- 11.5 km circuit
- Part of a longer trail
- Heysen Trail
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Newland Head Conservation Park
- Fleurieu Peninsula
- Download maps & GPS files
- 1 map PDF
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1-2 hours
About the Walking Trail
There are a number of good hike options in Newland Head Conservation Park and along the spectacular coast to the Bluff and Victor Harbor.
Download a map of these 6 hikes.
We’ve listed the hikes below.
6 Hikes in Newland Head and along the coast
Waitpinga Cliffs to Kings Beach, Heysen Trail
11.5km, 4-6 hours one way
A spectacular 11.5km trail from Waitpinga Campground, along the Waitpinga Cliffs. Keep an eye out for white-bellied sea-eagles, one of a just a few breeding pairs of sea-eagles on the mainland inhabit the cliffs here.
Kings Head Hike, Heysen Trail
6.5km, 2 hours one way
Coastal walking with a few hills. Follow the path along Franklin Parade from the Heysen Trail trailhead at Kent Reserve. Walking towards the Bluff, the trail continues past Whalers Way behind Rosetta Head (The Bluff), past Petrel Cove and along the Victor Harbor Heritage Trail to Kings Beach and Kings Head.
Victor Harbor Heritage Trail, Heysen Trail Spur, the Bluff
6km, From Petrel Cove, 2 hours return
The highlight section of the trail is from Petrel Cove to Kings Beach, connecting with the Heysen Trail. A dog and child friendly walk. Watch out for dolphins and whales off shore.
Rosetta Trail, the Bluff
0.8km, 1 hour
Explore the Bluff by walking the 800m Rosetta Trail to the top of the Bluff.
Coastal Cliffs Walking Trail, Newland Head
8.6km, 2-3 hours
Enjoy a walk from Waitpinga Campground out to the cliffs of Waitpinga. An easily followed loop hike along some of the Heysen Trail, before returning inland via a fire track.
Ridgeway Hill Walking Trail, Newland Head
7.5km, 2-3 hours
Enjoy a loop hike through the quieter areas of the park. The trail follows fire tracks and walking trails. Keep an eye out for echidnas and kangaroos.