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Tapanappa to Balquhidder

Sun 26 Jun 2016

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

A picturesque section highlighting the diversity of the . Heysen Trail, the walk continues through dense native bushland in Deep Creek Conservation Park before veering toward the coast providing spectacular views of Tunkalilla Beach and then a steep descent to Boat Harbor Beach. Some more coastal walking leads to a testing 4klm walk along Tunkalilla Beach followed by a very steep climb up Balquhidder Hill prior to the final few klms through rolling farmland.

Sunday 26 June 2016
Walk Leaders
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
Tapanappa campground GR 515527 on Map 1.3 or map 1a on Map Sheet 1
Walking to
Balquhidder GR 616546 on Map 1.4 or map 1b on Map Sheet 1
Trail can be very slippery if wet, especially the couple of klms either side of Boat Harbor Beach.
Bring suitable protective clothing [e.g raincoat, sunhat etc.],suitable footwear,walking poles,morning tea, lunch and at least 2 litres of water. A spare pair of socks may prove useful..
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. Tapanappa Camp Site
  2. Waitpinga camp site
  3. Kurri Ngawanthi / Creek ‘walk in’ site
  4. Yapari Ngawanthi / Cliffs ‘walk-in’ site

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Glenburn Cottage
  2. Deep Creek Homestead

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Natunyuru Ngawanthi / Sand Dunes ‘walk-in’ camp site