Kaiki Walk, Granite Island Circuit

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
3.3 km circuit
Suitable for
Walking, Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Class
Grade 1, Easy Walk
Terrain
Undulating
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Granite Island Recreation Park
Region
Fleurieu Peninsula
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
  2. 2 GPS files
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Photos
17 photos
Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1-2 hours
Kaiki Walk, Granite Island Circuit

About the Walking Trail

Kaiki Trail walk map, Granite Island map

Download printable maps: PDF file | Image

The 1.9km walk around Granite Island is a great way for people, including families with children and strollers, to discover the island.

Begin the walk in Victor Harbor, by crossing the causeway. Horse drawn trams operate across the causeway, providing a new experience for children.

The trailhead is on the island, just after the causeway reaches the island.

Discover more about the wildlife, geology and history of the island with the interpretive signs along the trail. Explore granite boulders including Umbrella Rock, and take in the views of Encounter Bay, the Bluff, islands and whales. Return at night time to see the Little Penguins, or visit the Penguin Interpretive Centre during the day.

  • Causeway 700 metres one way
  • Kaiki Walk 1.9km loop

For parents with prams, or those with mobility issues, including wheelchairs, we suggest walking anti-clockwise, which is to turn sharp right after leaving the the causeway. There is a long flight of steps at the other end of the trail, but this is easily avoided by taking the shortcut gravel ramped path from the top of the island. There are no other steps on the circuit trail. A review on PushAdventures.com.au notes that the start of the trail can be steep, and that the shortcut (the gravel ramped path) may be too steep for some people with mobility aids or wheelchairs, and they recommend returning via the way you came.

In the photo of the Granite Island tram pricing board below, 2015 prices are pictured. The 2018 prices are: $10 per adult/ $7 per child over four or $25 per family. Children under 4 are free and there are no concessions. There is also a Companion allowed for disabled persons.

Downloads

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Walk Contributor

Walking SA

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Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health, wellbeing, organised events, adventure, environmental appreciation and fun experiences. Our vision is to see more people walking more often.