Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, South Australia

Flinders Chase National Park-Kelly Hill Conservation Park

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, South Australia

Flinders Chase National Park-Kelly Hill Conservation Park
Staff Pick
12 h 52 m
51.52 km
Intermediate

Summary

A magnificent 5 day walk showcasing the premier coastal splendour of Kangaroo Island. Distance approx 65 kms including side trails.

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, South Australia

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This multi-day walk which only opened on 1 October 2016 features a dazzling array of coastal landscapes and woodland forests, complete with abundant wildlife. It's a tent-based hike but the facilities are, in themselves, spectacular 21st century designs, utilising massive rainwater storage tanks and solar powered lighting for use of the shelters after dark. There's too much to say about it in this paragraph, and so have provided a link to my blog of the experience under the 'Find out more' link above.

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Points of Interest

1. Pardalot Lookout

A view over the valley with the Rocky River below.

2. Rocky River cascades

A beautiful spot to take the pack off and be caressed by the sounds of the river.

3. Cup Gum Campsite

Ultra-modern facilities await the hiker.

4. Maupertuis Bay

The magnificent sight that awaits following the Rocky River to its ocean outflow.

5. Cairn for the Loch Sloy (1899)

A reminder of treacherous conditions that awaited Nineteenth Century travellers on sailing ships.

6. Cape Du Couedic in the distance

The lightstation can just be made out in the distance on the Cape.

7. Cape Du Couedic

Location of the lightstation and Admirals Arch, a 9 km side track to the KIWT.

8. Remarkable Rocks

What can happen to 500 million year old granite when exposed to coastal erosive forces over millenia.

9. Cape Younghusband

The point at which the track heads inland through coastal woodlands.

10. Hanson Bay

A killer seascape.

11. Grassdale Lagoon

The last body of inland water before the track heads back inland toward its finish at Kelly Hill Caves.

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available

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