Two new walking trails proposed for Kangaroo Island

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Two new walking trails have been proposed as part of a five-year plan to increase Kangaroo Island tourism, in a report released yesterday by the Economic Development Board.

The Lighthouse Trail – a walking track from Cape Borda to Cape du Couedic along the coast through Flinders Chase. The existing Flinders Chase Coastal Trek used to extend from Ravine de Casoars to Cape du Couedic, however the northern section from Ravine de Casoars to West Bay remains closed following the 2007 bushfires. The existing trek does not follow a trail, the new Lighthouse Trail would restore and extend the Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, as well as it being establishing as a marked trail.

The D’Esteree’s Bay to Vivonne Bay Wilderness Adventure is the second proposed hiking trail. The existing Cape Gantheaume Coastal Trek is another unmarked trek, from D’Esteree’s Bay to Bales Bay. The new trail would extend that trip and establish a marked trail.

A cycling path from Cape Borda to Kingscote along the north coast is also proposed, the North Coast Bike Track.