Whidbey Hike, Whidbey Wilderness Area

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
25 km return
Duration
8 hours
Suitable for
Hiking
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Terrain
Undulating
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Coffin Bay National Park
Region
Eyre Peninsula
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 2 GPS files
  2. 1 website link
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Photos
12 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Whidbey Hike, Whidbey Wilderness Area

About the Walking Trail

The Whidbey Hike passes through the spectacular landscape of Whidbey Wilderness Area through coastal heath and low mallee.

Watch out for a blowhole along the way, which is beside the track approximately 1.7km from the end of the trail (approx 10.7km from the trailhead).

The first 7.5km of the trail is shared with the Boarding House Bay Hike.

The trails through the Whidbey Wilderness Area follow old vehicle tracks and are long (especially of course because you have to return by the same route), and the walk along the Whidbey Hike is quite far before the trail begins to closely follow the coastline.

Begin the hike from the trailhead near Sensation Beach, which is only accessible by 4WD through Coffin Bay National Park. The trailhead is approximately 1 hour driving from Black Springs Campground, and 1.75 to 2 hours from Yangie Bay Campground.

Downloads

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Photos