AUSTRALIA AT ITS BEST – VISITING KANGAROO ISLAND

Wayne M. Gore - Jan 23, 2012
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South Australia’s Kangaroo Island quietly attracts wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers along with adventure seekers. It is a unique and exciting place.

The land ‘down under’ appeals to tourists from all over the world and while many stick to the official itinerary, some long to get off the beaten track and discover secret tourist gems. Kangaroo Island in Southern Australia certainly counts as one. Its pristine setting features unique fauna and flora and many nature lovers gather there to admire the environment.

One of the local undisputed highlights is the Seal Bay Conservation Park featuring hundreds of sea-lions comfortably rolling around the beach. There, a guide will take tourists on a tour whilst explaining the peculiar details of a sea-lion’s life.

Kangaroo Island is also reputed for its bizarre rock formations and most tourists cannot wait to visit the Flinders Chase National Park, its Admiral’s Arch and the Remarkable Rocks; whoever comes there has their pictures taken under the massive formations, which very often seem to be defying the laws of physics. 

Cheese and milk fans should also pay a visit to the Island Pure Sheep Diary, learn about the process and taste local fantastic selection of home-made cheese. Speaking of tasting, Clifford’s Honey Farm is a true spectacle with over 300 honey producing hives and a friendly shop full of delicious and useful honey products.

The Emu Ridge Distillery will become a lovely highlight, not only thanks to local wildlife viewing possibilities – one will come across enormous emus, wallabies, kangaroos and baby joeys – but it is also famous for local eucalyptus products as well as wine and cheese. Pelican feeding will also become an unforgettable, even if slightly surprising, experience and divers will be happy to know that local diving is exquisite and features rich marine life and various shipwrecks.

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