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Balquidder to Waitpinga

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Walk name/location
Balquidder to Waitpinga
Walk grade
End-to-End 14

After passing Balquhidder Station, named by the wool broking firm Harold and James McGregor after a village in Scotland which was the birthplace of famous outlaw Rob Roy McGregor, we make our way down to the coast while taking in the views offered by the Southern Ocean. As you come down to the beach be prepared to take your shoes off to cross the creek as it can be knee deep at times. The walk takes us along both Parsons and Waitpinga Beaches and finishes at Waitpinga Campground in the Newland Head Conservation Park. This is a spectacular walk and make sure you keep an eye out for whales along this section of coast.

Sunday 4 August 2019
Walk Leaders
Chris Allen
Cathy Bowditch
Karin Agostino
Michael Agostino
Mark Fletcher
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $10.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
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AUD $20.00

Walk Specifics
Start time
8:30am Bus Departure (Arrive 20 Minutes Prior)
End time
Walking from
Walking to
Road walking for first 4km - walkers to keep to RHS. Slippery downhill sections between road and coast.
Appropriate footwear and clothing, at least 2 litres of water, morning tea and lunch, personal first aid, hat and sun screen.

Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

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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