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South Australia
Waitpinga beach viewed from the Heysen Trail
Population 222 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 5211
  • 75 km (47 mi) south of Adelaide
  • 10 km (6 mi) south-west of Victor Harbor
  • 22 km (14 mi) south-east of Yankalilla
LGA(s) City of Victor Harbor
District Council of Yankalilla
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
County County of Hindmarsh
State electorate(s) Finniss
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20.5 °C
69 °F
10.2 °C
50 °F
540.6 mm
21.3 in
Localities around Waitpinga:
Tunkalilla Parawa
Willow Creek
Back Valley
Back Valley
Tunkalilla Waitpinga Encounter Bay
Investigator Strait
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Adjoining localities

Waitpinga is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located about 75 kilometres (47 mi)* south of the state capital of Adelaide and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)* southwest of the municipal seat of Victor Harbor.

At the 2011 census, Waitpinga had a population of 165. The name is of Aboriginal origin, meaning home of the winds.

Waitpinga's coastline includes the following beaches popular for activities such as fishing and surfing - Coolawang, King Head, Parsons Beach and Waitpinga. Waitpinga Beach is a popular surfing and fishing beach, good for salmon and mullet and characterized by its reddish sand.

Waitpinga is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Finniss and the local government areas of the City of Victor Harbor and the District Council of Yankalilla.

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