The three new shelters with water tanks and camp sites on the Heysen Trail have been completed, and are waiting for rain to fill the tanks. The three new camp sites are in the Mid-North between Marschalls Hut and Burra.
Details of the three new camp sites are as follows:
1. Smith Hill Camp Site (view info page)
A campsite located west of the town of Marabel, Southern Guidebook chapter 5, map 6, view map.
2. Webb Gap Camp Site (view info page)
A campsite located between Smith Hill Campsite and Huppatz Hut, Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 7, view map.
3. Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site (view info page)
A campsite located between Huppatz Hut and Burra, Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 11, view map.
These three campsites will assist through-hikers on the Heysen Trail by closing one of the trail’s water gaps. The distances between campsites and water sources is now:
- Maschalls Hut to Marabel – 8.6km
- Marabel to Smith Hill Camp Site – 17.3km
- Smith Hill Camp Site to Webb Gap Camp Site – 13.3km
- Webb Gap Camp Site to Huppatz Hut – 16.2km
- Huppatz Hut to Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site – 21.3km
- Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site to Burra – 23.0km
Thanks to Bronte Leak from the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), Colin Edwards, John Potter, Albert Schmidke, Peter Wynen, Trevor Lee and Julian Monfries for their work in the construction effort.
These water tanks are part of an programme of 11 new shelters and water tanks being constructed along the Heysen Trail. The first four shelters and water tanks were constructed late last year. The remaining four shelters and water tanks have been fabricated and will be erected soon.