Newland Head Conservation Park

Located on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Newland Head Conservation Park is a popular destination for surfing and fishing.

The park protects two long beaches, Waitpinga and Parsons, as well as rocky headlands and surrounding coastal vegetation. Follow the walking trails along the rolling hills and rugged cliffs which provide panoramic views of the Waitpinga Creek, Encounter Bay, the Pages in Backstairs Passage and Kangaroo Island.

After a day of beach fishing, set up camp at Waitpinga Campground and enjoy the distant sound of waves rolling onto the beach. Due to strong rips and hidden gutters, the park's beaches are not suitable for swimming.

Take a virtual tour of Newland Head Conservation Park, courtesy of Georama.


Newland Head Conservation Park is located 91km south of Adelaide. Access is via Waitpinga Road, Victor Harbor.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fees apply.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year. 

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8552 0300.

Important information

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

The park's beaches are not suitable for swimming due to strong rips and hidden gutters.

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