Kangaroo Island features many of Australia’s attractions on a single large island off Adelaide, but it also has a few additional peculiarities such as sea lions, fur seals and the ‘Remarkable Rocks’ formation. An understatement of colossal dimensions…
Kangaroo Island is a 30 minutes flight southwest of Adelaide. Regional Express (www.regionalexpress.com.au) offers multiple twin prop aircraft flights between Adelaide and Kingscote, the biggest town.
There is also a ferry service available for those who want to bring their own car. 4×4 cars can also be rented, but of course, you miss the guide’s knowledge (and cooking skills). Instead, we booked a 4WD two day tour with Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours. Tour guide Greg did a wonderful job in showing us around on his homeland.
Flinders Chase National Park, in the western part of the island, features two striking rock formations: Remarkable Rocks – granite boulders that resemble Henry Moore sculptures, and Admiral’s Arch, the habitat of some 6,000 New Zealand fur seals.
Seal Bay, on the southern coast, is where you get really close to smell sea lions. Guided by park rangers, tourists make their way along boardwalks stretched across sand dunes to mingle with a vast colony of sea lions dosing in the sun after returning from days foraging for food in the water.
Coalas can be observed in the Hanson Bay Coala Sanctuary.
Stokes Bay is a beatyful beach with a special entry point through the rocks – tides pending…
Accomodation: We stayed very comfortably at the Seascape Lodge on Emu Bay.
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Travelogue about Victoria, Australia, as published in the Californian VIVID Magazine in their August/September 2011 issue.
Check this other traveler’s report if you care for proper English…
And here for a more in-depth description of Kangaroo Island.