- 11.5 km one way
- 4-6 hours one way
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Newland Head Conservation Park
- Fleurieu Peninsula
- Download maps & GPS files
- 1 map PDF
- 2 GPS files
- 24 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1-2 hours
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We are experiencing severe rate limiting imposed by Google under their new map pricing arrangements. We will be implementing a solution to ensure as many people as possible can access the walking maps.
Under Google's new pricing structure, we will incur an annual fee in excess of AUD $5,000 for a service which was previously free. As a not-for-profit body largely lead by volunteers this is not an insignificant charge. You can support our work in promoting walking and walking trails with an membership from $22 per year.
About the Walking Trail
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.