South Australia

Popular Walks

Contact details

National Parks and Wildlife South Australia - http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/

Walks in Kangaroo Island

Easy
2.2 km return
1 hr

Cape du Couedic Hike

Departing from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, this hike provides spectacular coastal cliff top views as it meanders between the Lighthouse and Admirals Arch. Discover the varied and impressive techniques that plants use to grow here. Find out about Aboriginal connections with Cape du Couedic and how they survived in this harsh environment. Contemplate the drama of being shipwrecked here 110 years ago. Look for the water pool built by the lighthouse builders and watch for those who still use it today.

Easy
1.2 km return
45 mins

Remarkable Rocks

A standout structure teetering on a barren granite monolith at the cliff's edge. Sculptures by wind, rain and sea stray over 500 million of years and would not look out of place in an art gallery.

Easy
3 km return
1 hr

Weirs Cove Hike

Imagine spending three months or more waiting for fresh supplies. Hike from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse to Weirs Cove to appreciate the life of the lightkeepers, not to mention their long walk to bringing the groceries home. Discover the method of landing people and supplies along this treacherous coastline.

Medium
2.2 km return
1 hr

Seaview Loop

Capture views across of the Adelaide Plains and the coast on this loop through Sheperds Hill. The fire trail is popular with dog walkers and running groups though it does have some steep and loose sections.

Medium
6.1 km return
2.5 hrs

Viaduct Track Loop

Visit the old railway tunnel and viaduct remains in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park and adjacent Watiparinga Reserve. The walk starts on the River Red Gum Loop before branching onto the Viaduct Track.