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Private accommodation and expert guides on Kangaroo Island
Explore the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Journey to remote Kangaroo Island and be the first to experience our new four-day guided walk with lightweight daypacks. Return each evening to our exclusive accommodation, chef-inspired meals paired with local beer and wine, in the comfort and ambience of the newly restored Cape du Couedic Lightkeeper Cottages, situated in the Flinders Chase National Park. Immerse yourself in the unique landscape of wild and raw beauty featuring towering sea cliffs and sweeping sunsets. You’ll feel completely at peace in the remote wilderness of Kangaroo Island.
Prices from $2,895 pp
Approximately 3 hours walking
Guests will be picked up in Adelaide, ready to travel to Kangaroo Island! Shortly after arrival on the Island, you will start a 3-hour hike with your lightweight daypack along the Black Swamp Hiking Trail connecting to the Platypus Waterholes Walking Trail. Learn the history of Gondwana and its mega-fauna from our knowledgeable guides as you pass through a mixture of scrubland and low-lying country that follows the Rocky River. Take a break mid-venture and enjoy a secluded lunch on the trail, prepared by your guides. The destination for the day is your accommodation for the next three nights, the Cape du Couedic Cottages. Thoughtfully restored, these historic quarters feature twin-share rooms and newly renovated bathrooms for a very comfortable stay. Upon arrival at Cape du Couedic, explore the historic lighthouse, Admirals Arch and the nearby Fur Seal colony. Our communal pavilion — Wickies Lounge — is where we’ll share good wine and a barbeque featuring locally sourced produce. Watch the sun sink over the sea while you enjoy fireside chats with a glass of wine.
Approximately 7-8 hours walking
Breakfast and coffee prepared by your hosts launches day two to a great start! Then it’s time to lace up your boots. You’ll be shuttled one hour to the start of our walk from Snake Lagoon where you will follow the Snake Lagoon Trail along the Rocky River, through eucalypt forest, followed by a 5km walk along Maupertuis Bay beach, a southwest-facing stretch of stunning coastline. Learn about Loch Sloy, wrecked in 1899 when it crashed en route to Adelaide, along with other historic stories. Soak up the views of crashing waves and breathe in the crispy salt air before a brief climb that will take you along the edge of some spectacular limestone cliffs. With the lighthouse coming in and out of view, home base is within your sights.
Approximately 5-6 hours walking
Begin the day at an iconic Kangaroo Island site, the spectacular granite formations of the Remarkable Rocks. Shaped by the forces of wild weather over millions of years, it’s the perfect spot to capture your iconic Kangaroo Island photo in front of the orange lichen covered rocks. Follow the cliff edges with unobstructed views along 8kms of the southern coast of Kangaroo Island ending at Sanderson Bay. The day isn't over just yet! We pick you up for a quick transfer to Weirs Cove, where we will pop open some bubbles and serve oysters near the beach before making our way back to the Cape du Couedic cottages. Scarlet Robin, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Striated Thornbill, Red & Little Wattlebirds, Brown-headed Honeyeater and Grey Currawong species can be spotted on day three if you’re looking hard enough!
After a day of epic coastline vistas, we’ll retire for another evening shared over local wine, beer, cheese and seafood.
Approximately 4 hours walking
Wake up on the final day to a hot breakfast, followed by a short shuttle to the start of today’s walk from Kelly Hill Conservation Park, home to mesmerizing ancient caves that often serve as a habitat for threatened and endangered animal species. You'll spend the day walking through bushland, en route to Hanson Bay Beach. You will be treated to lunch, a celebratory drink and nibbles as we debrief at Kangaroo Island Spirits before being collected for the return journey back to Adelaide.