Kangaroo Island

Lost off the coast South Australia lies Kangaroo Island. Home to just over four and a half thousand people, it is a bouquet of pristine wilderness and encapsulating wildlife. It’s a place of beauty, a place of tranquility, and a place to just escape from the real world. Here are a few of the things that you must do whilst on Kangaroo Island.

Flinders Chase National Park 

This national park is on of the main attractions on Kangaroo Island. It is home to some of the most beautiful bush land in all of Australia and a number of fascinating geological phenomena.  The Remarkable Rocks are a group of naturally forming rock sculptures that are balanced atop a granite stone. That, along with the Admiral Arch, an example of the power of the ocean in carving through rock, should be high on your lists of things to see in Australia.

If you’re up for catching a sight of some wildlife, there is an endless amount around the Island. With a vast network of nature trails and boardwalks around the island, you will nearly always catch a few kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and a variety of birdlife. If you come by Cape du Couedic, you may even catch the colony of New Zealand fur seals that reside there.

Seal Bay Conservation Park

If amazing wildlife is high on your list of things to see, Seal Bay is a must see.  45 minutes drive from the main township of Kingscote, there are regular guided tours to go out and see the endangered Australian Sea-lions in their natural environment of coastal vegetation, dunes and beach. The 800-metre boardwalk around the coast teeters off the edge off limestone cliffs and across magnificent sand dunes. It’s a brilliant viewpoint for watching the seals play in the ocean as whilst enjoying the vast coastal scenery.

For the more adventurous…

If you’re the thrill-seeker type, Kangaroo Island has bucket-loads of activities for you. With everything from Quad-bike tours to paintball and Scenic helicopter rides to Ocean Safaris, you’ll never be bored. On top of this there are the Kelly Hill Caves that offer adventure climbing, for those not afraid of being stuck in a rocky corner!

For more information and to start planning your trip, visit

http://www.tourkangarooisland.com.au/

About Sam Oldfield

Growing up in Santa Cruz, California, I was a keen surfer and beach junkie from early on. My first overseas trip was to the Caribbean, and I've been chasing the summer sun ever since. I wrapped up my media degree at uni, and decided to move to Australia. The land downunder is full of beaches, babes and brilliant adventures. I'm just hitch-hiking my way around this sunny paradise, one travel blog at a time.
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