Kangaroo Island, south west of Adelaide, is Australia’s third largest island, covering over 1,500 square miles. Once occupied by Australian Aborigines, the natives vanished when rising sea levels several thousand years ago turned the land into an island. It was unofficially resettled in the early 1800s by whalers and sealers, but was officially resettled in 1836, and has remained occupied ever since. Its breathtaking, rugged coastline will live long in the memory, and it is a must see for anyone taking a trip to the south of Australia, but if you want to get the most out of your visit getting a guided tour is highly recommended. Adventure Tours Australia offer a packed one-day tour of the island, and a longer five-day tour from Adelaide to Melbourne, with a stop at Kangaroo Island.
Highlights include a trip to Seal Bay Conservation Park, where you can walk the beach with a National Park Ranger to get an unforgettable view of the colony of rare Australian Sea Lions who inhabit the area.
Take a delicious two-course lunch at Vivonne bay and visit the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctury, famous for its abundant native bird and animal wildlife, and search for koalas among the eucalyptus trees.
Visit Flinders Chase National Park, a haven for endangered wildlife at the western end of Kangaroo Island. See Kangaroos, platypus, wallabies, echidnas, not to mention the aptly named ‘remarkable rocks’ and the stunning Admiral’s Arch. There a winding boardwalk takes you down the cliff face to an outstanding viewing position where you can see New Zealand fur seals playing in the water or basking on the rocks. Don’t forget to pack your camera; you’ll want to take a photograph!
Kangaroo Island is a truly unique and special part of Australia, and a tour with Adventure Tours Australia is the very best way to experience it.