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Things to do in Flinders Chase

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Spectacular rocks and views of the rugged coastline including Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“The uniqueness of the transformation of the rocks by nature. Close to Admirals Arch where hundreds of sea lions and the arch of rock.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It has the wonder of rock shape by nature , close to light house, and Admirals Arch.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Zoo
“Fantastic opportunity to see koalas in their natural habitat. You can get close enough to take great photos and observe them doing what they do - eat, sleep, choose a better tree, see off other koalas in their "space".”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Admirals Arch is one of Kangaroo Island's most impressive and unusual natural landmarks. It took thousands of years of erosion to create this distinctive rock bridge near the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse on the island's southwest coast. The boardwalk leading to the Admirals Arch is nearly as scenic as the landmark itself. The Admirals Arch viewing platform is also an ideal place to observe the New Zealand fur seal colony that has established itself below the landmark. These dark brown seals rest and breed on land, but find food in the water. Summer is the primary breeding season, and the rock pools underneath Admirals Arch are a popular place for seal pups to play. Another unique thing about Admirals Arch is the stalactites which dangle from the rocky ceiling of this former cave. The floor, on the other hand, is very smooth. Whale migration season takes place between May and October, but dolphins are frequently spotted throughout the year. Another famous Kangaroo Island natural landmark, the Remarkable Rocks, is also nearby. Admirals Arch is just one of 27 officially designated geological monuments situated throughout Kangaroo Island. This landmark is also the starting point of several hikes throughout Flinders Chase National Park. The Admirals Arch Boardwalk leads to the Cape du Couedic Lightstation, which has guarded the southwest coast of the island since 1909.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“you can view the New Zealand fur seal and the amazing natural arch curved through rocks over time”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Witness the amazing forces of nature at Admirals Arch, located in Flinders Chase National Park. A viewing platform and boardwalk around a cliff face leads visitors to this spectacular rock arch.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Nicolas Baudin’s Restaurant is a boutique dining experience utilizing the best local and South Australian produce. We serve various styles of local cuisines and our alacarte menu starts at 6pm. The aim is to provide a selection of dining experiences for house guests and locals. The restaurant is open breakfast and dinner daily. While we don’t open for lunch we offer, bbq packs to take on your day out or cook in the bbq area at the retreat, and a picnic pack to take with you on your day of touring the island. At KI Wilderness Retreat it is important to support the local community, which is why we stock a fantastic range of Kangaroo Island wines, beers & spirits. The wines, sold by the glass gives our guests the opportunity to sample a number of local wines to compliment their meal.”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Hanson Bay visitor centre completed in 2011 offers information, meals and snacks, drinks, souvenirs, barista made coffee. Open from 8am until 5.30pm/ 6pm, Spring/Summer and 9am until 5pm Autumn/Winter. We also stock provisions such as milk and bread plus a large selection of Local Produce and Artwork. The visitor centre is at the Koala Walk. Discover numerous other sightseeing opportunities and interesting places to visit within easy reach from the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. NOCTURNAL WALKS are offer here at Hanson Bay Koala Sanctuary. Fully guided 90 minute walk with one of our experienced tour guides. Discover and learn about the nocturnal animals of Kangaroo Island in their natural habitat and environment. View Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroos, Echidnas, Bats and Possums. Take in the spectacular view of the Great Southern Skies on this fun, exciting and educational discovery walk. Our guided nocturnal walk is a must for all international guests! The western end of Kangaroo Island abounds in large tracts of natural bush, many varieties of native animals, plants and birds, as well as spectacular coastlines and sandy beaches. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Hike a the beautiful ring route to the beach and caves where Captain Baudin's sailors inscribed on the wall of the caves (take a torch)”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
Route
“Named after my great-grandfather who delivered the mail by horse & cart many years ago”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Flinders Chase National Park has it all .... nature at it's best, rugged coasts lines, amazing bush trails experiences, abundant wildlife and spectacular flora.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
  • 1 local recommends