Hop down to SA to walk the newly-upgraded Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail!


The Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail has reopened after closing due to damage caused by the 2019-20 bushfires. The island’s rugged, multi-day trail has received a $4.2 million upgrade – including new features at the four campsites!

The five-day, 61km hike in the south-west of Kangaroo Island traverses the stunning and remote coastlines South Australia is known for. In the summer of 2019/2020, devastating bushfires caused widespread damage from which the island is still recovering.

The opening of the trail this week is a big leap in the right direction.

Alana Binns, Kangaroo Island Tourism and Commercial Services Manager said, ‘It’s taken a lot of work to replace and upgrade the infrastructure that was destroyed in the bushfires. We are very excited to welcome people back’.


What is waiting for you out on the trail?

Independent hikers can return to experience natural wonders such as Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks – and encounter the abundant wildlife and marine life the island is famous for.

To add some luxury to the remote trail, the four campsites have been upgraded to include a slow-combustion fire, extra protection from the elements, solar lighting, and a cooking area.

Walker numbers are limited and bookings are required for the trail.

The Wilderness Trail also passes through the Kelly Hill Conservation Park – which has reopened after a $2.3 million enhancement project. The park’s limestone cave system has a new audio-visual tour that shines a light on the ornate stalagmites and stalactites. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the caves and above-ground self-guided tours.

Might be time to round up the mob and get down to Kangaroo Island for a hiking adventure!


Photos thanks to South Australian Tourism Commission