Flinders Chase National Park
1st August 2016
At Flinders Chase National Park, you will find two of the Island’s most recognised icons known as the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. The Remarkable Rocks are wind sculpted, granite rock formations and have been in existence for millions of years, over time taking their natural shape as a result of rain, wind and waves pounding against their surfaces. These iconic rock formations are a sight to behold and have some great photo opportunities.
Take a short drive from the Rocks to Admirals Arch and admire the New Zealand fur seal colony that calls Cape du Couedic home. Visitors can watch the fierce ocean swells along the rocky shoreline from the boardwalk and viewing platform. The boardwalk leads to the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, which has guarded the south-west coastline since 1909 and today is one of the many cultural heritage sites on the Island.
Flinders Chase National Park is home to vast untouched wilderness areas. As spring approaches, prolific wildflowers bloom and wild animals can be observed exploring their surroundings with their offspring. Relax quietly along the platypus waterholes and with luck you’ll spot an elusive platypus or gaze up into the tree tops and watch the koalas munching on eucalyptus leaves.
Spring is a wonderful time for camping, picnicking and exploring the many walking trails throughout the park. Be sure to visit Flinders Chase National Park on your next Kangaroo Island escape.