Perched above the sea in Flinders Chase National Park, the impressive Remarkable Rocks form what appear to be a cluster of precariously balanced granite boulders.
This stunning work of nature has been shaped by the erosive forces of wind, sea spray and rain over some 500 million years.
The recent bushfires destroyed the boardwalk, viewing platform, interpretive signage and other facilities at the site.
Rebuilding the infrastructure destroyed by the bushfires will provide a timely boost to the local economy and help Kangaroo Island’s nature-based tourism industry bounce back. Access to Remarkable Rocks has now been reopened for guided tours – but visitor numbers will remain small for the time-being.
The Boardwalk to Remarkable Rocks will be replaced. The Boardwalk will be rebuilt using an updated material made of white cypress pine with a fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP). FRP is non slip and a more durable material for the harsh weather conditions. The Boardwalk will also be DDA compliant to enhance the experience for visitors with limited mobility.
A temporary path has been put in place to enable access to the Rocks while the Boardwalk is constructed.
Signage will also be replaced.
The Department for Environment and Water acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.
The Department works in partnership with the First Peoples of South Australia and supports their Nations to take a leading role in caring for their Country.