Family Adventure to spectacular Kangaroo Island
Take time to experience the magnificent regrowth and post fire recovery as you tread lightly with Primal Adventures. We provide an intimate all-inclusive small group wilderness experience led by two expert Primal Adventures leaders on this 4-day hike, taking in the best of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.
You will camp with your small group in a private campsite, and be transferred each day to the next spectacular place on the trail to continue your journey. Everything will be taken care of so you can enjoy the best the trail has to offer. Come on your own or come with your family!
All images of post-fire recovery are courtesy of National Parks & Wildlife Service SA
- 3 nights camping under the stars adjacent to the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
- 3 dinners, 4 lunches and 3 breakfasts plus snacks
- Delicious nutritious food prepared by us and served to you
- All dietary requirements catered for
Most treks out there simply aren’t set up for families but we’ve designed one for you that is perfect for parents with children aged 8-16 who are active and who enjoy the outdoors. It combines a mixture of stunning scenery, mostly easy to moderate trekking terrain with enough challenge to give children a real sense of achievement. We will be staying at the same campsite each night and transported to the next leg of the journey, so we will only have to carry day packs each day on the trek.
Being with other families is also a great motivator for children to hike and explore. They will love being out in the open air in a safe place where they can run around to their hearts content, without screens and technology getting in the way of communication and fun. What could be better for a family adventure!
The trip will be led by two experienced, qualified trekking guides who have a Working with Children clearance. If you have a child younger that 8 who is super-keen, please contact us to discuss suitability.
Day 1: Kingscote Airport to Cape du Couedic (4-6 hours hiking)
We will pick you up from your morning flight to Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island and transport you by private vehicle to Snake Lagoon. You’ll have a delicious lunch before heading out for an afternoon exploring some of the spectacular parts of the south-western tip of Flinders Chase National Park. In the afternoon we’ll hike to the spectacular rock formation at Admirals Arch, see the beautiful Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, and visit historic Weirs Cove. These are some of the truly unique places on Kangaroo Island that we will get to see up close. You will arrive back at camp in time for a delicious dinner under the stars. LD
Day 2: Cape du Couedic to Sanderson Bay (6-7 hours hiking)
Heading out from camp after breakfast, we will continue from where we left off the previous day. It’s a delightful hike along the clifftop amongst coastal mallee, before the incredible sight of the truly Remarkable Rocks. It’s difficult to describe how spectacular these rock formations that we see along the way. They are huge and impressive! After some impressive views from the expansive cliffs, we will stop for a dip at the secluded beach. Another blissful night under the stars awaits. BLD
Day 3: Sanderson Bay to Hanson Bay (5-6 hours hiking)
After another invigorating dip before breakfast, we’ll pack up camp and head along the wild coastline with towering cliffs and expansive views. After a tasty lunch at the spectacular Cape Younghusband, the track heads inland towards Hanson Bay. We will see a change in vegetation here from low coastal heath to tall, dense mallee and tea tree. When we reach the South West River we’ll have the opportunity to use a punt to cross the river; a unique experience not to be missed! We can then head down to the bay for another afternoon splash in the crystal clear water before heading to camp. Get up close to the abundant wildlife here after a great day of walking! BLD
Day 4: Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Caves (2-3 hours hiking)
After breakfast, we’ll hike through a diversity of habitats; from recovering woodlands to freshwater lakes and ‘karst’ cave systems. Reaching the stunning Wilderness and Grassdale Lagoons, birdwatchers will be rewarded with sightings of abundant birdlife in this stunning habitat. Beautiful sugar gum woodland brings the trail to its conclusion at the amazing Kelly Hill Caves. We will then be transported to Kingscote Airport for your return flights. You do have the option of continuing your stay on the island, and we can drop you at your accommodation. What an adventure you will have shared with your family! BL
GUIDES AND SAFETY
WHAT TO BRING
Daypack – approx 30 litres
Duffel bag/Backpack & Pack liners (strong plastic bags to keep clothes and sleeping bag dry)
3/4-season sleeping bag
Waterproof raincoat (Gore-tex or similar)
Warm fleece/wool jersey (not cotton)
Hiking shorts or pants
2 shirts for hiking (dry fit material and preferably long-sleeved)
Polypro/thermals – top & long-johns
2 pairs of hiking socks
Warm hat or balaclava
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Drink bottles/bladder (3 litres)
Spare shoes or sandals
Spare set of clothes
Optional items: Gaiters, binoculars, gloves/mittens, earplugs, walking poles, camera.
We supply: tents, inflatable mattresses, cooking equipment, plates/cutlery, first aid kit, safety equipment and maps.
$1650 per person. Please enquire about family discounts
Includes 4-day guided adventure with 2 Primal Adventures Guides, 3 nights camping accommodation, all meals as stated above together with healthy snacks, Pack transfers, National Park permits, first aid kit, safety equipment and cooking equipment.
Excludes sleeping bags, travel insurance (compulsory) and flights.
Full payment is required 8 weeks before the date of your trek.
20 to 10 days prior to departure – 50% refund of full ticket price
Less than 10 days prior to departure – NO REFUND
Deposits are not refunded.
With any outdoor activity, there is an element of risk. Primal Adventures operates in remote and mountainous areas. Risks in undertaking this activity could include hypothermia due to adverse weather conditions, personal injury, or property damage from hiking over rugged and uneven terrain.