This is a temporary re-route
June 2016 UPDATE: This temporary re-route has been closed, and the Trail has been restored and re-marked along the original Heysen Trail alignment, as shown in the guidebooks and mapsheets.
Update October 2015: Curnows Hut has reopened following the 2013 bushfires.
This re-route around the forest remains in place.
Update May 2015:
The original 2013 re-route has been amended to include more forest, and New Campbell Hill. Curnows Hut remains closed for now.
View pdf map showing re-route
Following the Bundaleer bushfire in 2013, the SA Government reviewed its tenure of the affected forestry plantations. Some of the land traversed by the Heysen Trail was transferred to private management.
As a result, the Heysen Trail has been re-routed considerably in this area. The new route over public land now involves an additional 22 kms. The previous direct route from Curnows Hut to New Campbell Hill is on private property and access is no longer permitted.
The Heysen Trail through the forest now follows the Bundaleer Heysen Greenway route via the Bundaleer Picnic Grounds. The new trail has been marked and is now accessible to walkers.
New Campbell Hill can be accessed by a short spur trail.
Download gpx file for loading onto your GPS unit