So we drove to Flinders Chase Natl park hoping to find a place to stay in the area. We weren't having much luck unless we wanted to spend $$$$ to stay at KI Wilderness retreat. We stopped off at the Western KI caravan park hoping that we get lucky.
I instantly liked the layout of the park and the grounds. The attractive log cabins and campgrounds looked well kept. Unfortunately, when we inquire about a room they didn't have anything available for a 2 night stay. But wait there happened to be a brand new cabin that they were just putting on the finishing touches. So if we didn't mind not having a TV we could be the first ones to occupy it. Otherwise, everything else was pretty much done.
The unit was self-contained and came with A/C, ceiling fans, working bathroom, stove/oven, microwave, pots/pans, etc. Needless to say everything was immaculate like it was all brand new. ;) So I am a little bias here.
There are no restaurants nearby so having the kitchen was essential. (The closest restaurant was the cafe in the park which closed at 5pm) The campground has some groceries including fruits, veggies, and meats. (but limited).
We saw a Kangaroo family (Dad, Mom, and Joey) hopping around the grounds. This was our first kangaroo sighting since being in Australia (unless you include the dead ones on the roads). The grounds have their own koala walk that takes you through a trail of Gum trees where you can spot koalas. We also saw Wallabies (or what we liked to refer to them as Wannabies) and a bunch of Galahs (Cockatoos).
Don't miss the Hanson Bay Wildlife Nocturnal Walk. We saw lots of wildlife including baby Koalas, Roos, Wannabies, Bushtail Possums, etc. The couple who manages the property are really passionate about the sanctuary and providing for a safe environment for the animals.
A sidenote: From Nov to March (I think) the pesky Aussie flies start to show up. These flies are extremely aggressive and are relentless in their pursuit of you. The minute you step out they are swarming around your face. At times, it made it very unpleasant to be walking around. Something a little deet could not solve. But if you're against putting pesticide on your body a very low tech method seems to work just as well. Just tear off a branch from one of the many bushes and use it to swat the flies away from your face. Make sure the branch has lots of leaves for maximum effect.
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