Fire Danger Season has closed sections of the trail in the Flinders fire danger district
In the 2022/23 Fire Danger Season news item issued earlier this week, we advised walkers that fire restrictions have commenced in the Flinders fire danger district.
This includes sections of the Heysen Trail north of Wirrabara.
Over the fire danger season, the Heysen Trail is closed in the sections that traverse private property. However, apart from broadcast fire ban days, you can still access some sections of the trail. Those sections include national parks, conservation parks, forest reserves and public roads.
We recommend that you check more detailed information about those sections on our Fire Danger Season page.
Animal control programs are also planned soon for reserves in the Flinders district
In addition to these closures, we have been advised of a number of feral animal control programs commencing this weekend that may also affect walkers in this district.
The Mount Brown & Dutchman Stern Conservation Parks
During the Fire Danger Season, walkers are still able to walk the Heysen Trail through conservation parks, provided it is not a broadcast fire ban day.
However, both the Dutchman Stern & Mount Brown Conservation Parks will be closed for public safety while a pest control program is carried out from 6am on Saturday November 5th to 2pm on Friday November 11th 2022.
Mount Brown Conservation Park is just south of Quorn. You can find it on Heysen Trail Mapsheets 6C and Northern Guidebook Maps 3.7 & 3.8. There is further information about this park closure on the Parks Closure & Alerts page.
Dutchman Stern Conservation Park is just north of Quorn. You can find it on Heysen Trail Mapsheets 6D & 7A and Northern Guidebook Maps 4.1 & 4.2. There is further information about this park closure on the Parks Closure & Alerts page
Buckaringa Sanctuary will be closed from the evening of Friday November 4th to the morning of Wednesday November 9th 2022.
Australian Wildlife Conservancy, the managers of Buckaringa, will also be conducting feral animal control works.
Buckaringa Sanctuary can be located on Heysen Trail Mapsheets 6D & 7A and Northern Guidebook Maps 4.6 & 4.7.
As Buckaringa is on private property, the Heysen Trail through the sanctuary is closed at this time of the year as a matter of course. We are providing this notice as an additional warning to walkers.