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Karta Pintingga - Kangaroo Island Hiking Tour - 5 Days

An all inclusive, fully guided, day-pack only, 5 day walking tour – 40 kms walking (approx.)

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Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Kangaroo Island, serving as a haven for wildlife and boasting awe-inspiring rugged beauty. Prepare to be enthralled by breathtaking vistas and picturesque landscapes, while encountering a multitude of wildlife up close and personal.

During your journey, you will come to understand the magnitude of the 2020 bushfires that ravaged the island and see how the local community are working towards regeneration and conservation of the unique wildlife and their habitats. By visiting Kangaroo Island with us you are directly contributing to these projects and the ongoing work in rehabilitating this special island.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through this exquisite corner of Australia, exploring one of the nation’s most scenic destinations. Your time spent on Kangaroo Island offers a chance to revel in the splendour and marvel at the natural environment, all while enjoying comfortable and unique accommodation and savouring wholesome, home-cooked meals prepared by your guides.

During our time on Kangaroo Island, you will have the opportunity to discover the best parts of the KI Wilderness Trail, along with visiting the island’s most renowned natural sites. Visit the Admirals Arch, Iron Stone Hill, Hanson’s Bay, Rocky River, Snake Lagoon, Cape De Couedic, Hanson’s Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Kelly Hill Caves and more. These captivating locations will leave you with indelible memories of the island’s natural wonders.

5 days
Grade 2
2023/2024: TBC

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  • Experience an intimate day-pack-only walking tour with a small group of 10 or fewer guests, designed meticulously to offer extraordinary walks and captivating sightseeing through our carefully curated and unique itinerary.
  • Daily guided walks curated to immerse you in the region’s unique landscape, flora and fauna, highlights including the Remarkable Rocks and section of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.
  • Two talented, experienced, and accredited guides who will drive, cook and facilitate your experience while on tour
  • Return transport ex-Adelaide, and all tour transfers in our comfortable 12-seater mini-coach with luggage trailer.
  • 4 nights comfortable twin-share accommodation (limited single supplements at additional cost), with ensuites if available and sustainably provided.
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 two-course dinners, plus trail mix, nibbles, fresh fruit, snacks, tea and coffee, biscuits / cake and non-alcoholic drinks throughout.
  • Return ferry passage to Kangaroo Island and guided tours to Hanson’s Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Kelly Hill Caves.
  • All National Park entry fees.
  • Carbon offset program per our sustainability principles.

DAY 1 – 4km (approx. 2 hours) – easy to moderate grade

Depart central Adelaide at 6.30am.

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

Mid-morning we walk from Penneshaw, discovering historic features along the beach on the way to the Ironstone Hill Hike in the Baudin Conservation Park. This walk follows the historic Bullock Track towards Cape Willoughby and leads to Ironstone Hill, overlooking a magnificent coastal vista and revealing some of the area’s farming heritage.

In the afternoon we have a short walk along the coastline at Antechamber Bay to soak in the turquoise waters and captivating views of this coastal haven before we travel to the western, more rugged end of the island to our accommodation where we settle in for the evening.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2 – 16kms, 7hrs walking — moderate to hard grade

After breakfast and lunch making we take a short drive to begin our journey walking part of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. The trail heads south up the rocky headland above where the mouth of the Rocky River meets the ocean. From there, we venture southeast, tracing the untamed coastal cliffs and bone white Maupertuis Beach that hug the coastline of the majestic and vast Southern Ocean, leading us towards the Cape du Couedic lighthouse.

At Cape du Couedic, we meet back up with the van and enjoy some afternoon tea with time to view the lighthouse, and explore Admirals Arch. This rugged Cape is home to a large colony of Australian Fur Seals which can be viewed at close proximity playing in their natural habitat. We then head back to our accommodation for some well-earned down time, delicious nibbles and a two course dinner prepared by your guides.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3 – 7kms, 3hrs walking—moderate to hard grade

On today’s journey you will begin where we finished on Day two in Flinders Chase National Park. We start the morning looking out over the historical Weirs Cove, followed by time at the Remarkable Rocks where you can explore and capture some iconic photos amidst seemingly artistic sculptures and extraordinary formations of the granite outcrops. Here we begin our walk along the Flinders Chase Wilderness Trail through the Sanderson section, one of the more remote sections of the trail.

A short side trip takes you to Sanderson Bay where in the right conditions, swimming is possible. This afternoon we have some time back at our accommodation and an early dinner before heading out on a nocturnal tour at Hanson’s Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where you can encounter Tamar Wallabies, Kangaroos, Koalas, Boobook owls and a range of other wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4 – 10km, 4hrs walking — easy to moderate grade

After breakfast and lunch making, we take a short drive to beautiful Hanson’s Bay, where we will begin our one-way walk to Kelly Hill Caves, the final leg of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Renowned as one of the most iconic hikes on the island, this trail takes us through a rich tapestry of ecosystems. Our path meanders through diverse habitats, ranging from intricate ‘karst’ cave systems to rejuvenating woodlands and vibrant freshwater lagoons teeming with a myriad of woodland and wading birds.

In the afternoon, we take a Ranger guided tour of the Show Cave at Kelly Hill, which provides a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the spectacular and ornate limestone formations of this underground world, we learn about the island’s geology and heritage and experience local bushfire recovery projects. Back at our accommodation, we enjoy a meal together, before resting for a final day on Kangaroo Island and our return ferry ride to the mainland.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5 – 3kms, 2hrs exploring — easy grade

Following our last breakfast and completing check-out, we gather our belongings and bid farewell to our cozy accommodation. As we set off this morning, we leisurely traverse the northern route of the island, marvelling at the astounding contrast it presents in comparison to the south. Along the way, we pause at enchanting destinations, seizing the chance to explore some of Kangaroo Island’s local producers and their offerings. This leisurely journey ensures we savour the captivating beauty and delights the island has to offer before bidding it adieu.

Today is a combination of panoramic beach views, short walks and refreshing swims with options to visit artisans and sample local gins, honey and other goodies. Our next step entails embarking on an early afternoon ferry excursion from Penneshaw, transporting us back to the mainland.
We aim to have you back in Adelaide at the Terrace Hotel around 5pm. Airport drop-off available upon request. *We do not recommend you book flights before 7:30pm.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

We spend our four nights in cabin style accommodation in the far western end of Kangaroo Island on the edge of the Flinders Chase National Park. The park doubles as a wildlife reserve where you can encounter wallabies, koalas, kangaroos and possums. Your accommodation is surrounded by natural bush and grasslands creating a relaxed enjoyable ambience. With access to our planned walks and activities just a short drive away. Each cabin has one or two bedrooms with a bathroom, heating and cooling, kitchenette and all linen, bedding and towels provided.

Return fights need to be booked from 7:30pm onwards.

Park Trek may adapt the itinerary on day one and five due to ferry availability and timing with seasonal/daily changes.

Single Supplement is $420 for four nights (subject to availability)

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Karta Pintingga / Kangaroo Island Hiking Tour - 5 Days

Karta Pintingga / Kangaroo Island - South Australia - 5 day guided walking tour

From $2950

A fully guided, day-pack only, 5 day walking tour – 24kms walking (approx.)

Enjoy an abundance of wildlife, sculpted rock landscapes and dramatic coastlines on Park Trek’s five-day walking holiday through Kangaroo Island and help this magnificent Island community rebuild after the devastating 2020 bushfires. Stay at locally owned accommodation and enjoy the amazing array of wildlife on the island including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, goannas, sea lions, fur seals and a myriad of birdlife.

Visit the Remarkable Rocks, take a tour to see the gorgeous and playful sea lions at Seal Bay. This trip provides easy walking opportunities, with most longer trails on the western end of the island burnt out in the bushfires and not open for hiking.

There are still breathtaking seascapes, picturesque scenery and friendly locals. Your time away on Kangaroo Island allows you to experience the beauty and wonder of the natural environment.


Track Grading

No bush walking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

No bush walking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bush walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Bush walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Very experienced bush walkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

DAY 1 – 5km, 2hrs approx.

Depart central Adelaide at 6.30am.

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

Mid-morning we walk from Penneshaw, discovering historic features along the beach on the way to the Ironstone Hill Hike in the Baudin Conservation Park. This walk follows the historic Bullock Track towards Cape Willoughby and leads to Ironstone Hill, overlooking a magnificent coastal vista and revealing some of the area’s farming heritage.

In the afternoon, we head to the south-east corner of the island, where a short walk around the Cape Willoughby Lightstation will reward us with magnificent seascapes and more history at South Australia’s oldest lighthouse.

Then it’s off to our accommodation at American River settlement, for pre-dinner nibbles and a delicious two-course dinner prepared by your guides.

Meals: lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Ulonga Seaviews, American River

DAY 2 – 7km, 2hrs approx.

After breakfast and lunch making we take a short drive to Prospect Hill, where a nice heart-starter rewards us with sweeping views of the inlets, forests and dunes of the narrowest part of the island.

Then it’s off to Murray Lagoon in the centre of the island, where the Curley Creek, Bald Hill and Timber Creek Walks allows us to experience tea-tree wetlands and a great variety of birdlife on the waters.

Next up we drive to Seal Bay for a tour with local park rangers to see the Sea Lion colony up close and personal. Seal Bay is home to the 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.

Upon returning to American River you will have a chanced to relax or take yourself on the history trail winding its way through the town area (5km), in time for our next nibbles and dinner, prepared with aplomb by your guides.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Ulonga Seaviews, American River.

DAY 3 – Sightseeing on western end of KI

At time of writing, Flinders Chase National Park is closed for all but the Remarkables rock formations. These iconic sculpted granite outcrops are surely unmissable, so we will make a day of driving to the far end of the island. We will firstly drive towards Cape Borda lighthouse, and witness the amazing views from the island’s highest cliffs at Harvey’s Return.

Continuing along the West End Highway, we will be skirting the Park, as well as large tracts of farmland recovering from the 2020 fires. In the Cape du Coedic lighthouse area we will explore as much of the Remarkables, Admirals Arch and the lighthouse environs as restoration efforts allow.

The return along South Coast Road passes the tiny settlement of Vivonne Bay, also drastically affected by the fires, before a stop to experience “Little Sahara” – 2 square kilometres of sand dunes, up to 70m high. A walk through the dunes will be a great leg stretch, or you can try your hand at sandboarding on the steeper slopes.

On the way back we can stop at a winery or two to sample some of the island’s fine wines, and perhaps select a bottle or two to have with tonight’s meal back at American River, two courses prepared by your guides.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Ulonga Seaviews, American River.

DAY 4 – 8km, 2.5hrs approx. & nth coast exploration

After breakfast and lunch making we take a short morning walk to the ruins of a fish cannery on the foreshore, returning for morning tea at our accommodation.  Then we will take the one-way Independence Walk south of the township, continuing on by vehicle to Beyeria Conservation Park. Here a short circuit walk will reveal the incredibly rich mallee vegetation community, showcasing some of KI’s rare endemic plants. Then it’s off to Kingscote, the island’s biggest town.

Lunch will be on the grounds of the Island Beehive, where we can take a tour of the honey-making processes and observe an active beehive. Then a stroll through the Reeve’s Point Historic Site will inform us of the interesting story behind South Australia’s first settlement, pre-dating Adelaide.

Following the North Coast road winding amongst farmland and headlands, we can pull in to a beach or two for a toe-dip (or something more serious if the weather is favourable), before heading back to Kingscote. Here there will be time for a ramble through the harbour area with its basking seals before we enjoy a pub-style meal together at the Ozone Hotel (fabulous bay views as the sun sets), and return to American River for our last night’s sleep.

Meals: breakfast and lunch (dinner at own expense)

Accommodation: Ozone Hotel

DAY 5 – 4km, 2hrs approx.

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

We take a morning ferry trip from Penneshaw back to the mainland and continue on to our last walk for the tour – The Goondooloo Ridge Walk.

We take this 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 views of the Backstairs Passage, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse and beyond, on Kangaroo Island and the rugged Deep Creek Valley.

5pm return to The Chifley Hotel in Adelaide or 4.30pm approx at the Adelaide airport.

Meals: breakfast and lunch


Accommodation at Ulonga Seaviews, American River
Modern units located on the foreshore at American River settlement, with pleasant outdoor barbecue area and large common room.

Ozone Hotel, Kingscote
Accommodation is twin hotel style share rooms, unless single supplement has been organised. Accommodation is comfortable and of a 3.5-star standard.

Guest Notes

Return fights need to be booked from 6.30 pm onwards.

Single Supplement is $420 for four nights (subject to availability)


Tour inclusions

  • Three nights at Ulonga Seaviews, American River and one night at Ozone Hotel in Kingscote
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 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
  • Visit to Remarkable Rocks
  • All national park entry fees


Prepare for your walk

If you are joining a Park Trek tour there are a few things to note.

  • Most healthy adult can participate in a Park Trek walking holiday. If you can walk upwards of 15 kilometres or more in a day, carrying a lightweight day pack, you will find our tours totally achievable.
  • While we typically walk on well forged walking tracks, the quality and degree of difficulty can vary greatly. You may find some tracks rocky and lumpy underfoot, soft and sandy, or muddy and slippery.
  • Sometimes there is the need to negotiate obstacles such as fallen trees, sections of scree or steep steps.
  • Ensure you come along with, not only the right footwear, rain gear and clothing, but also the right frame of mind!

What you need to bring

  • Clothing for the duration of the trip
  • A comfortable pair of walking shoes (runners or flat-soled shoes will not suffice except as something you can wear after a day’s activity)
  • Toiletries and any personal medication.
  • Walking poles with a telescopic arm (if you are comfortable with using these).
  • Other items relevant to specific trips will be detailed in trip notes sent to you prior to travel.

Note: Full details of what to bring can be found in the downloadable trip notes.

Why book with us?

Our philosophy

  • We are an Advanced Eco-Certified. We aspire to environmental best practices. We are committed to leave no trace principles.
  • We seek to minimize our environmental footprint and support local communities for supplies and accomodation.
  • We pursue environmentally and socially responsible partnerships with likeminded suppliers and partners.
  • We seek to employ local guides and local experts. We support local economies and interactions with local communities.
  • We take pride in providing a safe, social and healthy activity in our natural environment. We feel that wellness and nature co-exist.
  • We advocate for the health and wellness benefits of walking in wonderful natural places. It is great for the mind, body and soul.

We are all about sustainable travel

  • Park Trek is passionate about providing unique, unforgettable nature-based experiences that respect our planet.
  • As an Advanced Eco-Certified organisation, we are committed to avoiding or minimising any impact of our activity.
  • We prefer to support local communities, suppliers and partners in the places we walk. We try to contribute to local economies.
  • We stay in and support unique local providers of accommodation and hospitality. We prefer local tour supplies to reduce food miles.
  • Our local guides share their cultural and historical knowledge of tour locations.
  • Recognising environmental concerns are a shared responsibility, guests should observe the following simple trail principles:
  1. Leave no trace – Leave it as you found it. Do not disturb sites of indigenous or other significance, plants, animals or geology.
  2. Take all rubbish with you – Take out what you take in. Any form of litter, organic or inorganic, can disrupt nature’s ecosystem.
  3. Show respect – Appreciate, care for and respect local wildlife, flora, fauna and Country.
  4. Do not feed the animals – It may make you feel good, but it can damage their health and make them dependent on humans for food.
  5. Be quiet where possible – Be mindful. This reduces the chance of disturbing wildlife and increases the likelihood of seeing it.
  6. Don’t stray from the track – Always stay on the track to minimise erosion and visual scarring.
  7. Avoid walking on sensitive vegetation – Stay on rocks and hard ground if possible. Swamp and bog plants, mosses and other soft vegetation are easily destroyed by trampling.
  8. Use toothpaste and soap carefully – Only ever use such products 50m or more from waterways to avoid harm to fish and wildlife.
  9. Do not damage or remove items – This applies to any native plant species, shells from beaches, coastal areas or cultural artifacts e.g. arts, items from inland middens.
  10. Wear appropriate footwear – The right footwear minimises environment impact. Lightweight boots or shoes generally suffice.

We’re Advanced Eco certified

Park Trek is a “Green Travel Leader” with Ecotourism Australia. We have achieved this by maintaining eco-certification for over 15 years.

Park Trek Walking Holidays Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism Logo

Our certification assures travellers we are committed to sustainable practices, and high- quality nature-based tourism experiences.

The Advanced Eco Tourism Certification Program is a world first. It was developed to identify operators committed to sustainable practices.

It recognises leading ecotourism operators, like Park Trek, who are innovative and committed to:

  • Minimal environmental impact.
  • Helping others learn about the environment.
  • Achieving best practice, using resources wisely.
  • Conserving our environment.
  • Helping local communities.

We subscribe to “leave no trace”

We subscribe to and most walkers are familiar with the seven principles of ‘Leave No Trace’. These principles provide a simple framework for anyone visiting the outdoors. They are:

  • Plan and prepare – Through regular contact with park managers we know the regulations and special concerns of the areas we visit.
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces – We stay on tracks and board walks if possible. When off the beaten track we try to stay on hard surfaces to avoid creating new tracks.
  • Pack in-Pack out (dispose waste properly) – We don’t leave anything on the trail. Any rubbish we generate is brought back out with us and disposed of responsibly.
  • Leave what you find – We leave areas as we find them. We do not interfere with flora or fauna, natural objects or cultural artifacts.
  • Minimise impact of activities (or fires) – We limit walking group sizes to minimize our impact, and larger groups may be split up.
  • Respect wildlife – We do not interfere with animals. We do not feed or touch wildlife, and most importantly we respect their space.
  • Be considerate – We respect our hosts, be it Indigenous Owners and People, land managers or locals. We respect other visitors on trails.

We support local communities

The destinations we visit are often in remote or rural communities. As visitors we depend on locals to provide us with accommodation and other services. To support the local economy we prefer to use local service providers e.g.:

  • Accommodation – We favour locally owned accommodation, particularly those committed to sustainable environmental practices.
  • Eat and shop local – On each tour we usually spend at least one night out, be it at a small cozy restaurant or at the local pub, and our guests often pick up locally made goods.
  • Local and indigenous guides – Many tours incorporate local guides with local knowledge. We often join local tours to learn about bush tucker, indigenous culture or local wildlife.

We’re a registered tour operator

Our tours take place in sensitive protected areas, National Parks and World heritage-listed locations. Only Licensed Tour Operators, like Park Trek, with a record for best practice environmental and operating standards can operate in such areas.

Each state has its own stringent conditions tour operators must comply with. Park Trek is proud to be licensed to operate tours in National Parks and protected areas all over Australia.

Our guides undertake specialised training focused on Aboriginal culture and heritage and are certified to lead tours in iconic World Heritage sites such as Kakadu.

The food we serve

The food we serve is healthy, hearty and home style. Our menus are designed to showcase the fabulous regional produce.

Fresh local cheese, yoghurt, fruit, vegetables, fish and meats are used on tour, supporting local farmers and minimising food miles.

Our guides take pride in ensuring that all meals are delicious, nutritious and plentiful, prepared with top quality fresh seasonal ingredients.

Breakfast – Typically a continental spread of cereals, stewed fruit, yoghurt, toast and spreads. Coffee and tea are always available at your base accommodation.

Snacks and nibbles – Guests can prepare their own trail mix each morning from the self-serve trail mix selection. There will be fresh fruit for the trail, and biscuits or fruit cake for tea breaks.

Lunch – Can vary from day to day, and typically includes meat, salad, bread and wraps. Some days might include something different like a roast chicken or a quiche.

Pre-dinner antipasto – Provided each evening, typically including a tasty selection of antipasto delights, dips, cheese and crackers before dinner.

Dinner – A casual two-course meal prepared by your guides. The menu changes to take advantage of seasonal produce, and typically includes a classic roast lamb, hearty pasta, or sustainable fish or chicken. Dessert includes things like maple baked apples, pears in red wine or seasonal fruit.

Dietary requirements – We can cater to most guest’s dietary requirements if advised prior, and can prepare meals to meet individual needs.

Alcohol – While our tours do not include include alcoholic beverages, guests may bring beer, wine and other drinks along with them. If you are bringing bottled wine, please ensure it is well packed in your main bag to avoid breakages. There may also be an opportunity to buy local products while on tour.

Our guests and our offer

Park Trek’s walking holidays are relaxed and friendly, accommodating guests of all ages. Our small group tours attract like-minded people generally aged upwards of 40-45 years.

Guests range from people travelling on their own, to couples, friends and groups. When you travel with Park Trek, all your tour needs are looked after. We provide:

  • All transport from initial pick-up to final day drop off in comfortable mini-coaches
  • Experienced and helpful guides for the duration of your tour
  • Fully guided walking tours and interpretation along the trail
  • Thoughtfully planned itineraries
  • Excellent meals and snacks
  • A warm, friendly and social atmosphere.

How to book with us

Booking & payment terms


Please read these booking terms and conditions carefully as they form part of an agreement between Park Trek Outdoor Experiences Pty Ltd (ABN 96 654 445 815) (“Park Trek”, “Park Trek Walking Holidays”, “us” or the “Company”) and the guest(s) referred to in the booking form (“you” or “guest”).


You may check availability through our website or by calling or emailing our reservations team to enquire about the specific trip you are interested in. We will respond and advise of availability, or you may book directly thorough our website. Reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Once we have assured you of availability, we will require a $300 non-refundable deposit per person ($500 per person for our Kimberley, Bibbulmun or Northern Territory trips) to confirm the booking. You can do this via credit card, debit card or direct deposit. We also require you to complete a booking form and send it through either at the time of making the booking and paying your deposit, or soon after to ensure we have all details required of you including emergency contact details, medical and dietary requirements, etc.

By making a booking, you agree and accept our terms and conditions, including the terms and conditions set out in this document.  If you are booking on behalf of another person, we rely on your authority to act on behalf of any other guest(s) on the booking and that authority will bind all such guest(s) to these terms and conditions.

All guests travelling who are aged 18 or over must complete their own booking form.  For guests aged less than 18, the booking form must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.

You are always welcome to call us prior to your departure with any questions.


All pricing is in Australian dollars and inclusive of any applicable GST.

DEPOSIT: As above, bookings are not confirmed until your booking has been received and a deposit ($300 per person, or $500 per person for Kimberley, Bibbulmun or Northern Territory trips) has been paid at the time the tentative booking is made.

FINAL PAYMENT: The balance of the trip price is payable to the Company at least 60 days prior to departure. For reservations made 60 days or less from the departure date, full payment is due at the time of booking. If for any reason your final payment fails to reach Park Trek’s bank account or card/payments service provider by the due date, Park Trek reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled and thus apply the relevant cancellation fee set out below.

Once you have paid the required deposit for your booking, any subsequent discounts or price reductions advertised by the Company or any third party will not be applied retrospectively.

Payment may be made by credit card, Australian debit card or via payments service providers authorised for use by Park Trek. We do not accept payment by any other method, including cheque or foreign debit cards.

Pricing (inclusions & exclusions)


Our trip prices are subject to variable and seasonal pricing, which is standard practice in the travel industry.  This means trip prices may vary at any time depending on demand, market conditions and availability. It is possible different guests on the same trip may have paid different prices. If you like the price you see, your best option is to book it at that time. If you cancel to take advantage of a cheaper price, full cancellation conditions and penalties apply (see clause 6 Cancellation by a Guest).

The most up to date trip pricing is available through our reservations team, and generally on our website, however it is subject to minimum numbers. Where minimum numbers are not met by the balance payment due date, a small group surcharge may be offered to ensure the trip’s operation (see clause 9 Minimum Numbers). The prices quoted cover (and only cover) the following:

  • pick up and return from the collection and return point designated by the Company;
  • transport to the start of the relevant trip experience, including, if applicable, any ferry transfers;
  • twin share accommodation during the trip;
  • food and non-alcoholic beverages on nights catered by our guides;
  • all national parks and reserves entry fees; and
  • qualified personnel for the duration of the trip.

Any other cost is to be borne by you. No price reduction is available for guests who either elect to bring their own food or drink or choose not to avail themselves of the food or drink provided.

Without limitation, the following items are excluded from the pricing:

  • travel insurance (which we recommend);
  • pre and post walk departure travel arrangements, including accommodation and transport to the collection point and from the return point designated by the Company; and
  • any expenses not defined as an inclusion in the pricing, including tips and gratuities, optional excursions and activities, personal clothing, medical expenses, items of a personal nature and emergency evacuations.

While Park Trek will endeavour to honour its pricing, sometimes increases are outside our control. Park Trek reserve the right to amend trip prices at any time. Amendments may be necessary for many reasons including, but not limited to, increases in Award wages or related wages on-costs, increases in the charges from ground operators, exchange rate fluctuations, increased fuel costs, increased airfares, other increased transportation charges, or the need to engage alternative air or ground operators. Any increase in trip prices must be paid prior to the departure date.

You may bring your own alcohol (within reason); however you are responsible for carrying and disposing of its contents (i.e. “Leave No Trace”).  Final approval for any alcohol brought with you will be at the absolute discretion of our guides on the day of departure.

Your guides have absolute authority concerning the consumption of alcohol (including BYO alcohol) by any guest and may prohibit continued consumption of alcohol if guest(s) appear (in the opinion of the guides) drunk or become violent, quarrelsome, disorderly or behave indecently. 


Our standard advertised prices are twin share and are based on two people sharing a room. Single rooms may be available upon payment of an additional single supplement fee. Solo guests are of course welcome on guided trips, and if you wish to share a room, we will try to find a roommate of the same gender. Allocations will be made in the order bookings are received. If there is no one for you to share with, or if you prefer a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee.

Cancellation fees & refunds


If you wish to cancel your booking, you must notify the Company in writing as soon as possible. The date of cancellation is the date the Company receives written notice of the cancellation. Once the Company receives your notice, cancellations and refunds will take effect subject to the following:

For independent guestsif the cancellation is made:

  • more than 60 days prior to the scheduled departure date – you will forfeit your deposit;
  • between 60 and 30 days prior to departure – you will forfeit your deposit and be charged 50% of the full trip cost with the balance refunded to you; or
  • within 30 days of departure, no refund is available.

For bookings via third parties (e.g. online or third party agents) – you should refer to your booking agent first to ensure you understand their cancellation policy.

Cancellation by the guest will also take effect if:

  • you fail to arrive at the pre-arranged meeting place at the time stipulated by the Company; or
  • the final balance of the trip booking is not received by the Company as required under clause 3 Payment Terms.

No refund is available once a trip has commenced and, for the avoidance of doubt, if you:

  • voluntarily leave your trip after it has commenced, including (without limitation) for reasons of bereavement, injury or illness; or
  • are directed by the Company to leave or not commence your trip in accordance with these booking terms and conditions.

Please also note that any refunds are processed once a month, around the middle of each calendar month.  Refunds are inclusive of GST but are exclusive of any card surcharge and payment processing fees paid by you where these fees are not reimbursed to the Company by the relevant card, payments service or other service provider.

The Company reserves the right to not provide a refund if you arrive on the day of departure for any trip with inappropriate footwear or attire and are unable to join the trip (please refer to clause 13 Footwear and Attire).

COVID-19 disruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic is a Force Majeure Event. If we must cancel a trip due to a Force Majeure Event, you can choose from the following options based on the payments you have already made:

  • If you have only made a deposit on your booking, you can choose to transfer your deposit to an alternative trip of your choosing, subject to availability. No cancellation fee or penalty will apply. You may be asked to pay a surcharge/price difference where applicable on the full cost of your trip where new pricing applies.
  • If you have paid in full, we will transfer you to a future trip within the same season, subject to availability at no cost. You may be asked to pay a surcharge/price difference where applicable on the full cost of your trip where new pricing applies.
  • Alternatively you can opt to hold your credit with Park Trek until you decide which itinerary you would like to select. You may be asked to pay a surcharge/price difference where applicable on the full cost of your trip where new season pricing applies.

If Park Trek is unable to run the trip due to COVID travel restrictions (i.e. domestic border closures or quarantine periods between states) or if guests can’t travel due to COVID travel restrictions, please refer to the above listed options. Guests can choose the option that best suits them.

Please note that the above COVID-19 impact booking conditions apply to Park Trek tours only, please consult your airline and other travel suppliers about their transfer fees and charges.

We do not refund for any travel restriction associated with COVID-19, and fear of travelling is not a valid COVID related issue, and our normal conditions apply. We may allow you to substitute your tour place with another guest arranged by you. For these and other reasons we strongly recommend that all guests obtain suitable travel insurance prior to their trip.

Changes to itineraries & tours


If you wish to change your booking, you must notify the Company in writing as soon as possible. Once the Company receives your notice, the change will take effect subject to the following:

  • one amendment within the same tour season can be made to your original booking (subject to availability), up to 60 days prior to the date of the original scheduled departure, at no cost;
  • if the date change is made within 60 and 30 days prior (no changes are available within 30 days) to the date of the original scheduled departure there is a charge of $250 per person;
  • any subsequent change up to 60 days prior to the date of the new departure will incur a non-refundable fee of $150 per person (or $200 for any further change); or
  • if the date change is to another trip or tour season an additional charge of $150 per person may apply and you may incur additional costs for any difference in pricing and be required to pay those additional costs on the date the change is affected.

We will do our best to change your booking to your preferred date, but it may not always be possible. 

We understand sometimes circumstances may prevent you from joining your trip. For this reason, we strongly recommend that all guests obtain suitable travel insurance prior to their trip.


Our business is subject to the forces of nature, and all the uncertainty and unpredictability associated with it. This is the very nature of outdoor adventure. Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the service and experience offered in our brochure, website, or trip notes, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. Under no circumstances will we knowingly put at risk the safety, health or wellbeing of our guests or guides.

If we must change arrangements, we will endeavour to provide substitute arrangements of a similar standard. However, Park Trek is not liable for any itinerary interruptions due to a Force Majeure Event.

In the case of a Force Majeure Event, we may need to cancel a trip on short notice.  In some cases, this can occur after the trip has commenced. Your understanding and flexibility in this regard will be appreciated.

If we need to cancel a trip for any reason before it has commenced, we will provide you with the following options:

  • transferring to a replacement trip that complements your existing travel arrangements (subject to availability) or a to later departure date convenient to both parties;
  • a credit for the full value of the cancelled trip price to be applied against a future booking that can be used within 24 months; or
  • a full refund of the trip price, other than in the case of a Force Majeure Event.

Where your trip is cancelled by the Company, we will not be liable for any costs associated with travel to and from the designated trip departure pick up point. 

For these and other reasons we strongly recommend that all guests obtain suitable travel insurance prior to their trip.


Guided group trips require minimum numbers to operate, and this varies from trip to trip. We may elect, at our discretion, to operate trips with small numbers. If numbers are particularly low, we may also elect to operate the trip with just one guide. We also reserve the right to nominate a small group surcharge where a trip has not reached minimum numbers or to cancel the trip. In the case of a trip cancellation owing to small numbers you will be given the option of:

  • transferring to a replacement trip that complements your existing travel arrangements (subject to availability) or a later date convenient to both parties;
  • a credit for the full value of the cancelled trip price to be applied with a 10% discount against a future booking departure that can be used within 24 months; or
  • a full refund of the trip price, other than in the case of a Force Majeure Event.

You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, gear purchases or non-refundable flights and taxes.

Pre-trip advice & responsibilities


Park Trek strongly recommends that guests take out suitable travel insurance before or at the time of making any deposit or other final payments. When selecting a travel insurance product, please ensure it covers against, at a minimum, any loss associated with personal accidents or injury, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, cancellation for any reason including illness, bereavement, delayed flights, lost luggage and personal effects and events of Force Majeure.


All guests must sign and return an electronic or paper indemnity form prior to arrival or on the morning prior to departure of the trip.  This form indemnifies the Company, its officers, directors, employees, servants, agents or consultants or any of them from and against all costs, claims, actions, demands and liability whatsoever and howsoever arising from or in any way connected with the trip (including any transportation to or from the area in which the trip occurs) including such costs, claims, actions, demands or statutory duty or otherwise on the part of the Company, or any of its officers, directors, employees, servants, agents or consultants, and including any liability in respect of or related to your death, personal injury or loss of or damage to any property owned or possessed by you, but excluding any liability in respect of which the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (as applicable) is bound to indemnify the Company, its officers, directors, employees, servants, agents or consultants pursuant to the Motor Accidents (Liabilities and Compensation) Act 1973 of Tasmania (or any equivalent legislation applicable in any other state or territory). By signing the indemnity form, you will also give the Company various acknowledgements including confirmation that you have been informed of the most appropriate form of footwear for the trip you are undertaking, and that travel insurance has been recommended to you by Park Trek. Please note on some tours we engage third party providers to undertake certain activities, in which case those third-party providers may also require our guests to sign a further indemnity prior to undertaking the relevant activity.


In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, we may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the trip.  Where an evacuation is deemed necessary by the Company, the full cost of evacuation will be borne by the guest, including but not limited to helicopter costs, any associated staff wages and ground transportation costs. As Australian legislation may in some circumstances prohibit domestic travel insurance providing any financial reimbursement for ambulance or air ambulance services, we strongly recommend guests:

  • take out specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider; and
  • take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.


On all trips guests are required (at a minimum) to wear supportive walking shoes or hiking boots with firm treaded soles.  New boots should be worn in prior to the commencement of the trip.  Waterproof or water-resistant boots are recommended. It is otherwise your responsibility to bring suitable clothing for your trip and our suggested packing lists will help in this regard. These recommendations are made in the interests of your safety and giving you the best chance to have the most enjoyable experience possible. Arriving on the day of departure for any trip with inappropriate footwear or attire may result in forfeiting your trip without refund. If you are unsure whether your footwear and attire is suitable for your intended trip, please contact our reservations team for further advice.


Your safety is our first priority. It is your responsibility to carefully read the Park Trek trip notes and supporting information on our website and ensure you have adequate fitness for the proposed trip. You must be fit enough to walk several days in a row, and several hours per day. The routes our walks take could include rough and uneven tracks, sand, wading through rivers or creeks. challenging ascents and descents, heavy rain, strong winds, and high or low temperatures. Some training and preparation work is generally required prior to departure. The more physically prepared you are the more you will enjoy your trip. We are of course happy to discuss your suitability for our trips over the phone.


To ensure maximum safety, comfort and enjoyment on your trip, guests must return to the Park Trek reservations team not later than 30 days prior to your trip’s scheduled departure date all required guest details and information. Guests with a pre-existing medical condition, including allergies, are required to disclose it (and any relevant medical action plans e.g. for asthma, anaphylaxis, epilepsy or diabetes) on their booking form and may be required to supply a doctor’s certificate or complete a confidential medical questionnaire. If you have any doubts or concerns or are 69 years of age or older, we recommend that you consult your General Practitioner (GP) before your trip to obtain a medical certificate confirming that you are in good physical condition and that there are no known ailments or pre-existing medical conditions likely to prevent you from completing your trip. Collecting this information assists us to ensure an enjoyable and trouble-free trip for all parties. A failure to provide the required information may result in a non-refundable cancellation of your trip. The Company reserves the right in its absolute discretion to refuse a guest from participating in a trip on medical or fitness grounds, or to require a medical clearance form signed by a GP to allow a guest to participate in a trip.


Dietary requirements stating whether it is a food allergy, or a lifestyle, ethical or similar choice, must be clearly noted for all guests on the booking form. All allergies (food and non-food) must be listed on the booking form, stating the severity or grade (where known) of the allergy and whether you carry any medication or devices (e.g. EpiPens) for the allergy.  You will be responsible for bringing sufficient medications and devices to treat your allergies if required. We will endeavour to cater to your needs and provide you with a good range of dietary options, but we do operate in remote locations which can be provisioned infrequently and can have limited options to meet specific dietary or allergy requirements. If your dietary requirements and allergies are not disclosed at least 30 days prior to the date of your departure we may be unable to cater to your needs.  Should you need to cancel your trip because you have not disclosed dietary requirements or allergies in a timely manner, standard cancellation fees will apply (refer to clause 6 Cancellation by a Guest).


All our trips are group trips and guests need to be conscious of how their actions may impact others. Our guides are experienced and mature people who take their responsibilities seriously. They are responsible for all aspects of the trip including group safety, enjoyment and satisfactory operation of the trip. They have authority to do whatever is necessary to achieve these objectives, including not allowing you to participate in specific walks or other activities for the overall safety and/or interests of the group. You agree to abide with the guides’ decisions and directions.

It is your responsibility to behave sensibly on the trip and to not take risks. You should stay on marked trails or roads and take particular care to ensure you only use mobiles, cameras and other items when it is safe to do so. You acknowledge that you have the appropriate skills necessary to follow directions and you are responsible for your own conduct during the trip and agree to indemnify Park Trek against any consequent liabilities you may incur.

No guest should present for a tour if they are unwell, or have symptoms that may impact their ability to complete the walk safely having regard to their own interests and those of fellow guests and guides.  

If upon pick up at our meeting location on day one you are displaying any symptoms of illness, our guides may make a determination as to whether you are fit and healthy, and appropriately equipped, to attend the tour.  

Guides may choose to evacuate a guest off the tour if they have concerns about health or the ability of that guest to complete the walk safely having regard to their own interests and those of fellow guests and guides.  

In the event of the need to evacuate a guest from a tour, our team will reasonably assist in organising this (after having regard among other things to the interests of fellow trekkers and guides), however you will be responsible for any additional costs associated with the evacuation.  

Park Trek continues to follow government recommendations relating to COVID-19. It is however the duty of travellers to check requirements that must be fulfilled pre-travel or transiting.


Park Trek takes seriously its responsibilities for the groups we guide and the environmental and cultural landscapes within which we operate.  We adhere to and implement minimal environmental impact approaches to every trip and ask for you to consider the cultural requests and values of certain areas. If you should experience Australian Indigenous art sites or cultural sites as part of your trip, we ask you to treat such sites with respect and to not reproduce or publish any media of these sites except with the express permission of the traditional owners themselves. You will generally be briefed about such responsibility’s pre-departure, however prior knowledge and awareness is helpful.

Exclusion & limitation of liability


Guests acknowledge that walking, swimming and other activities in outdoor environments are potentially dangerous activities and guests are undertaking such activities at their own risk. Guests also acknowledge and agree that they undertake such activities, voluntarily and absolutely at their own risk and with a full appreciation of the nature and extent of all risks involved in those activities. Guests acknowledge that the Company is supplying them with recreational services (i.e. services that consist of participating in a sporting activity or a similar leisure time pursuit, or any other activity that involves a significant degree of physical exertion or physical risk and that is undertaken for the purposes of recreation, enjoyment or leisure) for the purposes of applicable laws.

Guests agree to the fullest extent permitted by law to waive all of their legal rights of action against and fully release the Company and its officers, directors, employees, servants, agents or consultants from all liability arising from or connected with their death or personal injury howsoever arising out of or in relation to the participation by them in a walk or other associated activity including without limitation, liability for a negligent or tortuous act or omission, breach of duty, breach of contract or breach of statutory duty on the part of the Company, its officers, directors, employees, servants,  agents or consultants.  This waiver binds all guests and their legal personal representatives.


The Company does not exclude or limit the application of any provision of any statute (including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)) where to do so would:

  • contravene that statute; or
  • cause any part of these booking terms and conditions to be void.

Except to the extent set out above in clause 19 Exclusion of Liability, and to the extent permitted by law, the Company excludes all:

  • statutory liability;
  • tortious liability (including negligence);
  • conditions and warranties implied by custom, the general law or statute; and
  • liability for all special, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damage and economic loss, loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss of bargain, loss of goodwill, loss of anticipated savings, or loss of use of products or equipment, arising out of or relating to these booking terms and conditions, the walk, or any failure to supply or delay in supplying the walk, whether or not the Company was aware or should have been aware of the possibility of such loss or damage.

The Company’s liability to guests for any breach of any express or implied provision of these booking terms and conditions is limited, at the Company’s option, to:

  • refunding the price of the goods or services in respect of which the breach occurred; or
  • providing, replacing or repairing those goods or providing those services again.

Guests agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Company and each of its officers, directors, employees, servants, agents or consultants against any losses, costs, claims, damages, expenses, liabilities, proceedings or demands which any of them may directly or indirectly incur or suffer as a consequence of any breach by them of their obligations under these booking terms and conditions.

Other matters


We want to provide you with an enjoyable trip with us, however things may sometimes go wrong. We want any issues addressed as quickly as possible. If you have an issue during your trip, please advise your guide or the accommodation provider immediately. They will seek to resolve it so you can enjoy your trip. If the issue cannot be resolved, please contact the Park Trek office by phone or email.


By ticking that you agree with the booking terms and conditions you have agreed to have contact from us. This is the most effective way for us to deliver what we do. We will send limited communications explaining what’s going on in regard to your trip and tour options generally. If you do not wish to have this contact, please let us know. Alternatively you will always have the option to unsubscribe later.


This agreement and the rights and responsibilities of the parties will be construed and take effect in accordance with and be governed by the laws of Victoria.


You consent to us using any images taken of you during the trip for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty free, worldwide, irrevocable licence to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes. If you do not consent to have images of you used in this manner you must notify us in writing to that effect.


By booking with Park Trek, guests acknowledge and agree Park Trek has relied on representations by you, including in respect of your circumstances, travel insurance availability, age and medical condition and that the representations you have made are true, correct and complete in every respect.


If any term or condition in these booking terms and conditions is unenforceable or void by operation of law or as being against public policy or for any other reason, such term or condition shall be deemed to be severed from our contract with you or amended accordingly only to such extent necessary to allow all remaining terms and conditions to survive and continue as binding.


Any personal information that we collect about you will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy and may be used for any purpose associated with the operation of a trip. In making a booking you consent to your information being passed on to the relevant persons such as our agents, service providers or other suppliers to enable us to operate the trip or, if permitted by any relevant Spam laws, to send you marketing material in relation to our events and special offers. 


From time to time, we may run promotions and special offers (Promotions) subject to both these booking terms and conditions and any additional promotion-specific terms that are incorporated into these booking terms and conditions by reference. You should ensure that you read the specific terms and conditions that apply to each Promotion. We reserve the right to cancel or change any Promotion at any time in our discretion. By purchasing a trip on a promotional basis, you agree and accept the terms and conditions of that Promotion. If there are any inconsistencies between these booking terms and conditions and the Promotion’s terms and conditions, the Promotion’s terms and conditions apply to your booking. Please note videos and images on our website may vary from current tour itineraries.


If you book through an agent or third party, you should speak with your relevant agent or third party to ensure you understand how (if at all) their booking terms and conditions differ from those set out here.


“Force Majeure Event” refers to an event(s) or circumstance(s) which includes, but is not limited to, acts of God, natural threats (such as bush fires, impassable snow and unsafe sea conditions), fire, earthquake, flood, windstorm or other extreme weather events, civil commotion, riot, blockade or embargo, breakdown, union dispute, epidemic, pandemic, lack or failure of courses of supply, passage of any law, order, regulation, ordinance, proclamation, demand, requisition or requirement or any other act of any government authority, outside of the reasonable control of either parties whether or not foreseeable, which renders performance practically impossible.

(These booking terms and conditions apply to all bookings made on or after Thursday 31 August 2023)

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