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Camp Ground Hosts with the most

News release
18 December 2014

Do you love to camp and enjoy meeting people? Would you like to stay free-of charge in one of Kangaroo Island’s magnificent National Parks these summer holidays?

You can achieve these experiences through the Camp Ground Host scheme. Camp ground hosts are volunteers who help provide a great camping experience for park visitors. You can commit to one week, two weeks or an entire month…whatever suits your particular circumstances. You’ll be introduced to the park and given training in the responsibilities of being a camp ground host and you’ll have staff to support you.

Previous Kangaroo Island camp ground hosts have been enthusiastic about hosting, offering these comments,‘Great experience, staff were really good. We really enjoyed our hosting at Flinders Chase. The staff were really friendly and helpful and pleased to share with us.’‘Without doubt, the highlight of our hosting experience was meeting many international visitors. As well as this was being a member of an incredible team…feel like one of the family’.

There are hosting opportunities available during the summer holidays at either end of Kangaroo Island, at Lashmar Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park.

Lashmar Conservation Park adjoins the long sandy beach at Antechamber Bay and is a favourite for beach lovers. It is an ideal location for swimming, fishing, bird watching and canoeing, and is just a short drive from Cape Willoughby light station.

Flinders Chase National Park features the spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch as well as a colony of Long-nosed fur seals at Cape du Couedic. Flinders Chase is a very popular destination for hosts, based at Rocky River campground near to the Visitor Centre and close to walking and hiking trails.

Imagine having the time to really explore the park, get to know the Rangers and learn about the park’s unique features and management. You may get the opportunity to help staff or volunteers with their activities if you wish. At the end of the day, while other visitors race home, you can relax and enjoy your chosen park, knowing there’s another great day to follow.

Find out more about being a campground host on Kangaroo Island or other South Australian National Parks.