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Walk 4. Balquhidder – Waitpinga

Sat 4 Sep 2021

Walk name/location
Walk 4. Balquhidder – Waitpinga
Walk grade
End-to-End 15
Description

THIS IS THE JULY WALK THAT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID.

BOOKINGS FOR ALL WALKERS REGISTERED ON THAT WALK HAVE BEEN BROUGHT OVER TO THE RESCHEDULED DATE.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO WALK IN SEPTEMBER, PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM THIS WALK AND THE OFFICE WILL REFUND YOUR FEES.

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After passing Balquhidder Station, named by the wool brokering firm Harold and James McGregor after a village in Scotland which was the birthplace of famous outlaw Rob Roy McGregor, we make our way down to the coast while taking in the views offered by the Southern Ocean.

As you come down to the beach be prepared to take your shoes off to cross the creek as it can be knee deep at times.

The walk takes us along both Parsons and Waitpinga Beaches and finishes at Waitpinga Campground in the Newland Head Conservation Park.

This is a spectacular walk and make sure you keep an eye out for whales along this section of coast.

“PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU USE HAND SANITIZER PRIOR TO BOARDING AND WEAR A FACE MASK THROUGHOUT THE BUS TRIP”

Date
Saturday 4 September 2021
Walk Leaders
Michael Joyce
Mark Curtis
Audrey Sclanders
Maria Bootle
Judith Ellis
Chris Allen
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
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1B
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Southern Guidebook, chapter 1 map 4,
chapter 1 map 5.

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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
08.30 am
End time
03.00 to 04.00 pm
Walking from
Balquhidder
Walking to
Waitpinga
Distance
15km's
Risks
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.

1. Sections of Trail can be very exposed to the elements
2. Creek crossing has been known to be knee deep (Rain and tidal effect) - may need to take shoes off - something to dry you feet may be needed.

Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitise

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.

Appropriate Walking attire, including rain gear. Morning tea and lunch plus 2 litre water min
Personal 1st aid requirements, Sun Screen

Experience
Trail Walker or other E2E walks

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. Waitpinga camp site
  3. Balquhidder ‘walk in’ site

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Victor Harbor