Starting from the car park on Seagers Road, Macgillivray, this walk takes you to Bald Hill and back via the Bald Hill Walk. Located on the south coast of Kangaroo Island, Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park features vast areas of wilderness, spectacular coastal scenery and pristine beaches, as well as the island's largest lagoon, Murray Lagoon, which provides a wetland habitat for abundant birdlife. This walk follows a fire track to a viewing platform at Bald Hill, offering excellent views across Murray Lagoon and a tranquil spot for birdwatching. In the distance, the dense bush and impressive sand dunes of the Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area can be seen to the south. Camping is available nearby at the Murray Lagoon Campground, which has gas barbecues, picnic tables and toilet facilities. Sections of this track can become flooded in the winter months. Dogs are not permitted in this park. 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.
Getting started From the car park on Seagers Road, Macgillivray, head along the fire track, passing a green 'Bald Hill' and 'Curley Creek' sign (to your right). Follow the fire track ahead and continue the Bald Hill Walk.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Bald Hill Track & Seagers Road Start heading along Bald Hill Track (a footpath).
After another 740 m (at the intersection of Bald Hill Track & Curley Creek Track) veer left, to head along Bald Hill Track.
After another 50 m come to "Bald Hill".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 800 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Bald Hill Walk
20 min to 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)