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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  • On our Kangaroo Island visit we spent a day at Flinders Chase National Park, with the first stop (necessary) being the Information Centre and Cafe. A very comprehensive and well laid out display that ...  more »
  • If your visiting Kangaroo Island Flinders chase cafe is a great place to get something to eat and the service is exceptional we are definitely going there again for lunch. The nice young lady who serv...  more »
  • This park contains the Admiralty Arch and the Remarkable Rocks. I'm sure geology can explain both, but the unenlightened visitor will simply stand in awe of these most unreal natural phenomenon. It is...  more »
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  • Flinders Chase is such a beautiful part of Australia. The cafĂ© in the visitor's centre is great for a quick bite on the run, and the park staff are extremely helpful. Be sure to take the heritage trail path right next to Mays cottage, as we spotted 5 koalas in the trees there. We stayed in that accommodation for a night and loved every second of it because it was clean, spacious, had many games and a large kitchen, and we were able to enjoy the wildlife right outside of our doorstep. Limited cell reception outside of the visitor centre, but you'll be enjoying the beauty around you too much to notice. Admiral's Arch and the Remarkable Rocks are also a must-see. Keep and eye out for seals around the arch! Both locations are short walks, with the rocks having a restroom along the path.
  • Flinders Chase National Park is simply incredible. The roads and facilities throughout the park are top notch and well maintained. Staff at the visitor and interpretive centre are friendly and knowledgeable. Keep watch for a variety of animals throughout the park.
  • Beautiful place. Awesome sights, good facilities, many wheel chair accessible. Great camp ground, heaps of animals. Don't be a dill though, don't feed the animals! Sketchy phone reception.
  • Some awesome places to see. Love Admiral Arch!!! The view and all the seals with the sun setting was amazing. Didn't see the platypus in the watering hole but had a ball getting there and finding our way back in the dark. Stayed at the rocky river camp in camp 16 as recommended at the information centre and the lady did not steer us wrong. Such a lovely site!!
  • One of the best national parks Australia has to offer, by far the highest abundance of wildlife with some truely iconic spots
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