How hard is the Heysen Trail?

Be under no illusions, the Heysen Trail is not an all-conveniences supplied stroll in the park. A majority of the hike is graded within classes 4-5 of the Australian Walking Tracks Classification. So, not easy going.

Can you ride the Heysen Trail?

Can I ride a horse or bicycle on the Heysen Trail? No. The Heysen Trail is for walkers only. The 900km Mawson Trail from Adelaide to Blinman in the Flinders Ranges is for cyclists.

Can you camp anywhere on the Heysen Trail?

Camping on the Heysen Trail Water is available at most, but not all, campsites and huts. Specific detailed information about each campsite, shelter and hut is available below. Most of the huts are basic, offering only a small sleeping shelter with a rainwater tank. Walkers should aim to be self-reliant.

Why is it called the Heysen Trail?

The trail is named after German born Sir Hans Heysen (1877-1968), a well-known Australian artist, particularly recognised for his watercolours of the Australian bush and his strong associations with both the Mount Lofty and Flinders Ranges.

How many kms is the Heysen Trail?

1,200 kilometre
The 1,200 kilometre hiking Heysen Trail passes through some of South Australia’s most diverse and breathtaking landscapes, traversing coastal areas, native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests and vineyards, as well as rich farmland and historic towns.

Where does the Heysen Trail start?

Cape Jervis
South Australia’s 1,200km Heysen Trail extends from Cape Jervis, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, to Parachilna Gorge, in the Flinders Ranges, traversing coastal areas, native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests, vineyards, rich farmland and historic towns.

How long is the Heysen Trail?

How many sections does the Heysen Trail have?

61 Heysen Trail sections
Use our Walk Selector tool to compare the 61 Heysen Trail sections to find an area to hike.

What is the fine for having a dog in a national park NSW?

NPWS is increasing patrols and pet owners face fines of $300 if domestic dogs are detected within a national park area. Dogs are permitted in state forests, as well as in some regional parks and local council reserves.

Can I take my dog to Flinders Ranges?

The Flinders Ranges is dog friendly. Other than the national parks that covers only some of the ranges 41000 square kilometres and a handful of attractions, we found dogs are welcome. Camp, hike and sightsee with your dog, together you will have a brilliant experience!

Are dingoes allowed in national parks?

Instead, the Dingo is regarded as a wild dog under the Rural Lands Protection Act. Wild dogs are declared ‘noxious animals’ under that legislation, so they cannot be protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act.