Update on Wirrabara Forest Heysen Trail conditions

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Following the bushfire in Wirrabara Forest in early May, the following info is an update on the Heysen Trail conditions through the area.

  • The main north-south Heysen Trail along the ridge and the Go-Cart Track is open.
  • The spur trail, along the Apricot Track, is temporarily closed due to fire damage. This spur track heads east down from the main Trail on the ridge. The trail is extensively damaged and will be re-marked by ARPA. Forestry SA will conduct a logging operation to remove burnt pine trees.
  • The spur trail beyond the Old Nursery to Ippinitchie Campground is no longer marked. The Old Nursery is now the trailhead for this spur. Both the YHA and Ippinitchie Campground facilities can be used by hikers, but are no longer on the marked Heysen Trail.

An updated map from the Heysen Trail guidebook showing the track closure is available in the re-routes section of the website.

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