Notice of Annual General Meeting 2024
The Friends of the Heysen Trail
by Jeremy Carter [administrator]
4d ago
The 37th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Heysen Trail and Other Walking Trails Inc will be held at 6.30pm Wednesday 17 April 2024 at the Torrens Rowing Club Functions Centre, Victoria Drive, Adelaide. Call for Council Nominations Seeking nominations from our members, for election to the following Council positions: Treasurer Secretary Ordinary Council Members To nominate, please complete the nomination form (page 3 of AGM notice) and provide to The Secretary by 8 April 2024. Forms may be submitted via email: heysentrail@heysentrail.asn.au; or deliver/post to Friends of the Heyse ..read more
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The Friends Office holiday closure – 2.30pm Friday December 8th 2023
The Friends of the Heysen Trail
by Dominic Henschke [administrator]
3M ago
Office Closure The Friends of the Heysen Trail office will close for the Christmas and New Year period at 2.30pm on Friday, December 8th 2023. Office Volunteers will return for an Information Day on Monday, February 5th 2024 with normal office operations commencing the following day, Tuesday, February 6th 2024 from 10.30am. If you contact the office (by email or telephone) over the closure period, it is unlikely that we will respond to your enquiry until the Office reopens. We recommend that you refer to the website for any information you may need. The 2024 Heysen Trail calendars are still a ..read more
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2023-24 Fire Danger Season closes the Heysen Trail early.
The Friends of the Heysen Trail
by Peter Clark
4M ago
The Country Fire Service has announced the early commencement of 2023-24 Fire Danger Season across all sections of the Heysen Trail. The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) has declared the Fire Danger Season ha started early in the Flinders, Mid North district and in the Mount Lofty district. The Heysen Trail are closed during the Fire Danger Season: as the trail passes through several fire ban districts, please adhere to dates for the following districts: Flinders district Fire Danger Season  is 16 October 2023 to 15 April 2024. The Flinders District covers the Trail north of Wirrabara (near ..read more
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Closure of Southern Flinders Ranges Parks – November 4th to 10th 2023
The Friends of the Heysen Trail
by Dominic Henschke [administrator]
4M ago
Walkers are advised that the following parks in the Southern Flinders Ranges will be temporarily closed while pest control programs are undertaken: Mt Brown Conservation Park and Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park The closures will operate from 6am Saturday, 4th November 2023 until pm Friday, 10th November 2023. The parks are shown on Heysen Trail Map sheets 6C and 6D. For more information about these pest control programs or park closures, contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service on (08) 8841 3400. You can also view a full list of park closures and alerts on the Parks SA Alerts p ..read more
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The Heysen Trail 2024 calendar has arrived. Now available for immediate delivery. Only $12!
The Friends of the Heysen Trail
by Dominic Henschke [administrator]
4M ago
The Friends of the Heysen Trail 2024 calendar is now in the Office. We have taken delivery of the calendar and we have them ready for immediate despatch. Buy yours now for only $12.00. Get one for your wall at home or work or buy some as Christmas gifts for family and friends. Order from our On-line shop for delivery by post. By ordering the calendar from our On-line shop you can request postage to an address in Australia or overseas. Standard postage to any address within Australia (for a single copy) will be an additional $5.10. Save postage  – pick your copy from our Office or the End ..read more
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Some sections of the Heysen Trail to close early due to changes to the Fire Danger Season.
The Friends of the Heysen Trail
by Dominic Henschke [administrator]
5M ago
Earlier start to the 2023-2024 Fire Danger Season restricts access to the Heysen Trail between Tanunda and Parachilna. The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) has declared the Fire Danger Season will start early in the Flinders and Mid North districts. Many sections of the Heysen Trail are closed during the Fire Danger Season. As the trail passes through several fire ban districts, the trail closures will now commence progressively from Monday October 16, 2023. A drier winter and increased temperatures for spring have brought the fire season forward in these areas. This means that access to many se ..read more
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Friends of the Heysen Trail 2024 calendar available for order now. Only $12!
The Friends of the Heysen Trail
by Dominic Henschke [administrator]
5M ago
The Friends of the Heysen Trail 2024 calendar will be available soon. Order it now. Make sure you order your copies of the calendar early to get in on the low price of $12.00. Get one for your wall at home or work or buy some as Christmas gifts for family and friends. We expect to have copies available at the Office in early November. Order from our On-line shop for delivery by post. By ordering the calendar from our On-line shop you can request postage to an address in Australia or overseas. Standard postage to any address within Australia (for a single copy) will be an additional $5.10. Pre ..read more
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Respectful conversation in Australia – a First Nation’s Voice to Parliament
The Friends of the Heysen Trail
by Dominic Henschke [administrator]
5M ago
A contribution from the Friends of the Heysen Trail Reconciliation Committee. We encourage all members to be informed on the Voice from all perspectives and to respect all individuals and their positions in relation to the Voice. Uncle Lewis O’Brien, a significant Kaurna Elder teaches that when non-Aboriginal people look at a proposition or a problem they tend to divide into camps with a Yes or No response. The Kaurna people were the teachers and knowledge keepers. They looked at the brain and called it muka muka because it appeared in two halves. What that means for decision making in the Abo ..read more
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The Friends End of Year Bash is on again at Belair, November 26th 2023
The Friends of the Heysen Trail
by Dominic Henschke [administrator]
6M ago
The Friend’s End of Year Bash – a family affair. All Friends of the Heysen Trail are invited, with their families. Let’s gather to celebrate a year of walking and wonder on The Trail. Family and friends of members are welcome. Date and Time : Sunday November 26th, 12 noon to 4.30 pm Place: Main Pavilion, Belair National Park What to bring: BYO food, drinks, chairs (there are some bench seats in the Pavilion), cutlery, drinkware  or anything else you need to share the day with walking friends and your families. Cost and Booking: There is no charge for this event but you need to book so we ..read more
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Heysen Trail through the Buckaringa Sanctuary Closed Wed 4th to Tues 10th October
The Friends of the Heysen Trail
by Peter Clark
6M ago
  The Buckaringa Sanctuary will be temporarily closed for a few days in October 2023. As the Heysen Trail passes through the sanctuary, we advise walkers to consider the closure if planning to walk in the area. The closure will commence on the evening of Wednesday 4th October and continue until the morning of  Tuesday 10th October 2023.     The Buckaringa Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies and is located between Quorn and Hawker. You can find it on map 6, chapter 4, of the Heysen Trail Northern Guidebook and on Sheet Map 7b – Dutchmans Stern C ..read more
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