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24 Sep 2018

Welcome to Kangaroo Island, home to Flinders Chase National Park

How to get to Flinders Chase National Park

Option one

  • Hire a car in Adelaide, then drive one hour and 40 minutes to Cape Jervis.
  • Drive your car onto the SeaLink Ferry and cruise for 40 minutes over to Penneshaw or head over on the express ferry service, KIC (Kangaroo Island Connect).
  • Drive for one-and-a-half-hours to Flinders Chase National Park.
  • Option two

  • Fly from Adelaide to Kingscote with Qantas or REX.
  • Hire a car with Budget or Hertz.
  • Drive for one hour to Flinders Chase National Park.

  • Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island


    Hit the road with our three-day Itinerary

    Wind your way through Flinders Chase National Park on a three-day road trip across Kangaroo Island: South Australia’s paradise for wildlife.

    Slip away to a sanctuary for wildlife and natural beauty, trading the hustle and bustle of city life for iconic Australian animals, mouth-watering local food and wine, breathtaking scenery and luxury accommodation. Get back to nature with our three-day Kangaroo Island itinerary 

    Day one

    Luxuriate at LifeTime Private Retreats’ Cliff House

    Cliff House, LifeTime Private Retreats

    Touch-down on Kangaroo Island, then shack up in style at LifeTime Private Retreats’ Cliff House. The Cliff House boasts sweeping coastal views with private access to Snellings Beach, a hot tub, outdoor patio and views fit for royalty. There’s even the option to have an in-house catering team prepare dinner while you lounge on the patio, spotting dolphins and sipping pinot grigio. 

    For ultimate luxury: Check in to Southern Ocean Lodge

    Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

    Those wishing to experience the height of luxury will be richly rewarded at Kangaroo Island’s Southern Ocean Lodge. Tucked away on private, secluded land, each suite enjoys spectacular views of the Southern Ocean and is surrounded by bushland. The remote, wild location is matched by intimate service with modern architecture and plush comforts. This is brilliantly showcased in the Lodge’s huge open lounge and dining area where you’ll enjoy first class food (all ingredients are locally-sourced) and fine South Australian wines.

    Chill out at Dudley Wines Cellar Door 

    Dudley Wines, Kangaroo Island

    Relax for the afternoon on the deck with fantastic coastal views while enjoying Dudley's locally-produced, award-winning wines. Established in 1997, Dudley Wines is Kangaroo Island's pioneer winery and includes a one hole, one par clifftop golf course. The Cellar Door is just 12 kilometres from Penneshaw, perched on Kangaroo Island's stunning north coast. 


    You can’t come to Kangaroo Island without enjoying the local seafood, and there’s no better place to start than The Oyster Farm Shop. Devour oysters, marron, abalone and King George whiting at the iconic turquoise shack with old petrol pumps out front. With everything prepared fresh on site, walk across the road to the jetty, dangle your legs over the edge and tuck into oysters farmed 200 meters away in American River.

    Day two

    Explore Flinders Chase National Park

    Admirals Arch, Kangaroo Island

    Wake up early and venture to Flinders Chase National Park, home to the Kangaroo Island's crown jewels: Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. The Remarkable Rocks are a cluster of gigantic, artfully-placed granite boulders overlooking savage cliffs and deep-blue swells, while Admirals Arch is a rocky naturally-formed archway dripping with stalactites. Start at the car park and continue along the boardwalk with stunning views of the coast and seal colonies below.

    Meet the locals at Seal Bay

    Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island

    Just 40 minutes’ drive away from Flinders Chase National Park lies Seal Bay, home to Australian sea lion colonies for thousands of years. Watch resident sea lions in their natural habitat from a 900-metre-long wheelchair accessible boardwalk, meandering through the dunes to impressive coastal lookouts. You can get up-close and personal with the resident sea lions on a guided beach tour.

    Stop for a tipple at KI Spirits

    Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS) is South Australia's first boutique distillery and was established in 2005. Located half an hour’s drive away in Cygnet River, their award-winning range of drinks includes eight liqueurs, four vodkas and two premium gins. All products are handmade in small batches using hand crafted copper pot stills and have received major awards in London, New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong.

    Day three

    Get up-close and cuddly at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

    Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

    Spend the morning getting acquainted with Australia’s cute, cuddly, and not so cuddly animals at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Spanning a massive 50 acres, the park is home to more than 1,000 animals. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, cuddle koalas and see Australia’s most iconic animals, from wombats and echidnas to reptiles and birds.

    Chill out at Vivonne Bay

    Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island

    Once voted Australia’s best beach, Vivonne Bay’s six-kilometre-long U-shaped beach is postcard-perfect. Here, white sandy shores meet gently lapping waves, perfect for wading waist deep. With a jetty framing the south-end and distant dunes in the north, it’s a great excuse to slip away for the day without another soul in sight.

    Linger longer or set-off on the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

    Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

    If you’ve got the time, one of the best ways to see Kangaroo Island is on the epic five-day Wilderness Trail. Discover nature's secrets on this 61-kilometre trek, encompassing the Island’s most iconic natural attractions, beautiful beaches, flora and fauna.

    Three days is just enough time to experience the wonder of Kangaroo Island, but there’s so much more to explore. Check out our Kangaroo Island essentials below and extend your stay.

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