Book Now - Private Touring: Flinders Chase Focus full day wildlife and landscape experience

Flinders Chase National Park covers over 70,000 hectares - the entire western end of Kangaroo Island. Work on setting aside this wilderness started in 1888 and it is home to an amazing diversity of plants and animals - many found nowhere else on earth. The south west corner of the Park contains some of the Island's most iconic landscapes including Remarkable Rocks, Weirs Cove and the rugged Cape du Couedic with Admirals Arch and a large fur-seal colony right on the tip.

This full day share tour explores some of iconic landscapes and lesser known parts of Flinders Chase National Park. In addition to the wildlife habitat the park also protects important geological features and cultural heritage sites.

The drive down to Cape du Couedic takes in some 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 number over 50,000 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.

The Remarkable Rocks, huge natural granite sculptures, 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 our picnic lunch which we can enjoy out in the bush before exploring more of the Island. Depending upon the season, the afternoon might include a visit to “Grassdale” in the heart of Kelly Hill Conservation Park, the secluded pools of the Rocky River or a rugged South Coast cove.

Average Duration: Full Day



About Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Exceptional Kangaroo Island is a family-owned small group and private charter touring company working solely on Kangaroo Island.
Our focus is on providing good food, good wine and access to wildlife in the wild.
We offer a series of day tours which are often combined with overnight accommodation to give an immersive experience covering the key wildlife encounters, landscape and sharing the stories of Kangaroo Island

1139 Playford Highway,
Cygnet River, South Australia 5223

Dress Code

We recommend enclosed footwear suitable for walking on unpaved natural surfaces. Long trousers are recommended for walking through the bush as is layered clothing and sun-protection year-round (hat/sun-block/long sleeves).

Weather Information

We operate year-round regardless of weather. Our outdoor lunch venues are chosen to ensure the best guest comfort on the day. On the rare occasion of an official "Catastrophic Fire Danger" day being declared all Parks are closed and our itineraries substantially altered. Kangaroo Island is a typical oceanic island - the adjacent mainland is often warmer in summer (Dec - Feb) and cooler in winter (Jun - Aug) but the wind off the sea can be fresh. Bring an extra layer regardless of the time of year.

Other Information

PLEASE NOTE: gluten-free, kosher, non-seafood, vegan or any other special dietary needs can be catered for but you must advise us at the time of booking.

SPECIAL CONDITONS:
Private touring is required for parties with children less than 6 years of age; those travelling with a language interpreter; and any guest who is unable to get in or out of a four wheel drive vehicle unaided due to mobility challenges.