Starting from the Cape Donington Lighthouse at the end of Donington Road, Lincoln National Park, this walk takes you to September Beach. Lincoln National Park is a rugged peninsula that boasts some of the most scenic coastlines in South Australia, with granite headlands, sheltered bays, sandy beaches and offshore islands, featuring an extensive network of walking trails that pass through native scrub and woodland, across beaches and along clifftops where visitors may spot sea-eagles, dolphins or whales. The park encompasses the vast Sleaford-Wanna sand dune system and the beautiful Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area, protecting important coastal vegetation of the Eyre Peninsula and providing habitat for rare fauna such as heath goannas, western whipbirds and the bush stone-curlew. This relatively short and easy walk is ideal for families, meandering through coastal heath and across sandy beaches along the coastline between Cape Donington and September Beach, offering excellent views of Donington Island, which is home to Australian sea lions and long-nosed fur seals. Western grey kangaroos, emus and goannas can often be spotted near the Cape Donington Lighthouse, a 32 metres high hexagonal tower built in 1905. Both Donington Beach and September Beach have safe, sheltered waters that are ideal for swimming. The walk ends at the September Beach Campground, which is suitable for tents, caravans, camper vans and camper trailers and has toilets and fire pits. This walk consists of narrow, gently undulating walking trails, with uneven natural surfaces, sandy surfaces and steps, suitable for most 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.
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 at the end of Donnington Road, hop over the wooden bollard and head along the rocky dirt track as you keep the ocean to your left. Follow the said track as it meanders along the shoreline to continue along Cape Donington to September Beach Track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Cape Donington to September Beach & Donington Road Start heading along Cape Donington to September Beach (a walking track).
After another 590 m turn left.
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Cape Donington to September Beach.
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Cape Donington to September Beach.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Cape Donington to September Beach.
After another 40 m pass the toilet (70 m on your right).
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Cape Donington to September Beach.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Cape Donington to September Beach.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Cape Donington to September Beach.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Cape Donington to September Beach.
After another 20 m turn right.
After another 60 m turn left.
After another 8 m turn right.
After another 10 m pass the toilet (on your right).
After another 25 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Cape Donington to September Beach
15 min to 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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)
Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 360 m apart with the largest gap of 830 m.