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Western end of Kangaroo Island features magnificent coastal landscapes coupled with vast wilderness areas and diverse wildlife. Flinders Chase National Park is the home of the iconic Admiral's Arch with its colony of New Zealand fur seals and the...more
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South Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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The sea lion colony at Admirals Arch (within the NP) is a great place to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures. Also take the time to explore Wier's Return near the light house to learn some of the harsh history of the...More
We started our visit at the Remarkable Rocks. We were lucky: great weather and not too many other people. A great place for keen photographers.
The day got even better when we arrived at Admiral's Arch. So many photographic opportunities on the walk down to...More
Amazing place on earth, worth every penny. The park is quite big so safe a few hours to spend in there. The Information office has all the information needed and just next to it you can find nice trails with kangaroos, koalas and a few...More
While the drive from Penneshaw is lengthy, it is well worth it as there are many scenic spots to stop on the way.
The main attractions at the park are the Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.
There is lots of flora to see and photograph.
We did buy tickets just after opening time 9AM at the office and did walk the Black Swamp Walk (starting from the office). It start with the general part to the Platypus Waterholes. This part is the best part (don't miss it!) with varying vegetation...More
We loved the Remarkable Rocks as well as Admirals Arch and Cape de Couedic Lighthouse. We also did the Platypus Waterhole Hike from the Visitor's Center - very nice but unfortunately no platypus in sight. We found the lady at the information desk at the...More
There's plenty to do, we did the remarkable rocks and admirable arch as well as the discovery walk starting at the visitor center. The rocks and arch offers wonder and expansive views. Plenty of photo opportunities.
Response from Extratraveltocome | Reviewed this property |
We were there in August and asked the same thing and were told it wasn't necessary, they would see our car. But the hikes we did (Ravine Hike and Snake Lagoon Hike) if something happened, I think it would have been overnight... More
We were there in August and asked the same thing and were told it wasn't necessary, they would see our car. But the hikes we did (Ravine Hike and Snake Lagoon Hike) if something happened, I think it would have been overnight before anyone saw our car as you are generally fairly remote, depending upon your selected hike.
I think it is best to advise your accommodation which hike you are doing and what time you expect to be back.
Depending upon the time of year you are visiting, don't expect to see anyone else on the trails, we certainly didn't.
We had the same thought about taking an EPIRBs after we were on the trails and we didn't come across any hiring option. I think it's something we are going to invest in.
I would recommend you do carry a basic first aid kit, as you can be quite remote and phone signal is virtually non-existent.
Kangaroo Island Self-drive Itinerary for 2 days (12 Replies)
Hi We will be arriving in KI on Ferry on 25th May. We will like the experts opinion of our ititenary. I am not sure if it is too rushed for us. Day 25th : Reached 6pm at Sealink Ferry. Try to catch the Penguin Tour for the evening. Checked in at YHA for 1 night accomodation. Day 26th : Rent a car to visit Seal Bay, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch Stay overnight near Flinders Chase National Park. Day 27th : Visit Flinders Chase and Paul's Sanctuary, Emu Plains. Return to...More
May 13, 2009|
You've got time to this and more in two days. A few other things we enjoyed on KI were: Little Sahara, Koala Walk, Pelican feeding and Kelly Hill Cave. We did a great hike at Flinder's Chase so you might want to try that too.
Itinerary and Scenic Drives Suggestions (2 Replies)
Hi! We have done the Balingup-Nannup scenic drive in WA a few years back and loved it so much that it is now a MUST to research scenic drives when planning our itinerary. Our draft itinerary now goes something like this: (Travel period: Sep 14) Day 1 Arrive @ Adelaide airport in the early morning (Have not planned what to do in Adelaide city yet. Any suggestions? We are not into museums.) Mclaren Vale wine tasting Waitpinga Beach Overnight near Victor Harbour Day 2 Victor...More
January 18, 2014|
Thanks for the helpful responses Yachtgal. Just googled Island Beach and it looks lovely. But I am a little smitten with the warm richness of the orchre cliffs at Red Banks, so I may want to give it a try. My kids are 4 and 8. No problems with the elder one as she is very active and imagines herself as an explorer. It's the toddler I am most worried about. He needs to be carried if the terrain is unfriendly, or if the walk is too long. Backbreaking for us, parents (literally!). So I am in...More
Koala Avenue just outside Flinders Chase National Park (5 Replies)
Could somebody tell me the exact location of this road? We are visiting from the Netherlands at the end of the month and looking for the best places to go. We are staying overnight in Karatta the first night and the 2nd night in Kingscote so we will be zigzagging over the island trying to see as much as possible. Thanks
January 02, 2017|
look at google maps And it is Koala Street (not Avenue) in Island Beach and is a 2 hour drive to Flinders Chase NP Karatta is 45min drive to Flinders Chase NP