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Kangaroo Island Walk & Highlights

Kangaroo Island; an idyllic spot for a spring break for nature lovers.

Located just 15 kilometres off the coast, but seemingly a million miles away, Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and natural rugged beauty. Enjoy breathtaking sights and picturesque scenery. See Australian fur seals, maybe spot platypus and visit the Remarkable Rocks.

Kangaroo Island Walk & Highlights

This is a fully accommodated, small group walking tour with professional walking guides.  Your walk takes you to the Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, Cape Borda, Iron Hill, Hanson Bay, Rocky River, Snake Lagoon and Ravine des Casoars. See Australian sea lions up close and personal and tour Kelly Hills Caves.

Other highlights, include visits including the Bay of Shoals winery and as Kangaroo Island is renowned for their honey, a visit to the Island Beehive with a guided tour. 

Experience this beautiful part of Australia and explore one of the country’s most scenic destinations. All while enjoying the benefits of small group walking in the company of other solo travellers who revel in the great outdoors.

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'This is my first Solo holiday. The Kangaroo Island hike was great, the people were very friendly and the guides were wonderful. There is so much to see on KI. Accommodation and food were excellent, and would definitely book another hiking holiday'.

Michelle, 49 years, Brisbane, QLD

'I found kangaroo island, a perfect amount of challenge for me. Enough variety in "degree of difficulty" to feel great that I kept up and enjoyed the walk and the scenery. Loved the seals and the Remarkable Rocks.'

Vivienne, Sydney, NSW


Kangaroo Island; an idyllic spot for nature lovers.

Enjoy our highlights video of Kangaroo Island.  This is a superb experience and a magnificent island of the coast of South Australia. Unwind and enjoy an Easter with a different view, all in the company of other walkers who love our great outdoors.


  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Fresh fruit, trail mix, tea/coffee and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Two professional guides who will guide, drive and cook for you
  • Guided tour at Seal Bay to see Australian sea lions
  • Guided tour of Kelly Hills Caves
  • Gaiters
  • Return transfer, Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
  • Return ferry crossing from the mainland to Kangaroo Island.

Not included:

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

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4 - 8 OCT 2020

Trip Code: kiw20-10



  • Small group walking, (maximum 10) and escorted by two walking guides
  • A unique stay at Flinders Chase Farm – Lodge style with ensuite
  • Stay also in Kingscote; Kangaroo Island’s main town and site of South Australia’s first official European settlement.
  • Walk the Hanson Bay Hike, one of the island’s best known walks.
  • Walk alongside the Rocky River and the beach at the end reveals spectacular views of the Southern Ocean. 
  • Walk a popular trail, the Ravine des Casoars
  • Visit the Bay of Shoals winery
  • Visit and tour the Island Beehive – Kangaroo Island is renowned for their honey!
  • Guided tour of the beautiful Seal Bay to see Australian sea lions
  • Guided tour of Kelly Hills Caves
  • Small group experience


Pre Tour: arrive to Adelaide. Join an optional group meetup at your hotel early evening. (unhosted) 

Day 1 - walk 1.5 kms from Weirs Cove into the historic cottage grounds 
walking time: 25 mins (easy)

Day 2 – walk 10 kms to Kelly Hill Caves along the Hanson Bay Trail
walking time: 3.5 – 4 hours (moderate)

Day 3 – walk 6 kms on one walk - a return walk to Snake Lagoon and along the Rocky River Trail plus Remarkable Rocks
walking time: 2 hours (easy)

Day 4 – 7.3km Ravine des Casoars walk (easy to moderate)

Day 5 -  walk the Aaron Creek Circuit Walk in Deep Creek Conservation Park walking time: 1.5 hours return (easy)

Enjoy an abundance of wildlife, sculpted rock landscapes and dramatic coastlines on Park Trek’s four-day walking holiday through Kangaroo Island. This is our easiest walking holiday.

TIP: Make sure you have comfortable walking boots. If you’ve not worn your walking boots for some time, get them out of the cupboard and walk in them for a day or two in a row. If you need to buy new shoes be sure to ‘break them in’ before this trip.



There is the option to book a pre tour night of stay at our group designated hotel in Adelaide.

The transfer from Adelaide Airport to the hotel will be at your own arrangement. The hotel check in will be in the afternoon from 2PM onwards. If you would like to arrive prior to this time, feel free to leave your luggage with the hotel and return later to check in.

We will coordinate a group meet up at the hotel for 6:30 pm. Walkers generally take advantage of this ‘meetup’ to enjoy a drink or even a meal together. The evening is not hosted so group members can make these arrangements between themselves, once they meet up. 

The Group Pre & Post Tour Hotel:
Ibis Adelaide
122 Grenfell Street Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8159 5588Hotel check in: from 2PM

If you would like to arrive prior to this time, feel free to leave your luggage with the hotel and return later to check in.


Adelaide  - Kangaroo Island

Beginning in Adelaide, we have an early morning meet up at 6.10am to depart from the hotel, to transfer to Cape Jervis, where we board the Sealink Ferry. On arrival to the ferry terminal at Cape Jervis, there will be option of getting some breakfast (at your own expense).

*** Be ready in your walking gear ***

We board the Sealink Ferry at 8:30am for a 9am departure for a very scenic 45 minute crossing, known as the Backstairs Passage, to Penneshaw and Kangaroo Island.

Should I/Shouldn’t I have breakfast this morning?
We’d suggest something to eat before joining the trip. The journey down to Cape Jervis Ferry Terminal is about an hour and a half. We can let guests get off the coach once we are in position to board the ferry. The terminal has a cafe so getting a coffee and muffin is not a problem. Then it’s a 45 minute crossing followed by our first mornings walk. Otherwise, lunch is not offered until around 12.30pm.

Disembark from the ferry and head to the Island Beehive for morning tea (at guests own expense). Here you can try a unique Ligurian or Honeycomb Latte, or the infamous Kangaroo Island home made honeycomb ice cream. This is followed by a 30 minute guided tour of the Beehive (tours run every half hour).

From there it’s onto Seal Bay where we head down to the beach with a local ranger and take part in a tour of the sea lion colony. Seal Bay is home to the third largest population of the world’s rarest marine mammals – the Australian Sea Lion. We have lunch after our tour and then enjoy a short walk to Weirs Cove Hike.

Distance: walk 1.5 kms to Weirs Cove 
walking time: 25 mins

Meals: Lunch, Dinner 


Kangaroo Island

A short drive from our front door this morning is Hanson Bay. From here we head off for our day's walk to Kelly Hill Caves.  We walk along the Island's best known walks, the 10 kilometre Hanson Bay Hike which passes through pink gum woodlands, banksia heath, mallee and coastal heath, past freshwater lagoons and over dunes that provide vistas inland and along the coast.

Once at Kelly Hill Caves we take a tour of the caves and appreciate their amazing limestone formations. We’ll also stop here and have a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit, then, it’s back to our accommodation to explore the nearby formations of Admirals Arch, home to thriving colony of Australian and New Zealand Fur Seal.

Dinner this evening is a two-course meal prepared by your guides.

Distance: 10km
Walking Time: 3.5 - 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Kangaroo Island

We get things underway with the spectacular Snake Lagoon walk. The trail follows Rocky River and the beach at the end reveals spectacular views of the Southern Ocean. On this section of the trail experience colourful coastal plants, stunning and rugged beauty of the Flinders Chase National Park.

We then visit Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to take a leisurely stroll down the famous koala walk and view these relaxed animals enjoying the shady eucalypt trees. There is a café onsite so guests can grab a coffee if they wish.

This afternoon, we head to the famous Remarkable Rocks. The wind sculpted rocks can be seen as artworks in progress, a 500 million year old story of change.

Your guides will again prepare your two course meal this evening. 

Distance: 6 km
Walking time: 2 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Kangaroo Island

After breakfast we travel to the northwest corner of the island and walk a popular trail – the Ravine des Casoars. This trail follows the ravine valley to the coast, passing along the creek bank and high above the valley floor, providing spectacular views. The French explorer, Nicolas Baudin, observed the Kangaroo Island Emu here in 1802, mistakenly identifying them as Cassowary.

After the walk we stop in at Cape Borda Lighthouse, located on the north western corner of Kangaroo Island, built in 1858 with a European History. After lunch, we can visit the Bay of Shoals winery just out of Kingscote (towards Emu bay). Take the option to enjoy a glass of wine with one of their platters including local produce (at your own expense) while taking in the magnificent view over the vineyards and the Bay of Shoals.

We finish the day in the lovely seaside town of Kingscote, Kangaroo Island’s main town and site of South Australia’s first official European settlement.

Dinner tonight is at your leisure.

Distance: 7.3km
Walking time: 3-4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Depart to return to Adelaide

It will be hard to leave our cosy surrounds, but after breakfast and lunch making we head off to catch the 10am ferry back to the mainland. We then visit Deep Creek Conservation Park. The views overlooking the Southern Ocean are vast and the track itself is easy. The park is the largest remaining block of wildlife habitat on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to an array of native wildlife. The walking trail provides spectacular scenery of the Backstairs Passage, Kangaroo Island and the rugged Deep Creek valley.

Return to Adelaide Airport.

About return flights:
Return flights should be booked from 6.30pm onwards in case of any unexpected delays.

Distance: 3km
Walking Time: 1 hour 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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Pre or Post tour stay, Adelaide

Ibis Adelaide, standard room

Kangaroo Island

Flinders Chase Farm

Kangaroo island

Aurora Ozone Hotel

Ibis Adelaide

Flinders Range Farm Accommodation

Aurora Ozone Hotel


Ibis Adelaide
122 Grenfell Street
5000 Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8159 5588

Check in: from 2pm
Check out: by 11am

Located in the heart of the CBD the hotel's 311 rooms comprise of the latest Samsung television technology and views over the Adelaide Hills. The restaurant and bar spill out onto balconies that overhang Grenfell Street and share the floor with restaurant and conference facilities. The indoor gym comprises of Technogym equipment and WiFi is located throughout the hotel.

Ibis Adelaide is adjacent to Rundle Mall and the Adelaide Oval, Casino, and Convention Centre are within walking distance.


The Farm on Kangaroo Island is set in a picturesque Australian bush setting, located at the remote west end of Kangaroo Island, central to the Island’s most popular attractions like Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch.

The Farm is a typical Australian working farm running sheep and cattle, as well as cropping potatoes. We have a few pets for you to see as well, with some horses, Alpaca, as well as our assortment of local native birds and other Australian wildlife found in our gardens.

When you come and stay at the Farm you will enjoy a farm atmosphere, and at night if the sky is clear, you will see a magnificent display of the southern stars of the Milky Way.

The accommodation is well set out, and is surrounded by well maintained gardens featuring beautiful Australian native plants, creating a relaxed enjoyable ambience.

The Karatta Ensuite Lodge is suitable for our groups, with a dining area and a living/lounge area with slow combustion wood fire for heating.

The Farm is ideally located on Kangaroo Island only 10km from one of the main attractions Flinders Chase National Park.

Phone Coverage: Please note, mobile phones with Telstra Next G/3G /4G sims work with a good coverage over Kangaroo Island..  Any other sim card or mobile phone provider does not work as well.

About Mobile/Internet Access
There is no mobile reception from the location of the cottages which also means wi-fi is not available. During the walks there will be some limited opportunities for mobile reception and internet access using your own wi-fi if you have this arrangement with your service provider.


Ozone Hotel offers you a choice of rooms, suites, apartments, townhouses and penthouses for your next holiday on Kangaroo Island. We have an assortment of accommodation types to suit just about every guests need.

Perfect for families, couples, groups, corporate & business travellers.

All rooms enjoy complimentary access to the hotels facilities, such as the outdoor swimming pool, indoor sauna, gym, complimentary barbecue facilities, guest laundry, and can take advantage of the onsite restaurant, bar, complimentary wireless internet access and room service.

More About Accommodation


Arrive to: Adelaide, South Australia
Depart from:  Adelaide, South Australia


Ibis Adelaide
122 Grenfell Street
Adelaide 5000

Tel: +61 8 8159 5588

Check in: from 2pm
Check out: by 11am

By your own arrangement

There is one central pick up on the day of departure, from Adelaide, at the group nominated hotel.

Departure is by 6:10am from the Ibis Adelaide.

If you are not staying at the hotel, you will need to arrange to be at the front of the hotel by 6:10am.  Alternatively the coach can pick up in Aldinga at a nominated point (for this option, it must be pre-arranged with us)

On the final day of the trip, you will be transferred to either Adelaide airport for your onward journey or group members can also be returned to our designated group hotel as the drop off point. 

The plan is to be at Adelaide Airport around 4.30pm.

If planning to fly out of Adelaide the same day we recommend booking a flight departure from 6.30pm onwards.


Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

You will enjoy this exclusive group experience with a maximum group size of 10 walkers. It’s likely to expect a group of 7-10 walkers. This tour is exclusively for single/solo travellers.

Transport will be by a modern comfortable, minibus and Sealink Ferry between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. 

This is graded as an easier walk, as most of the trails are well groomed with only one notable climb on one of the walks.

Walking distances can be between 5 to 10 kilometres each day.

If you are deciding to join an activity based holiday such as this trip, there are a few things to consider.

Basically any fit and healthy person can participate. If you can walk upwards of 10 kilometres in a day, carrying a lightweight day pack you will find the walking activity totally achievable. The minimum requirements to participate are being able to carry a 5 kilogram backpack (that holds your lunch, water, camera, rain jacket plus a few other personal effects).

You also need to be aware that while we typically walk on well forged walking tracks, the quality and the degree of difficulty on these tracks varies a lot. You may find the tracks rocky and “lumpy” underfoot, soft and sandy or muddy and slippery. The prevailing weather can make a track that is typically dry and firm wet and muddy.

You will also, at times, find there is the need to be able to negotiate obstacles such as fallen trees, or sections of scree, or steep steps. None of these would be enough to preclude a healthy and able-bodied individual but they can challenge. So please come along with not only the right footwear and raingear and clothing, but also the right frame of mind.

It’s regular that our trips include some group meals. There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

The food is healthy, hearty and home style. It is not five-star chef prepared dining but the food is fresh and guides make sure it is tasty and plentiful. We can accommodate guests’ specific dietary requirements and can prepare a meal to meet individual needs.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book.  We can arrange for gluten free bread, cereal, rice crackers for nibbles and gluten free desserts, given you make this request in advance of the departure date, and no later than 14 days prior to departure.

Breakfast includes eggs, cereals, stewed fruit, toast, spreads and yoghurt.                                     

Lunch can vary from day to day, but includes meat, salad, bread and wraps. As an example, some days a roasted chicken and salad, and others, quiche to mix things up a bit. Each walker prepares their own lunch from the options provided by your guides each day.

Dinner is a two-course meal of main and dessert prepared by your guides. The menu is constantly changing but can include a classic steak on the barbecue, chicken korma or salmon fillet. Dessert can include maple baked apples, pears in red wine, fruit salad or pavlova to name just a few.

Snacks and nibbles – there are plenty of snacks and nibbles during the trips including fresh fruit for the trail, biscuits and/or fruit cake for tea breaks. Each night dips, cheese and crackers are offered for pre-dinner nibbles. 

A self-serve trail mix selection at the beginning of each day is also on offer.

There will be 2 guides who will accompany the group throughout the time on Kangaroo Island.  Your guides are your main points of contact during your walk.


'This is my first Solo holiday. The Kangaroo Island hike was great, the people were very friendly and the guides were wonderful. There is so much to see on KI. Accommodation and food were excellent, and would definitely book another hiking holiday'.

Michelle, 49 years, Brisbane, QLD

'I found kangaroo island, a perfect amount of challenge for me. Enough variety in "degree of difficulty" to feel great that I kept up and enjoyed the walk and the scenery. Loved the seals and the Remarkable Rocks.'

Vivienne, Sydney, NSW

'The Kangaroo Island walk was a great way to experience the wildlife and wilderness areas of the island. Good food, great walks and fun company!'

Trish, 62 years, Sydney, NSW
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