The Wild South Coast Way on the Heysen Trail

Map of the Wild South Coast Way, the Heysen Trail along the southern coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula

The Wild South Coast Way is a project to upgrade 80km of the iconic Heysen Trail and connect the parks that run along the breathtaking southern coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula. This section of the 1,200km Heysen Trail begins at the Cape Jervis trailhead, and passes through Deep Creek Conservation Park and Newland Head Conservation Park before reaching Victor Harbor.

The trail upgrade will attract more visitors, promote accessibility for all, and provide opportunities for private sector investment in nature-based tourism.

The project, announced in 2019, is an initiative of the South Australian government, in partnership with the Friends of the Heysen Trail, First Nations, Yankalilla District Council, City of Victor Harbor, park users and the private sector.

The project will create a five day, four night hike and other high quality trail-based experiences.

The visitor experience at Deep Creek Conservation Park will be enhanced and expanded with a new day visitor facility, a universally-accessible walking trail, and upgrades to existing campgrounds and amenities. The project will also support new, and enhance existing, nature-based experiences in the tourism sector.

It’s expected that the reinvigorated experience will be complete by 2023, but aspects will open in stages.

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