The Heysen Trail passes through Buckaringa Sanctuary
The Buckaringa Sanctuary will be temporarily closed at the end of this month. As the Heysen Trail passes through the sanctuary, walkers need to consider the closure if planning to walk in the area.
The next planned closure is:
- Friday 29 September to Monday 2 October 2017.
The closure is because the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) will be undertaking feral animal control in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to many Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies.
The sanctuary is located between Quorn and Hawker You can find it on map 6, chapter 4, of the Heysen Trail Northern Guidebook and on Sheet Map 7b – Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park to Mernmerna Creek.
AWC will place closure signs at all entry points to the sanctuary to warn walkers of the danger .
Heysen Trail near the Sampson Flat fireground
Heysen Trail route restored near Chain of Ponds and Kersbrook
The temporary reroute of the Heysen Trail due to the Sampson Flat fireground has finally been removed. The last section of the trail through the Mt Crawford Forest near Chain of Ponds and Kersbrook has now been restored.
The devastating fire in the January 2015 resulted in a substantial reroute of the trail. Following work by Forestry SA to clear areas of the forest, the trail has been progressively returned to the original route.
However, until this week the reroute included an extended road walk along South Para Rd near Chain of Ponds and Kersbrook.
The restoration of the trail also includes a small realignment at Chain of Ponds. The trail has been improved and re-routed where it crosses North East Road.
The minor reroute can be viewed: