Kangaroo Island, the third largest island in Australia, is located in South Australia, 112 kilometers (70 miles) south-west of Adelaide. The island is very versatile and even though I was only there for 2 nights, I feel I got a nice taste of the island.
SEE THE WILDLIFE
A good starting point to see some wildlife up close is at Seal Bay. Seal Bay is home to a colony of Australian Sea Lions. Here you can observe Sea Lions by either taking a guided tour onto the beach or a self-guided tour along the boardwalk.
The guided tour, which is about 45 min (Adult:30 AUS$) will give you access to the colony, where the self-guided tour (Adult:15 AUS$) will not give you access to the beach, but views along the bay.
This is just one of the many animals you`ll be able to spot on Kangaroo Island. Have a look at the wildlife I`ve encountered at Kangaroo Island.
A VISIT TO FLINDERS CHASE NATIONAL PARK
Entree fee paid per day: 10 AUS$/adult. More options available.
- The Remarkable Rocks
The formation of Remarkable Rocks is a five hundred million year old story of change. Little by little change continues, aided by the wind, water and salt.
- Lighthouse at Cape du Couedic
You can do a walk or a hike around here:
Lighthouse Heritage Walk – 600 meters loop, walk time 10 minutes
Cap du Couedic Hike – 2 kilometers loop, hike time 40 minutes
Weirs Cove Hike – 3 kilometers return, hike time 50 minutes
Walk is easy, the hikes are moderate.
- Admiral`s Arch
Beautiful natural rock arch that displays the power of the ocean and weathering which has shaped the coastline.
Don’t forget to observe the New Zealand fur-seals on the rock platforms around Admirals Arch from the viewing platforms and boardwalk.
MAKE A STOP ALONG THE MANY BAYS AND BEACHES
The nice thing is that often you have the beach all to yourself
TAKE IN THE SCENERY ALONG THE WAY
On the way to the Remarkable Rocks
How long should you stay at Kangaroo Island?
Let`s just say, three days gives you a taste of the island, 5 days gives you time to explore the wineries and vineyards and 7 days let`s you discover the island by bush walking, going fishing and so much more.
How to get there?
By Ferry: We took the Kangaroo Island Sealink at Cape Jervis. (timetables and fares)
By Airplane: The airport is located 13km from the Island’s capital, Kingscote.
Personal tip for food: Check out Fish and Chips Fresh Seafood, the best fish and chips on Kangaroo Island if not of South Australia. This spot was recommended by Terry, our tour guide on our wildlife tour.
We stayed at the Aurora Ozone Hotel in Kingscote and had the support of Tourism South Australia. As always the opinions in this post are my own.
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