West Cape Headland

15 min to 30 min

1.2 km

↑ 38 m
↓ -38 m

Moderate track
Starting from the West Cape Day Visitor Area at the end of West Cape Road, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit around the headland of West Cape via the West Cape Headland 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 short hike winds through delicate coastal vegetation around the headland of West Cape, taking in spectacular views over Pondalowie Bay, the Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park and its picturesque islands. The trail passes a 360° scenic lookout before passing the West Cape Lighthouse, a unique stainless steel lighthouse built in 1980, standing about 70 metres above sea level. The West Cape Day Visitor Area has picnic shelters, tables, toilets and a boardwalk to the beach. The walk begins near the Pondalowie Bay Campground, which is suitable for tents, car­a­vans, camper vans and camper trailers and has toilets. This loop consists of narrow walking trails, with uneven natural surfaces and steps, 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.
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