We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. Find out more in our Privacy Policy. By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies.

Send an enquiry
Do you need a ferry with your accomodation? *
Contact details
Name
Passenger details

Enquiry sent

Thank you for your enquiry. Our customer service team will contact you shortly.

National and Conservation Parks in Kangaroo Island

The National and Conservation Parks of Kangaroo Island cover almost one-third of the island and are ideal to explore on your next Kangaroo Island holiday.

Fees apply for entry to some parks and for camping. All visitors must display valid entry passes and camping permits where applicable. Fines apply for not doing so. Book and pay for your entry to the Flinders Chase National Park prior to travel on the National Parks and Wildlife Service SA website, or pay at the gate.

Here are some of the best natural parks on Kangaroo Island

Seal Bay Conservation Park

Guided tours provide visitors with an exclusive opportunity to observe Australian sea lions in their natural environment of sand dunes, beaches, and oceans with an expert guide at your side. There is a wonderful self-guiding boardwalk and lookout area, souvenir shop, interpretive centre and restrooms also available at this location for your use.

Getting up close to Australian sea lions is a must-see when visiting Kangaroo Island. Make sure you bring your camera along to get some photos, and if you're lucky you may even see some playful sea lions’ pups.

To book a Seal Bay Guided Tour and for more information, click here.

Flinders Chase National Park

Book and pay for your entry before you visit on the National Parks and Wildlife Service SA Website.

Some of Kangaroo Island’s best attractions can be found in Flinders Chase National Park, from abundant wildlife, and amazing walking and hiking trails to the wind-sculpted boulders of Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, and Cape du Coeudic Lighthouse and Cottages. The Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail is currently closed, however, it encompasses trails through Flinders Chase National Park, Kelly Hill Conservation Park, and the Cape Bouguer Wilderness Protection Area. Along with encounters with some of the island's most unique wildlife, the trail provides access to the iconic attractions of Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, Weirs Cove, Hanson Bay, and Kelly Hill Caves.

Plans to rebuild the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre & Café are currently underway. More details to come.

You can visit the beautiful Flinders Chase National Park with our Kangaroo Island Experience Day Tour and Kangaroo Island Highlights Escape.

Within the Flinders Chase National Park is one of Australia's greatest walks - the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. The world-class, 61 kilometre, five-day walking experience gives walkers access to some of the most rugged, remote and spectacular coastline in Australia.

The trail is located in the South West of Kangaroo Island and encompasses new and upgraded trails through Flinders Chase National Park, Kelly Hill Conservation Park and the Cape Bouguer Wilderness Protection Area. Along with encounters with some of the island's most unique wildlife, the trail provides access to the iconic attractions of Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, Weirs Cove, Hanson Bay and Kelly Hill Caves.

Please note that the trail is currently available as part of a Fire Recovery Experience. The KI Wilderness Trail was damaged during the bushfires that devasted the area in Summer 2019-20 and has reopened for walkers hosted by licensed tour operators. SeaLink are currently not operating guided tours, however, further details are available on the National Parks and Wildlife Service SA website.

Cape Borda Lightstation

Once the park is up and running stay in a lighthouse keeper’s cottage for a unique experience. Or visit the on-site museum to see and read first-hand accounts of the hardship and isolation suffered by the lighthouse keeper, family, and staff in the mid-1850s. Don’t miss the 12.30 pm tour for the daily firing of the cannon, once used to set shop clocks and as a warning device in foggy conditions.

Please check opening times before visiting, read more here.

Cape Willoughby Conservation Park

Join one of the daily tours to learn more about South Australia’s first lighthouse, built in 1852 and constructed from granite and limestone. Situated at the easternmost point of Kangaroo Island the lighthouse offers incredible panoramic views. Stay in one of the cosy self-contained lighthouse keeper cottages and take the 1.9km self-guided heritage loop walk from the Visitors Centre. Keep a lookout for wildlife in the area with many Kangaroo Island Kangaroos.

Please note that the lighthouse is open all year round and accessible via unsealed roads. Read more here.

Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park and Wilderness Protection Area

D’Estrees Bay offers small bays and beaches and the chance to enjoy fishing and explore some wild coastal beaches as well as discover relics of early pastoral pursuits and the short-lived whaling industry. Murray Lagoon is Kangaroo Island’s largest lagoon where, in season, you can see large numbers of waterbirds. Secluded campgrounds are also located at D’Estrees Bay and Murray Lagoon. Read more here.

Lashmar Conservation Park

Situated at the eastern end of Kangaroo Island, this small park adjoins stunning Antechamber Bay where the Chapman River enters the bay. Great for fishing, bird watching, and visiting boutique wineries! It's also a well-known camping spot and a great place to relax and unwind. Read more here.

Kelly Hill Conservation Park

Please note the Kelly Hill Conservation Park is currently closed following the 2019-20 bushfires. Find out more on the National Parks and Services SA website.