Flinders Chase National Park is on the West end on Kangaroo Island. It is located 1 hour and 30 minutes from Penneshaw. It is where the most iconic natural features can be found. The park is still recovering from the 2020 fires which burnt half of Kangaroo Island. As the park is still recovery from the fires, they also recently had floods in March 2022. When we visited in May 2022 you only need 3 hours in the park as most of the park is closed. Unless you are heading to Cape Borda lighthouse you may want to spend a day there as well. Flinders Chase National Park is the second oldest national park in South Australia.
You will need to ensure you have paid your National Park fees before you visit Flinders Chase National Park. The fees are $11 per person. You can pay the park fees in advance on the National Park website Or you can pay at the information center when you arrive at the park.
Remarkable Rocks are some incredible weathered rocks that sit high on a cliff above the Southern Ocean. The rocks have been here at least 500 million years, and are ever so slowly being eroded away.
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse
The Cape du Couedic Lighthouse built back in 1907. There is a walk around the light house and out to Admirals arch. Along the way you have beautiful views out to the ocean and on the way back there is a few lookouts back up to the lighthouse. There is also a 600 meter heritage walk near the lighthouse.
Admirals Arch is a cave-like structure underneath the cliffs not too far from the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. It is lined with stalactites, From the carpark you will follow an exposed boardwalk down over the cliffs to a viewing platform. Also while at the arch you will see Australian Fur Seals playing on the rocks all around the area. There is also a Platypus walk which is about 5km return and a Snake Lagoon hike about 4km return. These walks were closed when we were in the park as they were doing construction on the path after the recent fire and now flood damage.
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