About the Walking Trail
Wander along the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail through the stunning trail built in a remarkable natural environment, located in the heart of the coastal village of Penneshaw. Explore the many surprises, scenic lookouts, ancient vegetation and the stunning ravine walls. Look for the ancient ghost tree, the resident kangaroos and wallabies, or just pause and reflect on one of the beautiful seats crafted from reclaimed timber from the Penneshaw jetty.
The trail is an easy 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal at Penneshaw.
The trail will continue to evolve and transform over time as sculptures and landscape elements are added. The first major addition is the construction of a swing bridge across the ravine. It’s a beautiful piece of engineering and a delight for the kids!
The trail is 1.5km in length and is an easy walk with some steps and stairs, therefore, it is not suitable for wheelchairs.
The trail is free to use and open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Trail markers with maps indicating your location are situated within the trail to help you select your route. A donation box is located at the entrance on Frenchman’s Terrace. We appreciate any and all donations to help with future developments of this amazing community project.
Due to the sensitive dune conditions please stay on the trail and avoid off-trail wanderings. Dogs are permitted as long as they remain on a lead under your control.
The Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail has been a project of the Penneshaw Progress Association, who have embraced and developed the inspirational concept of a Sculpture Trail that was first envisioned by business man and entrepreneur, John Gamble. After some years of planning the project has come to life with Federal funding, and the support of the Kangaroo Island Council. The trail was officially opened in 2018.