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FLINDERS CHASE NATIONAL PARK

3552' S, 13643' E

The most expansive of the Parks on Kangaroo Island this park covers 2 areas and surrounds the Ravine de Casoars Wilderness Protection Area. The total park's area is 17 percent of the island which is an area of approximately 73 841 hectares (182 460 acres).Koala

Situated at the western end of the island on a tilted and heavily wooded plateau it is deeply dissected by watercourses. The coasts on the north and the west have spectacularly beautiful cliffs broken by steep valleys and small beaches. It was these cliff faces that resulted in many shipwrecks in the late 1800's. This determined the need for lighthouses, 2 on either point of the western coast, being Cape du Couedic and Cape Borda.

Through to the 1980's the park was under the control of a group of Rangers that lived at the Ranger Station houses at Rocky River near the entrance at the southern side of the park.

The Flinders Chase National Park is easily accessible and has camping grounds and accommodation at various sites. It is a pristine area and includes the attractions of Weir's Cove, Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

Being a safe haven for wildlife you may see many animals and birds including the Kangaroo Island Grey Kangaroo, Tammar Wallabies, Pygmy Possums, Rosenberg Goannas, Platypus, Bandicoots and Common Brushtail Possums.

Koalas can be seen in the tree tops, these were introduced here in the 1930's from Victoria where development was encroaching and depleting their habitats and food sources and extinction was feared.

This park is a very important sanctuary to many of Australia's animals, free of predators it protects animals which could become extinct on mainland Australia.

Accommodation

Cabins & Camping (1)

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