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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.

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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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Middle River Beach House

4 night stay

Our guests will enjoy a four-night stay at Middle River Beach House, featuring two beautifully appointed homes overlooking Snellings Beach. Situated on five acres, just 500 meters from the entrance to Snelling Beach, each house offers three bedrooms, one bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen, lounge, and dining area.

Please note: Due to limited rooms in the beach lodges, those wanting a single supplement (own room) will generally stay at a nearby property,

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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 Lodge, enjoying 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

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.

NO Credit Cards Fees!

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

This is an all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

WOW-MAZING EXPERIENCES INCLUDED:

  • Guided walk at Seal Bay Conservation Area

SUPERB ACCOMMODATION:

  • 4 nights at the beautiful Middle River Beach house

SUPERB MEALS & WINE:

  • Complimentary South Australian wine served with evening meals
  • 4 x fantastic evening meals featuring local produce
  • 4 x packed lunches
  • 4 x breakfasts
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk

GUIDES, TRANSFERS & WALKS:

  • Pack-free walk – only carry your lunch, water and camera
  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s (Chief Experience Officers) are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (including Sealink ferry service) & return to Adelaide
  • National Park Fees
Day 1: Curley Creek Hike
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

SUGGESTED PRE-TOUR NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: We suggest the Mantra Hindmarsh Square Adelaide; 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 in the foyer of the Mantra Hindmarsh Square 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 Snellings View 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.

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Day 3: Ravine des Casoars and Cape Borda Clifftop Hike
5 Day Kangaroo Island walk

TRAIL NOTES: UWalk – 7.5km, 3-3.5 hours walking with breaks, Easy – Medium Grade. Cape Borda Clifftop Hike – approx. 1km return on compact pathway, Easy Grade

WALK ITINERARY: 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.

 

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.

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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. 

Tour Availability

SPOT SPECIALS:
Choose from one of the dates listed below and save up to $250 per person when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available!

  • 17 – 21 April 2024

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

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
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

Earlybirds Out Now for 2024/2025 Season - Save up to $800 per couple

HURRY OFFER ENDS 31 MAY 2024!
Earlybird savings of up to $800 per couple or $400 per person are available for September 2024 to April 2025 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.

Spot Special savings of up to $500 per couple or $250 per person available on specific April 2024 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of their choice. Subject to availability.


APRIL 2024 Prices From
$ 4049 /p

Save up to $250 per person on specific departures

SEPTEMBER 2023 – APRIL 2024
SPOT SPECIAL DEALS

Normal Price… $4299

FIRST TIME PASSENGERS
Spot Special….. $4149
SAVE $150 per person

TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE

Spot Special….. $4049
SAVE $250 per person

Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available – offer ends once sold out! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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SEPTEMBER 2024 - APRIL 2025 Prices From
$ 3899 /p

Earlybird Savings Out Now

SEPTEMBER 2024 – APRIL 2025
EARLYBIRD DEALS

Normal Price…. $4299

FIRST TIME PASSENGERS
Earlybird………. $3999
SAVE $300 per person

TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE

Earlybird………. $3899
SAVE $400 per person

Earlybird prices available on our 2024/2025 season departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Offer ends 31 May 2024. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

Due to only six rooms at this accommodation, we are unable to offer single supplements in the main house. Solo travellers will be required to share a twin room with another solo travellers of the same gender.  For those wanting their own room (or those wanting to share who we can’t find a match for) an additional Single Supplement fee will apply of $275 per person, you will stay in a nearby accommodation of the same standard and eat all meals and socialise in the main house.

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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

Private Group Prices From
$ 3899 /p

Departure of your choice

PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

Private Groups

Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

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.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • 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.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    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: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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