Balgowan To Moonta Bay

Distance: 41.1km (10 hours 12 minutes)

Following the shared trail north from Balgowan, cyclists & walkers head past Tiparra Rocks, The Bamboos and on to The Gap in the first part of this section of Walk The Yorke.  There are several camping spots along this stretch of coastline, and it is a great sopt to get away from it all.

The Balgowan to Moonta Bay section of Walk The Yorke can be broken down into 4 smaller trails:

  • Balgowan to Gap 11.1km (2 hours 46 minutes)
  • The Gap to Tippara Springs 5.1km (1 hour 17 minutes)
  • Tippara Springs to Coopers Beach Road 15.1km (3 hours 46 minutes)
  • Coopers Beach Road to Moonta Bay 9.8km (2 hour 23 minutes)

From The Gap, cyclists follow the established roads to Cape Elizabeth, before continuing on to Moonta Bay.

For walkers, it’s a beach walk the rest of the way. Walkers follow the coastline to Cape Elizabeth and around the point, before heading north to Port Hughes and beyond to Moonta Bay.

To help plan your walk, download the Balgowan to Moonta Bay map.

Continue on to find out more about other sections of Walk The Yorke, or view the other trails on Yorke Peninsula.

All distances are one-way, as Walk The Yorke is a continuous linear trail covering more than 500kms.

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Walking Distances & Times

Total length 41.1km (10 hours 12 minutes); or broken into 4 smaller sections:

  • Balgowan to The Gap 11.1km (2 hours 46 minutes)
  • The Gap to Tiparra Springs 5.1km (1 hour 17 minutes)
  • Tiparra Springs to Coopers Beach Road 15.1km (3 hours 46 minutes)
  • Coopers Beach Road to Moonta Bay 9.8km (2 hour 23 minutes)

 

Trail Notes & Important Information

  • For cyclists, the marked trail follows a sealed main highway for part of this section.
  • For approximately 3km between Nalyappa Road & Moonta township, cyclists will follow Spencer Highway.  Please take care and be aware of traffic including B-double trucks.

 

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