The extraordinary nature of Flinders Chase National Park has created an iconic protected area, set in South Australia’s famous Kangaroo Island. The park presents a mecca for hikers with its breathtaking trails through thick woodlands and along the dramatic coastline, where boardwalks wind along next to bright blue seas and through the curious, strange and enormous rock formations of the Remarkable Rocks (make sure to also visit the striking Admiral’s Arch). Animal lovers will be pleased to spot long-nosed fur seals, echidnas, platypuses, shy koalas (with some luck), and whales frolicking close by. Activities on offer include birdwatching, camping, swimming, and snorkelling. History enthusiasts should pop into the Cape Bourda lighthouse, built in 1858, with its interesting museum featuring artefacts from numerous shipwrecks.