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Waitpinga to Tugwell Road

Sun 8 Sep 2013

Walk name/location
Waitpinga to Tugwell Road
Walk grade
End-to-End 8

One of the most spectacular sections of the Trail, walkers follow sandy tracks through the coastal scrub of Newland Head Conservation Park, and dramatic clifftops towards Victor Harbor. Here whales have been sighted, as well as seals, dolphins and the endangered white bellied sea eagle. At Kings Beach the Trail leaves the coast following roads and an uncleared road reserve to Tugwell Road to begin the long journey north. A bus will be used at the start and end of the day, hence the higher bus fee.

Sunday 8 September 2013
Walk Leaders
Chris Allen
Alan Davis
Lucy Allen
Vicki Cahalan
Paul Cahalan
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Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $8.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $18.00

Walk Specifics
Start time
8.30am for 9am sharp departure
End time
3.30pm Finish
Walking from
Grid Reference: 736 544
Latitude: -35.6282895944 (35° 37' 41.8425")
Longitude: 138.4999442639 (138° 29' 59.7994")
Walking to
Tugwell Rd
Grid Reference: 789 617
Latitude: -35.5637287611 (35° 33' 49.4235")
Longitude: 138.5604196917 (138° 33' 37.5109")
17.5 km
Some areas are slippery if wet, main road crossing at Waitpinga Road
Bring suitable protective clothing (e.g. sunhat, raincoat), walking poles, morning tea, lunch, adequate water for distance
Trailwalker 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