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Here are some suggested short walks

Walk the Yorke Coobowie to Edithburgh

The trail is suitable for walking or cycling, and meanders through natural bushland along the rugged coastline between Coobowie and Edithburgh. Stop at the Coobowie bird hide and see if you can spot the birds feeding in the Estuary – a haven for many Australian and migratory birds, including international shorebirds. Bird identification brochures are available at the Coobowie caravan park. Magnificent views of the coastline provide many photographic opportunities.

Distance: 6 kms one way (allow 1.5 hours), 12 kms return (allow 3 hours). To extend the walk, continue onto Sultana Point, following the fabulous nautical themed Mosaic Trail (another 4.2 kms one way, allow an additional 1 hour).

Level of difficulty – easy. Sealed trail accessible for mobility-impaired.

Port Clinton to Price

The trail follows the majestic red cliff tops with views over Gulf St Vincent and mangrove forest, a significant site for shorebird conservation. The trail winds between coastal scrub and farmland before descending onto the flat behind the mangroves, where you may see wombats and their burrows. The trail then meanders alongside the Samphire salt marshes into Price, where some of the finest quality salt is produced.

Distance: 7.8 kms one way (allow 2 hours). 15.6 kms return (allow 4 hours).

Innes wild-flowers

Level of difficulty – easy. Compacted gravel trail.

Innes National Park – Gym Beach Hike

Note: Entry fee into Innes National Park is exempt for walkers. If taking a vehicle into Innes National Park fees apply.

This coastal walking trail connects Browns Beach and Gym Beach, and provides glimpses of the unique flora and fauna to be found in the National Park. As you hike through the high sand dune areas, you will see a variety of birdlife as the park is home to over 140 species of birds including the rare Osprey and Mallee Fowl. The endangered Hooded Plover nests on the beaches during breeding season.

The diverse range of vegetation provides a brilliant display of colour during spring when the wildflowers and shrubs are blooming. You may also be privileged to spot some of the rare and delicate native orchids.

Distance: 5.5 kms one way (allow 2 hours). 11 kilometres return (allow 4 hours).

Level of difficulty – moderate. Natural surface trail.

Port Vincent – Northern Walking Trail

Starting from the jetty in the centre of town, follow the trail north along the paved Port Vincent foreshore and up the gully steps to the top of the cliff. Stop at the town look out where you will see large granite boulders on the shoreline. These boulders, known as 'The Erratics', were deposited by glaciers during the last ice age.

The walk continues along the clifftop winding through native vegetation to the Port Vincent Golf Course. Follow the walk past the club house and up the hill, where you will be rewarded with magnificent views up and down the coast.

Distance: 2.5 kilometres one way (allow 45 minutes). 5 kilometres return (allow 1.5 hours).

Level of difficulty – easy-moderate. Natural surface and compacted gravel trail.

Stansbury Coastal Walking Trail

This walk offers great views across Gulf St Vincent to the Adelaide Hills. The wheelchair accessible trail from the town jetty travels along the foreshore past the caravan park to the town cemetery.

Black swans, pelicans and many other water birds can be seen wading in the shallows as the trail meanders along the beach. There are a number of interpretive signs situated along the trail with information about the many different species of birds.

Looking south, the "Accolade II" can be seen sailing each day, carrying ore from Kleins Point Quarry for Adelaide Brighton Cement. The Port Giles jetty and silos also come into view.

Distance: 1.2 kilometres one way (allow 25 minutes). 2.3 kilometres return (allow 45 hours).

To extend the walk, continue on from the town cemetery, another 2 kilometres return (allow 45 minutes) via beach or cliff top trail – please note this section is not wheel-chair accessible. Magnificent elevated views of the coast can be seen from the cliff top, as the trail wanders through low scrub and natural grasses.

Level of difficulty: easy

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