Gym Beach from Browns Beach Campground
3 h to 4 h
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Starting from the Browns Beach Campground on Browns Beach Road, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, this walk takes you to the Gym Beach Campground and back via the Gym Beach Hike. Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park is a remote coastal wilderness on the tip of the Yorke Peninsula, with a backdrop of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, offering excellent opportunities for camping, bushwalking, birdwatching, fishing, surfing and discovering maritime history. This hike takes walkers through the unique coastal vegetation and high sand dune areas between Browns Beach and Gym Beach. A wide variety of birdlife can be seen while passing through the dense mallee vegetation, as well as delicate native orchids in spring. Browns Beach is one of South Australia's best salmon fishing areas and has a unique coastal formation, with a large outer reef that protects the main beach and forms a lagoon where huge schools of Australian salmon are found. The walk begins at the Browns Beach Campground, which is suitable for tents, caravans, camper vans and camper trailers and has toilets and fire pits. This hike consists of wide and narrow, mostly flat walking trails, with compacted natural surfaces and uneven natural surfaces, suitable for average fitness levels, and can be done in either direction. 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.