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Waitpinga to Tugwell Rd – E2E17

Sun 9 Jul 2023

Walk name/location
Waitpinga to Tugwell Rd – E2E17
Walk grade
End-to-End 17
Description

One of the most spectacular sections of the Trail. Walkers follow sandy tracks through the coastal scrub of Newland Head Conservation Park, and will have dramatic clifftop views 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 begin the long journey northward inland.

Fitness: The Heysen Trail walks are demanding and suitable for experienced walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain consisting of long-distance trails with some steep inclines/declines, irregular surface with loose uneven, slippery base. They have a walking time of about 5 to 7 hours and will require a good degree of physical fitness.

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.

Date
Sunday 9 July 2023
Walk Leaders
Paul Frost
Chris Young
Glenn Chambers
Heather Thompson
Peter Nation
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Mapsheet
1B
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1 map 5,
chapter 1 map 6,
chapter 2 map 1.

Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $10.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $20.00

Walk Specifics
Start time
7:30am
End time
3-3:30pm
Walking from
Waitpinga
Walking to
Tugwell Rd
Distance
17km + 1.5km walk out
Risks
Hazards
Road walking & vehicles - where possible, keep off the road to the right hand side verge unless told otherwise. A main road crossing at Waitpinga Rd. Trail can be very slippery in parts. Exposed coast line, cliffs and possible erratic weather conditions. Be prepared.
Requirements
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, relevant medications and medical action plan if applicable.
Please bring morning tea, lunch, and a min. of 2 litres of water to sustain you through the day. Roads could be slippery and have unsuspecting wildlife, drive suitably to the conditions.
Experience
Trail Walker as a minimum

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