West End

Incorporating: Flinders Chase National Park, Cape Borda & Hanson Bay.

Easily the most popular destination on Kangaroo Island! Come and experience the wild, rugged and naturally beautiful West End.

If you’re looking for some peace and solitude, or some pure indulgence, Western Kangaroo Island is the place to be. The native bushland is home to an abundant amount of wildlife teeming with birds, echidnas and kangaroos, while koalas doze happily in eucalyptus trees above.

Flinders Chase National Park features the spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch as well as a colony of long nosed fur-seals at Cape du Couedic. A network of walking trails and boardwalks enable you to enjoy the park and its diverse wildlife.

Learn more about the park at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre, go on a self-guided nature drive along Shackle Road that takes you between the Visitor Centre and Cape Borda Lighthouse, or stay in one of the heritage cottages.

This region is rich in history, with Cape du Couedic, Cape Borda and Weirs Cove all remnants from the Island’s past. Western Kangaroo Island offers numerous walking and hiking trails that are well worth the effort, including the Weirs Cove, Rocky River and Sandy Creek Hikes, just to name a few. Hanson Bay is a popular surf-fishing area with large Australian salmon often caught along the spectacular beach.

Explore the amazing limestone caves at Kelly Hill Conservation Park located in the south-west of Kangaroo Island and discover an underground magical world filled with awesome formations. Take in the splendor with the Cave Show Tour or for the more adventurous, join an experienced guide on an Adventure Caving Tour where, equipped with a helmet and headlamp, you can crawl your way through an underground maze of smaller caverns.

Surrounded by beautiful Australian bush settings there are plenty of accommodation choices down in the picturesque west end of the island. Central to Kangaroo Island’s most popular attractions visitors will enjoy the relaxed ambience while getting more than a peep or two at some nighttime wildlife.

West Coast Highlights include:
• Wildlife • Nature • Flinders Chase National Park and Visitors Centre • Remarkable Rocks • Admirals Arch • Cape du Couedic and Cape Borda Light Houses • Weirs Cove • Fishing • Kelly Hill Conservation Park and Caves – Tours and Adventure Caving  • Andermel Marron Farm & Cafe • Two Wheeler Creek Wines • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Visitor Centre and Cafe

 

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Kangaroo Island Gateway
Visitor Information Centre 

Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island. 

Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222 
Open: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm, Closed Christmas Day.

TOLL FREE: 1800 811 080