Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail - Day 3: Sanderson Section
  • Length: 15.3km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Cape Du Couedic Rd, Flinders Chase

  • End: Sanderson Fire Access Track, Karatta

  • Location: Flinders Chase National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 278 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -36.040053461

  • Longitude: 136.715927459

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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail – Day 3: Sanderson Section is a 15.3km, grade 4 one way hike located in Flinders Chase National Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Summary

An early start is required if you wish to complete the optional side trip off the wilderness trail to view the popular sites of historic Weirs Cove, Cape du Couedic lighthouse and Admirals Arch. Walkers taking this option will also be able to view the enchanting antics of Australian and long-nosed fur seals and Australian sea-lions that visit this section of the coast. Back on the Wilderness Trail the track heads east towards Sanderson Bay and enters dense coastal mallee before breaking out to the awesome sight of the Remarkable Rocks. Here walkers are offered another side trip off the wilderness trail to visit this incredible geological formations. Continuing on, the trail hugs the coastline and offers cinematic views that inspire both awe and contemplation – be sure to glance back from time to time for an ever changing view of the captivating Remarkable Rocks. At the end of the day’s walk you’ll find the Banksia Campground located in a sheltered area close to Sanderson Bay. Drop your pack at camp and take a short walk down to the small secluded beach to cool your tired feet.

(optional side trips – Admiral’s Arch 4 hours return, 9km / Remarkable Rocks 1 hour return, 1km)

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