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5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

Kangaroo Island walk

A guided 5 day Pack Free walk

Kangaroo Island suffered from significant bushfires in January 2020. Some residents lost their homes and for many, they will also lose their livelihoods relying heavily on tourism as their main source of income. At Life’s An Adventure we believe it is important to support this community in their hour of need, by continuing to run our tours here. We have created a new itinerary showcasing a range of walks and experiences on the island that have not been affected. Our accommodation has NOT been impacted by the fires, so that part of our journey is unchanged. There is still much beauty and wildlife remaining on the island to be enjoyed and we would love to show this to our guests. 

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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.

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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 Lodge. Perched on the edge of the cliffside lies the architecturally designed Kangaroo Beach Lodge. This lodge embraces the outdoors with large glass sliding doors offering uninterrupted views of the crystal clear waters of Kangaroo Beach Cove below. This lodge features four bedrooms (king beds or two twin beds in each room) and three bathrooms (two of which are outside the bedrooms- see floor plan in above photos) accommodating up to eight guests. Larger groups can be accommodated in two lodges a second lodge is a short drive away (our guides can transfer you to the main lodge for evening meals and breakfasts).

NOTE: Kangaroo Island is a large island with up to 3.0 hours’ drive from end to end. On most days there will be lengthy driving times between your accommodation and walks.

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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.

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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 Beach Lodge, enjoy wonderful meals matched with local South Australian wines.

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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.

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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.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

Even no credit card fees to pay

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, there’s even no charge for credit card fees when booking.

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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
  • 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
Day 1: Curley Creek walk
5 Day Kangaroo Island 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
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

REVISED ITINERARY DUE TO BUSHFIRES:
Please note day two’s walk to Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Caves was affected by the January 2020 bushfires. When this walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary.

NEW Day 2: Bales Beach to Cape Gantheaume Walk
16kms. 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.

ORIGINAL ITINERARY: Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Caves & Admirals Arch (currently not operating due to January 2020 bushfire damage). Walk: 9kms, 3.5 hours walking with breaks, Easy – Medium Grade. Admirals Arch – approx. 1.5km return on made pathways/boardwalk, Easy Grade. 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 other sections. 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 a picnic-style 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.

NOTE: PHOTO & MAP ARE OF ORIGINAL WALK.

Kangaroo Island Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 2

Day 3: Flinders Chase National Park - Remarkable Rocks – Wildlife Rescue Centre
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

REVISED ITINERARY DUE TO BUSHFIRES:
Please note day three’s walk Snake Lagoon to Cape du Couedic was affected by the January 2020 bushfires. When this walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary.

NEW Day 3: Flinders Chase National Park – Wildlife Rescue Centre
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.

ORIGINAL ITINERARY: Snake Lagoon to Cape du Couedic & Remarkable Rocks (currently not operating due to January 2020 bushfire damage). Walk – 16kms, 6.5-7 hours walking with breaks, Easy – Medium Grade. Remarkable Rocks – approx. 1km return on made pathways/boardwalk, Easy Grade. 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 through the spectacular rugged landscape 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 and/or sea-lions while walking along this exposed and rugged coastline. On completion, will 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 make our way back to our accommodation for another superb dinner, accompanied by South Australia wines.

NOTE: MAP IS OF ORIGINAL WALK.

Kangaroo Island Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 3

Day 4: Ironstone Hill Hike & American River History Trail
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

REVISED ITINERARY DUE TO BUSHFIRES:
Please note day four’s walk Ravine des Casoars and Cape Borda Clifftop Hike was affected by the January 2020 bushfires. When this walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary.

NEW Day 4: Ironstone Hill Hike – American River History Trail
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.

ORIGINAL ITINERARY:  Ravine des Casoars and Cape Borda Clifftop Hike. Walk – 7.5km, 3-3.5 hours walking with breaks, Easy – Medium Grade. Cape Borda Clifftop Hike – approx. 1km return on compact pathway, Easy Grade. Following another hearty breakfast, we ultimately drive west from our accommodation to the Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Area, which is located close to the most westerly end of Kangaroo Island. Starting in the lush forest of the ravine valley, you will walk towards the coast passing various types of vegetation. You will enjoy some incredible views of the coast and ultimately arrive at intriguing limestone caves along the watercourse and at the beach, where we will enjoy our morning tea break. Afterwards, we drive to Cape Borda for a lovely stroll, where you can explore scenic rock gardens, enjoy the views from some of the highest sea cliffs in South Australia and be intrigued by the unique square-shaped Cape Borda Lighthouse. The Lighthouse sits on the cliffs high above Investigator Strait and is immersed in European history.  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.

NOTE: PHOTO & MAP ARE OF ORIGINAL WALK.

Kangaroo Island Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 4

Day 5: Seal Bay Conservation Park Tour
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 1.5 hour transfer from our accommodation to the start of the Seal Bay Conservation Park. Afterwards: 30 minute transfer to airport

WALK DETAILS: 1-2kms on guided tour. Easy grade.

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 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.

Tour Availability

We run several tours from September to May every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a specials savings. Conditions apply see pricing page.

Departure DatesAvailabilitySpecials /Notes
12 October 2020AvailableSuper Earlybirds Save $300 per person
22 March 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds Save $300 per person
19 April 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds Save $300 per person

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 8 – 12 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. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

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Looking forward to your next walking holiday? Why just dream when you can start planning now. With some uncertainty when border restrictions and other social restrictions will be eased, our ‘book now, pay later’ offer is designed to ensure you can book your next holiday now without the financial risk. With a $0 deposit there's never been a better time to book a holiday!

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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 -12 people can save $50 per person off standard prices when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability. Free Group T'shirts also available enquire for details.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER SUPER EARLYBIRD From
$ 2699 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

DEPARTURES
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

Super Earlybird Price*…..$2699
Normal Price………………. $2999

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 31 August 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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PAST PASSENGER SUPER EARLYBIRD From
$ 2599 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

DEPARTURES
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

Super Earlybird Price*…..$2599
Normal Price………………. $2899

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 31 August 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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Private Groups From
$ 2599 /p

Your own private group of 8 or more

PRIVATE GROUPS
8 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.

DEPARTURES:
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

Super Earlybird Price*…..$2599
Normal Price………………. $2899

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Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 31 August 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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Book Now Pay Later Offer

For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Book Now and Pay Later offer click here.

Single Supplements

Due to restricted fours rooms at this accommodation, we are unable to offer single supplements. Solo travellers will be required to share with other solo travellers of the same gender.  However, if the main lodge is full we may be able to offer you a room to yourself in the second lodge nearby where our guides stay (same standard). You will still eat all meals in the main lodge with the rest of the guests, just sleep in a separate lodge.

Exclusive Private Group Departures

Exclusive departure dates can be organised for groups of 8 or more subject to availability. Please note the accommodation at the main Kangaroo Beach Lodge has 4 rooms with a total of 8 people. A nearby lodge a short drive from the property can be used for larger groups than 8, with the guides providing transfers between the properties for the evening and breakfast meals. For private groups we also offer discounted rates and FREE walking shirts – click here for details

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 CANCELLATIONS: Refunds and 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.

Travel Insurance

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. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

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.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • 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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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085.

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    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
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    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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