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Cape Jervis/ Cobbler Hill

Sun 25 Sep 2022

Walk name/location
Cape Jervis/ Cobbler Hill
Walk grade
Trail Walker

Commencing at Cape Jervis, the coastal scenery along this region of the Fleurieu Peninsula is second to none, and is a lovely walk along the first section of the Heysen Trail. The trail begins with a meander along sandy coastal tracks and exposed hillsides, with views of Kangaroo Island and the dynamic Southern Ocean over your right shoulder. Walkers are often rewarded with sightings of seals & dolphins. The trail gradually develops into several undulations further along as you approach Blow Hole Beach within the Deep Creek Conservation Park. The walk ends after a much-anticipated hill climb for approx. 2km through native vegetation back to the vehicles.

This walk is a great introductory walk for those who are interested in undertaking the entire Heysen Trail, those who want to catch up a section, anyone wanting to relive this section of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

A bus will transport us from the vehicles to the start of the walk.

Please note: the bus does NOT transport walkers from Adelaide to the walk. After registration, walkers will be given directions to drive their vehicle to the meeting point which will be at the END point of the day’s walk. The cars remain at the meeting location, and the bus transports the group from the cars to the walk start point. From there, the group walks back to the cars.

To participate in this walk, you need to pay for the bus whether you’re using it or not .

BIOSECURITY MEASURES – Please ensure you thoroughly clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a ‘to landfill’ garbage bin.

Sunday 25 September 2022
Walk Leaders
Paul Frost
Chris Young
Peter Nation
Glenn Chambers
Heather Thompson
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
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Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1 map 1,
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Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this event.

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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
8:15am for a 8:45am departure by bus
End time
3:30pm approx.
Walking from
Cape Jervis
Walking to
Cobblers Hill
Approx. 14km
Exposed coast line and possible erratic weather conditions. Steep, slippery & loose surfaces in parts.
Wear suitable walking footwear, weather protective clothing to suit the weather of the day (eg. sunhat, sunscreen, raincoat, warm jacket). Walking poles, gaiters, personal first aid kit and relevant medications if applicable.
Please bring morning tea, lunch, and a min. of 2 litres of water to sustain you through the day.
A COVID suitable face mask will be required for the bus transit from Cobblers Hill to Cape Jervis.
Trail walker

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. Cobbler Hill Camp Site
  2. Cape Jervis
  3. Wuldi Krikin Ngawanthi / Eagle Waterhole ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Trig Campground
  5. Goondooloo Cottage
  6. Cape Jervis Trailhead
  7. Cape Jervis Tavern
  8. Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park
  9. Cape Jervis Holiday Units

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Ridgetop Retreats

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Tapanappa Camp Site
  2. Glenburn Cottage
  3. Deep Creek Homestead
  4. Yapari Ngawanthi / Cliffs ‘walk-in’ site