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Kangaroo Island & Flinders Chase National Park

Kangaroo Island & Flinders Chase National Park - feature photo

The Sunday Telegraph said Kangaroo Island is Ò€œone of earth’s last unspoilt refuges and I agree.

Kangaroo Island is in South Australia and is seven times the size of Singapore! The wildlife here is amazing, the Koalas are everywhere in the trees and of course the Fur Seals are incredible.

Of course there are also Kangaroos and Wallabies, but Kangaroo Island also has Echidnas, Platypus and Goannas. What I found to be really remarkable and completely unexpected were the Penguins! You can see the Penguins at Kingscote and Penneshaw. I was very lucky and got to see them in nesting season on the seafront, and watched them at night almost as a planned assault on the beach them straddling along the sand to the higher ground.

Most of Kangaroo Island remains exactly the same as when Matthew Flinders put a name to this island in 1802. Luckily just over a third of the Island is a Conservation Park which will protect the environment there.

Well my journey around the island was spent over a few days, having my own car I didn’t need to get ripped off hiring one which was a relief so we made up our own Kangaroo island tour. However the roads were not the best and we would have been more comfortable in a 4×4 but didn’t miss out on anything where the tours took you also we got to choose our own accommodation. I found the island incredible and most defiantly the best part of South Australia but this was nearly the unfortunate place which nearly got me deported from Australia… Long story but I stood the other side of a small fence on a flight of steps to take an uninterrupted photos of the seals. I have no idea why this was such a problem, the steps went all the way down to the beach and I was only a quarter of the way down these steps. You can read more about this on Daniela’s travel blog.

If your making up your own Kangaroo Island tour make sure you visit;

  • Seal Bay to see the Australian sea lions and Fur Seals
  • Flinders Chase National Park where the Remarkable Rocks are and Admiral’s Arch
  • The Lighthouses at Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic
  • Kelly Hill Caves
  • Little Sahara
  • Mount Thisby lookout (Renamed Prospect Hill in 2002 in honour of Matthew Flinders)
  • Murray Lagoon with its aquatic bird life

Anyway recommendations for Kangaroo island would be to book your own car hire if you don’t have your own car, book your own accommodation as some of the Kangaroo Island hotels are very pricey and are inflated on the tour costs. But you will love it.

Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park Photos