Southern Guide Heysen Trail official guidebook cover
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Heysen Trail Southern Guide

AUD $33.00

Book One, the Southern Guide, covers Cape Jervis in the south to Spalding in the Mid North. An overview map is included at the beginning of each chapter, as well as trail notes and detailed 1:50 000 topographic maps of the sections of the Heysen Trail covered by that chapter.

  • 1:50 000 scale (1cm = 500m)
  • A5 spiral bound book, 15cm x 21cm, 132 pages
  • Landscape profiles
  • Location of supplies & facilities
  • Important contact details
  • Fast facts on local towns
  • Interesting facts along the Trail
  • Accommodation and campsites
  • Information on shorter walks
  • Advice on walking and safety

This guidebook is in the process of being superseded. New map sheets (released September 2014) 1, 2, 3 and 4 will replace this Southern Guidebook.


From time to time sections of the Heysen Trail are re-routed due to forestry operations, bushfires or trail upgrades.

View and print relevant re-routes for your guidebook edition on our Re-Routes page.

Detailed Campsite Information

The guidebooks only provide basic details of campsites, including icons of facilities.

From time to time campsites are upgraded, or moved, or new campsites are created. These will be noted on our Re-Routes page.

Detailed information about campsites, including photos, facilities, fees, access and feedback is available on our Huts & Camping page.

Trail Distances

The guidebooks only provide an overall distance of a chapter, and sometimes smaller hikes.

Detailed tables of distances between campsites is available on Trail Distances page.

Service Directory

The guidebooks list basic town facilities. Detailed town facilities including internet access, supermarkets, general stores and medical services are available from our Service Directory page.

Transport Services

The guidebooks do not list bus services. Details of bus services, how often they operate and contact details are available on our Transport & Buses page.

GPX / GPS Files

Files that can be downloaded onto a handheld GPS unit are available on our Maps & GPS page. We recommend hikers carry the official guidebook maps when hiking the trail.

Additional Information

Packaged Weight .325 kg
Packaged Dimensions 21.2 x 15.7 x 1.2 cm

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DENWR)

Year of publication


Map scale

1:50 000


6th edition



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