Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park and Wilderness Protection Area

Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park and Wilderness Protection Area

Park fees:
Accommodation from: $18.00 per night
Fees must be paid before entry to the park. Campsite fees are per night, subject to availability.
178.99km from Adelaide
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Vast areas of wilder­ness, the Island’s largest lagoon and coastal scenery pro­vide a spec­tac­u­lar back­drop to Cape Gantheaume Con­ser­va­tion Park and adjoin­ing Wilder­ness Pro­tec­tion Area on the south coast of Kan­ga­roo Island. This large area of pris­tine coastal envi­ron­ment is impor­tant for bio­di­ver­si­ty and pro­vides a con­tin­u­ous block of veg­e­ta­tion adjoin­ing Seal Bay Con­ser­va­tion Park, a crit­i­cal cor­ri­dor and habi­tat for a range of rare and threat­ened species.

The park has plen­ty of walk­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, includ­ing the unmarked Cape Gantheaume Coastal Trek (expe­ri­enced hik­ers only), estab­lished trails at Mur­ray Lagoon (may be sub­ject to flood­ing in the win­ter months), and short walks at D’Estrees Bay.

Mur­ray Lagoon sup­ports wet­land habi­tat for abun­dant birdlife, while D’Estrees Bay has beau­ti­ful beach­es for recre­ation. This bay is a his­toric site con­nect­ed to the island’s ear­ly whal­ing industry.

The self-guid­ed dri­ve along D’Estrees Bay Road allows the vis­i­tor to dis­cov­er the nat­ur­al and cul­tur­al sig­nif­i­cance of the area. Des­ig­nat­ed points of inter­est along the 8km dri­ve are marked with a sil­hou­ette of an osprey bird.

Access to South­ern Kan­ga­roo Island Marine Park is also avail­able from this park.

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Maps on your mobile

If you have a smart­phone or tablet you can down­load the free Aven­za Map app and have inter­ac­tive nation­al park maps on hand when you need them.

The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time loca­tion with­in the park onto a map. The app can be used with­out a net­work con­nec­tion and with­out roam­ing charges. You can also mea­sure area and dis­tance, plot pho­tos and drop place­mark pins. 

How to get it work­ing on your device:

1. Down­load the Aven­za Maps app from the app store (iOS/Android) whilst you are still in range (its free!).
2. Open up the app and click the shop­ping cart icon.
3. Click Find’ and type the name of the nation­al park or reserve you are look­ing for.
4. Click on the map you are after and install it (all our maps are free).
5. You will now find a list of your installed maps on the home page of the Aven­za Maps app.
6. Use our maps through the Aven­za Mapa app while in the park and nev­er take a wrong turn again.

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