A trip to the unspoiled lands of Kangaroo Island is not complete without a visit to this stunning National Park.
Flinders Chase is known for its jaw-dropping assortments of native wildlife and spectacular natural beauty. But where do you start? This collection of the protected area is a whopping 32,500 hectares, crammed full of natural attractions and wildlife to choose from. Here are some noteworthy sights to see on your travels.
Discovering the Flora and Fauna
Wildlife is the biggest draw in for Kangaroo Island, with native Australian Plants and animals swarming the area. The Flinders Chase National Park is an iconic Australian landscape, with grass trees, kangaroo Island silver bushes, and gum trees. Roaming through these plants are some incredible creatures, including kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and birds. If you head down to the beach, you might spot a seal frolicking along the rocks, a little penguin waddling up to shore, or if you are really lucky, a whale splashing from the outer sea. Whether you catch a glimpse of getting up close and personal, seeing these creatures is an unforgettable experience.
Right along the bottom left peak of Kangaroo Island lies this natural phenomenon. This naturally made rock arch was moulded by centuries of weather and sea spray. Start or finish at this arch as you trek along the various hiking tracks in this area. For a great bonus, you can see an adorable colony of seals frolicking along the beach and rocks under the arch.
This park is filled with natural wonders, another being the Remarkable Rocks. These rocks scatter the area, all ranging in shapes and size. The natural forces formed these rocks five million years ago, perching the rocks 200 feet above the sea, transforming the coastline into a unique landscape. For a really specular view, visit this marvel at sunrise or sunset, the rocks turning a vibrant gold colour.
In the heart of the park lies the Flinders Chase National Park Visitor Centre. Here you can learn about the history of the land. Seeing the exhibits, interactive screens, and programs help you understand the rich heritage of the region with the fascinating facts this island holds. Start your journey here to get some pointers from the locals for the best way to see the park.