HEYSEN TRAIL, SOUTH AUSTRALIA This 1200 km trail, with a trailhead just south of Adelaide at Cape Jarvis, is for dedicated walkers only. It sweeps through some of the state’s best terrain, winding along the ridge of Mt Lofty and wandering through the awe-inspiring Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges before winding up in Parachilna Gorge. If the distances sound too huge, it’s possible to break up the track into a series of one-day and half-day walks. Photo Credit: Warren Field
Burketown sits on the Albert River and on the east-west dividing line between the wetlands to the north and the beginning of the savannah grass plains (Plains of Promise) to the south, some 25 kilometres from the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Albert River is tidal and the Gulf is accessible from Burketown by boat.