Islanders walk KI Wilderness Trail for half price

More KI residents are being encouraged to walk the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail in its first year, while a local discount is available.

Residents have until October 2017 to gain a special 50 per cent reduction on the $161 booking fee for the full five day, four night walk.

Local resident Bill Prime is just one of the locals who has taken up this offer and said that $80 for the five days of adventure with friends or family has created memories that will last a lifetime.

“It’s amazing value,” Mr Prime said. “It’s incomparable to anything materialistic you could buy.

“The Wilderness Trail takes you across some of the most rugged, remote and spectacular coastlines in South Australia.”

Mr Prime said that the walk is superb, taking walkers through magical woodlands, along wild beaches, on scenic coastal cliffs and around stunning wetlands.

“All this and wildlife encounters too numerous to mention, it even includes a free boat ride.

“The trail includes four excellent campgrounds with facilities not usually encountered on bushwalks, undercover kitchen areas with tables, seating, sinks and running water, tent sites with platforms, outstanding bush toilets and to top it off, a campfire area on the last night – with wood provided.”

“Everything possible has been done to make this not just a bushwalk, but a great bushwalk.”

For those who don’t want to sleep under the stars, there are options for breaking up the trail or arranging transport to and from different sections. To discuss your plans or make a booking using your resident discount, call the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre on 8553 4410.

For more information about the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, visit www.kangarooislandwildernesstrail.sa.gov.au.

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