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Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area

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Flinders ChaseRavine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area (1)
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Map of bushwalks in Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area
List of bushwalks in Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area
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Ravine Hike
7 km return
2 h to 3 h
Ravine Hike
7 km

2 h to 3 h

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.



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