Kangaroo Island (KI) is South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination. The first thing that strikes you when you arrive on KI is the scale of the place – only 15kms from the South Australian mainland, the island is the third largest of Australia’s islands at 4,500sq kms. The Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail offers a unique walking experience, offering access to one of the most rugged, remote and spectacular coastlines in Australia.
Trek Tours Australia offer a 5 day/4 night fully accommodated guided walking holiday to this truly unique island environment. Our expert guides showcase this walking destination, offering a supportive walking holiday along the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, along with some extra must-see island experiences. With it’s rugged coastlines, spectacular old growth native flora and of course the most incredible native wildlife – the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail is one of the must-do walking destinations in Australia.
Today, more than a third of the island is declared conservation or national park and has five significant wilderness protection areas. We spend the majority of our time exploring, walking and swimming at the western end of the island, which is also where our charming character cabins are located. Our food is a real highlight of this trek – we pride ourselves on serving fresh, nutritious and tasty meals and snacks. This is a day pack walking holiday.
Spring and autumn are the best times to visit the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail as it enjoys mild sunny days and cooler evenings. We look forward to seeing you over there.
Day 1 : Pick up Adelaide, ferry Kangaroo Island, Kelly Hill Caves, hike Kelly Hill Caves to Hanson Bay | 9kms
Day 2 : Cape Borda, Ravine des Casoars hike, Platypus Waterholes hike | 14kms
Day 3 : Snake Lagoon to Cape du Couedic, Admirals Arch | 14kms
Day 4 : Remarkable Rocks to Hanson Bay | 18kms
Day 5 : Seal Bay guided walk, Curley Creek hike, ferry to Adelaide | 8kms
Transport from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island and return.
4 nights cabin style accommodation (shared accommodation).
Ranger guided tours at Seal Bay and Kelly Hill Caves.
National park entry fees.
Expert wilderness guides.
Emergency communications and group first aid kit.
4 fresh healthy breakfasts, 5 scrumptious lunches, 5 delicious dinners.
All delicious snacks on the trail.
Alcohol is not provided – it can be purchased on Kangaroo Island.
Please note this is a small group walking tour – maximum 10 people.
Our 5 day Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail trek is rated a moderate walk, we advise you to do as much training as you can before your tour with us. The more you train for the walk the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world. It’s also important to come along with an open mind, ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. It is very important that you bring the right gear for the conditions. A comprehensive gear list is included on the downloadable itinerary. If you are at all concerned about your ability to do this walk, please feel free to call Trek Tours Australia for more advice.
It was an amazing week on Kangaroo Island. The meals as always were tantalising. Holger's guiding is extremely informative and he has an incredible knowledge of the local area. The accommodation was brilliant and the travelling companions all easy going and friendly. As Geoff put it, "it was like spending a week with your new best friends." In a nutshell the tour was brilliant and more than met my expectations. It is a great idea on the first day to hike to the accommodation. It gives such a great indication of how good it is going to be when you see it across the golden sand and rolling breakers. I found the off-track walking both challenging and inspiring. Sitting high on the cliffs eating lunch and watching the waves crashing down is an image that will remain with me for a long time. All up it has been a brilliant holiday which is what I have come to expect from your company.
A quick note to say thank you for a very special trip that we have just completed with Australian Wilderness Adventures. I wanted to say that we did have a really happy, informative and adventurous time on Kangaroo Island and I particularly wanted to thank you for all the trouble that you went to. The food, the running around, the cooking, the arranging of the "rest" day to allow those who wished to have a shorter day, the general rushing around that you do, to provide a happy and relaxed time for your guests.
It has been a wonderful experience "bookending" the AWA season. Thank you for a beautiful week and for sharing yourselves with us. Will look forward to another adventure next year.
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