Flinders Chase National Park covers over 320 square kilometres and is home to an array of stunning natural wonders, from soaring cliffs and pristine beaches to rugged wilderness and unique wildlife.
The highlight of the park for me has to be the Remarkable Rocks, a cluster of granite boulders perched atop a rocky promontory. The rocks are over 500 million years old and have been shaped over time by wind and waves, resulting in a stunning array of shapes and colours.
On arriving, take in the views from the lookout. The sweeping beach and sheer cliffs form a fitting introduction.
The Remarkable Rocks have to be one of the most enduring spectacles I’ve seen in my travels across Australia. Not simply because they are one of nature’s wonders, but for their prominent position upon a headline with stunning coastal views to both the east and the west.
Huge, sculptured boulders sit proud as if placed on a pedestal by nature’s most prominent artist, the elements. With amazing compositions in every direction this place is a must see for all intrepid travellers.
Cape du Couedic
Cape du Couedic lighthouse was built in 1909 to guide ships through the treacherous waters around the cape, which are known for their rugged coastline and frequent storms. The lighthouse stands 103 feet tall and is made of local limestone, with a distinctive red lantern room at the top.
Admirals Arch is a natural rock formation that has been carved by the relentless pounding of the Southern Ocean. Visitors can walk down a wooden boardwalk to get up close and personal with the arch and its resident colony of New Zealand fur seals. It's a unique opportunity to see these fascinating animals in their natural habitat.
West Bay shows off the wilder side of the island as huge swells and strong winds from the Great Australian Bight continually batter this coastline.