1 day in Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is an island 20 kilometres off the coast of South Australia. It is rich in flora and fauna. Abundant wildlife makes it one of the most popular islands of Australia.

Fun facts:

1. It is the third biggest Island in Australia.

2. The island does not have any traffic signals.

3. The island has many ‘Give Way’ signs but only one ‘Stop’ sign.

4. There is not many evidence or history of indigenous people staying at the island.

5. A theory states that indigenous people consider this island as a midway between life and death. That the spirit departs human body and arrives at the island before moving on.

6. The cheese at the island is made from sheep milk.

How to get here?

– Frequent flights operate between Sydney and Adelaide. The budgeted airlines are the Tigerair Australia.

– Ferries operate between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.

Transportation within the island:

– Car is the best mode of travel within the island.

– I had taken a bus tour from Sea Link Travel Group. I had booked the tour through the Viator website. The tour costed AUD 283.00, which includes the transportation from/to Adelaide, ferry from/to Kangaroo Island and the transportation within the island.

Itinerary:

We were picked from the wharf by our driver/guide Hamish. The day was very well planned and we were briefed after we had all boarded the coach.

First stop was at Seal Bay. A guided walk to see the Australian Sea Lions in their natural habitat. The Seal Bay is the third largest breeding colony in Australia.

Second stop was a lunch stop at Vivonne Bay Bistro. I personally did not enjoy the food as much. I would suggest taking some light lunch with you when you do the tour.

Third stop was at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to see some Koalas in the wild. We did the Koala walk and saw some cute cuddly koalas on the trees. And we spotted some joeys (the little ones).

Fourth stop was at the Flinders Chase National Park. The national park is densely populated by natural vegetation and thick eucalyptus trees.

Fifth stop was at the Remarkable Rocks. They are the cluster of naturally formed rocks. A cluster of granite boulders, naturally sculpted by the weather, this is one of the prominent things to see in the Flinders Chase National Park. We passed through Cape du Couedic Lighthouse on the way to Remarkable Rocks. The lighthouse was built in 1906.

Sixth and the last stop before returning to the wharf were at the Admirals Arch. This was definitely the prettiest and my most favourite spot on Kangaroo Island. The Admirals Arch is a home to fur seals and is a naturally formed arch.

Review of Sea Link Travel Group:

The tour was very well organised and the staff were extremely friendly. All the coach drivers were knowledgeable and helped us throughout the day. The lunch could have been better but it compensated with all the activities that were so well planned. I would no doubt recommend this travel group to all my readers, friends and family.

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