Kangaroo Island Australia nature guide

Natural gems of Kangaroo Island, Australia

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Fully indulge in nature’s beauty when you’re in Kangaroo Island, which makes it the perfect escape from Singapore’s hectic city buzz! The island’s natural wonders are not to be missed, such as rock formations, like the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

When in Adelaide, Kangaroo Island (known as KI) – an island over 4,000 km2 – is just a ferry ride away from Victor Harbour. Nature reserves take up over a third of the island, being home to native wildlife like sea lions, seals, koalas and even birds like pelicans.

 Here’s how the third largest island in Australia has been blessed by Mother Nature:

(Watch my Kangaroo Island travel video to see all the sights we saw!)

Beautiful coastlines like Pennington Bay

Being on an island means you can find gorgeous coastlines literally anywhere. We visited Pennington Bay right after arriving at Kangaroo Island from the ferry terminal. As the island is not jam-packed with tourists, Pennington Bay could feel like a private beach, with the sound of gushing waves and the amazingly clear water. Taking a dip in the summer would be nice!

Read: Beach feels at Pennington Bay

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Sand dunes at Little Sahara

I believe Kangaroo Island has it all – it contains a mini desert named Little Sahara! The naturally occurring sand dune system is a popular attraction amongst locals and tourists on the island. Get the most fun out of your visit when you rent a sand board or a toboggan to slide down the slopes!

Read: Sliding down sand dunes at Little Sahara

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Spotting wild koalas

Wild koalas sleeping atop the trees has got to be the cutest thing I’ve seen – I mean, just look at them! Get tips on where to spot wild koalas from tourist information centres or even the locals of Kangaroo Island! If you’re lucky you might even see one crawling on the ground!

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Seeing wild sea-lions & seals

The island is home to many wildlife habitat, including sea-lions and fur-seals. In the summer, fur-seals can be spotted from the boardwalk at the Admirals Arch. Even catch some of them basking in the sun and enjoying the cooling waters if you’re there at the right time!

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Amazing Admirals Arch

This natural rock arch is a popular photo spot on Kangaroo Island, providing a unique view of the ocean. It’s one of the 27 officially designated geological monuments on KI, and an ideal location to spot fur-seals and even seal pups!

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The Remarkable Rocks

The Remarkable Rocks was akin to abstract art for me. Though I guess it’s still worth the visit. Created through 500 million years of rain, wind and pounding waves, it’s still one of the island’s signature landmarks

Read: Flinders Chase National Park

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Hope this has given you a good preview as to what to expect from Kangaroo Island! Also read my 2-day guide to exploring the island!

Tell me, what’s the most beautiful natural landmark you’ve been to?

This article was first published on Tripzilla Magazine.

With love,
jtwong


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