Heysen Trail Walks

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The Heysen Trail is a long distance hike covering 1200km.

Starting in Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula, it extends north to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. It passes through Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna, Peramangk, Ngadjuri, Nukunu, Banggarla and Adnamathyna Country.

Complete the Heysen Trail the Big Heart Adventures way:

  • Small groups (max 12)
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hot drink and baked goods on the trail
  • Safe, fun and supported
  • Qualified bush walking leaders
  • Private bus transport
  • Pack-free (day packs only)
  • Connection with nature

Experience the beauty of South Australia’s Heysen Trail and complete the full Heysen Trail pack-free this year.

Completed over a series of day walks, weekend getaways and week long adventures.

Join a small group departure from April to November.

Download the Heysen Planner and tick off your progress.

Walks are not a training session – the pace will be comfortable to allow you to chat, laugh and connect with nature.


  • Type: Heysen Trail Walks
  • Destination: Heysen Trail, South Australia
  • Traditional Country: Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna, Peramangk, Ngadjuri, Nukunu, Banggarla, Adnamathyna
  • Group Size: Max 12 plus Leaders
  • When: See calendar

Fitness Requirement

  • A good level of fitness is required for these walks
  • You should be able to walk on a variety of surfaces: sand, undulating trails, rocky paths, steep hilly sections
  • Walking distance approximately 20km per day
  • Trail rating: Moderate

Important Information

  • Note weather, group member welfare and a range of circumstances outside our control can mean last minute changes to our itinerary are necessary once on the trail
  • If this trip departs during Fire Ban Season – last minute changes to our itinerary or walking location may be required for safety reasons

Adventure Leaders

Our team is qualified, experienced and super friendly. We will ensure you have a fun and connecting adventure. Leaders are certified in Remote or Wilderness First-Aid. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.