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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

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Really enjoyed the walk

In the busy post-Christmas period, there were only 2 other groups on our walk and no tour groups... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blackheath, Australia
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Wonderful walking and wildlife on the Wilderness Trail

I walked this trail with my husband and adult children in mid-December 2018. We are experienced... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“caravan park”(8 reviews)
Nature’s drama unfolds at every step of the 66 kilometre five-day trek, 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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8553 4410
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the busy post-Christmas period, there were only 2 other groups on our walk and no tour groups. The walk has amazing scenery and a variety of habitats. Saw plenty of wildlife along the way. Our approach was to complete each day's walk then take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank roscoeg65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked this trail with my husband and adult children in mid-December 2018. We are experienced hikers and thought the days were perfectly curated. The Trail has been very well planned and the infrastructure is beautifully designed and built with lovely separate and private tent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crab11
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I walked the trail with a group, taking the easy option of staying in the caravan park and being driven to the start each morning and picked up at night. The Scenery was fabulous. Beautiful white beaches, cliffs and fantastic wildflowers. We saw plenty of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dougandsue6
Reviewed 9 December 2018

A great walk - just challenging enough to be interesting for a group in our early 60’s. The terrain is quite varied, especially in te last couple of days of the walk. We saw lots of wildlife - koalas, echidnas, goannas, kamgaroos, wallabies but fortnately...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jay S
Reviewed 16 November 2018

A walking friend and I completed the walk in early Nov 2018. We were supported by the KI Wilderness Lodge, staying overnight in their Eco Lodge and being transported to the track heads each day. In summary we believe that this walk should be on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We completed the KIWT at the end of October, 2018. It was magnificent. We spotted monitor lizards, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and too many birds to name! It was such fun to be distracted by the search while completing the hiking which was challenging at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaryMackMary
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

As most reviews say the track and facilities are awsome, first timers and experienced hikers would enjoy this trail. What I would like to comment on was the exceptional helpfulness and expertise of the staff that administer the track at the Flinders Chase visitors centre....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Les P
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We did a day trip on the Hanson Bay Hike part of the KIWT, which we started at Hanson Bay and walked to the big lagoon, which was full and back again, about 13kms,Spring time with plenty of flowers out , we saw kangaroos on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VicKI2019
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We've just returned from the hike and without a doubt give it 5 stars. The distances each day are not long, but depending on your pack weight can still be pretty challenging. Day 2 is the toughest day of them all with soft sand beach...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bindi8
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My sister and I did the trail back in April. We are experienced hikers, have done numbers of multi-day backpacking hikes and are in our early 50s. The KI Wilderness Trail isn't very challenging physically (no long, steep hills) but is an extremely enjoyable five...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joanne P
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3 April 2018|
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Response from IonaP29 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, before my group did the walk we just stayed at a cabin in the Western Caravan Park. It was such a lovely spot and around that time of year there aren't too many people about which makes for the best nights sleep you... More
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7 January 2018|
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Response from stewartpk | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure why you do not want to go through the booking process, however you cannot do the walk without booking and paying. The walk is limited to a certain number of walkers and campers everyday. Several drop off points... More