Day 2 or 3, Sidetrip to Admirals Arch, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

Walking Trail Facts
9.6 km return
3 - 4 hours return
Suitable for
Hiking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 5, Trek
Part of a longer trail
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island
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Day 2 or 3, Sidetrip to Admirals Arch, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

About the Walking Trail

Spend 5 days hiking the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail along the spectacular coastline of south-west Kangaroo Island.

We’ve listed each of the 5 sections on a separate entry:

Review of this Trail

In December 2016 we walked and reviewed the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Read the review.

This section: Day 2 or 3, Optional Sidetrip to Admirals Arch
Hakea Campsite to Admirals Arch and return

4 hours, 9km return

This optional sidetrip is well worth it if you have 3-4 hours to spare, either at the end of Day 2, or the start of Day 3. The Cape du Couedic Spur Trail heads south, connecting with the Weirs Cove Hike and onto Admirals Arch Walk. At Weirs Cove see the remains of the flying fox which hauled supplies up the 90 metre cliff from the jetty below, before continuing on your walk with the lighthouse looming ever so closer on the horizon. Passing the lighthouse, built in 1909, continue down to Admirals Arch to see long nosed fur seals basking in the sun on the rocks and inside the cave.


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