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This trail follows the ravine valley to the coast, passing along the creek bank and high above the valley floor, providing spectacular views. The French explorer, Nicolas Baudin, observed the Kangaroo Island Emu here in 1802, mistakenly identifying them as Cassowary. Tragically, the Kangaroo Island Emu became extinct at least ten years before the first official settlement in 1836.
About the region
Ravine Des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area is a protected area located on the west end of Kangaroo Island in South Australia about 80 km west of Kingscote. Flinders Chase National Park is a rugged wilderness featuring iconic landmarks such as the world-famous Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
The park’s coastal scenery includes Admirals Arch, a beautiful natural rock arch shaped by the powerful Southern Ocean, and the sculptured granite boulders known as Remarkable Rocks. Other attractions include wild beaches, the unspoilt Rocky River, vast wilderness areas and cultural heritage sites – including two lighthouses.
Discover some of Kangaroo Island’s secrets at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre where our natural and cultural heritage are showcased with interactive screens, a touch table and a fossil dig pit for kids. It’s a great place for families, with coffee, lunch and souvenirs available from the Chase Café.
The hike begins on the Ravine des Casoars Road, 7 km south of the Playford Highway, near Cape Borda Lightstation.
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA