Two Days in paradise – Kangaroo Island in photos

28 Feb

Hi everyone,

We have just returned from a two-day Adventure Tour on Kangaroo Island (‘KI’ as the locals call it), courtesy of Sealink. We are working on a informative/funny blog post about the island, however, in the meantime, we just couldn’t wait to share some of our highlights with you. So sit back, relax, and take in the the beautiful jewel that Kangaroo Island is.

But first, a few housekeeping details:

  • Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia
  • Population of KI is 4,400 humans, 30,000 koalas and some 500,000 sheep
  • The island is 155km long and 55km wide
  • KI is recognised as one of the most natural islands on the planet (and voted the ‘Number 1 island in Asia Pacific’ by the National Geographic Traveller Magazine in 2008).
Now, let’s get down to business. At Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery (which is the only one in the world producing eucalyptus oil from the Narrow Leaf Mallee) we got up close and personal with ‘Evil Eye’ – a grumpy emu female who in the past killed her two male counterparts.

Seal Bay is home to 700-800 Australian Sealions, which are currently at the point of extinction (only about 15,000 of them left in Australia).

Little Sahara off the southern coast of the island is a mysterious place. No one can explain how has all the sand moved so far from the coast (which is 3km away).

At Vivonne Bay Lodge, our accommodation for the night, we were welcomed by the cutest roos and wallabies.

Before dinner we got to hang out at Australia’s best beach, Vivonne Bay. It was declared the best beach out of the 1,011 beaches in Australia by Andrew Short who was commissioned by the University of Sydney to explore the 36,000km of Australian coastline (this took him 17 years).

We visited Hanson Bay Koala Sanctuary which is full of these cute and cuddly marsupials chilling up on the trees. As they are sleepy heads by nature, Owen was more interested in a nearby wallaby. The interest was not mutual :).

We made our way to the Remarkable Rocks. 500 mil years of evolution (volcanic activity, landmass movements, water- and wind erosion) has created something truly remarkable.

Admiral’s Arch features a magnificent archway sculpted by the wind and sea where New Zealand fur seals play on the shore platform below.

So what do you think? Which one is YOUR favorite?


6 Responses to “Two Days in paradise – Kangaroo Island in photos”

  1. izzy cardy February 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    i was there 12 years ago…absolutely loved it.

    • getmetoadelaide February 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      Hi Izzy, I totally agree. Also, probably not much has changed since your visit. And they want to keep it that way and make sure the generations to come can see the same Kangaroo Island we are seeing today.

  2. StudyAdelaide Team March 1, 2012 at 3:11 am #

    Excellent photos! Esp. the one of you on the sand dunes and the one touching the little wallaby.

    • getmetoadelaide March 1, 2012 at 7:31 am #

      Thanks guys! Owen didn’t get to touch the wallaby at the end, it hopped away from him 🙂

  3. Aniel March 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Brilliant pics and funny comments! Make ls me want to go! Aniel

    • getmetoadelaide March 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

      Thanks mate! It is easy to take brilliant pics in a brilliant place 🙂

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