Walk out from your accommodation one of 2 ways. Back the way you came in yesterday, along the road and across the South West River on a very ingenious punt-like boat system. Or walk along the beach, over the sand hills and along the river to the same point. The track opens up to large natural grassland, thus the name and an abundance of birdlife. From here we walk around Grassdale Lagoon and then inland to Kelly Hill Caves, through a much taller gumtree forest, before meeting the Burgess Hike. There is a short side-trip here to the old entrance of Kelly Hill Caves. Lookout for the many craters which feed water into the caves below. At Kelly Hill Caves Visitor Centre pass through the iron ‘gate’, to mark the end of the 67km Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.
Walking: Easy to moderate / 11km / 3 – 4hrs
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch pack and 2 course dinner
Accommodation: Cabins at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary with ensuites (alternative accommodation due to fires)