Section 3: Tapanappa to Balquhidder

Region: South Coast

A picturesque section highlighting the diversity of the Heysen Trail, walkers traverse native bushland, a long sandy beach, lush farmland and some very memorable hills. Photo opportunities abound, and you might even spot a whale.

Walkers please note…

A Fer­al Ani­mal Con­trol Program is planned for the Deep Creek National Park from mid­day Sun­day 30 June until mid­day Fri­day 5 July 2024. The section of the Heysen Trail within the park will be closed during this time.

For further information see the Parks SA website.

Walkers take note:

  • The Heysen Trail route is ON Tunkalilla Beach which means only walk on the beach and walkers must stay away from Private Property, the dunes & ridge. Note: Private Property starts at the foot of the dunes the fence line is well inside do not walk along it. Please be aware that with a very high tide and on-shore winds the water may lap the base of the dunes and you may  get wet so best to look at at high tide times for when you expect to be at the beach to see if the walk can be done on the day/time you are planning.
  • Going up Balquhidder Hill to manage stress on posts –  If you are hiking in a group please have no more than 2 hikers using chain between each pair of posts.
Map & GPS Files

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Mapsheet 1A, Cape Jervis to Tunkalilla Beach;
Mapsheet 1B, Tunkalilla Beach to Victor Harbor

Southern Guidebook, chapter 1 map 3.
chapter 1 map 4.

Location of Tapanappa
515 527
(251500 6052700 zone 54)
Latitude: -35.6382903167 (35° 38' 17.8451")
Longitude: 138.2556173639 (138° 15' 20.2225")
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Location of Balquhidder
616 546
(261600 6054600 zone 54)
Latitude: -35.6236662389 (35° 37' 25.1985")
Longitude: 138.3676135694 (138° 22' 3.4088")
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