Hiking Trails in Kangaroo Island

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Hiking Trails in Kangaroo Island

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  • Sarah
    Adelaide Hills, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the trail over 5 days, staying at Western KI Caravan Park. Following the fire in January 2020, the park is recovering and the walk was beautiful. Yuccas, eucalypts and wildflowers abound as nature recovers. We saw lots of wildlife, including goannas, wallabies, kangaroos. The best part was that we saw no one else on the trail, we had it all to ourselves!
    Written 15 October 2021
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  • Anita T
    Forster, Australia98 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a bit of time to kill before leaving on the ferry so we decided to walk the Sculpture Trail.
    It is quite a decision as to which way you walk as there are so many little trails and they are all over the place.
    Running up and down either side of a small ravine the grade 3 walk is quite easy and there are lots of seats along the way.
    The sculptures are interesting and there are 12 poems to find as well.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • OxfordAardvark
    Oxford, UK37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We've done this walk three times now, over about 10 years. We wondered how it would have changed after the bush fires in 2020. I believe it only actually re-opened in late 2023. We needn't have worried, it has recovered well.

    To get to the walk you have to drive around 10km on unsealed roads. They are not difficult, and it's well worth it.

    The walk itself is around 4.5km. The first half through vegetation, and not too challenging. No views at this stage. We might mention that last time we did the walk we came across a Black Tiger Snake basking in the sun in this section - perhaps that explains the name of the hike! I wish I'd stopped to take a photo, but it might not have been a good idea.

    After a couple of km the walk opens out onto a clearer area as you walk alongside the Rocky River, and cross over it on a boardwalk. When we were there there was barely any water, being late summer. No flies or insects either. As you move closer to the end of the walk it does get more challenging - it's rocky, and you need to scramble over some areas. We felt it was more challenging than it used to be, but perhaps that's because we're a few years older!

    You soon get a view of the final bay. Wow - this is why you did the walk. A magnificent beach, huge rolling waves, and likely that you are completely alone. Another great Kangaroo Island experience
    Written 14 March 2024
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  • David R
    Adelaide, Australia727 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    You walk along the creek and there has been a lot of work done to add steps and boardwalks to give you access. There has also been a lot of tree and shrubs planted as well and so the volunteers have been working hard to improve the area. The walk was okay as we found other places nearby that had much better vegetation and wildlife.
    Written 25 October 2020
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  • Neil G
    Melbourne, Australia208 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did this short walk the day before we started the KI Wilderness Trail. A good way to stretch the legs after a 2 day drive from Melbourne. Most of this walk is very easy. After a creek crossing, the track gets a bit rugged for the last 200 metres or so. Wear decent footwear (not thongs). The waterfall was nice if not spectacular.
    Written 21 October 2017
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