Explore Flinders Chase National Park

Kangaroo Island Remarkable Rocks

The jewel of South Australia’s Kangaroo Island, if you happen to be visiting this part of Australia, there’s no way you’ll want to skip Flinders Chase National Park.

A massive 326.6 km² there’s so much to see within Flinders Chase that you’ll want to make the most of your time here whilst visiting Kangaroo Island. Situated on the Western End of Kangaroo Island, Flinders Chase National Park is where you’ll find the famous Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

visiting seal on kangaroo island

Wildlife in Flinders Chase National Park

A bountiful area of dense foliage, and both sandy and rocky coastlines, Flinders Chase is also where you’ll have the opportunity to see some of Kangaroo Island’s treasured wildlife. From December to January you can enjoy the delights of witnessing sights such as the fierce territorial battles between the Long-Nosed Fur Seals, at the peak of breeding season, from the viewing boardwalks at Admiral’s Arch. In February you’re also in prime time to see the island’s biggest predator – Rosenberg’s Goanna. A threatened reptile species, you can see these long lizards at this time of year due to breeding and egg-laying season.

echidna on kangaroo island
Look out for Echidnas on Kangaroo Island

You can also enjoy the park and its diverse wildlife via a network of walking trails and boardwalks. Animals you are most likely to see include the Tammar wallabies, echidnas, brush-tailed possums and of course – Kangaroo Island Kangaroos (a subspecies of the Western-Grey kangaroo from the mainland)! When it comes to birds, Flinders Chase is also home to an enormous menagerie – including black cockatoos, black swans, galahs, rainbow lorikeets and many varieties of sea birds.

Admirals Arch Kangaroo Island
Visit the stunning Admirals Arch on Kangaroo Island

Things to do in Flinders Chase National Park

Learn more about the park and its fascinating natural and cultural heritage at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre. Stay in one of several campgrounds or rest in the heritage accommodation located throughout the park.

Sitting high on ancient rocky platforms above the sea, Remarkable Rocks’ surreal shapes and golden orange colours provide extraordinary photo opportunities.

Flinders Chase National Park

The Cape du Couedic Lighthouse is also worth a visit. Commissioned in 1902 due to a vast number of fatal shipwrecks, there are also Lighthouse Keeper Cottages that you can stay in. Take in the dizzying heights of Weirs Cove – a steep sheer cliff that leads to a boardwalk where the Lighthouse supplies would have been delivered to – despite the 3 kilometres the inhabitants had to walk to pick up their goods!

Whether you choose to visit Flinders Chase for the wildlife or the scenery, you can make the journey with Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours.

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