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 Kangaroo Island attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kangaroo Island trip builder.
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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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  • We decided to tour the park on our own instead of taking a hired tour. We stopped at the visitors center and they provided us with excellent advice on what animals could be seen and where in the time ...  more »
  • We had time to spend only a couple of hours at the Flinders Chase park - but worth every minute of it. Don't miss the arch with its attendant seals. Stunning country.  more »
  • I guess everyone going to KI would definitely visit Flinders Chase and the two iconic attractions within - Admirals Arch & Remarkable Rocks. The first stop for us when we arrived at 9.30am was the Vis...  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.
  • 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
  • My wife and I visited Kangaroo Island when we lived in Adelaide,South Australia a few years back.We took the vehicular ferry from Cape Jervis on the mainland to Penneshaw on the Island.You need to could bring a car to get around on the Island.If you look at the tourist maps beforehand you can plan to see a few of the popular tourist attractions like Remarkable Rocks,spot some of the thousands of sleepy Koalas in the gum trees and hand feed the odd Wallaby or two.We stayed overnight at a quaint little motel in Penneshaw.It was an interesting drive across the Island to see the spectacular Remarkable Rocks.There were a lot of seals on or near the beach which was pretty neat but visitors are warned by signs not to touch the seals.We had a great time here.