Starting from the Yangie Bay Campground at the end of Coffin Road, Coffin Bay National Park, this walk takes you to the Yangie Bay Lookout and back via the Yangie Bay Lookout Walk. Located within Coffin Bay National Park on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula, the sheltered waters of Yangie Bay offer an ideal place for canoeing and provide a spectacular backdrop to the Yangie Bay Campground, the starting point for several walking trails, accessible to all vehicles and suitable for caravans. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including emus, goannas and kangaroos, as well as seabirds such as albatrosses, ospreys, petrels and white-bellied sea eagles. This short trail meanders through coastal mallee and climbs the hill to the lookout, which offers excellent views overlooking Yangie Bay, Yangie Island, Thorny Passage Marine Park and the Marble Range. The trail features interpretive signs narrated by Heath Goanna, providing information about the area's history, flora and fauna. This walk consists of gently undulating walking trails, with some short steep hills and uneven natural surfaces, suitable for average fitness levels. 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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Balumbah-Kinnard Road then drive for 19.4 km
Continue onto Balumbah-Kinnard Road and drive for another 14 km
Turn right onto Darke Terrace and drive for another 26.1 km
Turn right onto Birdseye Highway and drive for another 140 m
Turn right onto Birdseye Highway and drive for another 52 km
Turn left onto Tod Highway and drive for another 119.5 km
Turn right onto Forest Road and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn right onto Flinders Highway and drive for another 5.4 km
Turn left onto Coffin Bay Road and drive for another 14.5 km
Turn left onto Jubilee Drive and drive for another 950 m
Turn left onto Long Beach Road and drive for another 1.3 km
Continue onto Coffin Road and drive for another 12.4 km
Turn right and drive for another 1.6 km
Turn right and drive for another 100 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Yangie Bay Campground at the end of Coffin Road, Coffin Bay National Park, head along the walking trail near the picnic shelter, passing a 'Yangie Bay Trails' sign. After about 150m, you'll reach a junction in the trail. From there, head along the trail to your right and continue the Yangie Bay Lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Yangie Trail.
After another 150 m continue straight.
After another 205 m continue straight.
Continue another 125 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 480 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Yangie Bay Lookout
15 min to 20 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)