Holidays in Flinders Chase National Park

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Flinders Chase National Park

Experience the dramatic landscapes of Kangaroo Island when you see this national park’s fascinating rock formations, wild beaches and heritage-listed landmarks.

Flinders Chase National Park encompasses the westerly section of Kangaroo Island, where the rugged cliffs have been carved by endless crashing waves and sweeping winds. Explore tree-fringed gullies and eucalypt forests or trace the geological history of the coastline when you check out the natural formations of limestone, granite and magma. Visit the heritage lighthouse-keeper’s quarters and find out about the region’s maritime history.

A good place to begin your exploration of the national park is the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre, located at Rocky River. This informative hub is great for learning about the trails, landmarks and highlights in the park and for discovering the different flora and fauna you might encounter on your travels.

One of the Flinders Chase highlights is the Remarkable Rocks, a magnificent natural formation on top of a granite outcrop. These rocks have been naturally sculpted by the elements on the windswept coast. See further geological wonders at Admiral’s Arch, located nearby the Cape du Couedic. You might also spy the resident colony of long-nosed fur seals basking on the rocks.

Visit the historic Cape Borda Light Station, perched on the high cliffs of the cape overlooking Investigator Strait. The station has a lighthouse and museum, which can be explored on an informative tour. Attend the midday tour to experience the daily cannon fire at the light station.

If you feel like a stroll, embark on one of several walking trails that traverse the park. Visit Black Swamp, Rocky River, Snake Lagoon or Weirs Cove on your hike. Committed hikers can take on the 5-day Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail for a more challenging experience of the island. Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic both have heritage-listed cottages available as accommodations on Kangaroo Island. There are several campgrounds dotted throughout the national park. Inquire at the visitor center to book campsites and obtain your national park pass.

Flinders Chase National Park is on Kangaroo Island’s southwestern edge. Reach the region by vehicular ferry from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw and drive approximately 2 hours to reach the national park. You can also fly to the Kangaroo Island town of Kingscote from Adelaide.

42 Cheap Hotels Near Flinders Chase National Park

Western KI Caravan Park
Western KI Caravan Park
2 out of 5
7928 South Coast Road, Karatta, SA
The price is AU$120 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Situated in Karatta, this campsite is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (86 reviews)
"If your looking for peace and quiet with plenty of wildlife for the children it's a great spot."

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2021

Western KI Caravan Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat
3.5 out of 5
8125 South Coast Rd, Karatta, SA
Situated in a rural location, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Flinders Chase National Park and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Heritage ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (246 reviews)
Perfect Flinders base
"Unfortunately our stay was cut short by bushfire but the day and a half we spent there was nice. It is a great location to explore flinders Chase National park which is magnificent and nearby Hanson Beach is stunning. The retreat even has some small nature walks around the property that we saw some ..."

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2020

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat
Flinders Chase Farm Stay - Hostel
Flinders Chase Farm Stay - Hostel
2 out of 5
1561 West End Hwy, Kangaroo Island, Gosse, SA
Situated in a national park, this hostel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Flinders Chase National Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and ...
3.7/5 Good! (25 reviews)
"Liked nothing the bathroom was like a bird watch and freezing cold. There were no facilities at all in the main room not even a kettle. Everything was in an outside Area open to the elements on one side.. we hostel stayed all around Tasmania and never had a place so deplorable."

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2019

Flinders Chase Farm Stay - Hostel
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Top Flinders Chase National Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Western KI Caravan Park
Western KI Caravan Park
2 out of 5
7928 South Coast Road, Karatta, SA
The price is AU$120 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Western KI Caravan Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat
3.5 out of 5
8125 South Coast Rd, Karatta, SA
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat
Flinders Chase Farm Stay - Hostel
Flinders Chase Farm Stay - Hostel
2 out of 5
1561 West End Hwy, Kangaroo Island, Gosse, SA
Flinders Chase Farm Stay - Hostel
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Cabins
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Cabins
3 out of 5
476 Hanson Bay Road, Hanson Bay, Karatta, SA
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Cabins
LifeTime Private Retreats
LifeTime Private Retreats
4.5 out of 5
Snelling Beach, North Coast Road, Middle River, SA
LifeTime Private Retreats
Island Time at Vivonne Bay
Island Time at Vivonne Bay
Sunset Way, Vivonne Bay, SA
Island Time at Vivonne Bay
Ocean View overlooking Vivonne Bay
Ocean View overlooking Vivonne Bay
Crabb Road, Vivonne Bay, SA
Ocean View overlooking Vivonne Bay
This modern 4-bedroom holiday home offers families and couples a great getaway.
This modern 4-bedroom holiday home offers families and couples a great getaway.
14 Bayview Road, Vivonne Bay, SA
This modern 4-bedroom holiday home offers families and couples a great getaway.
Osprey Heights River View
Osprey Heights River View
Lot 9 Bayview Road, Vivonne Bay, SA
Osprey Heights River View
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