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Top 4 Reasons To Visit The Beautiful Kangaroo Island

 

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Australia is home to some of the world’s leading cities and metropolises with growth hotspots like Sydney and Melbourne. There’s no doubt the beauty, innovation and culture of these cities have helped put Australia on the global travel map. But in contrast to the country’s futuristic cities there are still pockets of untouched, pristine, rugged wilderness that can make any traveller feel like they are the first person to set foot on this great land.

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Kangaroo Island is home to diverse wildlife, spectacular scenery and unspoiled landscapes. Here are our top 4 reasons to visit the beautiful Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island

1. Seal Bay Conservation Park

Just 45 minutes from Kangaroo Island’s main town of Kingscote is the stunning Seal Bay Conservation Park. Thanks to its’ remote location, Kangaroo Island’s beaches remain untouched and the pristine dunes of Seal Bay are home to the country’s third largest colony of the endangered Australian Sea Lions.

As the Seals are now protected, to get up close and personal with these beautiful animals you do need to join a guided tour but it is well worth it. If you don’t want to join a tour the 800-metre boardwalk is also a great place to see the sea lions playing in the water and in the dunes.

Seal Bay

2. Diving

Seeing Kangaroo Island’s wildlife from the comfort of dry land is one thing, but what about under the water? Diving is extremely popular on the island as experienced and novice divers flock to catch a glimpse of the island’s seal and dolphin population. But it might just be one of the smallest and unassuming locals that most divers travel for miles to see, the Leafy Sea Dragon. Very little is known about these majestic kelp-like creatures but if you are lucky you might just be able to witness them for yourself.

The abundance of shipwrecks also attract keen divers to Kangaroo Island in particular the Fides, which sank in 1860 and is one of the most popular for experienced scuba divers. 

Diving

3. Hiking

Whatever your fitness and experience level, the island’s vast selection of hiking trails has you covered. Perhaps the most popular for recreational hikers is the 2km Cape du Couedic trail, which takes in the spectacular cliff top views of South West Kangaroo Island. The majority of hikes are also well signed so not only will you get to stretch your legs but you can also begin to understand more about the native wildlife and rich history of the land. Once you’ve taken in the expansive views and sights of the island why not get below the surface and explore the Kelly Hill Conservation Park caves. Be warned, this one is probably not for the claustrophobic among us!

Hiking

4. Foodie Adventures

Despite the rugged landscape and sometimes-harsh weather, the rich, fertile land of Kangaroo Island is officially a wine region and boasts more than 200 hectares of vines. On top of fine wine the island is famous for delicious seafood, honey and sheep’s cheese. There are a variety of trails and tours you can take part in which will give you just a taste of some of the best foodie delights Kangaroo Island has on offer.

Wine and Cheese

Whether you are chasing adventure, looking to experience Australia’s unique wildlife or sit back with a glass of fine wine, Kangaroo Island needs to be on your holiday bucket list. Take the hassle out of organising your own trip and book a Greyhound Kangaroo Island 2 Day Wildlife adventure from just $425. Contact us today!

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