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.
A Pack Free Walking Holiday
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.
Superb Accommodation overlooking the Ocean
Our guests will enjoy four nights at the stunning architecturally designed Kangaroo Beach Lodge. Perched on the edge of the cliffside, this boutique lodge offers stunning uninterrupted views over Kangaroo Beach Cove with stylish modern decor. See more details under ‘Your Nights’ section.
Wildlife seal discovery
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 can encounter the local seals
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.
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.
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.
Take a morning flight to Kangaroo Island to meet your guides. Today we will visit the Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park for our 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.
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.
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.
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.
Photos courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.
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 at lunchtime. 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.
SPOT SPECIAL DATES:
|09th – 13th Mar|
16th – 20th Mar
|27th Apr – 01st May|
13th – 17th May
To check real-time availability on all our South Australian walking tours please see information below. Please feel free to contact us if you are after a special group departure date or we will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. firstname.lastname@example.org
Walks for private groups are available for 8 or more people on a date of your choice (subject to availability).
We advise groups booking early 6-12 months in advance so we can secure accommodation for your preferred date. For private groups we also offer discounted rates and FREE walking shirts – click here for details. Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: email@example.com
Earlybird Special Price Save $300 per person
Earlybird Specials are available on 2019 departures. Save $300 per person or $600 per couple when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Book in full at time of booking. See special cancellation policy below.
Private groups of 8 or more can save an additional $50 per person (on above savings) when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice - subject to availability. Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive these special offers.
Earlybird Special Price
$ 2195 /p
|Pack free walk - no overnight packs to carry|
|4 superb dinners with local produce|
|South Australian regional wines included with your evening meals|
|4 nights at Kangaroo Beach Lodges|
|4 x hot and cold breakfasts|
|5 x lunches to enjoy whilst walking|
|Trail mix & fresh fruit|
|Professional Guides with a passion to make your tour exceptional|
|Transfers to and from Kangaroo Island airport|
|National Parks Fees|
|NO Credit card fees apply|
Earlybird Special $2195
Normal Price $2495
Private Group $2145
Private Group Normal Price $2445
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 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
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.
Click here to view Cancellation Policy and Conditions of Travel.