About the Historical walk
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 the Post Office (or Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre – which as at Feb 2020 is currently closed).