Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

Fire Recovery Experience

The Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail was ravaged by the January 3, 2020 bushfire on Kangaroo Island, resulting in it being closed for many months.

On December 1, 2020 the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail will reopen again to day walkers only on a revised Trail to accommodate the damage caused by the bushfire.

The Trail will remain a 5 day walk with options to walk fewer days for those who are time poor.

While there was enormous fire damage to the Flinders Chase National Park and therefore the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, the regrowth is sensational. The Trail is now extremely scenic with views never seen before.

The coastal sections are spectacular as always, but the surprise is the changes to the inland sections.

The scenery is so different, and the glimpses of the coastal areas add a new dimension to the walking experience. Nature shows off her resilience and ability to recover from such devastation.

Western KI Caravan Park again offers the service of staying within our park in either cabin or camping accommodation, we book your place on the Trail along with daily transfers to and from the Trail.

Ensuring a fantastic hiking experience!

We are a Wilderness Trail Commercial Tour Operator and our close proximity to the trail, allows us to offer the following services and packages to anybody interested in walking the KI Wilderness Trail:

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Trail Bookings

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Day walking options, including transfers to and from our Caravan Park

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Accomodation comprising cabins, caravan and tent sites

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Food sales

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Group rates

Come and enjoy our hospitality and services either before and after the trail or nightly after a great day of walking this wonderful addition to Australia’s great walking trails.

Book Your Trail Adventure!

Wilderness Trail packages now available. Includes Drop off & pick up transfers.

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail options

Daily transfers

To and from each stage of the Trail for day walkers staying in our park. Enjoy our luxury accommodation or your own caravan or tent each night. Have a nice hot shower every night. 

Price: From $120 per person

$90 Trail fee per adult

$60 Trail fee per child (16 years and under)

Other options

Transfer options available on enquiry for pickup from ferry terminal or airport for transport to the Caravan Park.

Accomodation

The Western KI Caravan Park has well maintained and shaded powered sites, ideal for your stay on Kangaroo Island. There is also abundant Australian wildlife in the caravan park.

  • Range of sites – Many located in a shady bushland setting – Unpowered sites also available.
  • Camp Kitchen – Fully equipped and seating for 50
  • Amenities – 2 Toilet and Shower Blocks
  • Park Shop – features needed supplies, souvenirs, and local Kangaroo Island wine and produce available to registered visitors.
  • Gas Refills, Ice & bait
  • EFTPOS & Credit Card Facilities

Jackie and Kevin’s experience!

“My husband and I recently hiked the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail – KWIT. We travelled with our camper van and stayed at the Western KI Caravan Park. 

We chose this park for its convenient location to the trail and for the range of services the park offers to people who are walking the trail. 

We chose the daily trail transfer option. Each morning we were taken by mini bus to the trail and after a day walking, each afternoon we were collected and returned to the park for an appreciated hot shower in the park’s spotless facilities and the comfort our camper van.

The transfers mini bus is driven by Mark who is friendly, safety conscious and efficient. One day the power on the island was out and so there was a possibility the satellite phone that was provided to us would not work. At the end of that day’s walk Mark was already waiting to collect us!

We are happy to highly recommend both the Western KI Caravan Park and the trail services they offer. 

Fiona and Mark who are the owner/managers of the park will go out of their way to ensure you have the best experience possible both at their peaceful park and out on the Wilderness Trail.”

Book Your Walking Trail Experience!

Note: For bookings for 8 or more people, please contact us via phone at +61 8 8559 7201