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Re-Routes on the Heysen Trail

Re-Routes of the Heysen Trail, affecting edition: Book 1 (2010) (Southern Guide, May 2010)

Book 1 (2010)

Southern Guide, May 2010, 3rd edition


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, Printing Corrections to Southern Guide, May 2010, 3rd edition, January 2010
    Affecting many maps throughout the guidebook
    The Department of Environment and Resources, publisher of the Heysen Trail guidebooks, have issued printing corrections to this edition.
    Download pdf of the corrections.
    In addition to this list, there is an error on page 32, the phone number for Heysen's Rest Bed & Breakfast appears incorrectly, the correct phone number is (08) 8558 6397.

  2. Re-route affecting Map 1.2, Re-route east of Deep Creek Waterfall, January 2012
    View pdf map showing re-route
    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.
    Download GPX file for loading onto your GPS unit

  3. Re-route affecting Map 1.3, Tunkalilla Beach Campsite, January 2010
    There is no campsite on Tunkalilla Beach. The marked campsite in this edition does not exist.

  4. Re-route affecting Map 1.4, Balquhidder Campsite, May 2010
    This campsite shown in this guidebook edition is not yet open. A stile and signposting will be installed soon. The campsite is on a 10HA piece of land recently aquired by the Department for Environment and Resources. In the meantime the Balquhidder West Campsite (2km west) will remain open. Visit this page for further info.

  5. Re-route affecting Map 1.6, Spur trail into Victor Harbor, September 2012
    View pdf map showing re-route
    The spur trail from Kings Beach into Victor Harbor has been opened. The trail follows the coast from Kings Beach, via the Bluff and the Esplanade, to Kent Reserve, near the town centre.

  6. Re-route affecting Map 2.1, Spur trail into Victor Harbor, September 2012
    View pdf map showing re-route
    The spur trail from Kings Beach into Victor Harbor has been opened. The trail follows the coast from Kings Beach, via the Bluff and the Esplanade, to Kent Reserve, near the town centre.

  7. Re-route affecting Map 2.2, New campsite at Robinson Hill + Second Valley Forest, December 2011
    View pdf map showing re-route
    1) January 2014 The Heysen Trail has been rerouted in Second Valley Forest, bringing it past Robinson Hill campsite. 2) December 2011 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).
    Download GPX file for loading onto your GPS unit

  8. Re-route affecting Maps 2.2, 2.3, Keen Road, into Inman Valley, May 2014
    View pdf map showing re-route
    The Heysen Trail has been re-routed into Inman Valley, near Robinson Hill Campsite.

    From Back Valley the trail now follows Keen Road.

  9. Re-route affecting Map 2.4, Myponga Conservation Park, May 2010
    View pdf map showing re-route
    There is no campsite in Myponga Conservation Park, this is a printing error.

  10. Re-route affecting Map 2.5, New campsite at Mt Cone, December 2011
    View pdf map showing re-route
    A new campsite has been established at Mt Cone, at GR 784 803, in a small reserve above a Y road junction.
    Download GPX file for loading onto your GPS unit

  11. Re-route affecting Map 2.7, New campsite at Finniss River, December 2011
    View pdf map showing re-route
    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.
    Download GPX file for loading onto your GPS unit

  12. 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.
    View pdf map showing re-route

    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.


  13. Re-route affecting Map 2.9, Amended re-route in Kuitpo Forest, June 2012
    This is a temporary re-route
    View pdf map showing re-route
    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.

  14. Re-route affecting Map 3.1, Kuitpo Forest, adjoining Mt Bold, April 2014
    View pdf map showing re-route
    This re-route notification is to publish a re-route that was undertaken by Forestry SA sometime around 2011.

    The trail has been routed along the forest rather than through it.
    Download GPX file for loading onto your GPS unit

  15. Re-route affecting Map 3.4, Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, January 2007
    View pdf map showing re-route
    The trail is not accurately displayed in the guidebook as it comes out of the Botanic Gardens. At the intersection of Summit Rd the trail heads south a short distance to Summerhill Rd, before following the fire tracks leading back close to Summit Rd.
    Download GPX file for loading onto your GPS unit

  16. Re-route affecting Map 3.7, Temporary Re-Route in Mt Crawford Forest, August 2013
    This is a temporary re-route
    View pdf map showing re-route
    Foresty SA is conducting logging in the area of Bennett's forest (Mt Crawford Forest), also known as Simmonds Hill adjacent to Little Parra Road. Logging activities are expected to be ongoing for at least a few months in this area. The short re-route has been marked by Forestry SA.

  17. Re-route affecting Map 3.8, Advance Notice of forestry operations, August 2011
    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.

  18. 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.

  19. Re-route affecting Maps 4.2, 4.1, 3.9, Further update to reroutes around Mt Crawford and Wirra Wirra Peaks, July 2012
    View pdf map showing re-route
    Over time there have been various re-routes affecting maps 3.9, 4.1 and 4.2, there is a fourth 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. Please use the main trail route over Wirra Wirra Peaks.

    2) The alternative route does NOT extend north along Blockers Road to the Ross Fire Track. The alternative route rejoins the main trail as shown at the intersection of Tower Road and the spot marked 'F'.

    3) 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.

    4) 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.

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

  21. Re-route affecting Map 5.6, Smith Hill Camp Site, September 2012
    View pdf map showing re-route
    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

  22. Re-route affecting Map 5.7, Webb Gap Camp Site, September 2012
    View pdf map showing re-route
    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

  23. Re-route affecting Maps 5.8, 5.9, Re-route north of Tothill Gap, July 2012
    View pdf map showing re-route
    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.

  24. Re-route affecting Map 5.9, Minor Re-route near Hupputz Hut, May 2014
    View pdf map showing re-route
    The Heysen Trail near Hupputz Hut has been re-routed. This is a minor re-route north of the hut, and takes the trail into the hills earlier.
    Download GPX file for loading onto your GPS unit

  25. Re-route affecting Map 5.11, Worlds End Hike-in Camp Site, September 2012
    View pdf map showing re-route
    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

  26. Re-route affecting Map 6.9, New water source and campsite between Hallett and Spalding, October 2012
    View pdf map showing re-route
    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

  27. Re-route affecting Map 6.12, Spalding, April 2011

    The trail markers have now been placed, the trail now follows the route as published in the guidebook.

    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.

    From May 2010 until April 2011. With the publication of this edition the trail is shown as being re-routed through the town of Spalding. This re-route has not yet been marked, it is expected to be done prior to the commencement of the 2011 walking season in April, 2011. Until such time, the trail is marked from near the rubbish dump, south of Borve Road, as continuing along the drainage channel to Freshwater Weir.