In the morning we will walk to Cape Du Couedic exploring the old lighthouse on the way to Admirals Arch. From Cape du Couedic Lighthouse we will then complete the Weir Cove walk. The walk winds its way via dramatic sea cliffs overlooking fur seals basking on the rocks. Once we have completed the walk we will drive to Remarkable Rocks to walk and explore. In the afternoon we will walk from Hansons Bay to Grassdale, a walk that takes in some of the fire affected forest and adjacent to wetlands. Hansons Bay is probably the most stunning beach on the Island, we will have time to explore the beach before setting off through the sandhills to Grassdale.
Walking: Moderate/ 14kms / 5hours
Please note that the original itinerary below has been affected by bushfires and will be reinstated immediately once the track is re-opened:
Today walk and our final starts at remote Hanson Beach and finishes at Kelly Hill Caves, the final section of the Wilderness Trail. The track meanders through a delightful bushland walk passing several lagoons teeming with bird life.
There’s the opportunity to walk the little bit of track that was left out (to complete the track) from Hakea to Remarkable Rocks in the afternoon instead of exploring the caves. This portion was left out for a reason as it is repetitive and not that inspiring.
Walking: Easy to Moderate / 10 km / 6 hrs / easier option available
Meals: Cooked breakfast, walkers lunch and two-course dinner at the retreat
Accommodation: Kangaroo Island Lifetime Retreats