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

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Flinders Chase National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 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.


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:

6.5 hours, 13km (15.3km with return sidetrips)

The third day’s hike is truly remote. If you start early, you can arrive at Remarkable Rocks well before any of the day’s crowds. The trail initially heads inland, through taller shady tea trees, before heading out to Remarkable Rocks. The granite boulders appear as seemingly artistic sculptures scattered across a larger granite dome. Returning to the main trail as it heads east, remember to look back to see Remarkable Rocks from any angle no-one else sees it from, as it disappear from view on the horizon. Entering the large Sanderson Bay, you will walk along the cliffs before heading inland, into the shade and away from the winds. Nearing the campsite, there is a short sidetrip down to Sanderson Bay, which if you can play it safe makes a rewarding swim.

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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA


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