Kangaroo Island, The gem of South Australia

Ahhhh… Kangaroo Island! My home away from home! Kangaroo Island is my quick fix for a wildlife and nature craving when the business of Adelaide piles up. I have now toured the island numerous times and every time I visit the beauty and uniqueness of the island astounds me. Wildlife is in abundance, with Brush-tailed possum, Tammar wallaby, Kangaroo Island kangaroo, Echidna and Koala everywhere! Be extra careful when driving on Kangaroo Island, especially at night (if you can, avoid it). In areas such as Flinders Chase National Park, native wildlife is everywhere! Seal Bay, one of KI’s gems is home to the third largest breeding colony of Australian sea-lion in the world. Walk the bay with tour guides and get up close and personal with these beautiful endangered animals. Further down into Flinders Chase National Park we find Admirals Arch, a spectacular ocean cave that looks over the horizon and is home to a large colony of New Zealand fur seal. The bird life is another perk of the island with a sum of 267 birds calling the island and surrounding waters home. A truly special experience is catching a glimpse of the rare Glossy black-tailed cockatoo feeding on a local She-oak tree. There are under 400 of this subspecies of cockatoo left in the world and they are all found on Kangaroo Island. The landscapes of the island bring it home for the win! Around every corner we see unbelievable coastlines, bushland and ancient earth that creates the wild backdrop of KI.

Admirals Arch

Admirals Arch – around 2am on a cold, cold night

Brush-tailed Possum

Brush-tailed Possum

Flower

Stokes Bay Bush Garden – A great place to test out your macro photography skills or just take in the beauty of this native bush garden.

Red-tailed black cockatoo - 4

Glossy-black Cockatoo

Red-tailed black cockatoo - 5

Glossy-black Cockatoo

Glossy black-tailed Cockatoo - 1

Glossy-black Cockatoo

Red-tailed black cockatoo - 2

Glossy-black Cockatoo

Hanson Bay

Hanson Bay – turning it on with an almost perfect half rainbow.

Juvi Wedge-tailed Eagle

Juvenile Wedge-tailed Eagle – Raptor Domain is a great place to see some of Australia’s most impressive birds of prey up close and personal.

Kangaroo Island Bee

The Kangaroo Island Ligurian Bee – it is said that the Ligurian Bee on KI is the last remaining pure strain in the world.

Kangaroo Island Kangaroo

Kangaroo Island Kangaroo

Kelly Hill Caves

Kelly Hill Caves – a great place to see what KI looks like below the ground and to hear some interesting history about the area.

King George Beach

King George Beach

Koala Walk

Koala Walk – just one of the many spots you can see Koala on KI.

Little Sahara

Little Sahara

New Zealna d Fur Seal

New Zealand Fur Seal – Admirals Arch

Ravine Des Casoars Inside

The prize at the end of the Ravine Des Casoars hike, an epic beach cave.

Ravine Des Casoars

Ravine Des Casoars

Remarkable Rocks - 1

Remarkable Rocks

Remarkable Rocks - 2

Remarkable Rocks

Rocky River

Rocky River

Seal Bay

Australia Sea-lion – Seal Bay

Stokes bay

Stokes Bay

West Bay

West Bay – Flinders Chase National Park

Yellow-tailed black cockatoo

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

 

 

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