.
The Heysen Trail in areas outside of conservation parks, forests and public roads are currently closed anyway due to the Fire Danger Season beginning in the Flinders on 4th November 2016.
The parks are north of Crystal Brook and to the west of the Wirrabara Forest.
For Heysen Trail (HT) users:
- Napperby Block is on HT Map Sheet 5B
or on HT Northern Guide Map 2.5
- Telowie Gorge CP is on HT Map is Sheet 5B & 6A
or on HT Northern Guide Map 2.6-2.7.
- The Go Cart shelter is on HT Map Sheet 6A
or on HT Northern Guide Map 2.7
Read more on the National Parks closure page.
Don’t miss the wave! The Friends 2017 Calendar pre-order discounted price offer ends soon.
Although it’s not December yet, the presses are nearly ready to roll on the production of the Friends 2017 Calendar.
Submit your order before midday on this coming Monday, November 21 and catch the pre-publication discount price of $15/copy. Orders made after that will be at the normal price of $18.
Purchase online via our online store, or to place a pick-up order direct via the office (phone 08 8212 6299, Mon-Fri 10.30am – 2.30pm).
For on-line store orders, postage to anywhere in Australia is $3.75/single copy
We plan to have copies available to pick up at the End of Year Bash, BBQ and Band at Belair National Park on Sunday December 4.
If you want to join us at the Bash, to assist with catering arrangements, bookings for the Bash close at 2.00pm on Wednesday November 30th.
Book at: heysentrail.asn.au/invite or via the ofﬁce.
Check out more information on the Bash here.
Raunchy Sugar are back!
We changed the venue last year to Karka Pavillion and Belair National Park is still buzzing.
This year don’t miss out. Get your End to End group or walking friends organised and be there.
Come along to Rock and Roll with Raunchy Sugar. Or maybe just relax amongst the lush green surroundings of Karka.
It all happens on Sunday 4 December, 12 – 4pm
The Friends will provide: Befores, BBQ meat and artisan bread.
BYO – wine, beer or soft drink, Bring a Salad or Dessert to share.
Don’t forget a chair or rug, glass, plates & cutlery.
Book early! $20 per person. No refunds!
Book at: heysentrail.asn.au/invite or via the ofﬁce.
Park entry fees are waived for attending members and guests.
Remember the venue: Karka Pavilion, Belair National Park. Upper Sturt Road, Belair
A number of tracks within the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, will be closed each night over the next 11 months.
The purpose of the extended closures is to ensure the safety of the public during a feral cat control program to be conducted after dark. The aim is to protect the populations of recently reintroduced Western Quolls and Brushtail Possums.
The evening closures commence on Thursday, 3 November 2016 and will continue through to Saturday, 30 September 2017.
As daylight hours vary over the period of the control program, there are a range of closure times. They are:
- Thursday, 3 November to Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8.30pm to 5am
- Wednesday, 30 November 2016 to Tuesday 31 January 2017 9pm to 5am
- Tuesday, 31 January 2017 to Tuesday, 28 February 2017 8.30pm to 5am
- Tuesday, 28 February 2017 to Sunday, 30 April 2017 8pm to 5am
- Sunday, 30 April 2017 to Tuesday, 31 July 2017 6pm to 5am
- Tuesday, 31 July 2017 to Saturday, 30 September 2017 6.30pm to 5am
Tracks and walking trails will remain open outside of these times.
The Heysen Trail will remain open at all times, however walkers must:
- remain in designated campgrounds and huts, or
- camp within 20 metres of the Heysen Trail within the park after dark.
Walkers camping in the park may see spotlights and occasionally hear firearms in the distance at night. The Rangers have advised that the control program will not take place in the vicinity of campgrounds or huts.
The tracks that will be closed at night include –
- Trezona Track
- Mount Sunderland Track
- Rifle Range Track
- Old Blinman Track
- Jones Camp Track
- Telegraph Track
- St Mary Peak outside trail
- Cooinda Track
- Pound Gap Track
Further information on the feral animal control program and the nightly trail closures can be obtained from the Natural Resources, SA Arid Lands or by phoning them on (08) 8648 5344 or 0428 116 035.
$15 per copy, available late November-early December
Showcasing photographs of South Australia’s long distance adventure hike – the 1,200km Heysen Trail from Cape Jervis at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges.
An A4 wall calendar, opening up to A3.
Photos submitted by Friends of the Heysen Trail members and Heysen Trail hikers.
Pre-order now for just $15 per copy. Postage from as little as $3.75. Available late November at $18 per copy. Available for delivery or pick-up in late November-early December.
Purchase online via our online store, or to place a pick-up order please order direct via the office (phone 08 8212 6299, Mon-Fri 10.30am – 2.30pm)