About the Event

The Heysen Trail is one of the most beautiful walking trails in Australia, passing through diverse and breathtaking landscapes. We are exploring it once again, this time through South Australia’s picturesque and sometimes rugged Southern Flinders Ranges.

Starting on the fringe of the Wirrabara Forest we will hike approximately 80km of the Heysen Trail over 20 and 21 May, finishing at Horrocks Pass, west of Wilmington. We will be based in Port Augusta and buses will take you to and from the trail, starting bright and early both mornings. There will be an amazing event at the finish line to celebrate your achievement.

This event has special meaning ... we're hiking in memory of Tracey Lee Diamond, who sadly lost her battle with bowel cancer in February 2014 aged just 41. Her family is committed to helping us raise awareness about preventing bowel cancer, and is once again the major sponsor of the event.

The JLF Trek is a challenging event. A reasonable level of hiking experience and fitness is needed to take part. If you are concerned about the distance, you can hike just one of the days, and for those who are unable to complete it, don’t worry, you can be collected from one of the checkpoints, stationed approximately every 10kms, depending on vehicle access.

The trail on the first day is moderate, requiring an average level of fitness, while day two includes some challenging climbs and difficult sections along the Mount Remarkable Ranges that require experience and a high level of fitness.

Fundraising is an important element of the event with money raised going towards our bowel cancer prevention initiatives. More than $408,000 was raised through The JLF Trek last year, and we’re hoping to raise over $300,000 again in 2016, to help us prevent bowel cancer.

We are grateful for every dollar that’s raised and are here to help you wherever we can. You can download our Fundraising Guidelines here and contact our office anytime if you need more information.

Registrations for this year's event are closed. Please join our mailing list here to keep up to date with upcoming events.

Additional references:

Event Map

Hike Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Friends of the Heysen

Port Augusta Information Centre


You can join our conversation anytime using #JLFTrek.



Raised so far


Recent Donations

From Amount Message
Taylor Collison $250
Rustic Gourmet $75
Mark Haig $100
Eliza Lee $161 pt 2
Tiffany Warren $28
Julie Stradlling $40 Awesome achievement, Amy!
Calvary North Adelaide Hospital $500
Patrick and Amanda Redden $200
Greg Franks $50 Tania keep following your heart
DW Johns & Co & Accord Fin Strat $1,130 Johnsy, Moults and JJ, what an effort both on the trek and at the lunch
Craig and Briony MacIntosh $100
Martin Maguire $100
Flea $10
Mark Butcher $500
Emma Brown $50
Heather & Micheal Derrick $20 Great job girls! We are very proud.
Harris Foundation $500
Chris Nicholls $50 Take some before & after pictures!!!
Mark & Beth Day $100 Well done Tim! Good effort for a great cause.
Emma Brown $100 Auction Night Money, great job
Steve Warrick $2,145
Kate & Bruce Scarman $50 Well done girls !
Pamela Leonard $50 Well done Tonia Doody - you are a superstar!
Larwoods Ag Services Kadina and Maitland $160
Bev Chapman $100
Pembroke school $330 Great job Eliza!!
Verity Ferguson $110
Southwark Hotel Sports & Social Club $120
Verity Ferguson $50
Verity Ferguson $60
Team SA $70
Verity Ferguson $105
Verity Ferguson $110
Verity Ferguson $45
Verity Ferguson $360
Verity Ferguson $350
Verity Ferguson $110
Verity Ferguson $35
Verity Ferguson $300
Sally Jones $100 Well done to you guys xx
Rosanne Tucker $200
Grant Sheldon $50 Well done Anthea. Sorry about tardy response. Hope it went well. great cause.
christine key $50 well done to all of you.
Cutting Connection $30 Well done!
YP GLAMPING TRAMPERS $112 money tin from the butcher shop
HLE Nominees Pty Ltd $50
Amanda Thomas $50 Sorry it took me so long to donate!!! Lots of love xxxx
Sam OConnor $30 Well done!! Sorry for the late donation :)
Kylie John $20 Go Dad - We're so proud of you!!!!!. Love YLD1 and YLGD4
Lia Jury $10
Berthelot Family $30 Well done Kerrianne and the team!! Mammoth effort so proud of you : )
Elders Rural Services Australia Limited $100 Congratulations Dean & Penny on completion. Regards Elders Rural Services, Port Augusta
Maxxia $5 Well done!!
SPS $11 Great work Georgie, really inspiring stuff!
Scentsy $50 Thanks for having me at the market all the best with your fundraising :)
jackie nissen $100 Margot, so sorry I am late with this. Looked amazing online! What an amazing cause too.
Rachel Korbel $50
Macquarie Group Foundation $240
Macquarie Group Foundation $100
Remarkable Soles $300
Chris Michelmore $200 Well done, Sarah - both the walk and the fund-raising. Chris M
Gwenda Graves $50 Fanstastic effort Bec and all Hip Hikers.
Yolande Morris $30
Perks & Associates pty Ltd $233 We hope it was a succseful event! Well done
Samantha Trangmar $50 This is a shout out to Bri and her family who took a trek 'in the shoes of those suffering with cancer'. Thank you for donating your time, your effort and yourselves to this cause!
SA Pathology $100
Kate Millar $50
Lyn Heard $1,560
David and Ruth Read $50 Fantastic effort
Bettina Stefani $20
Ruth Withey $10
Cathy Window $20 Well done Cath - you did your mum proud xx
Jennifer Steel $20
Chris & Greer Humphrey $50 Well done!
Bowl movements $30 Well done team what a great achievement.
Unfinished Business $20
The Field Wholefoods $100 Well done Bec.
Irene Dennis $50
Craig & Annette Rimmer $50 Well done
Cobi Forgan $20
Madeline Vartan $30 Amazing effort Margot for a great cause - congratulations to you and the team! Mads, Andrew, Sophie and Mia xx
Julie Culley $50
Jayme Watson $50
Sophie and Emma Muller $40 Well done Mum!!!!!!
Kadina Memorial School $376 Morning tea donations from friends and colleagues at Kadina Memorial School. Thank you.
Anthony Healey $152 Well done all!! $100 for Colin's Birthday $50 from sale of 'stuff' $2 generously donated by Joseph out of his own pocket money.
Helen Burt $200
Nick Carracher $100 Better late than never
JMR SALT DAMP AND UNDERPINNING SPECIALISTS $100 JMR are proud to be a part of such a great cause . sole sisters i am so proud of what you have done to help others . your both such beautiful ladies xxxx
Gayle Robertson $50 Best wishes Sarah from Gayle
The Right Mix Pty Ltd $250 Great work for a great cause Tania and FPE!
zoe elvish $350 the athletes athlete. With Ken doll looks!
charmaine gregory $20 Go Charmy ur and crew. Your awesome
Kirsty Campion $50 Better late than never!!! Well done on the walk
Julianne and Paul Smith $100 Wonderful achievement
Jane Maidment $20 Way to go - what a fantastic achievement
Catholic Womens League, Clare Branch $100 Well done - a great walk for a great cause.
Leah Eustace $20
J Lewis $100 Very impressed with my superstar friend- Dr Broadbridge!
Genna Chapman $20 Awesome job Team AAA
Unfinished Business $160 (Michelle Carling + choc)
Elspeth & Graham Radford $100 Well done Sares -
Prue Francis $40
Erica & Trev Calaby $100 Well Done Rob & Diesy. Love Rob's Mum & Dad
Craig & Lyn Barbary $70 Good job Rob and Diesy
Mr and Mrs Bogaert Bogaert $50
Teri Bonel $25
Evan &Sofia Georgiou $250 Team MG We are so proud of your endurance such an amazing feat . A most honourable effort in memory of Tracey and loved ones .
Evan &Sofia Georgiou $200 Congratulations such a amazing effort
Jo Manderson $100 Huge congrats and kisses for this amazing team. A great cause. Thanks to you all xx
Kathryn Calaby $50 Great effort for a great cause.
Unfinished Business $214 Coorong council long lunch
Amanda Houghton $100 Run Amanda run, good luck, Irene Bob & Peg
Jen Ribolli $50 Well done girls
Ken Marrett $100 Moults & J J - you 2 blokes will look like Happy Feet walking off hand in hand over the hill - Luv it great work.
Anne McKerlie $100 From Anne and Jefg
Gerry Wenzel Pty Ltd $50
Flea $445
Andrea Triggs $50 Well done :)
Northern Ag $10 Thanks Rob Koch for emptying your wallet, I hope you didn't have to go without lunch.
Anne Henderson $100 Congratulations Carmel and team on completing The JLF Trek!
Shane & David Silcock $50 Well done girls! xxx
Flea $50
Diprose Pine Grove Pty Ltd $50
Flea $30
Rachna Katare $10 great effort
Emma Brown $100 From Jo, a member of Wednesday morning aqua aerobics
Agile Digital Solutions $100 Well done ladies, I heard the giggling from here.
Deirdre Allen $50 Truly amazing ... should be really proud of yourselves.
Nick Arbon $100 Congratulations Lyn on another great effort and achievement. Well done. xx
Linda Carbone $30 So proud of you guys. Awesome effort for a fantastic cause xx
Peter Shizas $50 Well done, great cause!
Andrew Clucas $50 Amazing effort Jane and Paul.
Clare Primary School $40 Congrats on an amazing effort for such a worthy cause! You can be proud of your achievements that's for sure! Tania
Anne Baker $50
Clayton Warner $25 Great effort guys!
Bridget Pern $200
Lyn Jaeschke $100 Well done girls
Carthew Family Charity Trust $5,000
Macquarie Group Foundation $150
Macquarie Group Foundation $100
Catherine Banner $50 Trpoper Tonia, you are an inspiration! Well done.
McDonald Sports and Talent Management $100 Super effort boys. Leading from the hind quarters!!
Charlie & Mary Miller $100 Well done Team Fyfe!!
Campbell Arnott's $20 Great work Killer!
Sandra Clarke $50 Think your wonderful.
OTR $50 Well done Michaela - you are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for being you xx
natalie shipp $50 well done Amy!! amazing effort
Mark Traeger $25 Are you sure you completed this event? Well done guys.
Bridget Lange $30 Well Done Girls
Peter Krupka $50
Norm and Mick Cordina $100
Linda Clark $50 Well done Emma and Team Palmer's Australia.
Annabel Hill Smith $50 well done hip hikers - a huge effort!!
Nicole Jones $20 Well done girls!!
Karen Frost $25 Well done, Congratulations.
Telstra Store KAdina $500
Colorectal Surgery $100 Advertising at MDMs works!
Elizabeth Ward $100 Great effort Gaby (and team)! I hope your knee withstood the workout Gaby. Brilliant job!
Macquarie $100 Great work girls from all at MPK!
Anders and Cecilia Eriksson $25 Well done to the glass half full team from Axels family in Sweden
Macquarie $100 Well done girls from the NPK community!
Macquarie $40 Well done ladies!
Sarah Bowe $10 Well Done Janine
Kathryn Smith $50 Great work team!
Dare (SA) Pty Ltd $225
NOVA Entertainment $50 Well done girls ... unbelievable effort!!
Suellen Salt $20 Well done Moults, very proud of you xx
Rosie Hall $50 Well done - fabulous effort
Fit 500 $40 Well done Anna & Alex. Until Next year!
Diesy O'Driscoll $500 Donated in memory of my Dad. He'd have been so proud of us all. xxx
Adelaide Oncology & Haematology $250 More fundraising from Movie Matinee Fundraiser!
Braden & Megan Higgs $100 Great effort guys!
Alannah prestwich $20 Well done Sarah!! You girls are amazing!!
Lisa Laycock $50
Kate C $20 Well done Pia. Such a great cause. Hope the blisters heal quickly.
GOGO events $50 Well done Hip Hikers
Jane Jeffrey $55 Great effort everyone.
Craig Fitzgerald $50 Congratulations Shan. You're a pillar of the community!!
Hiranthi Rajakaruna $25 Great Cause Janine ! Well Done.
James Gray $100 Absolutely Awesome - Well done.
Max Sayer $50 Well done Appila Girls on your efforts on undertaking this walk and raising funds for such a great cause.
Emma Yeend $25 Great job Katie, I hope you're resting and recovering and replenishing those calories burnt with something delicious!
Christian Munt $20 Munts are totally impressed, nice work Gaby!
simon christie $50 Well done Em. It sounded like hell, so right up my alley.
Suzanne Keeling $20
Western Hospital $250
Bronwyn Aitchison $20
Catherine Videon $100 Well Done to you Amanda, Love Catherine and Richard.
Jennifer Ramsay $20 Great effort Michelle!!
Tenille Douglas $50 Well done guys! Hope your not too sore - look forward to hearing all about it! x
Dainik & Daman Patel $100 Well done team!! Bravo
Chris Smyth $50 Well done Jacqui and Rachel!!!
Jane and Brett Gill $50
Donna Ryan $50 Well done Team AAA
Bronwyn Jones $20 Message of support
Catherine Sherwood $50 Well done Janine! We're so proud of you.
LEANN O'DONOGHUE $25 Well done girls, proud of you!!
Susan Green $50 Champion effort again Tania - your tireless work in memory of Tracey is both admirable and inspiring - she walks with you. Susan
Andrew Stewart $100 well done girls a great effort
ANZ $25 Well done Kathryn
Westpac $25 Fantastic work Jocelyn. Great cause
Helen McLachlan $30 Well done!!
Johannah Geddes $318 "Raffle"
Felice D'Agostino $50
Leah Harvey $150 from Ross price and Hannah Philbey
FYFE $20 Well done!!!!!!
Dan O'Connell $40 Good luck F1 and F2 Does that make Johnnsy F3
Barbra White $200
Tania Carey $54 This donation is from hike entrant number 374 who gave me some cash that had been given to her at the completion of the hike. Thank-you lovely lady for supporting our event! Tania xxx
Kimberley Mitchell $20 Great Job!
Tammy, Andrew & Pip Jettner $10 Well done Diesy x
Nama Warburton $50 Nice work MrsHeard
Paul & Jo Ackland $50 Well done ladies!! Congratulations & we hope you enjoyed your journey!! Love, The Acklands xxx
Jane Kelly $50 Congratulations on such an amazing effort ladies. I'm so proud of you all xx
Tony Luppino $30 Well done to all! xx
Ben Roberts $100 Well done heroes!
Nicholas & Sarah Moschakis $100 Hey Kath - Well done contributing to a great cause. Try resist the temptation to keep walking.
Cathy Langley $20 Congratulations , well done!
Mel Helbig $25 Well done team AAA
Laura Re $20 Amazing effort Sophie!
Sue Robinson $50 Go hard chicks!!
Michelle Davis $50 Congratulations - inspirational
Deidre Slade $100
Robert and Kim $20 Well done Greg and Georgie. Catch up soon
Kerry Richards $50
Samantha Nicholls $20 Go get 'em xx
Sarah Guthrie $50
Kate Oaten $50 You are a legend
Boston Bay Wines $1,145 Hard Track, fantastic Event. Well done to all involved. Walkaholics
David & Denise Reynolds $100 Congratulations to you all, great job.
Metropolitan Hotel $170
Sarah Botten $50 Great effort beautiful
Megan Ball $25 Fantastic effort for fabulous cause x
Marie Meaney $50 Well Done
Gabrielle and Nic Jones $10 Good luck on the trek, from Archie Jones and family
Narelle and Michael Pearce $25 Yehaa! You are kicking butts.
Michelle Edmondson $10 Well done Michelle and team
John and Rose . $10 To Joe, Mel and Lyn - great work for such a great cause.
John and Rose . $100 Well done Joe and Melina on such a great effort for such a great cause.
Colin Winsor $30 Great effort Megan & Co., well done, we are pleased to support you with this event!!
FYFE Pty Ltd $50 Well played boys and girls Now for the Epsom Salts bath
Donna Price $200 Well done Tim and the Team on finishing 84Km !!
Murray Harris photography $20 You have no idea how awesome you are... #admire
Jennifer Thomas $100 After the finish line ... my donation as promised xo
Tracie Nicolai $40
Kevin & Gaynor Payne $50


Name Total
Adelaide Oncolo... $17,170
The Appila Girls $15,642
Appila Girls $15,642
Big Bob $14,126
Tania Carey $12,746
Name Total
Adelaide Oncolo... $17,170
The Appila Girls $15,642
Big Bob $14,126
Tania Carey $12,746
Team AAA $10,384
Name Total
Appila Girls $15,642
Unfinished Business $10,384
HipHikers $7,320
Wotya Women $3,420
Hughesy's Lost Adventurers $2,249