Coastal Cliffs Walking Circuit
  • Length: 8.6km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Heysen Trail, Waitpinga

  • End: Heysen Trail, Waitpinga

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  • Location: Newland Head Conservation Park

  • Distance from state capital: 101 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.636664983

  • Longitude: 138.527994677

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

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Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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Dog Friendly

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Coastal Cliffs Walking Circuit is a 8.6km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Newland Head Conservation Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.


Enjoy a walk from Waitpinga Campground out to the cliffs of Waitpinga. The loop hike is easy to follow along some of the Heysen Trail, before returning inland via a fire track and a short section of the Ridgeway Hill Walking Trail.

Extend the hike to the more spectacular viewing points of the cliffs by walking on the Waitpinga Cliffs to Kings Beach hike.

GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.

Total distance: 8843 m
Max elevation: 136 m
Min elevation: 44 m
Total climbing: 179 m
Total descent: -222 m


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA