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Heysen Trail & Fleurieu Peninsula shuttle bus services
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Bus services for the Heysen Trail
We offer two types of minibus shuttle service for the southern Heysen Trail:
- Point to point. You go to your walk finish location, our bus meets you there and transfers you to your walk starting location. You then walk back to your finish location at your own pace.
- Accommodation to point. Our bus picks you up from your accommodation and transfers you to your walk starting location. At a prearranged time we meet you at your walk finishing location and return you to your accommodation.
Why restrict yourself to the handful of locations serviced by metropolitan taxis and big buses? Our Heysen Trail coverage extends from the Cape Jervis trailhead to Dashwood Gully (near Meadows), using multiple locations that are spaced a half-day or full-day walk apart.
Start and end your walk where and when you want....
Our accommodation coverage includes the Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor (and south coast), McLaren Vale, Glenelg, and Adelaide city.
See our Trail coverage map, or download our detailed Heysen Trail service brochure.
Our minibus carries 1 to 11 passengers per trip. All Heysen Trail trips are charged as Flat Rate – you pay the same price for 1 or 2 or 11 passengers. Walk with friends and share the cost.
We also do other passenger transport services on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The part of the Heysen Trail we service is within the Mt Lofty Ranges fire district, and traverses a variety of public lands, parks, reserves, and private properties.
All Heysen Trail segments that cross private property are officially closed during our annual Fire Danger Season (normally early November to mid-April). Segments on public lands & reserves will also be closed on any days of extreme / catastrophic fire danger and on days of Total Fire Ban.
For your own safety we will not transport you onto an officially closed segment of the Heysen Trail. Contact us if you're unsure about your proposed walking date and location.