Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kangaroos, Koalas and Endless Beaches

Kangaroo Island, located about 70 miles southwest of Adelaide, Australia, is the featured destination this week. (Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and is located on the coast.) The island is a pristine wilderness where you’ll find sea lions basking on the beach and furry koalas peeking out from eucalyptus trees. And kangaroos, of course – plenty of those!

My last post provided some info on the animals and wildflowers you can see on this exotic island. If you go, you’ll probably find exploring and photography to be two of the key activities, but there’s so much more. Swimming, fishing, sailing, SCUBA diving, surfing, biking, camping and horseback riding are all at your fingertips. In short, this place has something for just about everyone, in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable! Make sure to stay no fewer than four days to really experience this amazing island and its wildlife.

How To Get There
If flying is your preference, there is air service from Adelaide airport. Once on the island, you’ll find shuttle service between Kingscote and Kingscote Airport. Book in advance. There is also a ferry called Kangaroo Island Sealink that runs between Jape Jervis (a peninsula town about 67 miles from Adelaide) and Penneshaw (town on Kangaroo Island). Passengers and vehicles are accepted. The following note appeared on one of the Kangaroo
Island websites: “Major roads between Penneshaw, American River, Kingscote and Prndana are sealed, most others are
unsealed.” No idea what that means. If anyone knows, toss me a comment.

Where to Stay
You can camp, stay at a luxury hotel, a B & B or something in between. Here are a few links to get you started:

If you go, let me know! I’ll do the same. I’m hoping to cross this one off my bucket list in the next couple of years.


  1. it looks absolutely beautiful! Have you done a lot of traveling?

  2. Yes, but not nearly enough! Thank you for visiting my blog.

  3. How cute are they???? A friend lived in Australia for half a year and truly fell in love with it there.