Flinders Chase National Park Centenary – Kangaroo Island | Oct 2019

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Flinders Chase National Park Centenary

National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia (NPWSSA) is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Flinders Chase National Park. There will be free entry to Flinders Chase National Park on 12 of October, as well as camping discounts during October.

Flinders Chase National Park was the second national park to be declared in South Australia and is a place enjoyed by thousands of local and international visitors every year. The park plays a significant role in conservation, outdoor education, and tourism in Australia. Visitors can either stay for the day or pitch a tent in one of the many campgrounds for a truly immersive experience.

Located at the western end of Kangaroo Island, this park conserves a vast area of rugged wilderness and is the home to the world-famous geological landmarks – Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. The park is a haven for native wildlife such as wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, platypus, echidnas, birds and reptiles and has brilliant displays of spring wildflowers.

There is so much to see and do with numerous walking trails, wild beaches and two lighthouses waiting to be explored. If you’re looking a true wilderness experience the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail is a must.

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What’s On:

Half price camping | 1 – 31 October 2019

Enjoy half price camping in Flinders Chase National Park for the month of October in celebration of 100 years of Flinders Chase and Park of the Month.

Discount applies to the following campgrounds:

  • Rocky River Campground
  • Snake Lagoon Campground
  • West Bay Campground
  • Harvey’s Return Campground

Parkapiki competition – Win a 12 month vehicle entry parks pass

Visit Flinders Chase National Park during September for your chance to win a 12 month vehicle entry for multiple park pass.

Parkapiki have used GPS technology to create a virtual boundary around the park. All you need to do is visit Flinders Chase National Park during October and when you’re there, open the competition page on your smart-phone or tablet, fill in the form and leave a creative comment about the park.

Junior Ranger Exploration with Parenting KI | Friday 11 October at 10am – 1pm

Join National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers and Parenting KI for a bush discovery morning. Children will learn to explore their surroundings and learn the basics of bush exploration. There will be a sausage sizzle provided, along with snacks and fruit. This event is FREE with Park entry passes. Bookings are essential.

Find out more & book here.

Flinders Chase Community Open Day | Saturday 12 October at 10am – 2pm

Park tours will be running throughout the day. Flinders Chase National Park welcomes the Kangaroo Island Community to help celebrate its 100th year anniversary.

  • Free day entry into the park from sunrise to sunset.
  • Guided heritage tours running hourly from the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre from 10am-2pm
  • Rocky River precinct heritage accommodation walk throughs from 10am – 3pm
  • Platypus Waterholes tour 10:30am
  • Remarkable Rocks Ranger-guided tour 1:00pm
  • Kids activities.
  • 50% discount on camping rates

Flinders Chase Big Night Out | Saturday 19 October 5pm – Sunday 20 October 10am

To celebrate the beginning of the Flinders Chase National Park Centenary Year, National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers invite the family to join our camping trip at the Rocky River campground. Enjoy a guided night walk with the rangers and some campfire snacks where rangers will share their in-depth knowledge of the park. For those early risers, there will also be a guided bird walk. There’s no need to book for the event although camping and entry permits are required.

Find out more here. 

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Department for Environment website here or Parks SA website here

What: Flinders Chase National Park Centenary 

When:    October 2019 | See dates & times above

Where:   Flinders Chase National Park | S Coast Rd, Flinders Chase

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Parks SA website

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