This road runs
along part of the South Coast of Kangaroo Island and is the access
road to many attractions.
Starting at the
end of Birchmore Road which begins at the turnoff near the Airport,
this road is sealed and easy to drive along in any vehicle. Be
aware that the road is shared by animals and keep speeds down
to allow time to stop, if one of them should cross your path.
The first turnoff
about 2 kms (1.25 miles) to the left is Seagers Road, which will
take you to Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, Murray Lagoon,
and D'Estrées Bay.
The next turnoff
10 kms (6.25 miles) to the left is Seal Bay Road, taking you to
Seal Bay Conservation Park.
8 kms (5 miles)
further down the South Coast Road is the turnoff to the "Little
Sahara" sand dunes.
7 kms (4.5 miles)
on is the turnoff to Harriet Township, Vivonne Bay surf beach,
a camping ground and Vivonne Bay Conservation Park.
a further 21 kms (13 miles) will take you to Kelly Hill Caves.
the South West River and having driven another 5 kms (3.1 miles),
a turnoff to the left takes you to Hanson Bay and the Cape Bouguer
Wilderness Protection Area.
Another 11 kms
(6.8 miles) and you find yourself at the Visitors Centre in
Flinders Chase National Park.
The road now turns to the Southwest corner of Kangaroo Island
and takes you after 14 kms (8.75 miles) to Cape Du Couedic.
Returning 1 km
and turning right into Boxer Road takes you 4 kms (2.5 miles)
to Remarkable Rocks.
It is possible
to access the South Coast Road via unsealed roads from the Playford
Highway, which runs through the centre of the Island.
and caravan parks are available all along the South Coast Road.
Bed & Breakfast, motel and cottage/farm stay accommodation is
in and around the townships.