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Karatta: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Kelly Hill Caves and Conservation Park


Beneath the vast expanse of native bushland of Kelly Hill Conservation Park lies a maze of surprising caves. Be sure to join one of the regular guided tours to discover Kelly Hill Caves' treasures of impressive stalagmites, stalactites, helictites and straws.

As one of the few dry limestone caves in Australia, Kelly Hill offers an ideal spot where you can try adventure caving. Don a hard hat and overalls as you crawl through amazing caverns. Above ground, interpretive walking trails offer the chance to spot native wildlife and enjoy the island's peaceful natural beauty. The spectacular Hanson Bay hike, an 18 kilometre return walk, commences from the Visitor Centre. There is also the Burgess Hike, which is a delightful 1.25 kilometre loop trail through a forest of majestic gums.

Kelly Hill's Visitor Centre houses interesting interpretive displays, souvenirs, drinks and snack food. Picnic facilities with shelter and gas barbecues are located in a tranquil bush setting.

Tour prices vary depending on activity. Please refer to website for tour prices and times.




South Coast Road
Karatta, SA, 5223

Located 2.8K from Karatta

Rustic Blue


Rustic Blue is a gallery of vibrant art, photography and objects.

Rustic Blue represents a journey with nature. From the rustic red deserts of central Australia to the azure blue ocean of Kangaroo Island.

Rustic Blue houses photography, fine art and objects that are created from the essence of the earth and inspired by the pristine environments of Australia.

Our gallery houses works in art, photography and jewellery by the resident owners. The owners have also travelled Australia capturing amazing scenes with photography and collecting amazing pieces of Australian fine art and objects by unique artists, to display and sell in the gallery.

Rustic Blue has a lovely protected deck off of the gallery that looks over the rolling countryside and the kangaroos that shelter in the trees. Enjoy wildlife experiences, mind, body and soul treatments at the Day Spa and picnickers are welcome. Enjoy meals from the cafe or just a great coffee, speciality tea or cake.

Located eight kilometres west of Vivonne Bay on the main South Coast Road to Flinders Chase National Park.

Please note Rustic Blue is closed June, July, August and September.





South Coast Road
Vivonne Bay, SA, 5223

Located 14.5K from Karatta

Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park


Perched above the sea in Flinders Chase National Park, the impressive Remarkable Rocks form what appear to be a cluster of precariously balanced granite boulders.

This stunning work of nature has been shaped by the erosive forces of wind, sea spray and rain over some 500 million years. The golden orange lichen covering some of the rocks offers visitors wonderful photo opportunities at different times of the day. Interpretation signs share the story of how these intriguing rocks were formed.

There is a viewing platform providing a vantage point for disabled access. The area also provides an excellent vantage point for viewing the photogenic Casuarina Islets.




Flinders Chase National Park,
Boxer Drive
Flinders Chase, SA, 5223

Located 18.2K from Karatta

Flinders Chase National Park


Kangaroo Island is known for its amazing wildlife experiences and some of its best attractions are found in Flinders Chase National Park.

From wind-sculpted rock formations that sit atop a smooth granite dome known as Remarkable Rocks to Admirals Arch, a perfect sweep of rock under which the surf pounds and long-nosed fur seals play or the beautiful beach at West Bay and the walk to the mouth of the Rocky River, the national park is a must see for any visit to the island.

Live the life of a lighthouse keeper and stay in a cottage at the Cape du Couedic or Cape Borda lighthouses or stay in one of many campgrounds. Cosy self-contained accommodation is also available at Rocky River where you can stay in the historic Postman's Cottage or Mays Homestead.

Camping fees apply per vehicle, per night. Maximum of eight vehicle occupants. Fees apply for hikers and cyclists wishing to camp, check the website for details.

Accommodation fees and charges can also be found on the website.

GPS enabled maps are available for this park, check the website for details.





Cape du Couedic Road
Flinders Chase, SA, 5223

Located 18.3K from Karatta

Andermel Marron


Marron - the island's prized freshwater crayfish - doesn't come any fresher. Visitors can take a tour of the marron shed and have tastings of our wines and sauces before partaking of a fine meal in the cafe.

Flavours such as lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle, (grown on our property), local Kangaroo Island honey and mountain pepper feature in our meals, and in our sauces which are also made on site.

Of course, such a meal isn't really complete without a fine wine, and the cafe boasts its own label, Two Wheeler Creek. Diners can choose from a sparkling white, sparkling Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz - all made from grapes grown on the farm's vineyard.

It's without doubt a complete food and wine experience that captures everything special about Kangaroo Island. And those visitors who still want more can buy marron at the farm and taste the wines at the Two Wheeler Creek cellar door, where sales are available.

Kitchen closes at 4pm daily except for Winter when kitchen closes at 3pm. Winter opening time 12pm to 3.30pm.




804 Harriet Road,
via
Parndana, SA, 5220

Located 20.7K from Karatta

Australian Red Gum Gallery


Australian Red Gum products are hand turned from Kangaroo Island timbers that were relics of huge trees that once graced the western end of Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

Kangaroo Island artist Jon Gloyne puts life back into the swamp gum stumps by producing a product that is beautiful and useful.

There is a comprehensive range of quality hand turned Red Gum products for you to purchase ranging from pepper and salt mills to beautiful salad bowls, fruit platters, Red Gum clocks and barometers.

Please visit the special pieces gallery on the website to see some exceptional Red Gum creations.





5929a Playford Highway
Gosse, SA, 5223

Located 21.1K from Karatta

Admirals Arch


Witness the amazing forces of nature at Admirals Arch, located at Cape du Couedic in Flinders Chase National Park. A viewing platform and boardwalk around a cliff face leads visitors to this spectacular natural rock arch known as Admiral's Arch, sculpted by weathering and erosion from the sea over thousands of years.

Observe a colony of New Zealand fur-seals on the rock platforms around Admirals Arch from the viewing platforms and boardwalk. These dark brown seals feed at sea but return to land to rest and breed. Breeding occurs in summer when males establish territorial areas encompassing a number of females. Fur-seal pups can often be seen playing near the rock pools beneath the arch.

Admirals Arch can be easily reached from the boardwalk at Cape du Couedic. Lighthouse heritage accommodation is available nearby.





Flinders Chase National Park,
Cape du Couedic Road
Flinders Chase, SA, 5223

Located 23.1K from Karatta

Karatta: Events

Kangaroo Island Marathon


Run with the Roos.

The Kangaroo Island Marathon has been created to showcase one of Australia's best kept secrets. Our exclusive day tour packages offer runners an intimate journey to every corner of the island.

The course route is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park. Be inspired by deviating undulating roads and trails that cut through dense forest, an exposed coastal section with views of the powerful Southern Ocean, a loop that travels by historic landmarks such as Cape de Couedic Lighthouse and Admirals Arch, and a zig-zag boardwalk leading to the iconic Remarkable Rocks.



Event Dates
2016
      27th Aug


Flinders Chase National Park
Flinders Chase, SA, 5223

Located 18.2K from Karatta

Karatta: Travel Tips

Flinders Chase Visitor Centre


The Flinders Chase Visitor Centre contains eye-catching displays and interactive models where visitors can learn about the Flinders Chase National Park's natural values and cultural heritage.

The centre's facilities include public toilets, car/coach parking, seasonal tours, and access facilities for people with disabilities - toilets, ramp, car parking, children's activities - fossil dig pit, cafe, first aid equipment, restaurant licensed and shop. Groups welcome.

Flinders Chase National Park, located at the western end of Kangaroo Island encompasses stunning coastal landscapes, vast areas of wilderness and diversity of wildlife. The Flinders Chase Visitor Centre at Rocky River is the gateway to the Park. It is the main outlet for information about the Park, permits for camping and entry to Flinders Chase National Park.

A network of walking trails exists in Flinders Chase and provides opportunities for walkers of all abilities to enjoy the Park and its wildlife.




Flinders Chase National Park,
Rocky River
Kingscote, SA, 5223

Located 15.0K from Karatta

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