Rocky River Hike – Flinders Chase National Park – Kangaroo Island
|Start Point||Flider Chase National Park Visitors Centre, FLinders Chase SA|
|End Point||Snake Lagoon Hike, Flinders Chase SA 5223, Australia|
|Time||3 Hours – Walking|
3 hrs one way, 9.5km
Follow the pristine Rocky River through to Snake Lagoon. Experience the riparian (river bank) communities, low woodlands and open forests. Even in the drier months spring-fed pools provide life-giving water to birds, reptiles, insects and mammals.
Access: this trail starts at the Visitor Centre and is the first stage of the 5 day KI Wilderness Trail.
The park’s coastal scenery includes Admirals Arch, a beautiful natural rock arch shaped by the powerful Southern Ocean, and the sculptured granite boulders known as Remarkable Rocks. Other attractions include wild beaches, the unspoilt Rocky River, vast wilderness areas and cultural heritage sites – including two lighthouses.
Discover some of Kangaroo Island’s secrets at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre where our natural and cultural heritage are showcased with interactive screens, a touch table and a fossil dig pit for kids. It’s a great place for families, with coffee, lunch and souvenirs available from the Chase Café.
Set deep in Flinders Chase National Park, you will find 3 roomy lighthouse keeper’s cottages built in 1907 from local limestone. Now fully restored and heritage listed, a stay in one of these cottages is a unique experience. You will find them on the south west tip of KI at Cape Du Couedic.
The majority of the park is accessible by 2WD, so it’s perfect for day visits and an ideal place to view wildlife in its natural habitat.
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