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Short Walks along the Heysen Trail

The Heysen Trail is not just for those hiking from end to end, but also for people interested in half-day or full day hikes. Listed below are the best short walks available along parts of the Heysen Trail.

  • Mylor-Aldgate Circuit. 8-9kms, about 2-3 hours. Walk some little known tracks around Aldgate Creek using the Bandicoot Trail and linking with back roads to the Heysen Trail as it parallels the Strathalbyn Road and then traversing the Mylor Conservation Park.
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  • Trezona Track. This walk is in the Flinders Ranges and is on Map 6.5 of the Heysen Trail Northern Guide and is about a 15km walk.
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  • Tanunda loop walk, involves a walk down the main street and past the cellar doors of two wineries. As you probably know the Heysen Trail makes a quick entry and exit from Tanunda’s main street and doesn’t go past any of the wineries in the Barossa Valley allowing walkers to utilize their cellar door facilities. This walk remedies that failing.
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  • Mt Lofty loop walk, which never leaves the Heysen Trail.
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  • Bridgewater to Mt George circuit walk. A 8-9 kilometre walk, taking about 2-3 hours, walking along the Heysen Trail in the Bridgewater and Mount George area. This walk follows the Heysen Trail through the Mount George Conservation Park, looping back through the Mount Lofty Golf course and rejoining the Heysen Trail at the Mount George picnic area.
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Short Walks in National Parks

Other short walks are available in national parks and conservation parks along the Heysen Trail.

Short Walks in the Barossa Valley and Flinders Ranges

A 150km network of walking trails in the Barossa Valley and Flinders Ranges, visit www.walkingtrailssupportgroup.org.au for details.