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Flinders Chase National Park

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Map of bushwalks in Flinders Chase National Park
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Cape du Couedic
2.6 km circuit
30 min to 1 h
Cape du Couedic
2.6 km

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.



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