Heysen Trail: Tapanappa to Balquhidda

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Heysen Trail: Tapanappa to Balquhidda is a 17.4 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Deep Creek, South Australia, Australia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 17.4 km Elevation Gain: 450 m Route Type: Point to Point




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Section 3 of the Heysen Trail: Tappanappa to Balquhidder View the entire Heysen Trail here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/heysen-trail--6 The trail walks from Tapanappa Camp Group to Balquhidda Campground. The climb up from Tunkallila Beach is tough. There are lots of kangaroos, lizards, and an occasional Emu along the way.

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28 days ago

This is NOT to be considered as an 'easy' hike. It sits between moderate and difficult as there are sections that require technical hiking along very narrow slippery trails with steep drop offs down to a rugged rocky Southern Ocean. The Beach section is 4.5km and not the quintessential romantic beach walk many people say the like to do. You need to plan this walk to be done on a day when the tide is low and be prepared for soft boggy sand. The hill at the end of the beach walk will test your skill and stamina. It's very steep, slippery and although short it would be very challenging to the uninitiated hiker. All up you will require a good level of fitness and a sense of adventure.

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