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Re-Routes on the Heysen Trail

Re-Routes of the Heysen Trail, affecting edition: Book One (2004) (Southern Guide, March 2004)

Book One (2004)

Southern Guide, March 2004, 1st edition

Notifications Suspended

Re-route notifications for this older guidebook has been suspended, November 2012. No further notifications will be added to the list below.


Occassionally, due to weather or maintenance issues, it is necessary to realign sections of the Heysen Trail. Minor reroutes, necessitated by such things as sand blowouts in coastal areas, protection of native vegetation, erosion control, or requests from landholders, are also frequently carried out.

Logging operations in forests can sometimes necessitate the rerouting of the Trail. These reroutes often have to be done at short notice, and it is important to follow these reroutes, as it is dangerous to walk in areas where logging operations are in progress.

Re-Route Notifications

You can download the maps, print them out (print [Page Scaling: None], ie not [Page Scaling: Fit to Page]) and insert them into your Guide book.


  1. Re-route affecting Map 1.1, Cape Jervis Trailhead, January 2010
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    A new trailhead has been constructed about 100m east of the former wooden sign that marked the trailhead. The new trailhead consists of several low stone walls and a metal sign.

  2. Re-route affecting Maps 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12, 5.13, 5.14, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, Re-route notifications for the 2004 Southern Guidebook edition have been suspended, November 2012
    With the release of the recent Southern Guidebook reprint, support for this 2004 Southern Guidebook edition have been suspended. Re-route notifications for this guidebook will no longer be posted on the website.

  3. Re-route affecting Map 1.2, Re-route east of Deep Creek Waterfall, January 2012
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    The Heysen Trail east of the Deep Creek Waterfall has been re-routed to avoid an eroded, steep section of the trail. Hiking east, the 2.1km re-route begins immediately south of the waterfall. Where the trail used to turn east and head up a steep hill, the trail now continues along the creek, contouring around the hill to rejoin the main trail approximately 1km to the east.
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  4. Re-route affecting Maps 1.3, 1.2, Deep Creek Conservation Park, November 2006
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    The Trail has been rerouted in two places, one near Eagle Waterhole and the other east of Deep Creek

  5. Re-route affecting Map 1.3, between Tapanappa and Boat Harbor Beach, January 2008
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    The Heysen Trail has been re-routed in the descent to Boat Harbor Beach. The $90,000 upgrade aims to make the badly eroded section of the trail more environmentally sustainable and provide a more spectacular trek for walkers. The trail previously hugged the coastline and led its walkers up steep hills, causing significant erosion. The track was realigned to follow the land contours, rather than going up and down hills.
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  6. Re-route affecting Map 1.3, Tunkalilla Beach Campsite, January 2010
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    Tunkalilla Beach Campsite has been moved 3km west. The location published in the recent guidebook is not accurate, the campsite is located a little to the south, visit this page for further info

  7. Re-route affecting Map 1.4, Balquhidder West Campsite, January 2010
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    Balquhidder West Campsite has been moved 2km east to Balquhidder Campsite. Visit this page for further info.

  8. Re-route affecting Map 1.5, Newland Head, December 2005
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    The Heysen Trail has been rerouted east of Newland Head to avoid a Sea Eagle nesting area.

  9. Re-route affecting Map 1.5, Parsons Beach, April 2007
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    Camping is no longer available at Parsons Beach

  10. Re-route affecting Map 2.2, New campsite at Robinson Hill, December 2011
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    A new campsite has been established at Robinson Hill. The campsite is located at GR 720 666, 50m south of road on top of Robinson Hill, 800m east along Hancock Road from where the trail turns to the north off Hancock Road (1.1km east of the ruined church).
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  11. Re-route affecting Map 2.5, Hindmarsh Tiers Road, August 2004
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    The Trail has been rerouted along Lawless Lane and past plantations

  12. Re-route affecting Map 2.5, New campsite at Mt Cone, December 2011
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    A new campsite has been established at Mt Cone, at GR 784 803, in a small reserve above a Y road junction.
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  13. Re-route affecting Map 2.7, New campsite at Finniss River, January 2011
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    A new campsite has been established at Finniss River. The campsite is at GR 892 884, immediately north-west of road on the southern bank of the river, 150m down a small side road from intersection off Heysen Trail.
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  14. Re-route affecting Map 2.8, Blackfellow Creek Road, May 2006
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    Thanks to the cooperation of landowners, we have been able to realign a short section of the Trail off Blackfellows Creek Road. We are hopeful that in the near future, further realignment will eliminate most of the road walking along Blackfellows Creek Road.

  15. Re-route affecting Map 2.9, Kuitpo Forest Headquarters, January 2007
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    The alternative route near the Kuitpo Forest Headquarters is no longer marked, please use the main trail route.

  16. Re-route affecting Map 2.9, Re-route in Kuitpo Forest, May 2012
    This temporary re-route has now been restored to the original trail alignment.
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    A temporary re-route is in place in Kuitpo Forest, near Christmas Hill, south of the Kuitpo Forest Information Centre. Due to intensive harvesting operations, the trail has been re-routed via Brookman Road (the main bitumen road). Signs are in place at either end of the re-route. The re-route is anticipated to be in place for six weeks, however even after that time you should obey signs on the trail. We will remove this re-route note from our website when we are advised by Forestry SA that the original trail is safe to continue on through the forest.


  17. Re-route affecting Map 2.9, Amended re-route in Kuitpo Forest, June 2012
    This is a temporary re-route
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    This is an amendment to the temporary re-route which was installed in early May 2012, through in Kuitpo Forest, near Christmas Hill, south of the Kuitpo Forest Information Centre. Due to intensive harvesting operations, the trail has been re-routed via Brookman Road (the main bitumen road). Signs are in place at either end of the re-route. You should obey re-route signs on the trail. We will remove this re-route note from our website when we are advised by Forestry SA that the original trail is safe to continue on through the forest.

  18. Re-route affecting Map 3.2, Chapel Hill, January 2007
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    A minor re-route taking the route beside a dam before turning north to Todd Road

  19. Re-route affecting Map 3.3, Bridgewater
    This temporary re-route has now been restored to the original trail alignment.
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    Bridges over Cox Creek in Mt George Conservation Park have been washed away by flood. Temporary reroutes have been installed. The reroutes will remain in place until the bridges have been replaced.


  20. Re-route affecting Map 3.3, Bridgewater, November 2010
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    UPDATED. A bridge over Cox Creek in Engelbrook Reserve was washed away in a flood in 2007, the trail has now been permanently re-routed down Aldgate Terrace and Ayr Street.

  21. Re-route affecting Map 3.4, Woodhouse Scout Camp, January 2005
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    The trail through Woodhouse Scout Camp has been re-routed

  22. Re-route affecting Map 3.4, Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, January 2007
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    The trail coming out of the Botanic Gardens and crossing Summit Road has been re-routed. At the intersection of Summit Rd the trail heads south a short distance to Summerhill Rd, before following fire tracks back close to Summit Rd.
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  23. Re-route affecting Map 3.4, Horsnell Gully Conservation Park, January 2006
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    A re-route through the conservation park, moving the trail off a fire track and onto a walking path

  24. Re-route affecting Map 3.5, Deep View Lookout and Rocky Hill, November 2004
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    Avoiding a very steep track

  25. Re-route affecting Map 3.5, Morialta Conservation Park, July 2006
    This temporary re-route has now been restored to the original trail alignment.
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    Temporary re-route avoiding a section of trail that follows the creek. Bridges and sections of trail here have been washed away, when repaired this section of trail will be reinstated. The re-route follows Twin Creek Track and Centre Track.


  26. Re-route affecting Map 3.5, Colonial Drive, Norton Summit, November 2007
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    A minor re-reoute near 'Fuzzies Farm' on Colonial Drive, Norton Summit. The re-route removes two fence crossings and a washed out creek crossing, the re-route now following the creek via an all-weather fire track and culvert.

  27. Re-route affecting Map 3.5, Morialta Barns, January 2007
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    The trail has been re-routed away from the main road, along an old vehicle track to the Morialta Barns ruins

  28. Re-route affecting Map 3.6, Cudlee Creek South, May 2010
    The campsite at Cudlee Creek South is no longer available.

  29. Re-route affecting Map 3.8, Mt Crawford Forest near Kersbrook, October 2007
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    Re-routing the track through Mt Crawford Forest

  30. Re-route affecting Map 3.8, Scotts Shelter, January 2008
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    Changing a previous re-route to take the trail past Scotts Shelter.

    UPDATE August 2011: Advance notice of forestry operations in Scotts Forest (the shaded forest area near Scotts Campsite, between Mewett and The Nugget Road). These operations may result in the trail being re-routed through some of this forest.

  31. Re-route affecting Maps 4.1, 3.9, Further update to reroutes around Mt Crawford and Wirra Wirra Peaks, July 2012
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    Over time there have been various re-routes affecting maps 3.9 and 4.1, there is now a fifth re-route in the area. Please use this updated map.

    1) The alternative route via Wirra Wirra Road, Blockers Road and Towers Road is no longer available. This re-route is no longer marked on the attached map. Please use the main trail route over Wirra Wirra Peaks.

    2) Re-route near landing ground.

    3) The western option has been closed, this is marked with no entry signs on the attached map.

    4) A temporary closure of the trail along Centennial Drive and over Mt Crawford. The closure is due to logging operations and includes the Centennial Drive campground.

    5) UPDATE: There is a minor re-route in place near the Old School House. Heading south to north on the trail, the trail exits from the bitumen Springton Road a 300m prior to the original route, before heading to the Old School House.

  32. Re-route affecting Maps 4.2, 4.3, Advance notice of forestry operations, August 2011
    UPDATE August 2011: Advance notice of forestry operations in Pewsey Vale Forest (the shaded forest area between Brownies Road on the northern edge of map 4.2 and point F midway on map 4.3). These operations may result in the trail being re-routed through some of this forest.

  33. Re-route affecting Map 4.4, Bethany Reserve, May 2008
    Camping is no longer permitted at Bethany Reserve

  34. Re-route affecting Map 4.5, Roennfeldt Road, Greenock, July 2009
    From July 2009 to early 2010 there will be major roadworks associated with the upgrading of the Sturt Highway near Greenock. A new bridge will be constructed along Roennfeldt Road over Greenock Creek. An additional carriageway will be built alongside the existing Sturt Highway which means Roennfeldt Road will be moved south of its current position. Another bridge for the highway will be constructed over Seppeltsfield Road.

    Walkers are advised to use caution when walking along the road when machinery is operating. Take care when passing through the area and be sure plant and machinery operators or other workers are aware of your presence. Once the roadworks are complete the Heysen Trail will be rerouted along the Greenock Creek under the new Sturt Highway bridge, then along the northern side of the highway into Greenock.

  35. Re-route affecting Map 4.6, near Marrabel, November 2008
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    The trail has been re-routed along a creek to avoid a difficult creek crossing

  36. Re-route affecting Map 4.6, Kapunda to Greenock Road, June 2008
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    The trail has been re-routed to avoid a difficult creek crossing near the Kapunda to Greenock Road

  37. Re-route affecting Map 5.4, Marrabel, April 2008
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    The Heysen Trail has been rerouted near Marrabel to take walkers through the township

  38. Re-route affecting Map 5.6, Smith Hill Camp Site, September 2012
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    A new camp site is being constructed on Smith Hill. The new camp site will be completed in October 2012, and we anticipate water will be available for the 2013 hiking season.

    The camp site features a shelter with water tank and bench, and a square bench/table.

    More info, including photos, will be posted on this page later: http://www.heysentrail.asn.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=683&accom_id=683&name=Smith Hill Camp Site

    Distances:
    Maschalls Hut to Marabel - 8.6km
    Marabel to Smith Hill Camp Site - 17.3km

  39. Re-route affecting Map 5.7, Webb Gap Camp Site, September 2012
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    A new camp site is being constructed at Webb Gap. The new camp site will be completed in October 2012, and we anticipate water will be available for the 2013 hiking season.

    The camp site features a shelter with water tank and bench, and a square bench/table.

    More info, including photos, will be posted on this page later: http://www.heysentrail.asn.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=684&accom_id=684&name=Webb Gap Camp Site

    Distances:
    Smith Hill Camp Site to Webb Gap Camp Site - 13.3km
    Webb Gap Camp Site to Huppatz Hut - 16.2km

  40. Re-route affecting Maps 5.8, 5.9, Re-route north of Tothill Gap, July 2012
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    The 2km re-route is shorter than the former trail section that followed dirt roads. The re-route is on private land and follows a rough but clearly defined vehicular track high on the western slope of the Tothill Ranges. It provides magnificent views over Apoinga Lagoon, the Tothill Ranges and the Waterloo Wind Farm. Travelling north, it begins at the intersection of the Tothill Belt Road and Black Springs Road and rejoins the Heysen Trail where the former trail turned north at the junction with a minor north-south stream. The re-route is marked.

  41. Re-route affecting Map 5.9, Huppatz Hut, November 2004
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    This particular map as published in the Southern Guide has some innaccuracies.

  42. Re-route affecting Map 5.10, Koo-owie Gap Rd
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    This particular map as published in the Southern Guide has 2 minor innaccuracies.

  43. Re-route affecting Map 5.11, Burra Creek, August 2006
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    A minor re-route to alter the crossing point of the Burra Creek at Worlds End.

  44. Re-route affecting Map 5.11, Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site, September 2012
    A new camp site is being constructed just north of Worlds End/Burra Gorge. The new hike-in camp site will be completed in October 2012, and we anticipate water will be available for the 2013 hiking season.

    The camp site features a shelter with water tank and bench, and a square bench/table.

    More info, including photos, will be posted on this page later: http://www.heysentrail.asn.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=685&accom_id=685&name=Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site

    Distances:
    Huppatz Hut to Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site - 21.3km
    Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site to Burra - 23.0km

  45. Re-route affecting Maps 5.12, 5.13, Top Road, Burra, August 2006
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    A re-route taking the trail off Top Road earlier.

  46. Re-route affecting Map 6.1, Burra, November 2005
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    The Heysen Trail has been rerouted north of Burra near Baldina Creek

  47. Re-route affecting Maps 6.1, 6.2, Wandallah
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    A correction to where the trail is marked.

  48. Re-route affecting Map 6.4, Caroona Conservation Park, November 2005
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    (1) The Heysen Trail has been rerouted near Newikie Creek (2) The Heysen Trail has been rerouted near Caroona Creek, in Caroona Conservation Park

  49. Re-route affecting Map 6.8, Willalo Hall, June 2006
    Willalo Hall is no longer fit for camping and walkers are advised to avoid the area. However, water may still be available at the area for a short time only.

  50. Re-route affecting Map 6.9, New water source and campsite between Hallett and Spalding, October 2012
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    A new camp site has been constructed at a trig between Hallett and Spalding. We anticipate water will be available for the 2013 hiking season.

    This campsite replaces the former water source at Willalo Hall. It is 22.5km from Hallett and 26km from Spalding.

    The camp site features a shelter with water tank and bench. It is in a windy and exposed location, so may not be suitable for all tents.

    More info in the accommodation forum at http://www.heysentrail.asn.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=697&accom_id=697&name=Whistling%20Trig%20Tank

  51. Re-route affecting Map 6.12, Spalding, May 2011
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    The trail has been re-routed through the town of Spalding, leaving the trail at the channel between Railway Dam Road and Borve Hill Road, and rejoining the original trail alignment near Freshwater Creek Weir. Due to SA Water OHS demands there is a minor alteration around Freshwater Creek Weir - the trail no longer passes over the weir wall. The channel has recently been reinstated after many years out of service.
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  52. Re-route affecting Map 6.12, Freshwater Weir Campsite, December 2007
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    Camping is no longer available at Freshwater Weir Campsite