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Visit Kangaroo Island, Australia

With a thriving wildlife population, encircled by a coastline of towering cliffs and sheltered beaches, washed by turquoise seas and rocks aptly named ‘Remarkable’ for the extraordinary shapes they have been fashioned into, Kangaroo Island is an island to revel in.

Mix this with acres of dense bush and forest covering the red interior and it is clear why KI, as it is known by the locals, is considered to be Australia’s finest natural reserve.

Wildlife

Wild koala on Kangaroo IslandAt the western end of the island Flinders Chase National Park preserves some of the finest areas of scrub and tall forest, with a resident population of koalas, echidnas, possums, and platypus which, if you are lucky and patient, can be seen in abundance.

There are also hundreds of sealions at Seal Bay, southwest of the main town of Kingscote, who seem to enjoy meeting their human visitors. Although day visits from Adelaide are popular the majority of birds and animals feed at dawn and dusk so staying overnight is highly recommended.

Exploring the island

Ravine des Casoars has a lovely walking trail, the wild and towering cliffs of remote Cape du Couedic are topped by a lighthouse from which you can walk to the naturally formed Admirals Arch where New Zealand seals nurse their pups.

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