Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island

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Sanctuary to a number of species near extinction and home to the New Zealand fur seals, Flinders Chase National Park is composed of a group of protected areas at the western end of Kangaroo Island. The seal colony lives at the park's iconic Admiral's Arch, which is just one of a few geological phenomena found in this region. Remarkable Rocks, naturally sculpted formations precariously balanced atop a granite outcrop, allow you to climb under, over, and around them. They also provide an ideal natural backdrop for photographs. Watch your step here and don't let the kids run ahead, as the rocks rest on the edge of a lichen-covered cliff, which gets steep deceptively quickly. Add Flinders Chase National Park to your Kangaroo Island travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary app .
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  • fantastic place so much to see and do we did the wilderness 5 day walk amazing views wildlife reccomend to everyone it is a must tourists from overseas would love it  more »
  • We were fortunate to have stayed in one of the Lighthouse Keepers Lodges at Cape de Couedic. Quaint and very comfortable and within walking distance to the amazing Admiral's Arch where you can see sea...  more »
  • If on Kangaroo island you should make an effort to visit Flinders Chase National Park. The highlights can easily be done in a day. It will cost you $11.00 per adult for the day. Only one Cafe is avail...  more »
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  • Having just completed the walk I found it very well set out with excellent facilities and a variety of track surfaces. Beware of all the limestone on the coastal sections. They are very rough on the feet with some ankle busting potholes as well. Loved all the wildlife and plants and amazing coastal scenery, especially when the seas are running 5-6 mtrs. Highly recommend it, but need to be prepared for all types of weather.
  • Spectacular scenery. Be sure to check the open days/hours for some remote visit sites. Some road condition is not so good. Reserve more time to have fun.
  • Awesome views not great that you have to pay 18 dollars to enjoy it
  • Really lovely scenery and a lot to see, if you're staying on the island I'd definitely recommend making your way down to see everything it has to offer.
  • Great beaches and drives, tons of wildlife spotted. Best with 4wd to access all areas, but not required

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Where to stay in Kangaroo Island

Although most of Kangaroo Island remains relatively underdeveloped in a commercial sense, you'll find lodgings that include everything from spacious suites to economical hostels in communities like Penneshaw and Kingscote. The most expensive accommodations on the island, private cottages and beach houses near the water generally require a two-night minimum stay. For something more flexible and less expensive, consider one of the local campgrounds, many of which offer powered and unpowered sites, as well as cozy log cabins ideal for couples and families with kids.
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