Concept designs can now be viewed for a new $14.6 million Flinders Chase National Park visitor hub..
Now located at the entrance to Flinders Chase National Park and the Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area, the centre will provide visitor orientation and information about the island’s landscape and history and education on conservation, offering an authentic and interactive experience for visitors.
The original visitor centre was completely destroyed during the devastating bushfires in 2020. A recommendation from the Reimagine KI community engagement process proposed the opportunity for a visitor centre located at the entrance to the park and this new location aligns with this vision.
The new visitor centre will feature a series of multi-functional spaces which will be used to highlight local attractions and produce and to host presentations to tell the story of the Island.
The centre will also provide the opportunity for co-location with University of Adelaide Flinders Baudin Research Centre and potentially other conservation, research partners and commercial tour operators.
Internationally recognised architects Troppo have designed the new precinct to be a world-class, easily accessible facility that enhances the visitor experience on Kangaroo Island’s western end. The building has been designed to blend into the natural landscape and to be ecologically sustainable.