Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island and is known for its untouched beauty and the abundance of wildlife (the island doesn't have foxes or rabbits although feral cats are a big problem on the island). I had originally wanted to self drive however logistically it was very difficult and also very expensive ($600 for three days seems a little absurd to me). In the end, I settled on Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours and I am very glad that I did settle on this route. I have never been on a multi-day tour (aside from the dodgy Chinese ones as a kid) and was a little worried however everyone was super nice (I was the only solo traveller) and I had an amazing time! The funniest people were definitely this Danish family who had three adorable and well behaved kids. The father was absolutely hilarious and just funnily inappropriate. For example, the amazing tour guide had mentioned that penguins when ready to mate make this weird noise and the father goes, "sounds just like my wife". Haha, absolute gold.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

The tour took us around the island and I fell in love with the place. It is simply breathtaking and definitely worth the effort to get there. I saw amazing coves, beaches, seal lions and NZ fur seals.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island
Little Sahara.

Kangaroo Island

I also saw the most incredible sunrise! It was overcast and so I didn't have very high expectations but there was a lot of mist and when the sun hit the mist, it turned this incredible golden hue.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

I was the only Australian person in the tour (aside from the guide) but I still get excited about seeing koalas and kangaroos. I actually saw a wild koala up close as it changed trees!

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island
Breathtaking.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

I also got to hold a koala! #tourist. I did pay $15 for it (which is actually very cheap compared to places like Australia Zoo in Queensland where I think it costs $30+) but there are only two states in Australia where you are allowed to hold them. I am in love with koalas now. They are so soft and compact and are a close tie to wombats (I love wombats).



Kangaroo Island isn't the usual place to visit for tourists (most people focus on the east coast) but I would highly recommend! This tour also made me more confident about multiday tours (since that was one of the reasons deterring me from going to Kakadu/ Top end in Northern Territory).

No comments:

Post a comment

Thank you for leaving me a message! I appreciate every comment that I receive :)