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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia, South Australia, Australia



18-08-2017 - 15:28 PM

Australia has many unique islands, each offering their own culture and heritage. Kangaroo Island is a standout – when you’re there, you’ll still feel as though you’re having a genuine Aussie experience, but from a refreshing perspective. There’s a reason why this island sees so many visitors a year, and the people who visit tend to want to come back.

Shopping and Eating
Most visitors come to Kangaroo Island via a P&O Australia cruise from Melbourne. The moment you get off the ship, it’s easy to access all of the local shopping and dining establishments. While there are plenty of restaurants on Kangaroo island, one of the best experiences the island has to offer is its farmer’s market. The island itself is a hotspot for produce, and you’ll never find anything fresher than you will at Kingscote. The Kangaroo Island Source even offers cooking classes, providing a special twist on the everyday trip to the market. Kangaroo Island actively participates in Australia’s wine culture, with two cellar doors of its own. If you’re more of a beer person, you’ll also be able to find a small brewery with a laid back atmosphere. Sample a few of the craft brews with your travel buddies.

Nature and Wildlife
Kangaroo Island provides its visitors with many opportunities to interact with wildlife. Raptor Domain at Seal Bay hosts shows and educational experiences relating to birds of prey and reptiles. Seal Bay Conservation park is exactly what it sounds like – a place to see seals basking on the shores. The Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to see some fuzzy creatures. This is where the koalas and kangaroos that live on the island hang out. You’ll be able to spot many of Australia’s native animals in different locations across the island. If you’re looking for an adventurous experience in nature, you can check out the caves at Kelly Hill. They’re beautiful from the front, but daredevils will love to climb deeper within them. Flinders Chase National Park is one of the best places to explore for some relaxed sightseeing, and Admirals Arch is one of the most breath-taking natural formations you’ll ever find on a beach.

Unique Experiences
Kangaroo Island has its own gin distillery, which is something most travellers won’t find every day. If you’re a gin drinker, you’ll have to stop by. They offer more flavours of gin than the casual gin drinker could even think possible. Just remember to indulge responsibly. There’s also a honey farm on the island, and not only will you be able to tour the farm, but you’ll also be able to taste delicious desserts made from the honey it produces.

The Overall Verdict on Kangaroo Island
If you can only visit a single Australian island, Kangaroo Island earns its spot as a top contender. It’s essentially its own little world, with a laid-back atmosphere and a friendly culture. Despite the island’s modest size, you’ll never run out of things to explore and experience while you’re enjoying your time there. It’s an equally great time for families with children and groups of friends from university who are looking to make some memories together.

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