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Flinders Chase Focus - Full Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Tour

  • Incredible views and wildlife sightings in the Flinders Chase National Park
  • Delicious picnic lunch in a natural bush setting
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Kingscote airport or hotels
Flinders Chase Focus - Full Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Tour
From US$332.44
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Flinders Chase Focus - Full Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Tour
From US$332.44
The Flinders Chase National Park lies along the western tip of Kangaroo Island and is home to some of the island’s most memorable landmarks. On this full-day tour, visit the sea lion colony of Cape du Couedic, admire views of the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, and look out for wild kangaroos in the Kelly Hill Conservation Park.
What to Expect

With pick up from selected accommodations or Kingscote airport between 9 and 10am, this full day share tour explores some of Kangaroo Island’s highlights and lesser known backtracks of Flinders Chase National Park - a wilderness covering nearly 75,000 hectares (200,000 acres). It is home to kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and many birds including rare Cape Barren Geese. Over 50 of the plants on the Island are found nowhere else on earth. In addition to the wildlife habitat the park also protects important geological features and cultural heritage sites.

The drive to Cape du Couedic takes in dramatic dune country with a complex fire history and an interesting range of vegetation types. The road alignment follows the original horse trail between the ranger station and the lighthouse settlement on the tip of the peninsula.

At Cape du Couedic visit a fur seal colony which now flourishing after being decimated by hunting in the early 1800’s.  These animals can be observed at rest on the rocks or frolicking in the surf under Admirals Arch - a spectacular coastal grotto.  On the headland above is a beautiful stone lighthouse where three light keepers and their families lived, maintaining a warning for ships.  With no road access until 1940 life was tough - supplies came by sea only every 3 months.

Another impressive stone structure had a different architect - nature.  Huge granite sculptures known as Remarkable Rocks, have been carved by relentless winds, rain and salt from the Southern Ocean.  The end result looks like a meeting of the minds of Henri Moore and Salvador Dali!

Good wines and local produce features highly in the picnic lunch provided which you can enjoy out in the bush before exploring more of the Island.  In the afternoon visit “Grassdale” which is an historic farm in the heart of Kelly Hill Conservation Park where some of the Island's pioneer heritage is explored as well as being an excellent location for wild kangaroo encounters.

Around 6pm you will be returned to your original departure point - actual time will depend on logistics on the day.

Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An exceptional tour.

We did a day trip to Flinders Chase with wildlife tour and it was really great. Our tour guides were Luke and Sky who were very knowledgeable of the area (Sky is a native KI). We saw plenty of Koala bear and Kangaroo. Also some...More

Thank DavidJM4214
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Our tours with Exceptional Kangaroo Island were fantastic! Our guides Jamie and Luke were personable and had a wealth of information to pass on to us. We loved seeing all the native animals in their natural habitat and learning about them. EKI took care of...More

1  Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile
The Real Australia

See it like a native with home grown pros, who love their island and love showing it to you. Mary and Tim were our guides for two days. We saw everything; kangaroos, wallabies, ekidnos,seals, sea lions, kawallas and many species of birds that live on...More

Thank Al2020
Reviewed 17 March 2018
Rocks, 'Roos and Riesling

Over the course of two days we covered deceptively large KI, which turned out to be, as someone said, a microcosm of Australia. Wildlife, magnificent scenery and expert, humorous commentary were highlights of our two day tour. Tim and Jamie were careful drivers and excellent...More

1  Thank slgoldstein
CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience - and for highlighting the size! Guests often underestimate the scale of the Island as on a map of Australia we are only a tiny dot. However that dot is the same size as Bali or...More

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Fabulous Two Day Tour!

Kangaroo Island was certainly a highlight of our visit to Australia and this was largely in part due to our incredible guide Jamie Bowden. A native born " Islander' , Jamie was unbelievably knowledgeable about the areas we visited, the wildlife and the history. He...More

Thank Judy3488
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