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Kangaroo Island Attractions

Whether you prefer lazy afternoons on the verandah, long adventurous treks around the island’s beautiful coastline or up close encounters with the native wildlife, Kangaroo Island will delight you. The island’s magnificent beachscapes are within easy driving range of Blue Wren Beach House and will add to the pleasure of your memorable stay.

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Flinders Chase National Park

This vast area of wilderness that makes up Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for endangered species and other native wildlife.

The park features Remarkable Rocks, a magnificent rock formation sculpted over 500 million years by the strong winds and tides of the southern ocean. Extensive boardwalks and platforms at the breathtaking Admiral’s Arch offer extraordinary viewing conditions for a colony of playful New Zealand fur seals at Cape du Couedic.

If you enjoy walking, a network of walking trails and boardwalks allow you to observe the park’s extensive native wildlife populations in spectacular ocean settings.
You can learn more about the park at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre.

Location: Flinders Chase National Park is located 110km west of Kingscote. Follow the Playford Highway or South Coast Road.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although day visitors are requested to leave the park at sunset.

The Flinders Chase Visitor Centre is open 9am-5pm daily (except Christmas Day).

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Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

Paul’s Place offers a one of a kind Australian wildlife experience that is frequently described by Kangaroo Island visitors as the highlight of their stay. This unique park is both fun and unforgettable.

Paul’s Place has been open for 25 years and is home to many hand-raised animals that seem to genuinely enjoy the visitor interaction. Many of the native animal residents come to Paul’s following injury and are lovingly nurtured to recovery. For the animal’s safety and health the majority of their enclosures are large walk-throughs.

Paul’s Place is well known for it’s friendly approach to both visitors and animals. It has something to offer everyone with a love of animals and a sense of humor.

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Seal Bay Conservation Park

The Seal Bay Conservation Park is located on the south coast of Kangaroo Island within easy driving distance from Penneshaw, and is one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions.

It is home to the largest colony of Australian Seal-Lion in Australia and has stunning views of the neighboring coastline.

Guided tours are provided along Seal Bay beach where you can walk amongst the sea lions to experience these fascinating animals close up.

If guided tours are not your thing, you can walk the boardwalk at your leisure to view the sea lions from afar.

There are picnic and barbeque amenities at the Bales Bay Picnic Area, and just a short walk away is a lookout offering excellent views of Cape Gantheaume wilderness area.

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Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

The Cape Willoughby Lighthouse is located 30 kilometers from Penneshaw and is the State’s oldest lighthouse. It was erected in 1852 to create safer shipping conditions across the Backstairs Passage, an 11 km wide strip of water between Kangaroo Island and the mainland of South Australia.

The isolation and rugged beauty of the coastline is breathtaking and from the Lighthouse tower you can see the mainland.

Guided tours of the Light Station and precinct are held daily. The Visitor Centre includes a remarkable museum reading room, with light refreshments and souvenirs available. There are also self-guided walking trails, which provide further insight into the lives of the early Lighthouse Keepers and the construction of the Light Station.

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Information Centre

The Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre is situated on the main road entering the town of Penneshaw.

Drop into the centre for Kangaroo Island brochures and maps and some friendly advice on tourism must see spots to make the most of your Kangaroo Island holiday.

The centre is open: Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm. Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays - 10am to 4pm. Closed - Christmas Day. Kangaroo Island.