Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

5 Days

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The Kangaroo Island wilderness trail is one of Australia’s newest and best hiking trails. You will walk along rugged coastal cliffs, through shrub heaving with birdlife and past some of the most unusual sculptured rocks you will ever see. Expect to see seals lounging in the sun, echidnas, kangaroos and little to no one other than those in your group. This Kangaroo Island tour takes you through a very isolated coastline on a peaceful island.

Situated on the southern coast of Kangaroo Island, Inspiration Outdoors offer this spectacular yet remote 60km trail as a guided tour, completed in a series of day walks, returning to nearby lodge style accommodation each night. All meals and transfers from Adelaide and to the track each day are included so all you have to do is walk, then relax and we will do the rest.

This makes this normally challenging trail, much more achievable to those with a moderate level of fitness, as there is no need to carry a heavy backpack or camp out. It is the ultimate way to experience the Kangaroo Island wilderness trail.

Return from your next holiday feeling fitter, healthier and at your absolute best!

Kangaroo Island Tour Inclusions

  • 2 friendly and professional guides
  • Private air conditioned bus
  • Small Group max of 14 guests
  • Return ferry service from Cape Jervis
  • Pick up/drop off in Adelaide CBD
  • Return ferry service from Cape Jervis


  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Morning Teas, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners


  • 1 night at the Mercure in Penneshaw
  • 3 nights in 2 bedroom cabins on the western side of Kangaroo Island

Day 1: Transfer from Adelaide, short historic walk

Your holiday begins! It’s a 1.5-2 hr drive down to Cape Jervis to meet the Kangaroo Island ferry.  Depending on the ferry schedule we will either do some introductory walks on the mainland or over on Kangaroo Island before we settle into our accommodation for the night. Dinner will be at a restaurant.

Accommodation: Mercure, in Penneshaw

Meals: Lunch, Dinner


Day 2: Drive to trail head, walk to Snake Lagoon

It is time to get started on the fabulous Kangaroo Island wilderness trail! It is about a 2hr drive to the trail head, but we will still have a chance to have a brief look around the Kangaroo Island National Park visitors centre, before we head off on our first walk. Today’s walk is through a mix of forest and coastal vegetation. Look out for kangaroos and echidnas as well as some interesting tree and plant species.

In the afternoon, we will settle into our new accommodation where we will stay for the next three nights.

Accommodation: Cabins on the western side of Kangaroo Island

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: Snake Lagoon to Remarkable rocks

It is time to hit the coast. Spectacular sea cliffs with deserted bays below. Keep an eye out for seals and other sea life. Fossick on the beaches, and marvel at the views. Towards the end of the day we will make our way inland, for a lovely change, before finishing at the aptly named Remarkable Rocks.

The Kangaroo island wilderness trail is very new, but this has to be one of the great Australian day walks. We know you will love it!

Accommodation: Cabins on the western side of Kangaroo Island

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Remarkable Rocks to Hanson Bay

Today is a botanical wonderland with coastal views, amazing rock formations and the SW river. There is a good chance of seeing dolphins and whales today. We are up high early on, with a rocky limestone path underfoot. It is not really challenging, but you will need to watch your step. We then head inland where we will be keeping an eye out for echidnas and wallabies.

Accommodation: Cabins on the western side of Kangaroo Island

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Caves

Our final walk before we head back is a 9km stretch, which will see us complete the Kangaroo island wilderness trail! It is a morning’s walk, and then we will make out way back to Penneshaw to catch an early afternoon ferry, and make our way back to Adelaide. With a drop off in the Adelaide CBD, we are sure you will be feeling tired, but fitter and at your absolute best.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Length and grade of walks adjusted according to fitness levels – where possible. We reserve the right to alter the tour itinerary at any time due to circumstances beyond our control. If this should occur we will do our best to offer a suitable alternative.

Secure your seat with a $350 deposit

Tour Price: $2,250 twin share

Single supplements available for an additional $350

Your tour balance will be due 6 weeks prior to your departure.

Cancellation Policy

  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
  • 42 to 84 days prior to departure, you will lose your deposit
  • 28 to 41 days: 25% of full tour cost
  • 14 to 27 days: 50% of full tour cost
  • less than 14 days: 100% of full tour cost, no refund

If you have any concerns about cancelling, please take out travel insurance covering this contingency. This policy will be adhered to despite the most compelling and compassionate circumstances.

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