KANGAROO ISLAND

SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
DESCRIPTION:
 

In South Australia, a short distance from the mainland lies beautiful Kangaroo Island. Over a third of the island is protected by National Parks and Conservation areas. This creates a sanctuary abundant with native wildlife from sea lions and penguin colonies to striking birdlife and mammals. Our 5-day walk has been carefully designed so you can experience a range of landscapes of striking rock formations and vast wilderness areas in the National Park, savour sensational local produce and wines and indulge in exceptional accommodation.

PRICE INCLUDES:
 
  • Your 5 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight packs to carry

  • Seal Bay Conservation Area walk

  • Fantastic meals featuring local produce

  • South Australian wines served with all evening meals

  • 4 nights at the Kangaroo Beach Lodge or Kangaroo Gully Lodge

  • Evening dinners served with South Australian wines

  • 4 delicious lunches to enjoy whilst walking

  • 4 x Hot and Cold breakfasts

  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy while walking

  • Professionally guides – Our guides are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information

  • Transfers to and from Kangaroo Island airport

  • NO Credit Card Fees



Accommodation:
 

  • Kangaroo Beach Lodge or Kangaroo Gully Lodge
     

DON'T FORGET:
 
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP
  • Insurance

  • Pre / post tour accommodation

  • Public transport to start of walk

  • Any optional activities during free time

  • Tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature

 

OUR TIPS:
This is a fully supported walk, you only need to carry a light day pack.
 
Note: Depending on numbers, this could be a mixed group tour (male and female)

FULL ITINERARY


Day 1
CURLEY CREEK WALK

Walk 5.5km, 2 hours walking with breaks, Easy Grade
Take a morning flight to Kangaroo Island to meet your guides. Today we will enjoy a beautiful walk at Curley Creek. During the walk, you will have stunning views over Murray Lagoon and ultimately “climb” Bald Hill to a viewing/information platform. You will have a chance to watch migratory waders as they feed on the Lagoon. We transfer to our accommodation at the Kangaroo Beach Lodge for a dinner featuring local produce and South Australian wines.
Day 2
BALES BEACH TO CAPE GANTHEAUME WALK

Walk 6kms. 6 hours.

After breakfast, we drive to the beginning of today’s walk. Our walk follows the wild and rugged south coast of Kangaroo Island out to Cape Gantheaume. Explore remote pristine beaches dotted with New Zealand fur-seals and stunning cliffs. We then drive back to our Lodge to indulge in a sensational dinner, accompanied by wonderful wines from South Australia.
Day 3
FLINDERS CHASE NATIONAL PARK – WILDLIFE RESCE CENTRE

Walk 4kms. Transfer time 1.5 hrs.

After breakfast, we head out to explore Kangaroo Island. Our first stop is Flinders Chase National Park starting with a 1km walk to Remarkable Rocks to discover these magnificent natural granite sculptures that rise like art forms out of the surrounding earth. From here enjoy short walks offering gorgeous coastal panoramas to see Cape de Couediac lighthouse precinct and Admirals Arch from which you can view the flourishing fur seal colony and marvel at extraordinary geological formations. As well as visiting pretty Weir cove. Afterwards, we drive to Kangaroo Island wildlife park at Parndana for a tour and talk regarding the wildlife rescues. We make our way back to our accommodation for another superb dinner, accompanied by South Australia wines.
Day 4
IRONSTONE HILL HIKE & AMERICAN RIVER HISTORY TRAIL

Walk 10.3kms. 4 hours.

Following another hearty breakfast, we drive from our accommodation to the eastern side of the island, where we will explore the landscapes and learn about the early history of Kangaroo Island. Our first walk takes us to Baudin Conservation Park. We explore the historic Ironstone Hill which offers magnificent views across Backstairs Passage to the Fleurieu Peninsula. This trail, which is rich in farming heritage takes us to the ruins of Harry Bates’ cottage. From here, we transfer to our next walk, the American river history trail. The small town of American River on Kangaroo Island has a rich and fascinating history since European discovery and settlement. We then make our way to Beyeria Conservation Park with its narrow-leaf Mallee Broombush plant community and some of its unique plants. The park was created to protect rare endemic plant species and was named after the endangered Kangaroo Island Turpentine bush, Beyeria subtecta. We return to our accommodation for some well-deserved free time in the afternoon to relax and perhaps enjoy a swim. Tonight, indulge in your final dinner on tour, accompanied by South Australian wines.
Day 5
SEAL BAY CONSERVATION PARK TOUR


Transfer Morning: 1.5 hour transfer Afternoon 30 minute transfer to airport

Walk 1-2kms on guided tour. Easy grade.

After an early breakfast, we pack up and transfer to the Seal Bay Conservation Park on the south coast of Kangaroo Island. This region has been home for thousands of years to an Australian sea-lion colony, and the Conservation Park plays a significant role in ensuring this remote population is protected in order to continue to thrive. During our visit, you will be escorted by one of the Conservation Park’s qualified guides on a short stroll along the boardwalk and down on to the beach to see the wild sea-lions in their natural habitat. The guide will provide you with a broad range of information and answer any questions you may have about these majestic creatures. Afterwards, we make our way to the airport for your flight to Adelaide around lunchtime (own expense) and celebrate the end of a remarkable journey.
NOTE: Kangaroo Island is a large island with up to 2.5 hours drive from end to end. On most days there will be lengthy driving times between your accommodation and walks.





MAR 2021 - APR 2021
 

$2,999
(ex GST)

5
days
Activity Level:

Easy - Moderate

Frequently asked questions

How fit do I need to be to do this walk?


All our walks require a general level of fitness. For more specific information please read the itinerary page for this trip.
Please note if you have any medical conditions which may affect your walking we suggest you seek medical advice before booking this tour.




Is there a portered walk option?


All our guests will have their overnight bags transported, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the walk instead of struggling with a large backpack.




So what will I need to carry?


All our guests will just need to carry a small day pack with water, camera and any small personal items you want access to during the day. You won’t even need to carry your lunch as your guide will carry the groups lunch.




Do you cater for different dietary requirements?


Yes we can provide for any special dietary requirements. When booking please specify your special dietary requirements with as much details as possible. If you require specific meals such as gluten free, vegetarians that don’t eat fish or vegan, other than our standard menu you can either bring your own supplements or a $50 surcharge will apply.




If I am travelling on my own do I need to pay a single supplement?


If you are happy to twin share a room with another solo traveller, there is no extra charge. (If we can’t find another solo traveller to share with, you will have your own room at no extra cost). However if you want to request a room specifically for yourself you will be required to pay an additional fee, enquire for details.




What time does this adventure start and finish?





Can you recommend pre and post tour accommodation?


As our 7:30am pickup is at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston, for convenience we recommend this hotel of choice for your pre -tour accommodation.




I’m driving, where should I park my car?


If you are driving to meet the group, please let us know and we will discuss the best options for meeting and parking your car




How many people are in each walking group?


We run this tour with a maximum of 10 walkers.