Starting and finishing in Adelaide, we will walk the Kangaroo Island Wilderness trail over 5 days, in a series of day walks, utilising nearby lodge style accommodation each night. This means that you can walk the Kangaroo Island wilderness trail without a heavy backpack.
Each day we will drive to the point of the trail where we finished the day prior. At the end of the day, transport will be waiting for us to take us back to nearby accommodation for a well deserved meal, comfy bed and fun times with new friends.
Day 1: Transfer from Adelaide, short historic walk
1.5km of easy walking
Your holiday begins! With an mid morning pick up, we have a 1.5-2 hr drive down to Cape Jervis to meet the Kangaroo Island ferry. It is another 2 hour drive down the south coast of Kangaroo Island, so rather than rush ourselves, we will spend the afternoon doing a bit of sight seeing, and some short walks around Penneshaw. We can then settle into our accommodation for the night at the Seafront Kangaroo Island, followed by a meal at local restaurant.
Day 2: Drive to trail head, walk to Snake Lagoon
12km of mostly easy, forest walking
It is time to get started on the fabulous Kangaroo Island wilderness trail! It is about a 2hr drive to the trail head, but we will still have a chance to have a brief look around the Kangaroo Island National Park visitors centre, before we head off on our first walk. Today’s walk is through a mix of forest and coastal vegetation. Look out for kangaroos and echidnas as well as some interesting tree and plant species.
In the afternoon, we will settle into our new accommodation where we will stay for the next three nights.
Day 3: Snake Lagoon to Remarkable rocks
21km of mostly moderate coastal walking
It is time to hit the coast. Spectacular sea cliffs with deserted bays below. Keep an eye out for seals and other sea life. Fossick on the beaches, and marvel at the views. Towards the end of the day we will make our way inland, for a lovely change, before finishing at the aptly named Remarkable Rocks.
The Kangaroo island wilderness trail is very new, but this has to be one of the great Australian day walks. We know you will love it!
Day 4: Remarkable Rocks to Hanson Bay
18km of mostly coastal cliff top walking
Today is a botanical wonderland with coastal views, amazing rock formations and the SW river. There is a good chance of seeing dolphins and whales today. We are up high early on, with a rocky limestone path underfoot. It is not really challenging, but you will need to watch your step. We then head inland where we will be keeping an eye out for echidnas and wallabies.
Day 5: Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Caves
9km mostly moderate bush terrain
Our final walk before we head back is a 9km stretch, which will see us complete the Kangaroo island wilderness trail! It is a morning’s walk, and then we will make out way back to Penneshaw to catch an early afternoon ferry, and make our way back to Adelaide. With a drop off in the Adelaide CBD, we are sure you will be feeling tired, but fitter and at your absolute best.