Approaching this Coastal city Adelaide, it slowly was revealing & convincing me there is more to it than meets the eye. A city bursting with culture, nature and the notorious vineyard, Barossa Valley. I had 2 days in Adelaide however I decided to visit Kangaroo Island .
Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island but Tasmania & Melville being the first. It is a protected island with their abundance of wildlife. Australia places high importance on protecting their wildlife . Home to sea lions, koala , species of birds and of course kangaroos.
There are 3 ways to get to the island, self drive, coach tour or fly . I chose a coach tour with Sea Link .
The tour starts by passing the lush Adelaide Hills sightings of free Kangaroos in the wild , a true delight to catch .Surrounded by pristine , raw beauty of Australia’s natural beauty completely inspiring & exciting me from the start of the tour.
The highlights for me and the must see in Kangaroo Island is Seal Bay, Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary & the Remarkable Rocks.
Seal Bay is home to a colony of seal lions that have migrated over 1000 years ago. It is only 30 years they have been protected. A popular tourist attraction, however keeping a distance of at least 10 meters from the sea lions is to be respected. You are not to feed them or make noise to get their attention. Australia does not want to domesticate them as they like to have them and not have them leave.
What a delight to see these beautiful animals basking in the sun, waddling on the sandy beach , or swim in the ocean . Keep your eyes open how the baby pups are playful and fun yet protected by the mother seal.
Seal Bay is a unique experience not to be missed.
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary-Koala Walk
Garantee koala sighting during your stroll on the Koala Walk. Bring your binoculars or get a zoom lense to photograph them cuddled up in the Eucalyptus trees sleeping all day long. Koalas can sleep up to 20 hours a day .
Australia have decided to sterilize the koalas as they have been destroying their own habitat due to over population. This will keep them under control + reestablish back the natural environment. Get ready for overload cuteness factor.
Remarkable rocks is nature’s way of sculpting these magnificent rock formations. It is a collections of boulder rocks perched approximately 200 meters from stormy waters. It is fairly easy to walk around but be aware of the danger signs and be safe. Notice the array of orange and golden colours that rules the rocks.
The bizzare shapes and form were created over 150 million years ago from wind erosion , a true nature’s phenomenon.
I have no words to describe what you see however I hope my pictures will do justice.