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    Koala - Kangaroo Island - Click for a larger Image Kangaroo Island is one of the world's last great unspoiled island wildernesses. Australian nature and native wildlife abound, and many species of plant and animal that are found on Kangaroo Island are no longer seen on the Australian mainland.

    Location:
    113km south west of Adelaide, about 90 minutes drive from Adelaide through the Southern Vales wine region of South Australia
    , to the Kangaroo Island Sealink ferry at Cape Jervis for a 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.
     

    Sealink Kangaroo Island operate 2 ferries to Kangaroo Island, The Spirit of Kangaroo Island and The Sealion 2000.

    The ferries are comfortable and feature a comfortable forward lounge & well stocked snack bar for a coffee or a light snack. The ferries operate every day except Christmas Day.
    kangaroo island sealink ferry - Click for a larger Image  
     


    Bottle Brush - Kangaroo Island  - Click for a larger ImageKangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island being 4500 square kilometres, with much of Kangaroo Island classified as national and conservation parks, the largest being the Flinders Chase National Park.

    The spectacular coastline is made up of towering cliffs, beautiful sandy beaches, battered rocks and quiet secluded inlets. There are excellent diverse bush walking and fishing opportunities.

    Kangaroo Island incorporates typical Australian farmland, remote national parks, bleak rocky cliffs, snug bays and sandy un spoilt beaches.




    Reeves Point - Kingscote, Kangaroo Island Click for a larger ImageKingscote is the largest town on the island situated on Nepean Bay. Here you can watch pelican feeding at 5pm in the afternoon at the jetty, and see fairy penguins come ashore at night.
    At the other end of the island about 90 minutes by vehicle is the Flinders Chase National Park, where you may see kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, platypus and possums.

    Seal Bay Conservation Park is a large sandy beach and dune area, where wild Australian sea lions rest after a day out at sea fishing. Here you can go on a guided tour onto the beach and see the Sea Lions in their natural beach habitat.

    Secluded Beaches  - Kangaroo Island - Click for a larger ImageThere are many beaches to swim at on Kangaroo Island, secluded rock pools to explore, deserted sandy beaches to walk along, limestone cliffs to clamber up, mountains to climb, rivers to explore and bays to fish in.

    Sailing, snorkeling and fishing charters are just a few ways to enjoy the water.


    There is a total of 18 conservation and national parks on Kangaroo Island.

    Entry fees apply to some of the national parks.

    Kangaroo Island features mostly a mild temperate mild climate. The average summer temperature is 25 deg C however, often cool southern sea breezes in the evenings make it necessary for the use of some warmer clothes.

    3 to 4 Days on Kangaroo Island is recommended if you want to see a good sample of what Kangaroo Island has on offer.

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