Newland Head Conservation Park

Newland Head Conservation Park

Newland Head Conservation Park will be closed from 6pm to 6am on various dates to ensure the safety of the public during animal control operations within the park. Details

Park fees:
Accommodation from: $12.00 per night
Fees must be paid before entry to the park. Campsite fees are per night, subject to availability.
98.3km from Adelaide
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Locat­ed on the south­ern coast of the Fleurieu Penin­su­la, New­land Head Con­ser­va­tion Park is a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for bird watch­ing, surf­ing, fish­ing and is home to one of the most mem­o­rable sec­tions of the Wild South Coast Way.

The park pro­tects two long beach­es, Wait­pin­ga and Par­sons, as well as the scenic Wait­pin­ga Cliffs and sur­round­ing mallee heath veg­e­ta­tion. Fol­low the walk­ing trails along­side the rolling sand dunes and rugged cliffs which pro­vide panoram­ic views of Wait­pin­ga Creek, Encounter Marine Park, the Pages in Back­stairs Pas­sage and Kan­ga­roo Island.

After a day of explor­ing, set up camp at Wait­pin­ga Camp­ground or Natun­yu­ru Ngawan­thi (Sand Dunes camp­ground) and enjoy the dis­tant sound of waves rolling onto the beach. 

Due to strong rips and hid­den gut­ters, the park’s beach­es are not suit­able for swimming.

Park maps

Camp­ground maps

Maps on your mobile

If you have a smart­phone or tablet you can down­load the free Aven­za Map app and have inter­ac­tive nation­al park maps on hand when you need them.

The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time loca­tion with­in the park onto a map. The app can be used with­out a net­work con­nec­tion and with­out roam­ing charges. You can also mea­sure area and dis­tance, plot pho­tos and drop place­mark pins. 

How to get it work­ing on your device:

1. Down­load the Aven­za Maps app from the app store (iOS/Android) whilst you are still in range (its free!).
2. Open up the app and click the shop­ping cart icon.
3. Click Find’ and type the name of the nation­al park or reserve you are look­ing for.
4. Click on the map you are after and install it (all our maps are free).
5. You will now find a list of your installed maps on the home page of the Aven­za Maps app.
6. Use our maps through the Aven­za Mapa app while in the park and nev­er take a wrong turn again.

Google Street View

Want to explore a trail before you leave home or use Google Maps to nav­i­gate straight from your door to the trailhead?

We’ve worked with Google to film more than 600km of walk­ing trails, park roads, camp­grounds and water­ways in some of our most beau­ti­ful places. Click to see what the parks offer and the avail­able facil­i­ties before you go. This is an espe­cial­ly great tool if you have acces­si­bil­i­ty needs, are vis­it­ing with peo­ple of vary­ing ages or fit­ness lev­els or are push­ing a pram and want to view a trail before leav­ing home.

You can start explor­ing this park on Google Street View using the links below.


Walk­ing trails