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Found 8 walks

Cape du Couedic
2.6 km circuit
30 min to 1 h
Cape du Couedic
2.6 km
Circuit

Walk
30 min to 1 h

Starting from the upper car park near the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse on Cape du Couedic Road, Flinders Chase National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit around the headland of Cape du Couedic via the Cape du Couedic Hike. Located on the southwest tip of Kangaroo Island, Cape du Couedic was named in 1803 by French explorer Nicolas Baudin in honour of Charles Louis du Couëdic. The Cape du Couedic Lighthouse was built from local stones between 1906 and 1909 after the treacherous waters surrounding the cape had caused multiple shipwrecks. This hike winds through coastal vegetation around the headland of Cape du Couedic, passing the lighthouse and a series of viewing platforms overlooking the ocean, with interpretive signs detailing the park's veg­e­ta­tion and Aboriginal, European and maritime history. An optional return side trip takes walkers down to Admirals Arch, where viewing platforms provide the opportunity to see long-nosed fur seals basking in the sun on the rocks. Accommodation is available at the cottages around the lighthouse, which nowadays functions as a museum. This loop consists of narrow, gently undulating walking trails, with uneven natural surfaces, rocky sections and steps, suitable for average fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Birdwatching
Caves
Heritage
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Ferry


Billygoat Falls
4.1 km return
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Ravine Hike
7 km return
2 h to 3 h
Ravine Hike
7 km
Return

Walk
2 h to 3 h

Run
1 h to 1 h 30 min

Starting from the car park at the end of Ravine Road, Flinders Chase National Park, this walk takes you through Ravine des Casoars and back via the Ravine Hike. Located on the western end of Kangaroo Island, Ravine des Casoars (Valley of the Cassowaries) is a steep-sided ravine valley that meets the sea via a 120-metre-wide gap in the continuous cliff line, with a beautiful beach separating the two headlands. The ravine was named in 1803 by French explorer Nicolas Baudin, who mistakenly identified the island's now extinct dwarf emus for cassowaries. It contains Aboriginal sites dating back approximately 7,500 years. This scenic and challenging hike follows the narrow ravine valley to the coast, providing spectacular views of the sea and rocky headlands. The trail meanders through sugar gum woodlands high above the valley floor, passing along the creek bank before emerging at the beach, where there are limestone caves to explore. This hike consists of narrow, gently undulating walking trails, with some creek crossings and uneven natural surfaces, suitable for moderate fitness levels. Swimming isn't advised as the beach is usually exposed to large waves, as well as strong rip currents, even in low wave conditions. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Caves
Heritage
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Ferry




Found 8 walks