Newland Head Conservation Park
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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.
- Newland Head Conservation Park — Waitpinga campground map
- Newland Head Conservation Park — Natunyuru Ngawanthi (Sand Dunes Campground)
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.