Lincoln National Park
Drive time: 1 h | 70 km from Coffin Bay
Lincoln National Park overlooks the largest natural harbour in Australia, Boston Bay. Granite headlands, tranquil coves and islands make up the Boston Bay region to
the north of Lincoln National Park. To the south is the Sleaford-Wanna dune
system and the pounding surf of the Southern Ocean.
Lincoln National Park
protects some rare wildlife including the Rosenberg's goanna, echidna, brush-tailed bettong, western
whipbird, malleefowl and hooded plover. With over 130 species of birds the
national park is a birdwatcher’s paradise. On the beaches you might spot some Australian sea lions and long-nosed fur seals. In the ocean look for bottle-nose and common dolphins. If it's winter (between May and October) southern
right whales gather along the coastline to mate and
ENTRY FEES: $11 per vehicle
Emu's on the Wanna Dunes. Photo: lukegardnerphotography via IG
Dolphin springs from a wave. Photo: laradg84 via IG
- Hike up
Stamford Hill for the spectacular views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and
Lincoln National Park.
- Wake in your
campsite right next to the beach and wandering down for an early morning
- Look for whales
swimming in Sleaford Bay from the Wanna and Lone Pine lookouts between May
- Explore the
landscapes on one of the walks listed below.
Stamford Hill (checkpoint 7)
- Stamford Hill Hike (45 mins - 2 hrs)One of the 40 Great Australian Short Walks, hike up Stamford Hill for incredible views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. You can return the way you came (45 mins return, 1.6 km) or continue on to the Stamford Hill Loop Hike (2 hr loop, 5.7km)returning to the car park via the Investigator Trail.
Views from Stamford Hill. Photo: loera.annabella via IG
Walks from Surfleet Cove (checkpoint 10)
- Stamford Hill to Surfleet Cove (1 hour, 2.7km) An easy coastal
walk along Stamford Beach, past granite headlands,
with Boston Island in the distance.
- Surfleet Cove to Spalding Cove (1 hour, 2.4km) An easy, sheltered
walk along the coast with glimpses of pretty Spalding Cove.
- Surfleet Cove Loop Hike (1 hr 30 mins, 4.8km) Walk along the shores of Proper Bay and Surfleet Cove before looping back through
eucalypt and tea-tree woodland.
Lincoln National Park. Photo: ahni_vee via IG
Walks from September Beach Camping
- Cape Donington to September Beach (30 mins, 1km) - A
short, easy hike through coastal heath and a rocky coastline.
- Donington Loop Hike (2 hrs, 6.2km) Enjoy the offshore islands, granite outcrops and sandy beaches as you explore Donington
Peninsula. Australia sea-lions and long nosed fur-seals live on Donington Island near the lighthouse.
- September Beach to Carcase Rock (1 hr 45 mins, 4.5km) - Scenic granite coastline with some of the prettiest secluded
beaches in Lincoln National Park.
Whalers Way. Photo: mattpaternoster via IG
Walks from Taylors Landing
- MacLaren Point to Taylor's Landing (3 hrs, 8.5km) Spectacular coastal views and long,
Walks from Pillie Lake or Park Entrance
- Taylor's Landing to Pillie Lake (4 hrs, 12km) Hike through shrubland and mallee woodland rich in birdlife.
- Park entrance to Pillie Lake (2 hrs 30 mins, 7.8km) Follow the coast on this quiet trail through varied vegetation and views of Proper Bay.
- Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill (4 hrs, 11.6km) This trail passes through inland mallee
woodland and low coastal limestone cliffs with views of Proper Bay.
- Sleaford Mere to Park entrance (3 hrs, 8.9km) Explore the unique shores of Sleaford
- Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere (5 hrs, 14.3km)
Walk through mallee woodland to a high
point with great views. Continue over massive
wind-sculptured sand dunes.
Access: This hike begins from the car
park, just south of checkpoint 22.
Wanna Dunes. Photo: michaelwaterhousephotography via IG
Sand surfing Wanna Dunes. Photo: quinnsofoz via IG
Camping for Campervans
RATES: $12 for up to 8 people. Book in advance.
- September Beach Camping ground is nestled behind dunes a short walk
from beautiful September Beach and is suitable for campervans. Facilities include toilets, water (non-potable), picnic
facilities, fire pits.
- Surfleet Cove Camping ground overlooks the
protected waters of Boston Bay and is suitable for campervans. Facilites
include toilets and non-drinking water.
Campfires are not permitted.
- Taylors Landing Camping ground is on the Jussieu
Peninsula and has only 5 allocated spaces suitable for campervans. Facilities include
toilets, water (non-potable), picnic facilities and a boat ramp
September Beach Camping
SEptember BEach Camping
Surfleet Cove Camping
Map of the Perth to Adelaide Drive
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