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5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

Kangaroo Island walk

A guided 5-day Pack-Free walk

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, creating a sanctuary abundant with native wildlife from sea lions and penguins, to striking birdlife and the endemic KI kangaroos. Our 5-day walk has been carefully designed so you can experience a range of landscapes of striking coastal rock formations and vast wilderness areas, savour sensational local produce and wines, and indulge in exceptional accommodation.

Overview - Kangaroo Island tour

A Pack Free Walking Holiday

No heavy packs to carry

We have designed this walking holiday so you can enjoy the scenery without the heavy burden of carrying your clothes or a heavy pack. Walk with as little as your camera, lunch and water each day and we will take care of your bags being transported to your accommodation.

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Superb Accommodation overlooking the Ocean

Kangaroo Beach Lodge

Our guests will enjoy four nights at the stunning architecturally designed Kangaroo Beach Lodges. Perched on the edge of the cliffside, the lodge embraces the outdoors, with large sliding glass doors offering uninterrupted views of the crystal-clear waters of Kangaroo Beach Cove below. The lodge features four bedrooms (king beds or two twin beds in each), and three bathrooms (two of which are outside the bedrooms), accommodating up to eight guests.

Solo travellers can be accommodated in two lodges – a second lodge is a short drive away (our guides will transfer you to the main lodge for evening meals and breakfasts).
Larger groups can all be split amongst the 2 lodges.

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.


Wildlife discovery

The wow factor

On a Life’s An Adventure tour, we always include a ‘Wow Factor’ to ensure your journey is truly inspirational and unique. During your stay, we will take a walk with a local National Parks Ranger through Seal Bay Conservation Area where we will encounter the local Australian Sea-Lion colony, and learn about these majestic creatures.


Local produce

Perfectly matched with local wine

On our walk you will indulge in sensational high-quality local produce that makes this region unique. Dinners will be spent relaxing in the Lodge, enjoying wonderful meals matched with local South Australian wines.


Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

We are very proud of our talented team of guides. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers, and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and informative.


Personalised tours

Maximum of 12 guests

We keep our group sizes small and personalised with a maximum of 12 guests per trip, we find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.


Genuinely all-inclusive with a COVID Booking Guarantee

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive and once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. You won’t need to keep putting your hand in your pocket to pay for additional items not included in the tour. Your meals, wine, activities are all included.

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

Your 5 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight packs to carry
  • Transfers from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (including Sealink ferry service) & return to Adelaide
  • 4 nights at Kangaroo Beach Lodges or Kangaroo Gully Retreat
  • 4 fantastic evening meals featuring local produce and accompanied by South Australian wines
  • 4 delicious lunches & fresh fruit/trail mix to enjoy whilst walking
  • 4 continental breakfasts
  • Guided walk at Seal Bay Conservation Area
  • Professional guides – our guides are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic, with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
Day 1: Curley Creek Hike
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

SUGGESTED PRE-TOUR NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: We suggest the Hilton Hotel in Adelaide, a 4 star hotel overlooking Victoria Square in the heart of Adelaide’s entertainment and shopping district; this is also our meeting point at 6.30am on the first morning of the tour.

TRAIL NOTES: 5.5km, 2 hours walking with breaks, Easy Grade

TERRAIN: Flat walking on compact, formed trail.

WALK ITINERARY:  Meet your guides at the Hilton Hotel, Adelaide at 6.30am for the transfer to Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula, where you will board the Sealink ferry service to Kangaroo Island. Today, you will enjoy a beautiful walk at Curley Creek, located near Murrays Lagoon, the largest on the island. You will have stunning views over the lagoon and ultimately “climb” Bald Hill to a viewing/information platform; you may sight migratory waders as they feed. We then transfer to our accommodation at Kangaroo Beach Lodges to settle in and enjoy dinner featuring local produce and South Australian wines.

Day 2: Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Caves & Admirals Arch
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

TRAIL NOTES: 9kms, 3.5 hours walking with breaks, Easy Grade. Admirals Arch – approx. 1.5km return on made pathways/boardwalk, Easy Grade

TERRAIN: Gently undulating trail on mostly compact surfaces, with a short beach-walking section

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast, we drive to the beginning of today’s walk, which takes us from the scenic Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Caves. This walk is one of the most popular walks on Kangaroo Island and is officially the final day of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, of which we will also cover one other section. During the walk, you will meander through various landscapes, including dune systems, pink gum woodlands, banksia heath, Mallee, and coastal heath. You will begin with beautiful views of the coast on a short beach section and catch glimpses of freshwater lagoons amongst the bushland landscapes we traverse.

Following lunch, we transfer a short distance to Admirals Arch for a lovely afternoon stroll. The short return walk offers gorgeous coastal panoramas before reaching the Admirals Arch viewing platforms, from which you can view the flourishing fur seal colony and marvel at extraordinary geological formations. We then drive back to our Lodge to indulge in a sensational dinner, accompanied by wonderful wines from South Australia.

Kangaroo Island Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 2

Day 3: Exclusive Access to Walking on Kangaroo Beach Property
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

TRAIL NOTES: Up to 10km in two different locations on the property (one in the morning & one in the afternoon), 4-5 hours walking total with breaks, Easy-Medium Grade

TERRAIN: Gravel vehicle tracks and grassed hilly farming land

WALK ITINERARY:  Enjoy exclusive exploration of the Kangaroo Beach Lodges property on which we are based for this tour. A short drive takes us to a highpoint above Eagle Nest Lookout, where we walk to the coastline for expansive views to the east and west on this northerly aspect of Kangaroo Island. The spectacular rugged cliffs reveal the results of extensive weathering forces, and we may see Wedge-Tailed Eagles soaring high above. From here, we continue on foot to the mouth of the De Mole River, one of the few perennial waterways on the island, and a site connected to the historic shipwreck of the “Fides” in 1860 off the coast nearby.

We return to Kangaroo Beach Lodges for a sumptuous catered lunch, before embarking on a more ad hoc exploration of the property to the east of the Lodge, where we ultimately come to the memorial plaque associated with the shipwreck of the “Fides”. As we base out of our accommodation today, all walks are optional, and you can choose to simply sit back and relax, enjoying the serene surrounds of the Lodges. South Australian wines will accompany our delicious dinner once again tonight.

Day 4: Snake Lagoon to Cape du Couedic & Remarkable Rocks
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

TRAIL NOTES: 15kms, 6.5-7 hours walking with breaks, Medium Grade. Remarkable Rocks – approx. 1km return, Easy Grade

TERRAIN: Mostly gentle undulations on compact surfaces of gravel, broken limestone or sand, and a 1.5km stretch of beach-walking

WALK ITINERARY:  Enjoy a lovely breakfast before transferring to the start of our walk at Snake Lagoon, where we will begin our walking journey to Cape de Couedic, wandering along the spectacular rugged coastline of the Flinders Chase National Park. Not long after starting today’s walk, you will see your first magnificent panorama of the Southern Ocean. Along the way, you can spot beautiful coastal plants and if you’re lucky, you may see bottle-nosed dolphins, seals or sea-lions frolicking in the waves off this exposed panoramic coastline.

On completion, we take a short drive to Remarkable Rocks for a 1km walk to explore these magnificent natural granite sculptures that rise like art forms out of the surrounding earth. We then make our way back to our accommodation for another superb dinner, accompanied by South Australia wines.

Kangaroo Island Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 3

Day 5: Seal Bay Conservation Park Tour & Ironstone Hill HIke
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

TRANSFER TIMES: 1.5 hour transfer to Seal Bay Conservation Park; 1.5 hour transfer to Sealink ferry terminal; 1.5 hour transfer to Adelaide

TRAIL NOTES: 1-1.5kms on guided tour, Easy Grade. Ironstone Hill Hike – 4kms, 1.5-2hrs walking with breaks, Easy-Medium Grade

TERRAIN: Guided tour – sealed pathways/boardwalk onto the beach; Ironstone Hill Hike – undulating on compact surfaces with some steeper sections

ITINERARY: 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 Rangers on a short stroll along the boardwalk and down onto the beach to see the wild sea-lions in their natural habitat. The Ranger 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 historic Penneshaw Hotel for a sit-down lunch overlooking the ocean. After lunch we complete our adventure with the Ironstone Hill Hike, offering spectacular views to the mainland as you follow the coast through expansive she-oak woodlands on a section of the original bullock track to Cape Willoughby. A late afternoon ferry returns us to the mainland, before proceeding on to Adelaide, usually arriving about 7.30pm.

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 scheduled walks.

Tour Availability

We run several tours from September to May every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


Date of your choice is available for groups of 8 – 10 people. Note the lodge only takes a group of 8, if you have a larger group they will be housed over two lodges with all meals and entertaining in the main lodge. (short drive to second lodge with guides) Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

Spot Special save $150 and Super Earlybirds save $300 per person. (Past Passengers save $400 per person)

Spot Special save $150 and Super Earlybird savings of $300 per person when you book and pay at time of booking. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee (see details below).

Private groups of 8-12 people can choose the date of their choice subject to availability.

$ 2799 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

2022 & 2023

Feb – May 2022
Spot Special Price*………..$2949
Normal Price………………. $3099

Sep 2022 – May 2023
Super Earlybird Price*……$2799
Normal Price………………. $3099

*Spot Special & Super Earlybird price available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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$ 2699 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

2022 & 2023

Feb – May 2022
Spot Special Price*………..$2849
Normal Price………………. $2999

Sep 2022 – May 2023
Super Earlybird Price*……$2699
Normal Price………………. $2999

*Spot Special & Super Earlybird price available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

Email us for your Past Passenger savings code

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Private Groups Super Earlybird From
$ 2699 /p

Your own private group of 8 to 10

8 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.


2022 & 2023

Feb – May 2022
Spot Special Price*………..$2849
Normal Price………………. $2999

Sep 2022 – May 2023
Super Earlybird Price*……$2699
Normal Price………………. $2999

*Spot Special & Super Earlybird price available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

Please note the accommodation at the main Kangaroo Beach Lodge has 4 rooms with a total of 8 people. Nearby Kangaroo Gully Lodge a short drive from the property can be used for larger groups than 8, with the guides providing transfers between the properties for meals and socialising.

Private Groups

$ Xtras /p


Due to only fours rooms at this accommodation, we are unable to offer single supplements in the main house at Kangaroo Beach Lodge. Solo travellers will be required to share with other solo travellers of the same gender.  For those wanting their own room (or those wanting to share who we cant find a match for) we have 2 rooms available at the nearby Kangaroo Gully Lodge 10 minutes away. (This property is the same standard of lodge however located inland not on the coastline). You will still eat all meals and socialise in the main lodge with the rest of the guests, just sleep in a separate lodge. No additional cost applies.

Our COVID Booking Guarantee

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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