Newland Head Coastal Cliffs Circuit
2 h 30 min to 4 h
Starting from the Waitpinga Campground just off Dennis Road, Waitpinga, this circuit walk takes you along the coastline of Newland Head Conservation Park. The walk begins from the eastern end of the Waitpinga Campground, following the sandy Heysen Trail out to the rocky cliffs of Waitpinga, surrounded by coastal vegetation. Keep a lookout for kangaroos and echidnas along the way. The trail returns inland via the Ridgeway Hill Walking Trail, where Banksia and Correa flowers provide a colourful contrast to the emerald green trees and golden sand paths. From the junction, follow the Heysen Trail back to the campground. The trails in Newland Head Conservation Park are well marked with large green signs. Waitpinga Campground has sheltered sites, toilets, and barbecue and picnic facilities. It is situated behind the sand dunes and vegetation, which separate the beach from the car park and campground. This is a moderately challenging walk, with a few short steep hills and sandy paths along the way and some rocky areas around the coastal section. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.