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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

2 sites · RVs, Tents5000 acres · Karatta, SA
We offer these PRIMITIVE campsites with the understanding that campers will book a nocturnal tour via our website - PLEASE CHECK TOUR AVAILABILITY BEFORE BOOKING CAMPSITE. Welcome to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, a privately-owned conservancy focused on providing habitat for native animals to live in the wild. Since 1997 the Sanctuary has worked to conserve and protect the natural resources within its boundaries, especially the native Australian flora and fauna. We have a BEACH camp site available that offer spectacular ocean views of the wild south coast. Campers will have access to a pit toilet during their stay. There is a 2 night maximum stay. You will find plenty of sightseeing opportunities and interesting places to visit within easy reach of Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Although much of the western end of Kangaroo Island was severely impacted by the January 2020 bushfires, the uniquely Australian story of rebirth and regeneration after fire is compelling. Much of the western end of Kangaroo Island is covered in parks and reserves and it is often referred to as the natural end of the Island. You will find large areas of pristine natural bushland, numerous native wildlife, spectacular, rugged coastal cliffs and beautiful seascapes and beaches. Throughout the wilderness areas you will also discover old buildings and ruins which have been preserved because of their historical role in the development of the island. And if that is not enough to hold your interest, you can swim in the bay, fish from a sandy beach, dive some ship wrecks, surf some big waves, go sand boarding or go bush walking, Whatever your interest, you will find plenty of things to do on your next holiday at the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. FLINDERS CHASE NATIONAL PARK The Flinders Chase National Park covers much of the western end of Kangaroo Island. The park has a diverse range of wildlife including Platypus, Kangaroos, Koalas and Cape Barren Geese. Flinders Chase offers stunning coastal landscapes, vast areas of wilderness and a variety of recreational opportunities. There is a network of walking trails throughout the park providing you with numerous bushwalking opportunities. REMARKABLE ROCKS Remarkable Rocks is an impressive cluster of sculpted granite boulders perched on a huge rounded granite dome that drops steeply away to the surging seas some 70 metres below. ADMIRALS ARCH Admirals Arch is a spectacular archway formed by the relentless waves pounding the cliffs and cutting a path through the cliffs. There is also a colony of New Zealand Fur seals that bask on the rocks below Admirals Arch. Plus so much more to see and do! Limited phone reception. Sorry, no pets.
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Nat and Stu's Place

1 site · RV, Tent80 acres · Karatta, SA
Come and see the resilience of the Kangaroo Island Aussie bush. This property was sadly burnt-out last year but is bouncing back stronger than ever. Use this as your secluded basecamp for exploring Kangaroo Island. This property offers nature walks, bush camp fires (seasonal), rain water from tank, with fishing, beaches just 10 min away. Isolated peace and walk amongst the wallabies, kangaroos, goanna, echidnas. Enjoy the Wild flowers (seasonal) and plan your days travel to the nearby National Parks and Tourist Attractions across Kangaroo Island. Toilet facilities available upon request Take a walks around the fence line and up the fire access track. See variety of native wildlife in its natural habitat
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Kangaroo Island Jump Off Road

5 sites · RVs, Tents2000 acres · Inneston, SA
Edenvale Pastorals was originally established as a solider settlers farm, and later was purchased by the Wilmott family in 2001 and converted to regenerative cell grazing cattle farm. The farm was leased for a few years, up until the recent 2019-2020 bush fires. Since the bush fires our family has decided to move back onto the farm and start the rebuild. We will be continuing with the sustainable farming practices and want to give people the opportunity to stay and enjoy the west end. No need to bring your own tent, stay with up to three people in a suspended tent! We can also provide bedding. Should you have a group larger than three, where some people can bring their own gear, we have space for them too. We have a hot outdoor shower, and compost toilet. Pets are also welcome, however must not be in the tent, and must not harass the wildlife. The suspended tent sleeps 3 people maximum. If you have any additional people who bring their own camping gear they are welcome to book our other listing 'Jump Off Road Camp (own gear).' The surrounding paddocks are home to our cattle that pass through occasionally, and during the afternoons you have the opportunity to observe the abundant wild life that come to life, as well as a healthy bird life among the trees. On your stay you have the choice of enjoying the walks and hikes through out the De'mole river and Cape Torrens that are at your door step, go sightseeing in the national park, the De Tong Ling Stupa, Billy Goat water falls or even Western River Cove or just relax and enjoy the serenity of your suspended tree tent experience.Either way, we hope you enjoy what the west end has to offer. Flinders Chase National Park is 40km via bitumen road or 27 km via Shackle road. Keep up to date with road closures through Flinders Chase national park website. Cape Borda Light house is 23km from our farm, there are several hikes in that area such as the Ravine Des Casoars and Harveys return. Keep tabs on their website as the park is closed, however still accessible by foot from the gate. De Tong Ling Stupa is 20km from our farm and is open to the public to visit. Billy Goat waterfalls generally has water flowing through mid winter, but regardless is a beautiful easy hike that comes alive with fungus and orchids early winter and during spring. Be mindful we are 45 minutes from the closest fuel station, at Parndana, and most places close early so it would be wise to be well prepared before getting here. 15km of the road is dirt, just take it easy if you're in a 2wd, and be aware of eagles, kangaroos and wallabies. Please get in touch if you have any questions. We look forward to having you!
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The best camping near Flinders Chase National Park guide



Embark on an adventure at Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary of natural wonders and diverse wildlife. Traverse scenic trails, marvel at geological formations like the Remarkable Rocks, and witness the playful antics of fur seals at Admirals Arch. While the park offers limited camping options, its vast wilderness beckons explorers to immerse themselves in its untamed beauty.

Notable campgrounds

  • Harvey's Return Campground - A historic site offering a serene camping experience amid native wildlife.
  • West Bay Campground - Closed indefinitely due to flood damage, but once known for its remote beachside location.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book online in advance to secure your spot at one of the park's coveted campgrounds.
  • Plan your visit outside of peak seasons for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on park updates for any changes in campground status or availability.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative accommodations in the event of full bookings.

When to go

Flinders Chase National Park is a year-round destination, with each season offering unique experiences. Winter brings flowing rivers and blooming orchids, while spring boasts abundant wildflowers and active wildlife. Summer is perfect for beach activities, though it's also the busiest time. Visit outside of school holidays for a more tranquil experience.

Know before you go

  • Check for any park closures or alerts before planning your visit.
  • Be prepared for limited amenities; bring sufficient water and food supplies.
  • Ensure you're familiar with the park's safety guidelines, especially when encountering wildlife.
  • Accessible facilities are available, but it's best to contact the park prior to your visit for specific needs.
  • Remember, pets are not permitted within the park to protect the native ecosystem.

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