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Waitpinga to Tugwell Road

Sun 28 Aug 2016

Walk name/location
Waitpinga to Tugwell Road
Walk grade
End-to-End 11

One of the most spectacular sections of the trail. Leaving the Waitpinga campground the trail slowly climbs its way along sandy tracks through the coastal scrub of Newland Head Conservation Park before wending its way along dramatic clifftops towards Victor Harbor.This part of the walk offers great coastal views which may include sightings of whales, dolphins, seals and the endangered white bellied sea eagle.

At Kings Beach the trail leaves the coast to begin its long journey north initially along roads and an uncleared road reserve up to and past Newland Hill before finishing at the junction of Tugwell & Halls Creek Rds

Sunday 28 August 2016
Walk Leaders
Dom Henschke
Marlene Henschke
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 bus departure.
End time
Walking from
Waitpinga Campground
Grid Reference 7736544 on Map 1.5 or Map 1b on Map Sheet 1
Walking to
Grid Reference 789617 Map on 1.7 or Map 1b on Map Sheet 1
17 klms
Some parts of the track are slippery and care needs to be taken when crossing Waitpinga Road
Wear suitable footwear(preferably not sneakers), bring appropriate clothing(eg.Sunhat raincoat & warm jacket), walking poles, morning tea, lunch and adequate water for the distance( at least 2 litres)
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. Newland Hill ‘bench’
  2. Robinson Hill ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Alma’s Hem Amphitheatre
  4. Natunyuru Ngawanthi / Sand Dunes ‘walk-in’ camp site
  5. The Scrub Campsite
  6. Kings Beach Road trailhead (Victor Harbor 5 km east)

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Victor Harbor
  2. Corinium Roman Villa
  3. Pear Tree Hollow

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Waitpinga camp site
  2. Inman Valley
  3. Inman Valley town campsite