1. Trig Campsite to Deep Creek Waterfall, June 2016

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Re-Route of Heysen Trail near Trig Campsite to Deep Creek Waterfall

Re-Route of Heysen Trail near Trig Campsite to Deep Creek Waterfall (2)The Heysen Trail has been re-routed just west of Trig Campsite, through the campsite and down into Deep Creek waterfall. The new trail is a great improvement on the original trail, with a more gentle descent down to the waterfall. The trail crosses Tent Rock Road at the northern entrance to the campsite, with a new car parking area.

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2. Stairs and Viewing Platform closed at Waitpinga Beach, July 2016

Steps at Waitpinga Beach following sand erosion

Some structural elements of the lower steps no longer reach the sand

The steps and viewing platform at Waitpinga Beach have been closed due to continued sand erosion.

Walkers should find alternative access directly across the sand dunes until the infrastructure has been renewed. DEWNR staff will continue to monitor the sand erosion and structure. We expect alternative arrangements will be put in place, including in the short term a marked route through the sand dunes.

Last August the lower steps were replaced with a dutch sand ladder, but this solution hasn’t worked and has since been removed. The entire structure has now been closed. Prior to approx 2012 there were two separate sets of stair structures, these were removed and replaced with a new single structure, which is the one now affected by erosion.

The viewing platform has been undermined

The viewing platform has been undermined

5. Re-route at Christmas Hill (Kuitpo Forest), September 2021

This temporary re-route has been restored to the original trail alignment

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Forestry SA advises that logging operations in the Christmas Hill area of Kuitpo Forest will impact on the Heysen Trail for the next few months.

The reroute takes walkers westward from the airstrip gate (Grid Reference 904 968) towards Christmas Hill Road. It then follows the main Brookman Road, passing behind Woodcutters Cottage (GR 894 990) until it turns eastward at Gate CH3 (GR 896 994), rejoining the Trail at GR 904 994.

Walkers are advised to be very careful of heavy trucks when crossing the haul road immediately to the north of Woodcutters Cottage.

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6. Kuitpo – Christmas Hill temporary re-route, June 2022

This is a temporary re-route

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This re-route is in the Christmas Hill plantation on Mapsheet 1D and Southern Guidebook Map 2.9.

The Trail is diverted westwards from Grid Reference 902 987 towards Brookman Road, passing behind Woodcutters Cottage at GR 895 992. It follows Brookman Road northwards until Gate CH4 at GR 900 998 when it turns eastwards along a firebreak. The reroute will join the Trail at GR 906 996.

Walkers should take care not to enter the logging areas shown on the map and to beware of logging trucks using the haul road immediately to the north of Woodcutters Cottage.

This reroute is likely to remain in place until the end of 2022.

7. Re-route at Knott Hill Reserve (Kuitpo Forest), September 2021

This temporary re-route has been restored to the original trail alignment

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Forestry SA advise that logging operations in the Knott Hill Forest Reserve will impact on the Heysen Trail and The Onkeeta Trail. The Onkeeta Trail is completely closed.

The Heysen Trail has been rerouted to pass along the eastern edge of the plantation, using some of the southern sections of the Onkeeta Trail and the eastern sections of the Willunga Basin Trail. Look for reroute markings on these trail posts.

Forestry SA anticipate that logging operations will be complete by the end of October 2021.

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