What you’ll love
The Wild South Coast Way presents some of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring coastal walking in South Australia. With a genuine sense of wilderness, the trail offers a chance to experience remote beaches, native bushland, towering cliffs, rich First Nations history, stunning panoramas, deep gorges, and a diverse array of native birds, vegetation, and wildlife.
Walk it your way
The thing that sets the Wild South Coast Way apart from other multi-day walks is the opportunity to walk it your way — any day, any direction, any section. Whether you prefer to take it easy with short walks or challenge yourself with the full five-day four-night hike, there’s something for everyone.
Discover iconic and breathtaking scenery
The rugged coastline, with its dramatic cliffs and wild beaches, epitomises the Wild South Coast Way; however, there are other landscapes that will take your breath away. Through the wetter months, rivers and waterfalls are in full flow, including the Insta-famous Deep Creek Waterfall. Verdant unspoilt woodlands blanket the hills and valleys of Deep Creek National Park.
Visit all seven beaches along the trail, including the unique Boat Harbour Beach, known for its pebble-strewn shore. For a truly unforgettable experience, be sure to visit Waitpinga Cliffs, which drop dramatically into the ocean 100 metres below.
Experience the rich culture
Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Ramindjeri Sea Country. Follow in the footsteps of Ngurunderi, a powerful warrior who shaped the land with his creations of landforms, waterways, and animals. At Tapanappa Ridge Lookout, discover the story of the Kondoli – Keeper of Fire Walk, and learn how the Ramindjeri people acquired the tools to create fire.
Admire the rugged and dramatic coastline dotted with shipwrecks, a testament to the forces of nature. Be amazed by the unexpected sight of the Futuro, a local phenomenon that resembles a spaceship nestled among the she-oaks near Naiko Inlet.
Immerse yourself in nature
Tune in your senses to discover an abundance of wildlife. Be on the lookout for kangaroos, curious echidnas and sunbathing lizards, and listen for the beautiful melodies of over 100 bird species that call this trail home.
Witness the majestic kondoli (southern right whales) during their annual gathering on the southern coast of Australia from May to October. The soaring cliffs along the trail offer breathtaking views of these gentle giants, so make sure to keep your eyes wide open and your camera ready.
Deep Creek National Park preserves the largest portion of native vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Let the natural beauty of this landscape take your breath away.