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Flinders Chase
South Australia
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Remarkable Rocks
Flinders Chase is located in South Australia
Flinders Chase
Flinders Chase
Location in South Australia
Population 0 (2016 census)
Established 2002
Postcode(s) 5223
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location 192 km (119 mi) south-west of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s) Kangaroo Island Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
County Carnarvon
State electorate(s) Mawson
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.1 °C
72 °F
11.5 °C
53 °F
534.0 mm
21 in
Suburbs around Flinders Chase:
Ocean Cape Borda
Ocean Flinders Chase Gosse
Ocean Ocean Ocean
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Adjoining localities

Flinders Chase is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the south-western coast of Kangaroo Island overlooking the body of water known in Australia as the Southern Ocean and by international authorities as the Great Australian Bight. It is located about 210 kilometres (130 miles) south-west of the state capital of Adelaide.

Its boundaries were created in 2002 in respect to “the long established name” which is reported to be derived from the Flinders Chase National Park. Its northern boundary is formed by the Playford Highway while its eastern boundary is formed by the West End Highway in the northern and by the Sanderson Fire Access Track in the south.

The principal land use within the locality is conservation with its full extent being occupied by the following protected areas - the southern part of the Flinders Chase National Park in the south and the Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area in the north.

The locality includes the five following state heritage places - David Kilpatrick's Grave being the burial place of a passenger who survived the loss of the barque, Loch Sloy in 1899 but died after reaching land, the Rocky River Homestead, the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages, Stable and Store, and the Weirs Cove Jetty, Funnelway and Store Ruin.

Flinders Chase is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Mawson and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.

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