Flinders Chase & Kangaroo Island
Flinders Chase & Kangaroo Island, Australia
This tour focuses upon Flinders Chase National Park which covers the entire western end of the Island. Work to establish this vast park began in 1888 making it one of the worlds oldest. Unspoilt and diverse, it is home to a wide variety of plants and animals - some found nowhere else on the planet.
You can visit Rocky River, site of an impressive visitor centre interpreting many facets of the park and its history. At Cape du Couedic you can visit a fur seal colony which now numbers over 20,000 after being decimated by hunting in the early 1800's. These animals can be observed resting on rocks or frolicking in the surf under Admirals Arch, a spectacular grotto.
On the headland above is a substantial stone lighthouse where three lighthouse keepers and their families lived, maintaining a beacon for ships. Further up the coast you will find Remarkable Rocks - huge granite boulders that have been carved by relentless wind, rain and salt off the southern ocean. Good wines and local produce feature highly in a picnic lunch which is enjoyed in the bush before exploring more of the Island.
Depending on the season the afternoon may include a visit to "Grassdale" in the heart of Kelly Hill Conservation Park, the secluded pools of Rocky River or a visit to a rugged south coast cove.
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These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.