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Balquhidder to Waitpinga – E2E17

Sun 11 Jun 2023

Walk name/location
Balquhidder to Waitpinga – E2E17
Walk grade
End-to-End 17

NOTE:  The location of this walk has been changed due to road works still underway on Tappanappa Ridge Road. It is unsure if the road works will conclude, and be suitable for our next walk. There is uncertainty if adequate parking spaces will be available or if the bus can manoeuvre safely.

Instead of walking from Cobbler Hill to Tappanappa as planned, we will walk from Balquhidder to Waitpinga.

This walk entails some road walking, picturesque farmland, several unspoilt sandy beaches, creek crossings, rocky headlands and hopefully the chance to spot whales or dolphins over our right shoulder.

Sunday 11 June 2023
Walk Leaders
Paul Frost
Chris Young
Glenn Chambers
Heather Thompson
Peter Nation
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The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $10.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $20.00

Walk Specifics
Start time
End time
3:30-4:00pm approx.
Walking from
Walking to
Some tricky, steep sections climbing into and out of gullies. The trail can be very slippery where wet or shaded. Poor track condition along Aaron Creek.
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.

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