Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

One of Australia’s great walks

Nature's secrets are waiting to be discovered at every step of the 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 Ocean. The unimaginable beauty of this part of the world has to be seen to be believed. Come and discover the magic for yourself.

This once-in-a-life­time expe­ri­ence allows walk­ers to see the Kan­ga­roo Island Wilder­ness Trail envi­ron­ment as it’s nev­er been seen before. The Kan­ga­roo Island Wilder­ness Trail suf­fered sig­nif­i­cant dam­age in the bush­fires that dev­as­tat­ed com­mu­ni­ties in the sum­mer of 2019 – 20.

In the first steps of recov­ery, our fire recov­ery expe­ri­ence” allows you to explore the mod­i­fied Kan­ga­roo Island Wilder­ness Trail host­ed by our licensed tour oper­a­tors. This is cur­rent­ly the only way to expe­ri­ence the trail, until 16th of Decem­ber 2023. 

From 16th of Decem­ber 2023 the trail will re-open to inde­pen­dent walk­ers, con­tact the Flinders Chase Vis­i­tor Cen­tre for infor­ma­tion and bookings. 

Whether you walk the trail with a licenced tour oper­a­tor, or inde­pen­dent­ly wit­ness the untamed beau­ty of the KI Wilder­ness Trail. 

For any enquiries, please call our friend­ly staff at the Flinders Chase Vis­i­tor Cen­tre 0428 766 269 or email DEW.​KIWTAdmin@​sa.​gov.​au.

Loca­tion: South-west Kan­ga­roo Island | Dis­tance / Time: 66km / 5 Days
Class 4 Hike: Bush­walk­ing expe­ri­ence rec­om­mend­ed
Best time to go: March until November

National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia
Watch the welcome tour

Watch the welcome tour