The full Heysen trail is a long distance hiking route covering 1200km. It starts in Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula and extends north to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. It passes through some of South Australia’s most breath-taking landscapes. We offer many opportunities to experience this trail. These vary from day walks to large sections experienced over 1 to 2 weeks.
There are many wonderful National Parks, Conservation Parks, and Forest Reserves that surround Adelaide. Each destination offers varying terrain and unique experiences. The trails we choose include many that only the local residents know of, so they are quiet. Allowing time to connect with nature and spot wildlife. During the the cooler months we hike on bush trails, and in summer we head to urban and coastal areas.
The gorgeous Flinders Ranges is one of Australia best walking destinations. In the north you have Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park and the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. These northern reaches are home to Wilpena Pound. In the south you have many Conversation Parks to explore plus the Mount Remarkable National Park. These parks showcase many rocky gorges. We choose to walk on a variety of trails in both the north and south Flinders Ranges. Some of these are less travelled but equally spectacular.
Kangaroo Island is described as Australia’s Galapagos Islands. This is largely due to the symphony of wildlife and stunning natural features that can be found along The Wilderness Trail. The trail starts in the Flinders Chase National Park, where there are many other walking opportunities. Famous natural landmarks such as Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks are an easy walk away.
Walk amongst world famous vine yards. Or follow bush trails through nearby Conservation Parks. Both offering amazing views of this picturesque region. Our packages showcase the best walking with opportunities to sample local produce along the way.
Some of the best coastal walking can be found in South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. Especially the Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park. This southern region is home to rugged coastlines, quiet sandy beaches, local wildlife, culture and history. The peninsula also has the Walk The Yorke trail. This is a 500km trail that links all the coastal towns. We have been visiting this region for many years. As such we offer a variety of walking options on the Yorke Peninsula.
Coastal walks and bushland trails with sinkholes and volcanic craters. The landscape in this region is truly unique. Experience trails through bushland, coastal reserves, and forestry plantations. Victoria’s Lower Glenelg National Park and the Grampians National Park are near the South Australian border. For this reason we also group our adventures to these locations under this destination.
The Barossa Valley is best known for its wine. However there are a number of bush trails perfect for walking that are near by. One such trail is the Heysen Trail, which passes through on its way to the Flinders Ranges. Walking this section of the Heysen Trail forms one of our packages for example. This and our other packages showcase the best walking and opportunities to sample local produce along the way.
The rugged beauty of the Deep Creek Conservation Park highlights walking in this region. This park provides spectacular scenery of Backstairs Passage, Kangaroo Island and the Deep Creek Valley. Also, a section of the famous Heysen Trail passes through this region.
The mighty Murray River slowly winds it way through South Australia. Creating wonderful walking experiences through the Riverland district.
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