Day two begins with a woodland descent through Sanke Lagoon, becoming a boardwalk when approaching Maupertuis Bay.

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    A wallaby and her joey. The Flinders Chase National Park has become a refuge for native animals since it was established in 1919.

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    Island walkers Graeme and Cheryl Casey take a break atop the limestone battlements overlooking Maupertuis Bay.

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    Cape de Couedic lighthouse was built in 1909 to prevent a repeat of the two tragic shipwrecks in 1899 and 1905. It’s the last destination on day two of the Wilderness Trail.

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    Seals lounge at Cape du Couedic near Admirals Arch.

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    The Cape du Couedic lighthouse as seen from nearby lodgings.

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    Admirals Arch is one of the major tourist destinations of Kangaroo Island. The beautiful erosion is an ode to the oceans might.

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    On day three, walkers reach Remarkable Rocks, a natural sculpture garden created slowly by time and erosion. In the sunlight, light spills into the hollows and weathered enclaves of Remarkable Rocks. 

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    Limestone battlements overlook Sanderson Bay northwest of Remarkable Rocks.

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    An echidna at Antechamber Bay. The abundance of wildlife on the walk is astonishing.

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    Shrubbery grows along Sanderson Bay’s wave-misted headlands.

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    Picturesque Hanson Bay is home to the Southern Ocean Lodge, one of Australia’s finest spa retreats. For hikers, day four of the hike is less of a pamper, but the clear bay remains a rejuvenating sight.

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    Sunset at Cape Younghusband, between Sanderson and Hanson bays.

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    Dale Hanson fears no splashback as he stands in front of the waves at Cape Younghusband. Swell can be dangerous on the shores, even reaching up to 15m at Cape du Couedic.

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    Some prefer taking in the coastline by boat.

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    Not surprisingly, kangaroos are regular sights on the Wilderness Walk.

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    The far flung shores of Cape Bouguer will be a point in the horizon for much of the Wilderness Trail. While not included on the trail itself, it’s a serene side excursion from Hanson Bay.

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GALLERY: Kangaroo Island’s Wilderness Trail

By AG STAFF | August 25, 2016

Kangaroo Island’s new Wilderness Trail is set to open October 1. The rugged five day 66km walk through Flinders Chase National Park hugs a coastal shoreline that’s brimming with native wildlife. Read more about the Wilderness Trail in AG#134, out now.