Step forward for Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

Walking-the-south-west-coast-of-Kangaroo-Island-Jeremy-Carter-IMG_8667The $5m five-day walking trail that the Government of SA is developing on Kangaroo Island has been officially named the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

The project was announced during the Budget earlier this year.

“The Trail will give walkers the opportunity to experience the outstanding natural beauty of Flinders Chase National Park, Cape Bouguer Wilderness Protection Area and Kelly Hill Conservation Park. The trail will lead them to Cape du Couedic light house, Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks and Kelly Hill Caves,” said Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter.

“We expect the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail will bring up to another 5000 visitors to Kangaroo Island every year, adding to the 190 000 people who already make the trip,” he said.

The government hopes the trail will rival other popular walks such as New Zealand’s Milford Track and the Overland Track in Tasmania.

The trail is set to be completed in June 2016.