Park Trek walking holidays, Australia
Email info@parktrek.com.au | Call us on (03) 5639 2615
Duration: 5 days
Location: Ex Adelaide
Price: from $2,050 including GST
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Enjoy an abundance of wildlife, sculpted rock landscapes and dramatic coastlines on Park Trek’s five day walking holiday through Kangaroo Island. Stay at historic lighthouse accommodation in Flinders Chase National Park and enjoy the amazing array of wildlife on the island including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, goannas, sea lions, fur seals and a myriad of bird life.

Visit the Remarkable Rocks at sunset, take a tour to see the gorgeous and playful sea lions at Seal Bay, admire magnificent Admirals arch and watch Australian and New Zealand fur seals frolicking in the rock pools below. Head underground and see the beautiful underground Kelly Hills Caves and marvel at the turquoise blue waters.

Your time away on Kangaroo Island allows you to experience the beauty and wonder of the natural environment enjoying excellent accommodation and delicious meals.

 

Trip Dates 2017

  • Monday 2 to Friday 6 October  – Adventurous Women (Women Only) – FULLY BOOKED
  • Friday 13 to Tuesday 17 October – Adventurous Women (Women Only) – ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT
  • Friday 20 to Tuesday 24 October – ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT

 

Trip Dates 2018

  • Thursday 5 to Monday 9 April
  • Friday 27 April to Tuesday 1 May
  • Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 September
  • Monday 10 to Friday 14 September
  • Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 September

 

Tour inclusions

  • Three nights’ at Cape du Couedic Cottages, one night at Ozone Hotel in Kingscote
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • All transport and guiding
  • Pick up and drop off Adelaide
  • Ferry crossing from the mainland to Kangaroo Island.
  • Guided tour at Seal Bay to see Australian sea lions
  • Guided tour of Kelly Hills Caves
  • Sunset at Remarkable Rocks
  • Visit Admirals Arch

Itinerary

DAY 1 – 4km (approx 2 hours inc lunch stop) – easy

Depart central Adelaide at 6.30am

Trip to Cape Jervis – board Sealink Ferry for 9am departure for a scenic 45 minute crossing, known as the Backstairs Passage, to Penneshaw and Kangaroo Island.

Mid morning walk along the Iron Hill Cove Hike in the Baudin Conservation Park. This short walk follows the historic Bullock Track to Cape Willoughby and leads to Ironstone Hill where we stop for lunch overlooking a magnificent coastal vista. On this walk you get a sense of the area’s farming heritage and see some beautiful seascapes.

In the afternoon we head to Seal Bay for a tour with local park rangers to see the seal lion colony up close and personal. Seal Bay is home to third largest population of one of the world’s rarest marine mammals – the Australian Sea Lion. Here we walk down onto the beach and witness sea lions in their natural habitat providing an amazing experience.

Tw0-course dinner prepared by your guides

Overnight at Cape du Couedic Cottages

DAY 2 – 10 km – Hanson Bay Hike, approx 4 hours (moderate) and 1km Admirals Arch (easy)

After breakfast and lunch making we take a short morning drive to beautiful Hanson Bay. Here we walk one-way to Kelly Hill Caves.

This is one of the island’s best known walks 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. We enjoy lunch on the trail.

In the afternoon we take a guided Show Cave tour with ranger of the underground Kelly Hills Caves with local park rangers. This tour provides a great opportunity to appreciate the spectacular and ornate limestone formations of the caves.

In the afternoon we wander around the fabulous formations of Admirals Arch, home to a thriving colony of New Zealand and Australian Fur Seal. This easy boardwalk trail offers amazing coastal views.

Two-course meal prepared by your guides.

Overnight at the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

DAY 3 – Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, 13.5 km, approx. 7 hours (moderate)

Today we walk a section of the newly opened Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail from Snake Lagoon to Cape du Couedic. The trail heads west to the mouth of the Rocky River then turns south along the coastline of the wild southern ocean.

Walkers on this section of the trail will experience colourful coastal plants, stunning and rugged beauty of the Flinders Chase National Park and some shipwreck remnants can be seen along the way.

This is a spectacular walk, but is quite exposed to the coastal conditions and has large sections of beach walking.  If the weather is windy or stormy we will replace this with an alternative walk.

The walk finishes at our accommodation – the Cape Du Couedic lighthouse.

After our walk we visit the magnificent and iconic Remarkable Rocks. The wind-sculpted rocks can be seen as artworks in progress, a 500 million year old story of change!

Two-course dinner prepared by your guides.

Overnight at the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

DAY 4 – 5.5 km, approx. 2.5 hours combined (easy to moderate)

After breakfast and lunch making we take a short morning walk to Weirs Cove (approx 1.5kms and 25mins) – one of the most spectacular lookouts on the island. This short walk starts at the Cottages and finishes at historic ruins which provides an insight into the extreme hardship of the lightkeepers. Here you will discover the method of landing people and supplies along this treacherous coastline and you may also spot seals frolicking in the bay below.

We then head to the Rocky River trail (approx 4km and 2 hours) where you have the chance to glimpse  platypus in their natural surrounds. We relax and enjoy lunch on this walk. This trail is spectacular in the spring and laden with wildflowers.

Two-course dinner prepared by your guides.

Overnight at Ozone Hotel

DAY 5 – 6km, approx 3 hours (easy- moderate)

After breakfast and lunch making we pack and depart our accommodation.

We take a morning ferry trip from Penneshaw back to the mainland and onto our last walk for the tour.

We take a short walk along a stunning section of the 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. Look out for western grey kangaroos, short-beaked echidnas or some of the 100 bird species that can easily be heard or spotted when walking in the park. The walking trail provides spectacular scenery of the Backstairs Passage, Kangaroo Island and the rugged Deep Creek valley.

5:00pm return to Adelaide Airport

Guest notes

Return fights need to be booked from 7.00pm onwards.

Single Supplement is $280.00 for four nights.

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I have literally just arrived home from my fabulous holiday on Kangaroo Island and I loved every single minute of my time. We had a lovely group with some experts in orchids and birds.

Many thanks and I look forward to doing another Park Trek holiday as soon as I can make the time.

Penny – Kangaroo Island
Thank you for a great holiday. Our guides coped with a wide range in ages extremely well. The older participants were inspirational in what they have done and can still do. It was a good mix of people in the group.

We were lucky with the weather. I enjoyed the walks and the whole trip. Thanks again for all the organising.

Bruce – Kangaroo Island