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“Suddenly,there appears a great gaping cavern,rimmed with ancient black stalactites like fangs of a yawning monster. Its”
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Admirals Arch
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Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour - Flinders Chase National Park
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Sydney, Australia
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“Suddenly,there appears a great gaping cavern,rimmed with ancient black stalactites like fangs of a yawning monster. Its”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Perhaps the most magnificent natural setting in Oz. The granite dome slopes steeply down below the rocks into the ocean,where giant swells from the Antarctic ceaselessly scour its flanks. there are more boulders here,worn smooth and round by the sea. Way out to the horizon the white lines of reefs break the rolling blue of the water,and lines of cliffs as far as the eye can sea.

This is high-drama terrain and is unbelievably beautiful. Kangaroo Island has a lot to enchant and absorb your inner soul. You stroll down a well maintained pathway,through a natural garden of yellow daisies and purple pigface divided by irregular borders of limestone.. Down below. The two Casuarina Islets are deluged by spray from big seas which roar like a river in flood through a narrow channel and meet with a mighty clap of waves in the bay.

The path winds downwards,around the end of the point,along a sloping cliff line. Then, suddenly, the cliff vanishes; there appears a great gaping cavern,rimmed by ancient black stalactites like fangs of a yawning monster and framing a picture straight out of the Maelstrom.

Admirals Arch is huge,more than 20 m high and at least 30 m across,its floor a smooth,sloping shelf. Elsewhere the rock is all limestone,pitted and eroded by wind and tide,heaped in jumbled piles,as wild and violent as the sea.

Visited April 2014
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“Beautiful formation and cute seal colony”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The arch is about a 15 minute drive from the visitors center. Once you're there there is a board walk with some stairs that take you down to the inside of the Arch. The arch is pretty, but the highlight was the New Zealand sea lion colony that had a lot of pups while we were there.

Visited May 2014
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“cool formation”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

It was fun to watch the seals here and the wind blowing the waves. It is a boardwalk all the way down, (with steps) so no rough terrain. A couple benches to sit and rest if you need to. Very pretty off shore islands in distance and a great view of the lighthouse from here.

Visited May 2014
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“Beautiful view!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Admirals Arch is an interesting rock formation. The walk down from the parking lot is spectacular. It was VERY windy the day we were there so the waves on the ocean were amazing!

Visited April 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“The highlight of KI”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

This was our highlight of our whole trip on KI. If you have limited time and need to choose between the sights, I would suggest skipping the seal tour and just visit this instead. Not only is it free, you get to see lots of them too. There are plenty here and they are in more stunning surrounds (instead of just on a sandy beach). We were so happy to do the seal tour the day prior, but when we saw this, it was the icing on the cake. Nobody who visits KI should skip this, it is the absolute best. Make sure you walk right down to the end of the boardwalk otherwise you'll miss the best bit. If you are doing the area, make sure you do the remarkable rocks before this, as the rocks will be a let down after this!

Visited May 2014
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