Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation

The Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation has been established to honour the late Warren Bonython AO, founder of the Heysen Trail, and well known for his active role in supporting the natural environment in South Australia. The Foundation aims to raise funds to support and undertake environmental initiatives associated with the Heysen Trail and other significant walking trails or environmental areas in South Australia.


The Tick of Charity Registration (Registered Charity Tick) demonstrates that we're registered with as a charitable status with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). View the Charity Register at https://www.acnc.gov.au/RN52B75Q?ID=634AB564-ECCD-42CE-8FE8-72D40CE3E6FB&noleft=1Help us to preserve the environmental integrity of the Heysen Trail and other walking trails in South Australia with a tax deductable donation. Your contribution, no matter how small, will help us to preserve and improve our trails for future generations.

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Heysen Trail at Cape Jervis – A Focus for Revegetation and Weed Control

The opening section of the Heysen Trail at Cape Jervis provides walkers with magnificent views across Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo Island, access to small rocky coves and patches of native scrub. Unfortunately, it is also the case that the coastal strip is severely degraded due to soil erosion, the activity of off-road vehicles and infestation by invasive plant species. There is a need to remediate this area to provide an attractive and welcoming experience for walkers that highlights the natural attributes of the Heysen Trail.

2019 Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation will be held at 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 16th of October 2019 in the Uniting Communities Training Room 1, Level 3, 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide.

Walk for the Heysen 2018

Walk for the Heysen 2018

The 2018 “Walk for the Heysen” will be held on Sunday 29th April 2018 at Bridgewater Oval.

There will be a number of guided walks available, and lunch included.

This is the Foundation’s annual fundraising walk to support the activities of the foundation, focused at supporting the development of the Heysen Trail.

Our supporters

The Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation is supported by relationships with organisations that share its strategic goals. Find out more about sponsorship opportunities.