- 25 km return
- 8 hours
- Suitable for
- Grade 3, Moderate Hike
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Coffin Bay National Park
- Eyre Peninsula
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 GPS files
- 1 website link
- 12 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 2+ hours
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.