Waitpinga is a haven for adventurers and thrill-seekers. Whether you’re jumping on a quad bike at Waitpinga Farm or hiking over towering cliffs looking out across endless seas, it’s the perfect place for nature lovers to embrace wilderness in all its untouched glory.
An Aboriginal name translating to “home of the wind”, Waitpinga is a vast beach with a powerful swell. It offers excellent surfing conditions for experienced surfers and strong swimmers. Catch a wave or two with your friends and then camp out under the twinkling stars at the nearby Newland Head Conservation Park.
Things to do in Waitpinga
Ocean dwellers will love waking up to the gentle rays of the sun and surfing and swimming in the waves or exploring the many other things to do in Waitpinga. Join the fishing enthusiasts bringing in salmon and mullet along the beach. Or try dropping a line in the many streams running off the nearby Waitpinga Creek.
Waitpinga is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with terns, finches, and fishing birds taking sanctuary on its expansive shores. The secluded coastal rivers, streams and sandy low-lying scrubland are a breeding ground for many bird species, including the endangered Hooded Plover. Those with a keen eye may even be able to spot whales breaching through the fine sea mist that sits over the Southern Ocean, or wallabies bounding out of the scrub in Newland Head Conservation Park.
On the other side of Newland Head Conservation Park is Parsons Beach, a white, sandy beach with pristine views all the way out to Kangaroo Island. Parsons Beach is secluded and peaceful – the perfect place to escape and revive your love of nature.
Navigate your way across one of the many hiking trails to explore Newland Head Conservation Park, or traverse the rocky cliffs of the headland. You’ll be rewarded with glimpses of wildlife and local birds, as well as spectacular views across the Southern Ocean.
Explore the rugged terrain on a quad bike adventure at Waitpinga Farm, a thrilling ride that’s guaranteed to get your heart racing. Hurl through open paddocks, sandy trails and creek crossings, with the dust whirling in your wake.
After all your adventures, you’ll need a place to stay. If camping isn’t your style, rest your head at one of the many farm stays or retreats available in the area. Embrace the serene country lifestyle under the stars with a glass of one of the region’s best beers or wines.
Waitpinga is a place to experience nature at its most thrilling, with the wild wind blowing over the hills and the mighty ocean crashing along the shore. It’s a place you can truly forget all your worries and focus on the wonders of the natural world.
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How to Get to Waitpinga
Waitpinga is located just 85 kilometres from Adelaide, or about 75 minutes by car. It’s also only a short 7-minute drive from nearby shops, restaurants and amenities at Victor Harbor.