Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase National Park
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Western end of Kangaroo Island features magnificent coastal landscapes coupled with vast wilderness areas and diverse wildlife. Flinders Chase National Park is the home of the iconic Admiral's Arch with its colony of New Zealand fur seals and the truly Remarkable Rocks. Open every day except Christmas day.
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  • TravelswithSue
    Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
    Unspoiled and rugged beauty
    The natural and unspoilt rugged beauty of the area was most appealing. One has to drive through vast scrub forest to reach the lighthouse and Admiral’s Arch, and then the Remarkable Rocks. There is no habitation close by and the remoteness of the area makes one feel like an explorer. We saw many sea lions, fur seals and long nosed desks at rest and play. It was fascinating.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 January 2023
  • Julee P
    Bangkok, Thailand169 contributions
    Worth to drive there when you visit KI
    Maybe one of the much visit place when you visit Kangaroo Island. A bit long drive from Penneshaw but worth it. The weather was perfect when we visited in middle of February. The walk was nice
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 February 2023
  • Judith
    Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand17 contributions
    Stunning! Remarkable Rocks a favourite
    On a wild cool day we visited Flinders Chase National Park, specifically to see Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. The ranger selling tickets was friendly and helpful, providing a map and instructions. Remarkable Rocks are truly remarkable. The Southern Ocean below us was roaring and crashing. The wind was wild and cold. It all added to the experience. Admirals Arch is also an extraordinary feature. Again, the wild weather added to the ambience. We highly recommend this national park.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 March 2023
  • 13David007
    Heyfield, Australia12 contributions
    Most Amazing Rock Formations
    We visited here a couple of days ago. Weather was magnificent. Plenty of travellers around, & all having fun taking their pictures. The rocks are incredible especially when you realise how they are formed. The comfort room facilities in this park, and throughout all of K.I., are excellent. Something the Victorian Govt & the Port Campbell area could learn from, & i am a Victorian!! Definitely recommend the Remarkable Rocks & the Admiral’s Arch, along with the National Park to all who visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Mark R
    Sydney, Australia599 contributions
    Spectacular - must do in KI
    Located about 100km drive on sealed roads from Kingscote is the Flinders Chase National Park. Found it easier to apply for the Park Fee online. Was great to see the recovery of the Park after the devastating fires of 2019/20. Obvious highlights were Admirals Arch and the Remarkables Rocks. Both are accessible by relatively flat boardwalks from the car parks. Admirals Arch does have some stairs at the end which are a little steep but shouldn't trouble most people but are not wheelchair accessible. You can still get some fantastic views if confined to a wheelchair. The Remarkable Rocks are aptly named and fantastic to walk amongst them with so many amazing shapes that have been formed by mother nature.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2023
  • simcat46
    Melbourne, Australia49 contributions
    Kangaroo Island Scenery
    After a drive to the far end of Kangaroo Island the remoteness is very evident. The visitors centre is yet to be rebuilt after the 2020 bushfires so we missed the chance to learn more about the area. The vegetation recovery was amazing with lush green undergrowth contrasting to the bare silver trunks above them. Boardwalks have been restored at the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals arch allowing energetic walks to explore these areas though people walking over the rocks detracted from their beauty. Some great lookouts to capture the scenic panoramas
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 April 2023
  • Richard S
    Sydney, Australia47 contributions
    Admirals arch a surprise packet
    Quite a long drive but well worth it. Remarkable rocks were emotive shapes and admirals arch wild and untamed. With a forbidding lighthouse and cute seals thrown in was a worthwhile day trip from Kingscote
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 May 2023
  • Piere M
    11 contributions
    Regrowth plus!
    Nature has its own way of dealing with catastrophe. This is so evident in the amount of regrowth evident in the fire ravaged areas of the island. Bird life is now abundant and there is lots of evidence of animals rebounding. The last couple of mild years have helped nature restore.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • rdf88
    133 contributions
    Ravine de Carsoars hike
    Ravine de Carsoars walk is at the end of the north road across the island. Bitumen turns to gravel, and the road progressively narrows. You turn off down the Ravine road and wind through to a car park. No 4WD is currently necessary. There are no facilities nor water in the car park so you need to take it with you. The walk heads off east through regrown scrub and is initially a bit rough with the path interrupted by limestone outcrops. After about 1 km this settles down to a smoother surface then begins to snake downwards to the river. Plenty of flowers were out and there are lots of birds and goannas. The river runs across flat basalt rocks and the path wends its way along the north side of the river, until it doesn't. The lagoon at the end of the river is (at present) full and the path ends abruptly at a cliff. One then wades across the river where, depending on the route you pick, can vary from knee to crotch deep. The best place to do this is opposite the pristine sand dune. Then it is a short walk to the beach. The caves are amazing - there are three on the north side. The first one is deep and cool (bring a torch!). The second one has a couple of narrow entrances but then opens up and reaches through into the third one, the entrance of which can be lapped by the sea at low tide. The walk back is all uphill so there is no chance that your wet clothes from crossing the river are not going to dry out! Well worth the walk.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 October 2023
  • 1805bob
    207 contributions
    Excellent visit
    A thoroughly enjoyable visit to the park. Staff at the isitor center sere very helpful and were able to tailor the visit to our group and timing needs. We visited Cape de Couedic first, light house and Admiral's Arch. Views out to the islands and sea were spectacular. We then headed around to Remarkable Rocks which were really amazing. Access to both was by gently sloping walkways, with optional further stairs to Admiral's Arch. Remarkable Rocks enabled some scrambling on the rocks. Some of the hikes are not yet available, but do not miss this visit
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
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Karen W
11 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
KI as the locals like to call it, is special. Loads of space but everything you need to be comfy and a little luxurious. Native animals everywhere and a resilient, recovering landscape make this a must go.
Written 14 November 2023
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mpyrs
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Amazing unique site, much better than our expectations. Easy drive, good roads, parking area, and short walking path to Remarkable Rocks.
Written 27 October 2023
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vicki p
4 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
So very worth the visit to Kangaroo Island and Flinders chase. Admirals Arc, and the Seals. Could spend at least 1/2/3 hours here. Watched the seals playing in the water and sunning on the rocks. The Platypus walk, we spotted Echidna, Tamar Wallabies and beautiful growth coming up from the fires in 2020. So good to see it recovering.
Written 25 October 2023
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1805bob
Michigan, USA207 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
A thoroughly enjoyable visit to the park. Staff at the isitor center sere very helpful and were able to tailor the visit to our group and timing needs. We visited Cape de Couedic first, light house and Admiral's Arch. Views out to the islands and sea were spectacular. We then headed around to Remarkable Rocks which were really amazing. Access to both was by gently sloping walkways, with optional further stairs to Admiral's Arch. Remarkable Rocks enabled some scrambling on the rocks. Some of the hikes are not yet available, but do not miss this visit
Written 23 October 2023
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rdf88
Sydney, Australia133 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
Ravine de Carsoars walk is at the end of the north road across the island. Bitumen turns to gravel, and the road progressively narrows. You turn off down the Ravine road and wind through to a car park. No 4WD is currently necessary. There are no facilities nor water in the car park so you need to take it with you.
The walk heads off east through regrown scrub and is initially a bit rough with the path interrupted by limestone outcrops. After about 1 km this settles down to a smoother surface then begins to snake downwards to the river. Plenty of flowers were out and there are lots of birds and goannas.
The river runs across flat basalt rocks and the path wends its way along the north side of the river, until it doesn't. The lagoon at the end of the river is (at present) full and the path ends abruptly at a cliff.
One then wades across the river where, depending on the route you pick, can vary from knee to crotch deep. The best place to do this is opposite the pristine sand dune.
Then it is a short walk to the beach.
The caves are amazing - there are three on the north side. The first one is deep and cool (bring a torch!). The second one has a couple of narrow entrances but then opens up and reaches through into the third one, the entrance of which can be lapped by the sea at low tide.
The walk back is all uphill so there is no chance that your wet clothes from crossing the river are not going to dry out! Well worth the walk.
Written 6 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mooney
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Kangaroo Island, also known as "Kangarootopia", is a paradise for nature lovers! From coastal heathlands, to native bushlands, and rolling hills, this island has it all. The diverse flora will leave you hopping with excitement as you encounter unique plants and wildlife like no other place on earth. Trust me, you won't be kangaroo-ing back home!
Written 5 October 2023
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Hal
Kyogle, Australia13 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Friends
So many NZ fur seals. Loved the lighthouse and springtime flowers, Admirals Arch and the Remarkables. We arrived quite late and only had an hour to see it all, so would recommend taking longer.
Written 21 September 2023
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Piere M
11 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Nature has its own way of dealing with catastrophe. This is so evident in the amount of regrowth evident in the fire ravaged areas of the island. Bird life is now abundant and there is lots of evidence of animals rebounding. The last couple of mild years have helped nature restore.
Written 6 September 2023
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Gabster130913
Greater Sydney, Australia102 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Conservation is key to this national park. Offers camping, trail walks and features Island mainstays of fur seals and remarkable rock formations.
Written 30 August 2023
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Paul C
Burleigh Heads, Australia5 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Such a beautiful park and even with wild and wet weather it was still an exhilarating adventure. We were very impressed by all the national park rangers we met. They were extremely helpful and informative
Written 8 July 2023
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