Blogs from Heysen, South Australia, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Heysen November 2nd 2014

This is the last section of the coastal part of the Heysen Trail, Ruth and I left home around 6.30 am for the long drive down to the trail head at Tunkhead Rd where we left one vehicle the weather was overcast with the expected temperature being 24 degrees. We then drove on to the Deep Creek Conservation Park where we left the other vehicle on a headland overlooking the sea, the first 4 kilometres was few the lovely bushland of the conservation park before arriving at the headland near Boat Harbour Road. The views here were incredible, we then began the steep descent down to a stony beach where the footing was often precarious, we walked for about a kilometre before climbing up the side of another headland. We continued climbing up and down headlands ... read more
Views from a headland
Ruth heading towards a descent
Walking down to the sandy beach

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Heysen October 11th 2014

It has been a couple of years since I have completed a Heysen trail walk, so this morning around 6am we loaded our hiking gear into the cars and drove 75km north of Adelaide to the first trailhead on Cornvale Road near Hamilton leaving the first car there before continuing on to the second trailhead on Peters Hill Road where we left the other vehicle. The weather is cool with fog shrouding the valley so the walk up to the summit of Peters Hill was very pleasant, Peters Hill is not particularly steep so the walk was not taxing. On the way up we were lucky enough to startle a few kangaroos which is always a bonus. When we reached the summit we followed the ridge top south for about two kilometres before frightening a few ... read more
Ruth walks the trail south
Reminds me of the trees from Noah

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Heysen June 27th 2009

24 May 2009 In rainy weather Ruth and I drove the two hours from our home to the Trail head at Tapanappa and were greeted with stunning vistas of the Southern Ocean and Tunkalilla Beach in the distance. We registered with the walk group and climbed on the bus for the ride to the start point at Cobblers Hill where we visited the smelly camp toilet before setting off by ourselves. The first 2 kilometres to Eagle Waterhole were down hill along bush trails and was quite easy and pleasant although a light rain fell along the way. From here we climbed a steep little hill along a car track for about 1.5 km's before I had this bright idea for a short cut, I miss read the map and we followed a track heading towards ... read more
Trail decending Cobblers Hill
Pretty caterpillar
Ruth in a ruined fire place

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Heysen April 28th 2009

5 April 2009 This morning Tim and I drove our cars down to Myponga to complete another leg of the Heysen Trail, two hours passed from the time I left home till the time we began the walk, almost all legs closer to home have now been completed. The first hour of the walk was though the Yulte Conservation Park and involved some steep and difficult climbs through virgin native bush and was as enjoyable as it was beautiful. After that it was three hours of slogging up and down hills in farmers paddocks. There were a few nice views of Victor Harbor and the ocean from the top of Mt Cone and we saw a variety of farm animals and the odd kangaroo or two. At one stage we passed a firing range where groups ... read more
Who is that down there?
Ruth in the Forest
UFO House

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