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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail End to End Walk 5D4N, Private Guided

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail End to End Walk 5D4N, Private Guided

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail End to End Walk 5D4N, Private Guided


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Led by local expert guides, walk the entire Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail on South Australia's Kangaroo Island and discover the abundance of wildlife, sculpted rock landscapes and dramatic coastlines that give this island paradise its unique identity.

Nature's secrets are waiting to be discovered at every step of the 61km Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, with the trail weaving its way through the most botanically unique area in all of South Australia before reaching the rugged, remote and spectacular coastline of the Southern Ocean. Visit the iconic Remarkable Rocks and magnificent Admirals Arch, and watch Australian and New Zealand fur seals frolicking in the rock pools below, journey underground and see the beautiful underground Kelly Hills Caves and lose yourself in the clarity of the turquoise blue waters. Your walking tour of Kangaroo Island will allow you to witness the island's inhabitants up close among the beauty and wonder of this flawless natural environment.

At the end of a day's exploring, retire to your beachfront lodge featuring picture windows and spectacular ocean views of the rugged coast and Southern Ocean. You will also enjoy in-room dining - delicious 2-course meal utilising some of the fabulous local produce.

4 nights’ accommodation in a beachfront cabin as well as all track transfers, emergency support, 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners, transfers from/to Kingscote airport or ferry terminal are all included. You only need to carry a daypack.

 Experience one of the world's most beautiful islands, resplendent with incredible native bird, animal and marine life on this walking experience of a lifetime.

Departure Dates:
Departure daily on request. Minimum 4 for departure.

This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.

Please contact us for other departure dates and availability. A date of your choice is available for groups of 4 or more people. Subject to availability. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 


    Kangaroo Island holds many secrets waiting to be discovered. Beautiful Kangaroo Island lies 13km (8 miles) off the coast of South Australia, accessed by a 30 minute flight from Adelaide or ferry from the mainland. Kangaroo Island shares similarities with the Galapagos Islands in that it is one of the best places in Australia to see native wildlife up close. Over a third of the island is protected by conservation areas and national parks, while lush farmland and small towns contribute to the islands reputation as a food and wine mecca. 

    Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail is one of Australia’s great walks. With it's towering cliffs of limestone, storm-blasted native coastal scrub and massive arcs of bone white beach and of course the most incredible native wildlife - the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail is one of the must-do walks in Australia. The 61km trail follows the Rocky River, walk along the wild west coast, take a side trip to Admirals Arch and the Remarkable Rocks, walk to Hanson Bay and return inland through the forests to Kelly Hill. The undulating terrain is moderate graded.

    Natural Zoo: Kangaroo Island is sometimes referred to as a "natural zoo" - there are some extra special places where native Australian animals regularly gather. You have opportunities to spot wild koalas, kangaroos, and several species of rare birds including the critically endangered glossy black cockatoo, which lives nowhere else. Many native animals are more active at dawn or dusk, when you could see seals, sea eagles, ospreys, bottlenose dolphins and whales.

  • Accommodation

    Four nights' accommodation in a premium beachfront cabin in Hanson Bay.

    Premium Beachfront Cabin
    Located 100 metres from a safe swimming beach and only a short distance from the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, the beachfront cabin features spectacular ocean views of the rugged coast and Southern Ocean.

    Your cabin contains one large bedroom with a queen bed,a large bathroom, and a sofa bed in the spacious open plan kitchen and living area. It features slate floors, gas oven/cooker, microwave, refrigerator and shared laundry. Fully equipped kitchen and full linen are supplied. Your cabin has floor to ceiling glass and truly awesome and unrivalled ocean views.

    Your cabin also has a slow combustion wood fire for you to relax in front of a mesmerizing wood fire after a rewarding walk. Reflect on the day's adventure with a glass of good red wine overlooking the Southern Ocean. A walk, a wine, and a wood fire! What else could you wish for?
  • Food

    All the food is freshly prepared and incorporates as much Kangaroo Island produce as we can.

    Breakfast:We will provide you with a breakfast hamper containing bacon & eggs or house baked quiches and muffins, and house baked bread, yoghurt, local honey, fresh seasonal fruit, homemade muesli, milk and juice.

    Lunch can vary from day to day. A freshly packed lunch (sandwich, home baking, fruit and a juice) will be provided.

    Dinner is a two-course meal of main and dessert. Sample Menus:


    - Slow Cooked Island Lamb Shanks with Red Wine and Rosemary served in baby spinach, bean mix & creamy mashed potato
    - Hanson Bay Homemade Beef Pies served with seasonal salads and demi-glaze
    - Moroccan Lamb slow cooked, with fragrant couscous
    - Tender Butter Chicken Curry with Poppadums, Rice & Indian Condiments
    - Deluxe KI Barbeque Packs with Homemade Salads

    - Chocolate Fudge Cakes with Cream & Strawberries
    - Orange & Almond meal Cakes
    - Fruit Crumble with Honey Ice Cream
    - Fresh Fruit Cups with Mint & Yoghurt
    - Meringue with Sticky Figs & Cream

    *** Please Note: The tour does not include alcoholic beverages, however, you are welcome to bring wine/beer along with you. If you are bringing bottled wine please pack this well in your main bag to avoid breakages. Since your dinners are freshly prepared, two people in one cabin need to order the same meals each night.
  • What's Included

    - Expert guided five-day-four-night walking on the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
    - Enjoy breathtaking sights and picturesque scenery including the Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch
    - 4 nights accommodation in a premium beachfront cabin with spectacular ocean views of the rugged coast and Southern Ocean
    - Transfers to/from the walking trail each day
    - Emergency support if needed
    - 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
    - Nocturnal tour
    - Return transfers from/to Kingscote Airport or ferry terminal

    Other Activities at Additional Charges:
    - Stay at Southern Ocean Lodge - Australia's best luxury accommodation
    - Seal Bay tour
    - Kangaroo Island Gourmet tour
    - Southern Ocean Spa
    - Wildlife 4WD conservatory
  • DAY 1

  • DAY 2

  • DAY 3

  • DAY 4

  • DAY 5

  • What's included

    - Expert local guide
    - 4 nights accommodation in a premium beachfront cabin with spectacular ocean views of the rugged coast and Southern Ocean
    - All transfers to/from the walking trail each day
    - 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
    - Nocturnal tour
    - Return transfers from/to Kingscote Airport or ferry terminal
    - Walking pass, park fee, map and trail guide
  • walk distance

    Day 1: Approximately 12.4 km, 4 hours
    Day 2: Approximately 14 km, 5 - 7 hours; Optional sidetrip 9.6 km return, 3 - 4 hours
    Day 3: Approximately 15.3 km, 4.5 - 6.5 hours
    Day 4: Approximately 13.3 km, 4.5 - 6.5 hours
    Day 5: Approximately 7.6 km, 2 - 2.5 hours

    Total: Approximately 61 km

    Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail Walking Grading
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  • FAQs

    What's the minimum number of people required for a guaranteed departure?
    A minimum of four people is required for a guaranteed departure. We can still depart a tour if the minimum is unable to be met at an additional charge.

    What level of walking experience do I need?
    The Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail is categorised as a Grade 4 walking trail under the Australian Walking Track Grading System, meaning that some sections are long, rough and very steep and directional signage is at times limited. Bushwalking experience is recommended.

    What do I need to carry?
    You will stay at the beachfront cabin each night, and transfer to/from the trail for your day walk on different sections of the trail. You only need to carry a daypack.

    What do I need to bring?
    We've made things easy by preparing a packing list with all of your essentials. We will provide it to you with your pre-departure information kit.

    Is drinking water available along the trail?
    Each campground has a rainwater tank which supplies non potable water so it requires treatment prior to drinking.

    Is there mobile phone reception on the trail?
    Mobile phone reception may be possible with a Telstra 3G or 4G phone service at some of the higher points along the trail, but it is not guaranteed. You should anticipate being out of contact with the outside world for the duration of the five-day walk unless you are carrying a satellite phone or a personal locator device such as an EPIRB.

    Download KI Wilderness Trail Audio Tour App
    The Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail Audio Tours mobile application includes over thirty guided audio tours to enjoy while you walk. Each tour is rich in immersive soundscapes and narration making the stories of the trail come to life. For each day, there is a geo-enabled map which offers walkers the ability to track your location even without an internet connection. Be sure to download the app and each of the five tours before starting your walk as internet connectivity is severely limited on the island.

  • Getting There

    The departure point is Kangaroo Island

    By Air
    REX (Regional Express Airlines) operates 35 minute daily flights direct from Adelaide Airport to Kingscote Airport (14km from the main town of Kingscote) on Kangaroo Island. REX has a maximum 15 kg per person luggage allowance and 7kg hand / cabin luggage for the 34-seater aircraft used to commute to the island. Additional charges apply if you would like to take extra luggage with you.

    Qantas operates five flights a week from Adelaide over the peak summer months (Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun), reducing to three flights a week after Easter (Mon, Wed, Sat).

    By Ferry
    Sealink operates daily (except for Christmas Day) between Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula (two hours' drive south of Adelaide) and Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. There are four departures per day. The ferry is vehicle and passenger service.

    Private road & charter flight transfers can be arranged for you. Contact us for your bespoke transfer arrangements.
  • Weather and Climate

    A destination for all seasons, Kangaroo Island’s climate is as dynamic as the scenery – from season to season the Island yields fresh perspectives. The Mediterranean climate produces warm summers and temperate winters. Daytime temperatures range from 25-35°C in summer to 14-18°C in winter.

    (Data sourced from Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Units = °C)
  • Other Information

    Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

    Payment Detail
    All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

    A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

    Single Supplement
    All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

    General Cancellation Policies
    - Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
    - Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
    - No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
    - We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

    Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

    The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

    Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

    Child Policy
    Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

    Changes to Itineraries
    Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

    Changes in Prices
    While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
    You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Cancellation by The Tour Operator
    The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

    Force Majeure
    'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

    In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

    For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

    Travel Insurance
    In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
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