Is Flinders Chase National Park worth visiting?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/18/2024

Reading time: 3 mins

Flinders Chase National Park is a large national park on the western end of Kangaroo Island.

If you’re headed to Kangaroo Island, chances are you have heard of Flinders Chase National Park. Whether you have heard of the national park or not, you may be wondering if it is worth visiting. The simple answer is yes, it is a destination that should be on every itinerary.

Now that you’ve decided it’s worth a visit, what is there to do?

Explore the Remarkable Rocks

Flinders Chase National Park Remarkable Rocks

The Remarkable Rocks are fascinating rocks that are, as the name suggests, quite remarkable. The large granite boulders took around 500 million years to form as they were worn down by rain, wind, and waves.

Many of the rocks have an orange colour to them, which is from the lichen that grows on them.

We suggest checking out the rocks in the morning or evening so that you can catch the beautiful sunrise or sunset on the island.

Admire the scenery from the Cape du Couedic lighthouse

Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

The Cape du Couedic Lighthouse stands tall on the peninsula of Flinders Chase National Park. It was built in the early 1900s and was constructed from local stone.

Be sure to head to the lighthouse to take in the panoramic views from the peninsula. Please note that there is no access to the inside of the lighthouse.

Visit Admirals Arch

Kangaroo Island Admirals Arch

Admirals Arch is another fascinating formation found in Flinders Chase National Park. There is a boardwalk that leads to the arch, offering spectacular views of the landmark and the ocean beyond.

The arch itself looks like it has stalactites hanging from it, but those are actually fossilised roots!

Spot a colony of fur seals

Kangaroo Island Long Nosed Fur Seals

Kangaroo Island is home to colonies of long-nosed fur seals. The seals can grow up to two metres long and weigh up to 250 kilograms.

These fur seals are often visible from the lookout at Admirals Arch. When you get to the end of the boardwalk, keep an eye out for these seals as they love to frolic and play on the shoreline. You may notice the seals in the water with a flipper in the air. That is because it helps them determine the direction of the wind while floating in the ocean.

Join a tour of Kangaroo Island

Flinders Chase National Park is such a fantastic location that it is a stop on all of our Kangaroo Island tours. You can choose to spend the day exploring the gorgeous island, or see even more of the island on a two-day tour!

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure to Kangaroo Island!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.