Fireball Bates Trail, Historical Walk of Penneshaw

Historical walk Facts
Distance
3 km circuit
Duration
2 hour loop
Type
Self-guided heritage walk with brochure
Suitable for
Walking
Difficulty
Easy
Terrain
Undulating
Region
Kangaroo Island
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
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Photos
3 photos
Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Fireball Bates Trail, Historical Walk of Penneshaw

About the Historical walk

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George Bates, called Fireball because of his red hair, was one of the first settlers to Kangaroo Island. He joined a sealing expedition in 1823, jumping ship in Kangaroo Island 13 years before settlers arrived.

The trail begins at the Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre and loops down to near the ferry and back. There are interpretive signs along the way. It is an easy walk of 3km and takes 1-2 hours to complete. A walk brochure, “Penneshaw Walks” is available for $4.50 from Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre or Post Office.

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