These are multi-day walks, usually a long weekend or a week long trip. Optional dinner or a refreshment at nearby Edinburgh Hotel. We’ve listed some of the great short hikes you can walk along the Heysen Trail, ranging from a few hours to a full day. Please note this is an extended walk for people wanting to do the entire week of walks and not those only wishing to do selected day walks. Half or full day loop walks on the trail. They also maintain a lengthy section of the Heysen Trail between Logans Gap (about 40km south of Burra) and Spalding, also undertaking projects such as the construction of several water tank/shelters. Check for current re-routes of the trail affecting your guidebook map edition. They are principally the sections of the trail that are not on private land. Participant numbers are limited due to COVID-19 event planning guidelines. Rating: easy If you plan on picking up your calendar or other Christmas gifts, please note that our Office will close at 2.30 pm on Friday December 11th 2020. The Heysen Trail starts at Cape Jervis and continues to Victor Harbor, through to the Adelaide Hills and all the way to the Flinders Ranges. There will be no vehicle access along the road to drop off or pick up walkers planning to walk on that section of the trail. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Friends of the Heysen Trail on your desktop or mobile device. News articles about the Friends organisation and the Heysen Trail. Web design by Registration and start location details can be found via the following link to Walking SA website. Short walks, day walks, treks? Many have tried bushwalking and camping for the first time, some doing it better than others. If you want to walk on the trail, check which Fire District you will be in. Parks staff will be erecting trail closed signs in the vicinity of the burn site. Hiking the Heysen Trail? Our volunteers will return on Tuesday 2nd February 2021. There is a 1.5-2 hour evening walk most weeks until March. Registrations for walks generally open 4 weeks prior to the walk event, and close in the week leading up to the walk. With over 1,000 members, the Friends also provide a comprehensive walk programme, and promote the 1200 Km adventure hike – the Heysen Trail. List of supermarkets, internet access and medical services for continuous end-to-end hikers. When the group reaches much further north from Adelaide, beyond Quorn in the sixth and final year, the walks are conducted as a long weekend and week long walk. As the walking season has come to a close, the arrival of warmer evenings and daylight saving has heralded the beginning of our Twilight/Summer Walks. The viability of the Heysen Trail is dependent on the continuing co-operation of private landholders. Sometimes this has occurred on private land and at other times, Google has directed vehicle-based campers towards the Heysen Trail campsites, that are intended as “walk in” sites. Or hiking with the Friends of the Heysen Trail? Much of the Heysen Trail is closed during the summer Fire Danger Season. Prescribed burn Greenhill – Upper Slape Gully – Tuesday Oct 20th, 2020. These include public roads, Conservation Parks and Reserves, Forests and vacant land. The Interactive Maps interface and Walk Selector have also been updated. 33 Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Listen to Friends of the Heysen Trail | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.. Adelaide, South Australia. End-to-End walks are reasonably demanding and for walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain. 2016 Special Recognition Award - Group / Organisation. The Fire Districts are listed on the Fire Danger Season page and shown on the Interactive Map on the Friends website. ; FAQ Answering common question about the Heysen Trail. The Friends of the Heysen Trail is the primary partner in maintaining the Heysen Trail. The Friends of the Heysen Trail is the primary partner in maintaining the Heysen Trail. camp within 20 metres of the Heysen Trail within the park after dark. The Friends 2021 Calendar is now available for pick up from the Office. About the Heysen Trail. Feral animal control continues in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. If you want to shop for last minute Christmas purchases we will process and post out any orders received by midday Wednesday December 16th, on that day. Leaders may not accept people for a walk who have not come appropriately dressed or prepared. # InThisTogether # NRW2020 See More. More about the Friends. Unfortunately, as we are unable to hold the End of Year Bash this year, we can’t offer that as a pick up location. Upcoming Walks. 5.9K likes. Or hiking with the Friends of the Heysen Trail? Director Property Services LMC Dec 2008 - Feb 2012 3 years 3 months. (intl +61 8 8212 6299) A branch of the Friends of the Heysen Trail, in the Mid North, which conducts a walking program. Walkers are advised to exercise caution in the area as the trails will be closed for the purpose of a pest control program. The southern walks, from Cape Jervis to Kapunda, are held one Sunday a month during the walk season – from May to November each year. The full programme will soon be listed on our walk calendar but here are the details for the first four walks: A gentle walk along the 5km Wirraparinga Trail in Brownhill Recreation Park, plus a bit of an add on. If you don’t have a Golden Boots pass, you can purchase one when you register for the walk. All prices quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD), Cancellation & Refund Policy The Park location is shown on Heysen Trail Mapsheet 1D and Map 2.8 of the Heysen Trail Southern Guidebook. The Friends of the Heysen Trail were formed in 1986 to undertake the development and maintenance of the Heysen Trail and other walking trails which they have steadfastly done for over 25 years. The Office will re-open for business the following day, Tuesday February 2nd. As the trail passes through several fire ban districts, the trail closures commence progressively from Sunday November 1st 2020. Find buses and private operators to get to and from the trail. As a result of these updates the length of main trail (without including temporary reroutes or spur trails) is now 1,123 kms. Short walks, day walks, treks? Friend's Office closure : Our Office is currently closed for the summer break. 6.1K likes. The Heysen Trail, Adelaide, South Australia. Prime consideration is your safety, comfort and weather protection. The parks cover a long section of the trail on Heysen Trail Map sheets 5B and 6A  and Maps 2.5 to 2.7 of the Heysen Trail Northern Guidebook. We appreciate their continuous spiritual connection to this country over thousands of years and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. Much of the Heysen Trail is closed during the summer Fire Danger Season. The prescribed burn is planned for a section of the Kyeema Conservation Park, off Woodgate Road, Kyeema. You can also order the calendar for pick up from the Office. Get your Friends Calendar before the Office Closure. A new End-to-End group commencing the entire Heysen Trail at Cape Jervis. The Friends of the Heysen Trail is the primary partner in maintaining the Heysen Trail. The Heysen Trail is developed and maintained as a partnership between the Government of South Australia (Department for Environment & Water - DEW) and the Friends of the Heysen Trail. Now that Covid 19 restrictions have eased the Friends is able to convene its postponed AGM. The Flinders District covers the Heysen Trail north of Wirrabara. They are: The tracks and walking trails will remain open outside of these times. The closed sections of the trail will reopen during April/May 2021. During the declared fire danger season some sections of the Heysen Trail remain open to walkers. Government of South Australia (Department for Environment & Water - DEW), Casual, $10 per walk, (walkers under 18 years of age, $1 per walk), Golden Boots, purchase for $75, allowing unlimited walks. Minor re-route of Heysen Trail in Bridgewater, along Ayr St and Beadnell Crescent, rejoining the trail at the southern edge of Bridgewater oval, Mapsheet 2A Kuitpo Office to Bridgewater Oval, Minor re-route of Heysen Trail in the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Mapsheet 2B, Bridgewater Oval to Stone Hut Road, Minor re-route of Heysen Trail in Cleland Conservation Park north of Reynolds Drive, Mapsheet 2B Bridgewater Oval to Stone Hut Road, Minor re-route to re-instate low level river crossing along Colonial Drive into Morialta Conservation Park, Mapsheet 2B Bridgewater Oval to Stone Hut Road, Minor amendment to show 2017 re-route of Heysen Trail near Chain of Ponds, Mapsheet 2C Stone Hut Road to Tower Hill, New campsite created with platform and water tank installed at, Minor amendment to show 2013 re-route of Heysen Trail near Huppatz Hut, Mapsheet 3D Tothill Gap to Burra, Updating the Walk Selector with the sections previously numbered 55 and 56 being combined into, The main trail (which is the route along the southern then eastern side) has been re-routed off of Chalks Road, The alternative trail (which is the route along the north-western side) has been re-routed via Warren Reservoir to Centennial Drive, When the South Para River water level is high, avoid the main trail crossing (marked #3, upstream to the east) and walk 900m downstream to cross the river on the Mount Rd bridge (marked #4, downstream to the west). By yourself, with friends or a group? Participate in our hiking program. Oval Avenue, Woodville, commencing at 6.30 pm. You enjoy the walk without the stress. There are numerous events organised by other groups or us to walk or run on the Heysen Trail. We will be posting out the first orders by the end of November. Bookings for the first walk of End to End 14 opened on March 18 2019. As the Heysen Trail crosses the Moralana Scenic Drive all walkers are advised to take extreme care. As the COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed within South Australia, people were encouraged to travel within our State. End-to-end walks are run as part of our walk programme, and are for those wishing to walk some or all of the Heysen Trail. They ‘know the lie of the land’ and have organised bus transfers and other details for you. Registration is free. The Heysen Trail between these locations will close on November 15th 2020 and reopen on April 30 2021. We will still process on-line shop orders but it may take up to 5 business days to complete them. Huts & campsites for bushwalkers. Table of distances between Trail locations such as huts, campsites and towns. Web design by The Country Fire Service  (CFS) has now announced the full set of dates for the 2020/21 Fire Danger Season. This section of the trail will now be closed between November 1st 2020 and April 15th 2021. Passing the Festival Centre and Convention Centre, the walk continues under Montefiore Road, crossing the river over the weir before returning to Pinky Flat. Members are asked to register in advance as numbers may still need to be limited to appropriate space requirements as defined by SA Health at that time. You can get further information on the feral animal control program and these trail closures on the Parks Alerts page or from. Walking upstream past Adelaide Oval before crossing the river at Hackney Bridge and returning past the zoo and Elder Park. 33 Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 We will be walking from Crafers to […] View event info, The Friends of the Heysen Trailand Other Walking Trails Inc, Suite 203, 2nd Floor Epworth Building The  embedded map shows the burn area,  which is adjacent to both trails. The key story of how the Heysen Trail went from idea to trail. We maintain the Heysen Trail in partnership with the Government of SA and other bodies. Policy Document on Shared Use of Walking Trails. During the declared Fire Danger Season some sections of the Heysen Trail remain open to walkers. Answering common question about the Heysen Trail. 1 Followers. Find huts, campsites, motels and B&Bs along the trail and in nearby towns. The breathtaking first six sections of the Heysen Trail in ” one hit”, from the trailhead at Cape Jervis through to the delightful little hamlet of Inman Valley. Prime considerations are warmth and weather protection. Shipping & Delivery Policy. The health and wellbeing of volunteers/recreational walkers is a priority issue. A Suggested Itinerary. As indicated above the Heysen Trail will reopen during April/May 2021. View the entire walking programme. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners of the beautiful land that we walk along the Heysen Trail. *Additional summer closures apply to some trails within Wilpena Pound from 6pm Monday 30 November 2020 until 6am Monday 1 March 2021. From time to time the trail is re-routed, so check the latest trail distance info. If you’ve ordered a calendar for delivery by post, we have started sending them to you. The Fire Danger Season page of our website provides a list of Trail Sections Open Year Round. 0427 494 518. Suite 203, 2nd Floor Epworth Building ; FAQ Answering common question about the Heysen Trail. The Friends of the Heysen Trail. Duration: 2-3 hours The Friends of the Heysen Trail coordinate many groups and individuals who maintain the 1,200km trail. A regular walking program occurs year-wide, with different grades of walks catering for beginners to experienced walkers. Introducing people to bushwalking, for those who have not walked in a group previously or who want a shorter walk. Friends of Heysen Trail Annual General Meeting 2020- Rescheduled from March. Compare 60 trail sections to find an area to hike. Weekend trips throughout the walking season of small groups of volunteers to conduct maintenance. Discounts at outdoor stores and map retailers. For more information on walker access to the Heysen Trail over the fire danger season, including sections that remain open, check this page. Support the work of the Friends of the Heysen Trail by becoming a financial member. For each walk, walkers will need to drive themselves to the end location for the walk. Policy Document on Shared Use of Walking Trails. Weekend trips of small groups of volunteers to conduct trail maintenance. Major update to the Heysen Trail GPS/GPX files – 14 reroutes and corrections, Addition of alternate route through the centre of Kapunda, Minor re-route of Heysen Trail near the Bundaleer Reservoir, taking the trail off the main road and across farmland, Section 56, from Mt Little Station to Moralana Scenic Drive, Reroutes in Mt Crawford forest, August 2020, Map 2: Kuitpo Forest to Tanunda (Sept 2014), Heysen Trail ‘South Coast Week’. Overview and list of and essential information about hiking the Heysen Trail. As a result, the Heysen Trail is now closed in those areas. We are their guests. The Heysen Trail. Hiking the Heysen Trail? However walkers can still use some sections of the trail, including sections that are not on private land including Conservation Parks and Reserves, Forests, public roads and vacant land. Get one for your wall at home or work or buy some as Christmas gifts for family and friends. Below are some suggested plans for hikers carrying their gear and camping at campsites along the Heysen Trail. (international +61 8 8212 6299). More info about the Extended Walks walk grade. This will include the development of a high quality five day, four night hike, construction of accessible trails to cater for people with limited mobility, and other immersive trail … Sun 27 Dec 2020 The Heysen Trail, Adelaide, South Australia. Heysen Trail Details (2020) Distance: 1,103 kilometres (approx. View online archived copies of hut logbooks. The volunteer-run organisation keep its members up-to-date with trail conditions, walking programmes, fire ban information and park closures. Hiking program to complete the entire Heysen Trail from one end to another over a six year period, also walks elsewhere. About the Heysen Trail. (08) 8212 6299 A regular walking program occurs year-wide, with different grades of walks catering for beginners to experienced walkers. Overview and list of and essential information about hiking the Heysen Trail. The Mid North District includes the trail north of Tanunda  and south of Wirrabara. The meeting will be held at the usual location – The Woodville Bowling Club, The Mid North District includes the trail between north of Tanunda  and south of Wirrabara. Key Facts The CFS publishes these bans, as does the Bureau of Meteorology. Overview. Weekend trips of small groups of volunteers to conduct trail maintenance. Get in quick for the rare opportunity to undertake the ‘South Coast’. The draw card is the stunning views over the Southern ocean, with occasional spotting of seals, dolphins or whales. The Coach Road/Horsnell Gully area is shown on Heysen Trail Mapsheet 2B and Map 3.4 of the Heysen Trail Southern Guidebook. 6K likes. Current membership is approximately 1,000. All prices quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD), Cancellation & Refund Policy ; News News articles about the Heysen Trail and the Friends organisation. The health and wellbeing of volunteers/recreational walkers is a priority issue. The trail in this section includes Melrose, Wilmington, Quorn, Hawker, Wilpena Pound, the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park through to the northern end of the trail at Parachilna Gorge. The Heysen Trail marker The prevalence of rock was the single constant in our recent five-day walk from the northern trail-head of the Heysen Trail in South Australia. A regular walking program occurs year-wide, with different grades of walks catering for beginners to experienced walkers. By yourself, with friends or a group? Short walks, day walks, treks? Table of distances between Trail locations such as huts, campsites and towns. The burn off area is adjacent to the Horsnell Gully Conservation Park. Answering common question about our walking programme. You can also call into the Office or phone us. Please note that Australia Post has advised that for delivery by Christmas (within Australia) the following timeframes will apply: Send Express Post by Saturday 19 December, For sending letters within Australia this, Sections of the Heysen Trail now closed over the Fire Danger Season 2020/21. We expect to have copies available at the Office in late November. Reasonably demanding and for walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain requiring a high degree of physical fitness. Current membership is approximately 1,000. The Heysen Trail stretches 1,200km from Cape Jervis to the Flinders Ranges. A number of the huts along the trail are on private property and are therefore not accessible to the public (including walkers) during the Fire Danger Season. The draw card is the primary partner in maintaining the Heysen Trail details ( 2020 ):. 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