Australia's Kagaroo Island

Rock formation on Kangaroo Island

Want to go somewhere that’s a little off the beaten path, but completely worth the trip?

South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a dream for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and wildlife enthusiasts, who take advantage of this destination that can at times be overlooked by other travelers. Whether you think this is your kind of thing or not though, there are many reasons why you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to travel to the island.

WallabyFor pelican feeding, diving to discover underwater life and shipwrecks, wildlife viewing and more, make sure you head to the Emu Ridge Distillery. Famous for delicious local wine and cheese, as well as eucalyptus products, this is a must-visit location while you’re on Kangaroo Island. Expect to see a range of animals as well, including kangaroos, joeys, wallabies, and as the name suggests—huge emus!

Get your cameras ready again, as along with the unique and wide range of flora and fauna the island has, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, and Flinders Chase National Park, allow visitors to revel in the wonder of bizarre rock formations, while posing under these massive natural giants. Little note: Not only is Flinders Chase chock full of amazing animals and bird species, but Admirals Arch has a great rock bridge and on the other side, is a fur-seal colony. Talk about so much to see and not enough time.

After an exciting but long day checking out incredible rock formations, visit Clifford’s Honey Farm, which has over 300 honey producing hives, and an impressive shop featuring a wide range of honey products. If you’d like a little more tart than sweet on the palate, then head on over to Island Pure Sheep Dairy, where many visitors taste sheep’s cheese and milk for the very first time.

Another animal that stands in the spotlight on Kangaroo Island, even though you won’t be milking or getting cheese from it, is the sea-lion. Hundreds lounge at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and guides lead tours that not only give loads of fun and interesting information about the creatures, but odd details on sea-lions’ day-to-day—a definite highlight while on-island.

Make Kangaroo island your next nature stop in your travels!

About the Author

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Jones is a Barbadian author and entrepreneur who spends more time lost in the virtual world than anyone should.  Jackie loves meeting new people as much as she loves traveling, and she’s often guilty of “interviewing” unsuspecting strangers whether they want her to or not.  When she’s not dealing with the day-to-day of running two businesses (Originz Multimedia and Waterway Media), or spending time with family and friends, Jackie turns to words and is an accomplished speculative fiction writer.

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