Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail - Day 5: Kelly Hill Section
  • Length: 7.6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Grassdale Track, Karatta

  • End: Burgess Hike, Karatta

  • Location: Flinders Chase National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 257 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -36.00067302

  • Longitude: 136.866542

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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail - Day 5: Kelly Hill Section is a 7.6km, grade 5 One way hike located in Flinders Chase National Park, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

2.5 hours, 7.5km

The final day continues to follow the Hanson Bay Hike, past Grassdale Lagoon, watch out for birdlife, especially in the early morning. The inland walk continues into Kelly Hills, through the taller forest before meeting the Burgess Hike. On a short sidetrip here you can see the old entrance to Kelly Hill Caves. Back on the main trail, watch out for the craters which feed water into the caves below. Nearing Kelly Hills Caves Visitor Centre, there is a celebration spot marking the end of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

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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Total distance: 7621 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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One thought on “Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail – Day 5: Kelly Hill Section (7.6km)

  1. Another great days walking, again through easy bushland tracks.

    Some magnificent views of the Grassland Lagoon as you head toward Kelly Hill Caves.

    It’s a short walk in comparison to the previous days, so I suggest you take your time and soak it all in

    … that is, of course, unless you are hankering for a shower and something fresh to eat. Then get a wiggle on and you’ll be clean, fed and rested by lunch time.

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