Day 4, Grassdale Section, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
13.3 km one way
Duration
4.5 - 6.5 hours
Suitable for
Hiking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 5, Trek
Terrain
Undulating
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Flinders Chase National Park
Region
Kangaroo Island
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 2 GPS files
  2. 1 website link
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Photos
16 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Day 4, Grassdale Section, 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 4, Grassdale Section
Banksia Campsite to Tea Tree Campsite (near Grassdale)

6.5 hours, 13.5km (extra 700m return sidetrip to Hanson Bay Beach)

From the campsite the trail returns to the coastal cliffs, walking past Cape Younghusband before heading inland. This section is through cooler mallee and tea trees, and is across private property as it sneaks past the million-dollar South Ocean Lodge. Crossing the road into Hanson Bay, there is an ingenious boat set up to cross the South West River. Take an optional short sidetrip to be rewarded with views of the idyllic Hanson Bay Beach. Returning to the main trail, the trail follows the Hanson Bay Hike along the river, before reaching the quiet sanctuary of Tea Tree Campsite, with the South West River splitting the campsite in two.

Downloads

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Photos

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