Kangaroo Island Self-Guided Walk 5D/4N
The spectacular coastal scenery with Kangaroo Island’s abundance of wildlife create an amazing platform for walking. Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest and the track traverses a diverse range of landscape. Eucalypt and Mallee forest dominate the 67km purpose-built walk.
- Kelly Hill Caves, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, Rocky River and seal colonies
- Stunning views over the ocean at remote Hansons Bay and beach
- Hike the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Max group size:
- Private transfers to and from Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island
- Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
- 4 nights’ comfortable accommodation
- 4 breakfasts, 4 (2 course) dinners, 4 walkers lunches
- Transfers out to your accommodation and transfers on and off the track
- Kangaroo Island Wilderness track fees
- Walkers pack including notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag and container.
Departures:Departs Daily, Year Round (Spring/Autumn recommended)
Day 1: Visitors Centre to Snake Lagoon
Catch the 9.30 flight from Adelaide to Kingscote Airport arriving on Kangaroo Island around 10am. We will transfer you to your first accommodation where you will pick up lunch and have a safety overview. Today you walk from the visitor’s centre to Rocky River and Snake lagoon through gorgeous eucalypt forest, via swampland and the Platypus pools. Stop for a moment at the rapids and rockpools along the way and keep an eye out for the stacks of wildlife coming in to take a drink. Expect to see Cape Baron Geese, Wallabies and Kangaroos plus a whole lot more. Spend the night at the Luxury Cabins at Western Kangaroo Island Caravan Park with ensuites.
Day 2: Snake Lagoon to Admirals Arch
From Rocky River, it’s a gentle walk down the river to the Souther Ocean. There’s nothing between here and the Souther Ocean; the wilder the weather the bigger the show. The views of the massive sweels crashing against the cliffs paired with the peacefulness of this splendid remote landscape sets the tone for the rest of the walk. From May to September there’s a chance you’ll see whales. The walk follows the coast both on the cliff tops and on the beach eventually heading in land via Hakea Campground to the other side of Cape de Couedic Peninsula. The walk via Weirds Cove and Cape de Couedic Lighthouse to Admirals Arch is one of the real highlights of the trail. Spend the night at the Luxury Cabins at Western Kangaroo Island Caravan Park with ensuites.
Day 3: Remarkable Rocks to Hanson Bay
Today’s walk starts at Remarkable Rocks, arriving early well before all the crowds is a real pleasure. For your information we miss one small 6km section of the walk through mallee forest from Hakea Campground to Remarkable Rocks. The granite boulders sculptured by the forces of nature have an artistic, almost surrealist feel to them. This next section is one of the best, if not the best. From Sanderson Bay, it’s back to the coast past Cape Younghusband. The coastal views are stupendous before heading off through cooler mallee and tea tree forest. Hike to spectacular Hanson Bay and your accommodation. Hanson Bay is one of the most beautiful places on the island. There’s a very safe bay or an estuary to take a sim, and there are additional beach walks on your doorstep if you feel so inclined. Depending on the time of year, there is likely to be hardly anyone here, so in the evning it’ll feel like having your own private beach. Spend the night at the Cabins at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary with ensuites.
Day 4: Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Caves
Walk out from your accommodation one of 2 ways. Back the way you came in yesterday, along the road and across th South West River on a very ingenious punt-like system. Or walk along the bech, over the sand hills and along the river to the same point. The track opens up to large natural grassland, thus the name and an abundance of birdlife. From here we walk around Grassdale Lagoon and then inland to Kelly Hill Caves, through a much taller gumtree forest, before meeting the Burgess Hike. There is a short side-trip here to the old entrance of Kelly Hill Caves. Lookut for the many craters which feed water into the caves below. At Kelly Hill Caves Visitor Centre pass through the iron “gate” to mark the end of the 67km Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Spend the night at the Cabins at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary with ensuites.
Day 5: Return to Adelaide
Breakfast is included on your ast morning on the island. You will be transferred to the town of Kingscote in the afternoon to explore and have lunch. Your walking holiday finishes with a prviate transfer to Kingscote Airport to catch the evening flight back to Adelaide.