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Walk the Yorke – Moonta Bay to Tiparra Springs to Balgowan

Sat 29 to Sun 30 May 2021

Walk name/location
Walk the Yorke – Moonta Bay to Tiparra Springs to Balgowan
Walk grade
Walk the Yorke End-to-End

This is the start of a series of walks – to walk the whole of the ‘Walk the Yorke’ over two years of weekends away.
In 2021 we will walk from Moonta to Marion Bay and in 2022 we will walk from Port Wakefield to Marion Bay.

The bus fee collected during registration will be used to fund a bus to take walkers from the meeting point at the end of the day’s walk back to the starting point.
If there are insufficient registrations to make that cost-effective the funds will be refunded and a car-shuffle organized to enable the walk to proceed regardless.
Conversely, if there is sufficient interest, it may be possible to reduce the bus fee.

Saturday – We will start with one of the Hero Walks…
This section will feature long sections of beach walking.
At Cape Elizabeth vast sand dunes are a haven for birdlife. Cormorants, Grey Herons, Hooded Plovers and the rare Sooty and Pied Oystercatchers can all be seen wading along the shore.
The dunes also provide a habitat for many species of coastal plants and animals.
Public toilets are located at Moonta Bay and at Pt Hughes (the 24km mark and at the end of today’s walk).

Sunday has it all …
Vibrant red cliffs, tranquil sheoak woodlands and crisp white sandy beaches with calm blue waters.
This peaceful and isolated environment is a haven for both woodland and coastal birdlife.
Public toilets are at the 7km mark and at the end of today’s walk.

Suggested accommodation – Moonta Bay

For those interested in walking the complete WTY but unable to attend this weekend, please email Peter Clark re the possibility of joining leaders when they reconnoiter this weekend’s walk.

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office (once bookings have opened) to register for that day’s walk. The on-line registration system will only allow you to register for both days.

Saturday 29 May 2021
Sunday 30 May 2021
Walk Leaders
Peter Clark
Robyn Coburn
Mal Cockburn
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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 $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $60.00


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Moonta Bay (Map 10 GR 365 288)
Walking to
Tiparra Springs (Map 10 GR 302 139)
Risks (Saturday)
Walking along the beach will mean that we will all need to be especially sun-smart.
I would suggest wearing gaiters or long trousers to avoid getting sand into footwear.


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Tiparra Springs (Map 10 GR 302 139)
Walking to
Balgowan (Map 10 GR 294 992)
Risks (Sunday)
Since we are walking along the coast we will need to be especially sun-smart.