Kangaroo Island is a nature lover’s paradise discovered to the south west of Adelaide and to the south of the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. It’s the third largest island of Australia, after Tasmania and Melville Island and is dwelling to fewer than 4,500 individuals but visited by many, many individuals every year. The individuals come primarily to see the opposite famed inhabitants of this island – from kangaroos and koalas to sea lions and a complete vary of uncommon and endangered birds.
Kangaroo Island is dwelling to the biggest sea lion colony in all of Australia, which you’ll be able to see by visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park. You’ll be able to see huge ranges of endangered and weird native species at a variety of websites, each wild and contained, on the island. For instance, many Australian native species might be seen and interacted with at Paul’s Place Wildlife sanctuary, whereas those that love a wilder environment and need to see the animals within the wild ought to head for one of many protected areas – Flinders Chase Nationwide Park for instance, the place you will notice kangaroos, fur seals and a variety of birds and different wildlife.
At Finders Chase additionally, you will be capable of see the unimaginable ‘Outstanding Rocks’. These rock formations appear to be they had been sculpted by human palms however had been in reality created totally naturally. The granite formations beggar perception. Inside this Nationwide Park additionally, you will discover one other superb rock formation, Admiral’s Arch. This iconic rock bridge is a chosen geological monument. A fur seal colony has established itself beneath the hanging stalactites of this landmark, and this can be a good spot to observe the child seals at play in summer time, splashing within the rock swimming pools beneath the arch. A scenic boardwalk will take you from the arch to the Cape Couedic Lightstation, a lighthouse that has been in operation since 1909.
There are different historic lighthouses to be seen on the island too. One is the one sq. lighthouse in South Australia and its third oldest. It’s referred to as Cape Borda Lightstation. One other well-known historic and scenic attraction on the island is the stunning Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, which you’ll be able to climb for superb views. These within the historical past of the lighthouse ought to go to the museum with its vary of pictures and artefacts. You can even keep in a heritage listed lighthouse keeper’s cottage. Kangaroo island has a variety of different historic websites and museums to discover.
Kangaroo Island is a must-see if you’re planning a go to to South Australia.