Kangaroo Island appears to have an endless amount of space and with its 4,500 square kilometres, you’ll always be able to find somewhere that you can call your own, somewhere to enjoy a little quiet time and let nature soothe your soul.
But if it’s action you want (and we’re not talking about nightclub action), then you can certainly include a mix of activities into your Kangaroo Island Backpacker Tours adventure cocktail!
A coast with the most…
The Kangaroo Island coastline measures 540kms in total. Whilst this might seem daunting, it is large enough to bestow a real sense of peace, wild enough to harbour a few secrets and small enough to tour. The recreation possibilities are endless around the coastline. Surfers, sailors, fishermen, wreckdivers, snorkelers, wildlife lovers and people who simply want to feel the sand between their toes, all relish the island’s coastal fringes.
Swimming with the dolphins is an amazing opportunity and can be done with Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures. View seals, sea eagles, remote beaches, ancient fossil beds, snorkel with fish life and sit back and enjoy the ride – it’s well worth it.
There’s a network of walking trails and boardwalks of varying levels of difficulty criss-crossing Kangaroo Island’s national parks. Experienced hikers can traverse the true wilderness Ravine des Casoars hike or enjoy Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park’s coastal scenery of the Cape Gantheaume Coastal Trek, an overnight hike that follows the spectacular rugged coastline from D’Estrees Bay Road to Bales Beach. (Discuss your hiking plans with national parks’ staff before you set out).
Recently announced is the exciting ‘Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail’, which will take in famous landmarks and attractions, including Cape du Couedic Light House, Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks and Kelly Hill Caves. The 63km five-day walking trail – due to be completed in June 2016 – will rival other popular walks such as New Zealand’s Milford Track and the Overland Track in Tasmania.
Kelly Hill Caves is one of the few dry limestone Endless activities on Kangaroo Island caves in Australia. Take a tour and walk amid stalagmites, stalactites, helictites and towering columns to discover how the caves and their decorations are formed. Suit up with a helmet and headlamp to delve deeper into the cave system on an adventure caving tour. Bookings are essential.
For adrenalin junkies…
For an adrenalin-packed day, try sandboarding the massive sand dunes at Little Sahara, kayaking along the Harriet River or take a guided quad bike tour. Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action offer nature-based quad bike adventures and are based near one of Australia’s best beaches, Vivonne Bay.
Add to your Kangaroo Island experience with yabby and marron catching as well as the opportunity to view Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, including koalas, in their natural habitat with Bush Getaway Adventures, located on the South Coast Road. Have a fun day with paintball and a guided quad bike tour.
Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours 2-Day Wilderness Explorer will show you plenty of adventure including sandboarding and kayaking. If you have your own car, they can also advise you on where to stay and what to see and do to get the most out of your KI trip.
For further information and bookings visit www.kiadventuretours.com.au
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