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Park news this summer

News release
04 September 2014

Take time out to experience Kangaroo Island's wonderful National Parks and see for yourself what it is that attracts visitors from across the world. Island residents can purchase an Island Pass for half-price giving 12 month access to all sites and most tours.

Fun at Flinders Chase

Come and join in the free fun and activities for children and adults in the park between 12‒16 January 2015.

Things to do

You can stroll along one of the many nature and heritage trails, use the picnic and BBQ facilities or find a wild and remote beach to explore.

A highlight of the Flinders Chase National Park is the exciting, Platypus Waterholes Walk. The viewing platforms and state-of-the-art signs combine artistic design and functionality in depicting the natural history and environment of this unique area.

The Heritage Walk at Flinders Chase introduces visitors to our cultural heritage including early settlers’ cottages, megafauna excavation sites and Kangaroo Island’s importance as a wildlife sanctuary.

Try the new Rocky River Hike. This is the first stage of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and is 9.5 km in length and is classed as moderate. It leaves from the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre and finishes at Snake Lagoon. Why not camp there overnight and return the next day. Don't forget to book your site with the Visitor Centre.

While in the west end don't miss the Shackle Road Self-drive nature tour which links Flinders Chase Visitor Centre and Cape Borda highlighting its landscape and historic features. Why not take a lighthouse tour and visit the museum when you get to Cape Borda?

Flinders Chase National Park has self-registration for camping when the Visitor Centre is closed.

At the eastern end of the Island, visitors and campers at Antechamber Bay will be pleasantly surprised with the new look upgraded BBQ shelter and you can self-register for camping there too.

For more information about activities, tours and accommodation at any of Kangaroo Island’s National Parks contact the Natural Resources Centre. The Natural Resources Centre is open 9am– 5pm Monday to Friday (except for public holidays).