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Heritage Trail, Heysen Spur Trail

A dog and child friendly walk, the Heritage Trail encompasses Victor Harbor's spectacular coastline from Kent Reserve to Kings Beach Road, where it joins up with the Heysen Trail.

Also known as Kings Head Hike, the trail highlights cultural, environmental and historical points of interest.  Explore the beaches and headlands between Petrel Cove and Kings Beach. Watch out for dolphins and whales off shore. Understand the landscape, geology and European and Aboriginal history through the interpretive signage along the trail.  Explore the Bluff by walking the 800m Rosetta Trail to the top of the Bluff.

Length: 5.8km linear
Difficulty: Easy to moderate walk
Terrain: Undulating
Start/Finish: The Bluff (Rosetta Head) Victor Harbor
Finish/Finish: Kings Beach

Extend this walk by starting in central Victor Harbor, or Kent Reserve near central Victor Harbor, or walk further along the Heysen Trail to Waitpinga Cliffs.  The trail sections between Waitpinga and Victor Harbor are especially scenic, much loved by walkers and photographers, with terrain varying from steep rugged cliff faces to sandy surf beaches.  From Kings Beach Road, walkers can take the Heysen Trail south west to Cape Jervis (67km – 3-5 days), or head north along the Trail to the Flinders Ranges (1200km, 50-60 days).  Medium fitness is required and you need to take adequate supplies of water and wear appropriate clothing.

View the trail map below, download the Heritage Trail map , or visit the Victor Harbor Information Centre or Council office to collect a map. For more detailed information please refer to the Heysen Trail booklet which is available for purchase from the Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centre or visit the Heysen trial website:

The Friends of the Heysen Trail