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Flinders Chase for free

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Entrance into Flinders Chase National Park will be free on October 11 for KI residents

Have you been to Flinders Chase National Park lately? There have been lots of exciting developments in the park in the last 12 months. You can explore and celebrate these achievements at the park’s Open Day to be held on Sunday 12 October 2014 with free park entry for the Kangaroo Island community. There’s a chance to win two nights Heritage accommodation, as well as a host of great activities to keep you and your family entertained.

Take one of the free guided tours of the reinstated Platypus Waterholes Walk and learn more about the elusive platypus and its habitat. Step back in time on the Heritage walk and May’s Homestead tour where Friends of Parks volunteers will provide a cup of tea inside the historic homestead.

You can learn more about the park’s mega-fauna fossil history with a special viewing of some of the fossils that have been found in Black Swamp.

There will be Nature Play activities for kids including the issuing of Nature Play passports for Junior and Primary school aged children who don’t have them. Nature Play can be described as ‘making outdoor play in nature an everyday part of childhood again’. Take the opportunity to share the childhood activities that were important to you, with your family.

If you’re feeling active then you might like to try out the new Rocky River Hike which is the first stage of the Multi-Day Hike that will eventually extend from the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre along the south- west coast to Kelly Hill Caves. This section of the hike starts at the visitor centre and finishes at the Snake Lagoon Day Visitor Area and Campground.

The park is looking its colourful best, with spring wildflowers blooming, frogs calling and baby birds and animals. Will you find some orchids or spot an echidna?

Come and see what attracts visitors from around the world to Flinders Chase. Take the opportunity to revisit sites like Remarkable Rocks or Admirals Arch.

The Visitor Centre is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm for park visitors to register and be eligible for the lucky entry prize. For more information please contact Flinders Chase National Park on 8553 4470 or contact us.

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