Ridgeway Hill Walking Circuit
  • Length: 7.5km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Heysen Trail, Waitpinga

  • End: Heysen Trail, Waitpinga

  • Location: Newland Head Conservation Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 98.8 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.62731899

  • Longitude: 138.508652

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Ridgeway Hill Walking Circuit, Newland Head is a 7.5km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Newland Head Conservation Park, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Enjoy a loop hike through the quieter areas of Newland Head Conservation Park. The trail follows a fire tracks gently up to Ridgeway Hill, before returning through the northern section of the park along fire tracks and walking trails. Keep an eye out for echidnas and kangaroos.

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

About the region

Located on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Newland Head Conservation Park is a popular destination for surfing and fishing. The park protects two long beaches, Waitpinga and Parsons, as well as rocky headlands and surrounding coastal vegetation. Follow the walking trails along the rolling hills and rugged cliffs which provide panoramic views of the Waitpinga Creek, Encounter Bay, the Pages in Backstairs Passage and Kangaroo Island.

GPX File

Total distance: 7617 m
Max elevation: 137 m
Min elevation: 45 m
Total climbing: 56 m
Total descent: -99 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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