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A short hike down to Harveys Return (the bay). It follows the original route used by the lightkeepers from nearby Cape Borda. The first 350 metres follows the old horse cart track to the top of the steep trackway where a horse drawn winch was used to haul supplies up from the bay below. Keen walkers can continue down the old trackway, which is steep and a rock scramble, down to the bay.
Begin this hike from the carpark at Harveys Return campsite. The trail commences near the picnic table before Campsite #1.
Extend the hike by also walking some of the Return Road Hike which also commences from Harveys Return campsite.
GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.
About the region
Ravine Des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area is a protected area located on the west end of Kangaroo Island in South Australia about 80 km west of Kingscote. Flinders Chase National Park is a rugged wilderness featuring iconic landmarks such as the world-famous Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
The park’s coastal scenery includes Admirals Arch, a beautiful natural rock arch shaped by the powerful Southern Ocean, and the sculptured granite boulders known as Remarkable Rocks. Other attractions include wild beaches, the unspoilt Rocky River, vast wilderness areas and cultural heritage sites – including two lighthouses.
Discover some of Kangaroo Island’s secrets at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre where our natural and cultural heritage are showcased with interactive screens, a touch table and a fossil dig pit for kids. It’s a great place for families, with coffee, lunch and souvenirs available from the Chase Café.
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA