Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island
Flinders Chase National Park, the second national park to be declared in South Australia is a protected area, a sanctuary for endangered species and home to a few geological phenomena. It is located at the west-end of Kangaroo Island, South Australia, about 110 miles west-southwest of Adelaide and 39 miles west-southwest of Kingscote.
It consists of three sections - an area of coastal landscapes around Cape du Couedic in the southwest corner of the island, the Gosse Lands in the centre of the west-end of the island and the former Cape Borda Lightstation reserve in the northwest corner of the island.
The park contains two geological monuments. Remarkable Rocks are naturally sculptured formations precariously balanced atop a granite outcrop. They remind visitors of the sculptures of Henry Moore. Admirals Arch, home to playful New Zealand fur seals, displays the ability of the ocean to carve the coastline.
Three separate parcels of land are consisted in the park, as of 1993.
'Cape du Couedic' which refers to the main parcel of land within the park and which is bounded at the north by the West Bay Road and the West Melrose Track, to the east by the West End Highway and an unsealed called the Sand Dune Track, and the portion of coastline extending from West Bay in the west to Cape du Couedic in the south and to Sanderson Bay in the east. This portion of the park includes the following islands - Paisley Islet or West Bay Island at West Bay, and the Casuarina Islets immediately south of Cape du Couedic.
The Gosse Lands - a parcel of land which is bounded by the Playford Highway to the north and the West End Highway to the west.
Kangaroo Island is known for its amazing wildlife experiences and some of its best attractions are found in Flinders Chase National Park. A network of walking trails and boardwalks enable you to enjoy the park and the diversity of it's wildlife.
Camping fees apply per vehicle, per night. Maximum of eight vehicle occupants. Fees apply for hikers and cyclists wishing to camp.
The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although day visitors are requested to leave the park at sunset and has a Visitor Centre open from 9am to 5pm daily.
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