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Balquhidder to Waitpinga

Sun 24 Jul 2016

Walk name/location
Balquhidder to Waitpinga
Walk grade
End-to-End 11

Starting along Callawonga Creek Road before passing Balquhidder Station, named after the birthplace of Rob Roy, the trail crosses through picturesque grazing land before heading down to the coast. The walk then proceeds along both Parsons and Waitpinga Beaches before a final climb up the dunes to finish at the Waitpinga Campground in the Newland Head Conservation Park.

This is a spectacular walk offering many wonderful photo opportunities.

Sunday 24 July 2016
Walk Leaders
Dom Henschke
Marlene Henschke
David Roberts
Andrew McDonald
Helen Morgante
John Babister
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $8.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $20.00

Walk Specifics
Start time
8.15am for 8.45am sharp departure by Bus.
End time
Walking from
Balquhidder(GR 616 546 on Map 1.4 or map 1b on Map Sheet 1)
Walking to
Waitpinga Campground(GR 736 544 on Map1.5 or map 1b on Map Sheet 1)
Long stretches of beach walking along Parsons & Waitpinga Beaches.
Bring suitable protective clothing(eg. sunhat, raincoat & warm jacket etc.), walking poles, morning tea, lunch, at least 2 litres of water and a spare pair of socks is advisable.a
Trail Walker standard

Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

This list is generic and is derived from the Walk Selector for this walk section. Your walk leader may be suggesting a different or specific town or accommodation option to be based at.

In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Waitpinga camp site
  2. Newland Hill ‘bench’
  3. Kurri Ngawanthi / Creek ‘walk in’ site
  4. Natunyuru Ngawanthi / Sand Dunes ‘walk-in’ camp site
  5. Kings Beach Road trailhead (Victor Harbor 5 km east)

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Victor Harbor