Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail - Admirals Arch Side Trip
  • Length: 9.6km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Cape Du Couedic Rd, Flinders Chase

  • End: Cape Du Couedic Rd, Flinders Chase

  • Location: Flinders Chase National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 278 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -36.04005346

  • Longitude: 136.7159275

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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail - Admirals Arch Side Trip is a 9.6km, grade 4 return hike, located in Flinders Chase National Park, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

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.

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

Flinders Chase National Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located at the west end of Kangaroo Island about 177 kilometres west-south west of the state capital of Adelaide and 110 kilometres west of the municipal seat of Kingscote.

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2 thoughts on “Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail – Admirals Arch Side Trip (9.6km)

  1. Day 3 was better, under foot than Day 2, some rocky cliff top walking but also a lot of inland trails. The inland trails are good under foot, so you don’t need to concentrate so much on your foot fall and can enjoy the scenery.

  2. … oops got a walk ahead of myself in the previous comment.

    We walked to Admirals Arch after setting up camp. It’s a nice trail walk with views of Remarkable Rocks and the lighthouse. However it took longer than expected.

    The bonus was we had Admirals Arch to ourselves, as it was early evening by the time we got there. However it was dark by the time we left. So we walked back via the road, which was a long slog.

    After the days trail walk and then this side trip, it made for a 20km day and I don’t mind admitting I was pretty shattered by the time we crawled into the tent.

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