Waitpinga Cliffs to Kings Beach, Heysen Trail

campsites on trail
mobile phone reception
picnic spot
seating available
toilets
views
Access available by Car
Rating
Moderate
Duration
6
hours
Route Style
One Way
Length
11.5
km
Terrain
Undulating

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 Details

Friends of the Heysen Trail

heysentrail.asn.au

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.

4-6 hours one way
Class 2: a popular and well maintained nature trail
1-2 hours
Car