Temporary closure of the Heysen Trail
Montacute Conservation Park – April 8th to April 14th, 2018
Walkers are advised of the upcoming temporary closure of the Montacute Conservation Park.
The Department for Environment and Water (formerly the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources, DEWNR) will be conducting a pest control program in the park and on adjoining private property.
Officers will be undertaking the operation between 6.00pm on Sunday April 8th and 6.00am on Saturday April 14th.
Walkers should note that the Conservation Park and adjoining private property will be closed during this period. As a result, there will be no public access to the sections of the Heysen and Mawson Trails within the park.
The Department will install signs giving advanced notice of the trail and park closures. There will also be signs informing the public when the park is closed during the operations.
You can obtain further information about the Park closure from Parks SA.
Walk for the Heysen
Sunday 29 April 2018
Bridgewater Oval, Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater
Walk on the Heysen Trail and BBQ picnic
Walk for the Heysen – experience local parks and native scrub and have fun while supporting the Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation’s 2018 fundraising efforts. The foundation supports the improvement of facilities and the environment on the Heysen Trail & other walking trails.
- Four walk options from 5km to 17km.
- Walks depart from 9.00 am. Arrive in time to register before your walk.
- All walks depart from and arrive back to the Bridgewater Oval. Walks are designed to suit all ages and standards of walking fitness.
- Bring the family for a great day out in the Adelaide Hills.
After the walk grab a BBQ meal (included in registration fee) at the Bridgewater Oval, or bring your own picnic. The picnic area includes the football club rooms, toilets and parking.
In keeping with the tradition of the Warren Bonython Memorial Walk conducted by the Friends of the Heysen Trail in 2013, the theme for the day will be yellow.
A prize consisting of a Heysen Trail merchandise pack (value $100) is up for grabs to the best yellow sartorial costuming on the day.
$30 for adults, $5 for children, $60 for families
Download the event flyer
You may also choose to make a one-off donation to the Foundation through the Foundation’s web site: Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation
The Foundation is registered as an environmental charity and donations are tax deductible.
Bookings for the first End to End 13 walk on Sunday May 6th 2018, are filling fast. If you want to join the group, now is the time to register.
End to End 13 is the 13th Friend’s group to walk the Heysen Trail. The group will set off from the Cape Jervis trailhead heading towards Parachilna Gorge.
Their first destination is Cobbler Hill in the Deep Creek Conservation Park. The trail for this walk follows sandy coastal tracks and exposed coastal hillsides, providing spectacular views over Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo Island.
As with previous groups the level of interest has been strong. After opening on Monday morning, the first bus was full by Tuesday.
We are now taking names of walkers wanting to join a second, smaller bus. While we still need more names to warrant the additional bus, we expect that, as in previous years, demand will be sufficient.
So act now, as there are limited spaces available.
You can register on our website https://heysentrail.asn.au/walks/1707/cape-jervis-to-cobbler-hill/view/ or calling the office. Maybe chat with a friend about joining the group, but be quick!