Put Kangaroo Island on your bucket list!

Jun 21, 2019

One of Life’s An Adventure’s newest walking destinations is Kangaroo Island. Situated about 110km from Adelaide, the island is a natural marvel and a haven of beautiful, unique Australian flora and fauna.

Pretty much every cool Australian animal can be found on Kangaroo Island. While the island is named after our most-famous marsupials, there are so many Australian animals on the island that the whole place feels like a wildlife park. Throughout the year you can spot black swans, goannas, cockatoos and echidnas.

The magnificence of the Remarkable Rocks.

On the first day of your Life’s An Adventure five-day pack free walk you’ll take a morning flight to Kangaroo Island to meet your guides. You’ll then visit the Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park at Curley Creek for stunning views over Murray Lagoon and then walk up Bald Hill to a viewing platform.

Accommodation, like every night, is at the Kangaroo Beach Lodges, perched on the edge of the cliffside. The lodge embraces the outdoors with large glass sliding doors offering uninterrupted views of the crystal clear waters of Kangaroo Beach Cove below.

After breakfast on day two, you’re driven to the start of the walk, which takes you from the scenic Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Caves. This walk is one of the most popular on Kangaroo Island and is officially the final day of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

You’ll catch beautiful coastal views and spot freshwater lagoons amongst the bushland landscapes you traverse. Following a picnic-style lunch, you’re then transferred a short distance to Admirals Arch for a lovely afternoon walk.

Kangaroo Island has many photo opportunities.

Dinner every night is an event, starting off with pre-dinner drinks showcasing excellent South Australian wines. You’ll then be taken to your table for a meal of locally sourced cuisine. Then enjoy another wine and soak up the atmosphere.

Day three is a big one, 16km of walking. After breakfast you’ll be driven to Snake Lagoon, to start your walk to Cape de Couedic, wandering through the spectacular rugged landscape of the Flinders Chase National Park. Not long after starting the walk, you’ll see your first magnificent panorama of the mighty Southern Ocean and you may see bottle-nosed dolphins, seals and sea-lions.

You finish the day off at the iconic Remarkable Rocks. This stunning work of nature has been shaped by the erosive forces of wind, sea spray and rain over some 500 million years. The golden orange lichen covering some of the rocks offers visitors wonderful photo opportunities at different times of the day. Interpretation signs share the story of how these intriguing rocks were formed.

On day four you explore Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Area at the most westerly end of island. You’ll incredible views of the coast and visit unique limestone caves near the beach. After you get to se highest sea cliffs in South Australia at Cape Borda.

Your final day sees you exploring Seal Bay Conservation Park on the south coast famous for its Australian sea-lion colony. You’ll 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.

Afterward you’ll be taken to the airport ready for your trip home.

NOTE: Early Bird Special Pricing are still available on 2019 Departures – Save up to $300 per person or $600 per couple!

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