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Not for bikes!

We saw the sign said 'Walking' trail but it didn't state 'no bikes/riding' so we figured we'd give... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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Best way to see SA

Have walked it end to end, plus many of the special parts twice or three times, and just can't get... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Steve W
Adelaide, Australia
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22 Aug 2017
“Not for bikes!”
6 Dec 2016
“Best way to see SA”
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Jervis, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We saw the sign said 'Walking' trail but it didn't state 'no bikes/riding' so we figured we'd give it a go with our mountain bikes. Some sections were ok for riding but the section from the bottom of tent rock rd to the start of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Have walked it end to end, plus many of the special parts twice or three times, and just can't get enough. Great signage throughout which takes you to many of the best high points in the Mt Lofty and Flinders Ranges. Also through plenty of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We have been just about completed book 1 southern. Great scenery and such an unique way to see south australia. Plan plan plan and always be aware of the signs. Bring plenty of water and encourage people to see this wonderful trail.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank CathyS28
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Heysen Trail is a long distance walking trail in South Australia. It runs from Parachilna Gorge, in the Flinders Ranges via the Adelaide Hills to Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) in length. From north to south,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank David R
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We enjoyed walking part of this trail, but the lack of signage was a real problem. Walkers need to know distances etc.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Axiomwatson
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Starting from Cape Jervis (gateway to the ferry across to Kangaroo Island). I did 60km to Parsons Beach. Huts in places, but not consistent. Many people in some places at official camp sites. not many places with tables, water tanks along the way, but know...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank 261robink
Reviewed 17 July 2015

One of the worlds great walks, this one is 1200 km long running from Cape Jervis to Parachilna in the Flinders Ranges. I have been to both ends by car but not waking it. This month I met a family of 5 that walked end...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Jodie S
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Response from 261robink | Reviewed this property |
I might add, that if its anything to go by, the bottom half: the huts are irregular, infrequent and unreliable way of a nights sleep. They seem to be good huts when you find them. Sometimes signage has been interrupted and... More