Waitpinga Cliffs to Kings Beach, Heysen Trail

Walking Trail Facts
11.5 km one way
4-6 hours one way
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Newland Head Conservation Park
Fleurieu Peninsula
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Travel time from Adelaide
1-2 hours
Waitpinga Cliffs to Kings Beach, Heysen Trail

About the Walking Trail

Map of hikes & walking trails in Newland Head Conservation Park and along the Heysen Trail to Victor Harbor

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Enjoy a spectacular highlight of the Heysen Trail from Waitpinga Beach to Kings Beach. This 11.5km section of the Heysen Trail begins in Waitpinga Campground, and follows the coast above the Waitpinga Cliffs. Initially following fire tracks as the trail gently climbs Ridgeway Hill, the trail leaves the fire track at the coast to follow a walking through the scrub, with cliff views.

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.

This hike is sometimes referred to as the Newland Head Nature Hike, although there is no signage that uses this name.


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Walk Contributor

Friends of the Heysen Trail


The not-for-profit organisation the Friends of the Heysen Trail maintains the Heysen Trail in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A regular walking program occurs year-wide, with different grades of walks catering for beginners to experienced walkers.