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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Flinders Chase National Park and many more Hanson Bay attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hanson Bay trip builder.
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  • We hadn't intended eating here but the muffins looked so good we couldn't help but stop for a coffee and a walnut and banana muffin... and we weren't disappointed. They were delicious. The service was...  more »
  • The National Park is located in the West of Kangaroo Iceland and is easy to reach, since the roads are there paved (sealed road) from the main cities of the island. There are to get two opportunities to the National Park. Once the Centre of the island or the coastal road in the South. No matter what it takes - it enjoys easy. At a dead Kangaroo or other animals is on the side of the road, recalls carefully to drive any driver. You can find the Info Center where you can buy the ticket at the entrance of the NP. To register all indicators for the case that evening but not back out went someone - then the Rangers are looking for the missing persons. In the Info Center, there are loads of brochures about the NP, as information boards about the founder of the NP. Just to take the time and learn in detail. A café and gift shop are also located there. Information Center up to the sights is less than 15km. To watch everything closely, you should take time. 1. station: Cape du Couedic are here to see the historic lighthouse. There is also the possibility of one of the 3 cottages to stay. From here, above you can see the rough southern coast, which reminds a bit of Ireland. The views of the barrier island and surf were already great cinema. On the day of our visit, it was very windy, hence getting warm stuff here. 2. station: Lord Arch this is a passage in the rock. To get all that out, you must run a small wrong down. Everywhere there is lockout where you can admire the magnificent scenery. But continues down - eventually standing in front of this rock passageway / cave and is slain by the scenery really. New Zealand seals lie on the rocks in the cave. The sea whips with a force against the rocks, the wind kills one in the truest sense of the word, even the cold. Despite this "inconvenience", we have been overwhelmed! Truly a highlight of the NP. 3. station: Remarkable rocks from the far away are these rock formations and fit at first glance not in this area at all. It means someone has made these huge rocks there. The statement is just before you reach the cliffs. Sheets explains how it came about that the rocks now available - all geology. We are on the rocks around run and made the obligatory pictures. Also this place a MUST on Kangaroo Iceland. In the late afternoon, we did again rest at the Info Center. While we saw a koala with its young on the parking lot. What a degree here at the NP. The NP offers attractions mentioned of course lots of trails you can walk. FC-NP receives 5 stars from us anyway. Worth a visit!
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  • very beautiful place, lots of attractions! There are pointers. You can walk on foot or take the car. Minus only that pay Park.
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  • Beautiful place with abundant wildlife. We saw seals, koalas, wallabies, and even a curious little echidna on the road. Well worth paying the hefty ferry price to KI.
  • If you love nature, you'll love Flinders Chase National Park, as the park offers some of Australia's most spectacular bushwalking. Start your visit at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre. If you're pressed for time, make sure you visit Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.
  • We had a wonderful time from exploring the Remarkable Rocks, to seeing the Seals at the Cape, to the kids playing in the Visitor Centre and bush walking in the well maintained tracks. You could easily spend days here - wonderful stuff.
  • Great scenery. Good visitors centre.
  • Must do of Kangaroo island! If you have one day, go on a Koala safari from the visitor center by following the Discovery walk. Then go seals watching in admiral arch. Read about the lighthouse history and walk on the Weil's cove track. Finally watch the sunset on the Remarkable rocks. If you have a 2nd day, try your luck with the platypus walk, if you're silent you might see one!