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Transport along the Heysen Trail

The Heysen Trail is accessible by car, bus, taxi and shuttle services. This page lists those transport services available along the trail.

Car Parking

Car parking is available at various points along the trail, generally in towns, public car parks or on road sides. Don't leave valuables in your car when you are away walking. Ensure your car is locked and secure when unattended.

Buses

Metropolitan bus services are comprehensively detailed on the Adelaide Metro website.

Country bus services are comprehensively detailed on the Bus SA website. You can search for a timetable by the location you wish to travel to using the state map.

Following is a list of known buses servicing towns along the trail. You should double check the timetable information before relying upon it, some bus service operators may require tickets to be purchased prior to boarding the bus.

  • Cape Jervis
    1) There is a twice daily bus service between Adelaide and Cape Jervis operated by Sealink Ferries, visit www.sealink.com.au or phone 13 13 01.
    2) Sealink also operates a bus service 5 days a week between Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis.

  • Victor Harbor
    1) There is a bus service between Victor Harbor and Adelaide, it operates up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Premier Stateliner, phone (08) 8415 5555.
    2) There is a bus service 5 days a week between Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis operated by Sealink Ferries, phone 13 13 01.

  • Mt Compass
    There is a bus service between Victor Harbor and Adelaide, stopping at Mt Compass, operating up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Premier Stateliner, phone (08) 8415 5555.

  • Mylor
    A public bus service operates twice a day, 5 days week, from Macclesfield to Adelaide, stopping at Mylor, visit Adelaide Metro, or contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.

  • Bridgewater
    The town is well serviced by regular public buses to Adelaide and Mt Barker, visit Adelaide Metro, or contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.

  • Hahndorf
    The town is well serviced by regular public buses to Adelaide and Mt Barker, stopping at Hahndorf, visit Adelaide Metro, or contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.

  • Mt Lofty Summit
    Adelaide Metro public bus route 823 operates between bus stop 26 Mt Lofty Summit and Crafers, with connections to Adelaide. For timetable and ticketing info contact Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (or freecall 1800 182 160) 7am to 8pm 7 days.

  • Cudlee Creek
    There is a bus service between Adelaide and Mt Pleasant or Mt Torrens, stopping at Cudlee Creek, operating up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8564 3022.

  • Tanunda
    There is a bus service between Adelaide and Angaston, stopping at Tanunda, operating up to 4 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8415 5579.

  • Kapunda
    There is a bus service between Kapunda and Adelaide, operating up to 2 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Link SA, phone (08) 8564 3022.

  • Burra
    There is a bus service between Terowie and Adelaide, stopping at Burra, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

  • Hallett
    here is a bus service between Terowie and Adelaide, stopping at Hallett, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

  • Spalding
    There is a bus service between Orroroo and Adelaide, stopping at Spalding, operating 4 times a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

  • Georgetown
    1) There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Georgetown, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    2) There is a bus service between Peterborough and Adelaide, stopping at Georgetown, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8821 2755.

  • Crystal Brook
    There is a bus service between Whyalla and Adelaide, stopping at Crystal Brook, operating up to 2 times a day, 7 days a week, operated by Premier Stateliner, phone (08) 8415 5555. The same bus also provides a service between Crystal Brook and Port Pirie.

  • Laura
    1) There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Laura, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    2) There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wirrabara and Laura, operating once a fortnight, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

  • Wirrabara
    1) There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Wirrabara, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    2) There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wirrabara and Laura, operating once a fortnight, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

  • Murray Town
    1) There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Murray Town, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    2) There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Murray Town, Melrose and Wilmington, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

  • Melrose
    1) There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Melrose, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    2) There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Murray Town, Melrose and Wilmington, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

  • Wilmington
    1) There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Wilmington, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    2) There is a bus service between Peterborough and Port Pirie (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Murray Town, Melrose and Wilmington, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.
    3) There is also a bus service between Peterborough and Port Augusta (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wilmington and Quorn, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.

  • Quorn
    1) There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Quorn, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    2) There is a weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta, stopping at Quorn, operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
    3) There is also a bus service between Peterborough and Port Augusta (with connections to Adelaide), stopping at Wilmington and Quorn, operating once a week, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, phone (08) 8666 2255.
    4) Refer to the Private Operators & Individuals section below for information about private transfers in the area north of Quorn and south of Parahilna Gorge.

  • Hawker
    1) There is a weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta, stopping at Hawker, operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
    2) There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Hawker, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    3) Refer to the Private Operators & Individuals section below for information about private transfers in the area north of Quorn and south of Parahilna Gorge.

  • Wilpena Pound
    1) There is a weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta, stopping at Wilpena Pound, operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
    2) Refer to the Private Operators & Individuals section below for information about private transfers in the area north of Quorn and south of Parahilna Gorge.

  • Angorichina (3km east of the Parachilna Gorge trailhead)
    Angorichina is 3km east of the Parachilna Gorge trailhead along the Parachilna to Blinman Road.
    1) Angorichina Tourist Village operates a transfer service between Parachilna and the Village, phone (08) 8648 4842.
    2) There is a weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta, stopping at Angorichina, operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
    3) Refer to the Private Operators & Individuals section below for information about private transfers around the northern Trailhead.

  • Blinman
    1) There is a weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta, stopping at Blinman, operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
    2) Refer to the Private Operators & Individuals section below for information about private transfers in the area north of Quorn and south of Parahilna Gorge.

  • Parachilna
    1) There is a bi-weekly service (operating seasonally between April and October) between Adelaide and Arkaroola, stopping at Parachilna, operated by Genesis Tour & Charter, phone (08) 8552 4000.
    2) There is a weekly bus service between Parachilna and Port Augusta operated by Angorichina (Flinders Ranges) Connections, phone (08) 8641 9193.
    3) Refer to the Private Operators & Individuals section below for information about private transfers in the area north of Quorn and south of Parahilna Gorge.

Taxis

Some country towns have taxi services, they are also detailed on the Adelaide Metro website.

Private Operators & Individuals

A number of private operators and individuals have provided services in the past. Please contact them for further information and bookings:

  • Near Quorn and Flinders Ranges area:
    Paul Keen, Wallaby Tracks Adventure Tours
    www.wallabytracks.com
    headbush@bigpond.com
    0428 486 655

  • Near Blinman, south to Hawker, west to Parachilna (by arrangement):
    David & Sally Henery, Alpana Station provide a shuttle service for individuals or groups. Quality self contained accommodation also available
    Phone 08 8648 4626, email

Regional Visitor Information Centres

Regional Visitor Information Centres may also be able to provide advice.