Imagine spending three months or more waiting for fresh supplies. Hike from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse to Weirs Cove to appreciate the life of the lightkeepers, not to mention their long walk to bringing the groceries home. Discover the method of landing people and supplies along this treacherous coastline.

Heritage Sites
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Travel from Penneshaw or Kingscote to the airport junction. Here, you can take the northern route in on the Playford Highway via Parndana and then onto West End Highway, or the southern access along South Coast Highway via Vivonne Bay. In both cases, you reach the Ranger Station at the entry to the park. From here you travel down Cape du Couedic Road to the Lighthouse car park.


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Route/Trail notes

From the car park. walk to the lighthouse and then follow the signed pathway to your left out along the cliff edge to Wiers Cove.

Return by the same route.


A permit is required to enter Flinders Chase National Park - $11 per person (Apr 2021), which can be purchased online or at the Ranger Station as you enter the park.

Online Flinders Chase National Park Permit Purchase

Other References/Comments:

Flinders Chase National Park

In the fires of late 2019, early 2020, 96% of Flinders Chase National Park was destroyed along with its wildlife. It is making a recovery (see views from Bunker Hill), all be it very slowly and will take decades to get back to its former glory.

As of April 2021, there is no camping and all the off road tracks are closed. Access is only available by sealed road to the Cape, Admirals Arch, Weirs Cove and the Remarkable Rocks.


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