Fact file

Walking New Zealand - - Overseas Walk -

• Ki­wis can get to Ade­laide on di­rect daily flights from Auck­land, or through Syd­ney or Mel­bourne from other ori­gins.

• We were on a guided tour run by World Ex­pe­di­tions http://www.world­ex­pe­di­tions.co.nz/in­dex.php?sec­tion=trips&id=289.

•Dif­fi­culty: In­tro­duc­tory to mod­er­ate, some rock scram­bling and stony creek beds but mostly easy go­ing. We had walks ev­ery day, no day longer than 16 km.

• Weather: Very hot in the sum­mer. In win­ter there are warm days, but the nights can be down to be­low zero. Rain is un­likely. We walked in Au­gust. May through to Novem­ber are the ideal months for walk­ing in South Aus­tralia. Out­side of th­ese months there may be fire re­stric­tions ap­ply­ing and sec­tions of the trail may be closed.

• Ac­com­mo­da­tion: For those con­sid­er­ing an overnight trek, the trail passes through many towns with overnight ac­com­mo­da­tion, in­clus­ing bed and and break­fasts, farm stays, ho­tels, mo­tels, and car­a­van parks. There are nu­mer­ous camp­sites and shel­ters scat­tered along the Hey­sen Trail and most con­tain a small shel­ter and a rain­wa­ter tank. Some huts can­not be pre-booked or re­served, how­ever oth­ers can, so walk­ers are ad­vised to carry a tent in case shel­ters are fully oc­cu­pied. • For more in­for­ma­tion: South Aus­tralian Trails: www.south aus­traliantrails.com Hey­sen trail Man­age­ment Unit: www.hey­sen­trail.sa.gov.au The En­vi­ron­ment Shop: www.en­vi­ron­ment.sa.gov.au Friends of the Hey­sen Trail: www.hey­sen­trail.asn.au

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