Opened in July 2018, the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail is located near the Penneshaw Ferry Terminal. This trail provides visitors with a good opportunity to enjoy a relaxing walk through nature and is a great way to spend some time while waiting for the ferry. Planned by the Penneshaw Progress Association, the idea for the trail was pitched by businessman John Gamble, with the design handled by local artist and landscape designer, Bryon Buick.
Wattle Seed Sculpture (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The main entrance to the trail is marked by a sculpture of a Red Eyed Wattle Seed by Dave Clarke. Other sculptures are scattered throughout the trail. Keen-eyed visitors will also be able to catch sight of 12 haikus written by local poet Bev Willson. More sculptures will be added in the future as the trail evolves.
Haiku by Bev Willson (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Trail markers with maps are located throughout the trail to help visitors plan their route, either the full 1.5km circuit or a shorter one. A striking feature of the trail is the Swing Bridge across a ravine. This bridge is located at the same site of a log bridge in the 1920s. Visitors can also enjoy the native plants planted throughout the trail and if they are lucky, perhaps catch a glimpse of the local wildlife.
Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, granting visitors a lot of freedom to choose when to visit. Entry into the trail is free but visitors are encouraged to donate at the Frenchman's Terrace entrance to assist with future development of the trail.