Introductory to Moderate
  • 5 days walking
  • 4 nights exclusive beachside lodge accommodation (twin share)
  • 4 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days$3395AUD

Trip Code: HSC

Heysen Trails Wild South Coast Way Deluxe Walk Trip highlights

  • Trek remote and awe inspiring coastlines
  • Stay in exclusive beachside lodge style accommodation
  • Wildlife encounters
  • Marvel at spectacular cliff-top views
  • Spot migratory whales, white-bellied sea eagles, Australian fur seals and bottlenose dolphins
  • Walk with just a day pack on this fully supported trek
  • Learn about local Aboriginal culture and geology
  • Enjoy peaceful bush walks

On this fully supported trek you'll walk with just a day pack as you experience one of Australia’s most spectacular walks. You'll discover an abundance of wildlife, sculpted rock landscapes, pristine beaches, turquoise blue waters and dramatic coastlines as you walk the stunning newly developed Wild South Coast Way on South Australia's Heysen Trail. This 74km trail, with some additional return side trips starts from Cape Jervis where you’ll follow the trail into Deep Creek National Park and Newland Head Conservation Park before finishing at Encounter Bay. Over the course of 5 days you will complete the first sections of the famous long-distance hiking trail, the Heysen Trail, Australia's longest dedicated walking trail in Australia. The area offers some of South Australia's most spectacular and awe inspiring coastal walking imaginable.

Each evening return to warm and welcoming lodge style accommodation that includes a large living area with a unique cushioned day-bed, wood fire and communal dining space. The lodge offers spectacular beachside views and has been designed with natural materials in mind including local rammed earth and huge recycled jetty beams. Each bedroom will enjoy a private ensuite bathroom and expansive windows. The large all-weather conservatory comfortably accommodates everyone and provides a sublime indoor/outdoor experience that connects you with the surrounding nature!

The Wild South Coast Way Deluxe trip provides trekkers with a genuine sense of wilderness, featuring remote beaches, native bushland, rugged cliffs, First Nations’ history, breathtaking vistas, deep gullies and a rich diversity of native birds, bush and wildlife all combined with comfortable and inviting seaside accommodation. We hope you can join us on one of Australia’s best new walking trails.



Our journey begins with a Adelaide accommodation pick-up between 7-7:30am before we start travelling south through the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula. Our journey starts at Cape Jervis a small township near the western tip of the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula and most well known as the gateway to Kangaroo Island. Our walk today follows sandy coastal tracks and exposed coastal hillsides, providing spectacular views over Backstairs Passage and over to Kangaroo Island, if we're lucky enough we might even spot a passing whale on the migratory journey. We take time to enjoy the tranquil waters at Fisheries Beach and Blowhole Beach. Keep an eye out for the Futuro House - shaped like a UFO, the house has become quite the sight to see for travelling trekkers. Towards the end of the day the trail enters Deep Creek National Park before a short climb through native bushland to Cobbler Hill and our pickup point. We enjoy our first night together as a group sharing a delicious meal prepared by our guides with stunning views over the Southern Ocean. | Hike -14km | Walking Time: 4-6 hours | *You will need to arrive in Adelaide the day before your trip, ensuring that you arrive in time to attend the 3:00pm pre-trip briefing.

Meals:  L,D

After an appetizing breakfast prepared by our guides we are transferred back to yesterday's pickup point along the trail. Prepare to be amazed by some of the most beautiful coastlines in Australia while exploring the spectacular valleys of Deep Creek and spotting wildlife in their native habitats such as joeys emerging from kangaroo pouches and short-beaked echidnas scurrying for food. We will journey through dense sheoak forests with rugged terrain and enjoy a peaceful pit stop at Deep Creek Waterfall. Today we take an extra side trip to visit Deep Creek Cove where have a steep descent that provides sweeping views across rugged coastline and dense vegetation. We will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Deep Creek in this secluded cove before making our way back towards Tapanappa lookout and our nearby pickup point. We enjoy another restful evening gazing at the stars and swapping stories. | Hike -16.5km | Walking Time: 5-7 hours |

Meals:  B,L,D

This picturesque section highlights the diversity of the Wild South Coast Way and Heysen Trail. Our walk continues through dense native bushland in Deep Creek Conservation Park before veering toward the coast providing unparalleled views of Tunkalilla Beach - be sure to keep an eye out for some playful seals! We then complete a steep descent to Boat Harbor Beach, from the lookout we might catch dolphins playing in the surf. Some more coastal walking leads to a challenging section along Tunkalilla Beach where we have the chance to cool off in the refreshing Southern Ocean before our steep climb up to Balquhidder Hill. We enjoy the final section of our walk through the rolling hills and farmland that the iconic Fleurieu Peninsula is known for. | Hike - 17.5km | Walking Time: 6-8 hours |

Meals:  B,L,D

After a filling breakfast we head out on a stunning section of the Wild South Coast Way that is filled with picturesque farmland, unspoilt sandy beaches, rocky headlands and numerous chances to spot whales and dolphins enjoying the untouched shoreline. With a shorter walk today we have plentiful time to enjoy the powerful Southern Ocean up close at both Parsons Beach and Waitpinga Beach. We return to our accommodation in time for you to enjoy the secluded Kings Beach and its ancient Aboriginal fish trap, which serves as a safe and private ocean swimming pool. We enjoy our final dinner together as a group as we watch final rays of sun disappear over the horizon. | Hike - 12km | Walking Time: 3-5 hours |

Meals:  B,L,D

Today's walk includes numerous highlights including one of the most iconic landscapes in South Australia, the Waitpinga Cliffs rising up 100 metres from the sea. Keep an eye out for white-bellied sea-eagles, one of a just a few breeding pairs of sea-eagles on the mainland inhabit the cliffs here. Enjoy the constant peaceful sounds of the ocean crashing against shore and birds sweeping overhead. We conclude our walk at The Bluff, offering splendid views of Encounter Bay and the Southern Ocean. At the completion of the Wild South Coast Way trekkers often marvel at their journey over the last 5 days completing a dramatic hike along one of the most beautiful coastlines in Australia. Going off grid, seeing wildlife in the wild, meeting likeminded travellers, engaging all five senses, and having a sense of achievement creates long lasting memories of this fabulous adventure. Congratulations on all you have achieved over the last five days! Our journey concludes when we drop you back at your Adelaide accommodation by approximately 3-4pm. | Hike - 13.5km | Walking Time: 3-5 hours |

Meals:  B,L



The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


  • All meals: healthy track snacks, local fare, and fresh in-house dinners, complemented by local produce
  • 4 nights at exclusive beachside lodge (twin share)
  • National Park fees
  • Professional wilderness guides
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Transport from Adelaide

  • Airfares
  • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry and postage
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation in Adelaide



Introductory to Moderate


The Wild South Coast Way is an Introductory to Moderate graded walk. It involves walking with a light day pack through undulating country for up to 4-6 hours a day at a moderate to steady pace. Some sections are long, rough, rocky and very steep. To enjoy this tour you will need a reasonable level of fitness. Bushwalking experience is recommended. If you need to build up your level of fitness prior to the walk, we recommend starting with a 30 minute daily walk and building up to 7 hours. Be sure to trial walking with the pack you intend to take so that you feel fully prepared.

Departure dates


A high season supplement applies from 1 March to 31 May and 1 September to 30 November, and for any trips that overlap with a public holiday.

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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Heysen Trails Wild South Coast Way Deluxe Walk trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions

The guides will prepare and cook all of your evening meals, and cater for a wide range of dietary requirements.

The Wild South Coast Way is fully vehicle supported. You will carry just a day pack containing the items you need during the day (including water, sun hat, snacks, lunch, camera, waterproof and warm layers, etc). This is likely to weigh between 5-7kg.

Any excess luggage can be stored at your pre/post tour accommodation in Adelaide.

Yes. The terrain on this trek is rugged. For your comfort, you must have high supported boots with a heavy duty grip. There are lots of rocky, uneven and unstable sections, so ankle support will be beneficial.

Hiking poles can definitely assist you with going up and down the inclines and for stability. If you have not used them previously, we recommend that you do some training with them before you head out on the hike.

Not frequently. Sporadic reception can be received depending on your carrier.

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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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