If you are short for time this is the perfect way to experience Kangaroo Island in one day as you will be taken to the highlights that this island has to offer, As there is a lot of driving to reach each destinations it means a lot of the day is spent in the bus and of course the stops are timed, which in my opinion thats the negative of a tour - You are short for time and being a photographer and a lover of nature it can be challenging. Our bus driver/ Guide was very well spoken over the mic and knew what he was talking about, I guess being a local of Kangaroo Island - thats a huge help. I could not fault the whole day operated by Sea Link but I think it was a bit over priced, the main inclusion being the return ferry The food for sale on board was ur typical take away - Some healthier options instead of a sandwich would have been great.
Would I go to Kangaroo island again ? yes For sure. If I had more time, Hire a car and stay a few days to explore some other corners of the Island
Kangaroo Island Island in South Australia, Australia
Kangaroo Island lies off the mainland of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide. Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves, home to native wildlife like sea lions, koalas and diverse bird species. In the west, Flinders Chase National Park is known for penguin colonies and striking coastal rock formations, like the sculpted Remarkable Rocks and the stalactite-covered Admirals Arch.
Kangaroo Island statistics: - Approximately 1600 km (1000 miles) of sealed and unsealed roads - 509 km (318.2 miles) coastline - 155 km (96 miles) from east to west - 55 km (34.5 miles) at it's widest point - 1 km (.6 miles) at it's narrowest point - Highest altitude 307 m (1,010 feet).
Area: 4,405 km²
Elevation: 299 m
Population: 4,259 (2006)
It was Captain Matthew Flinders aboard the Investigator who is credited as being the first European to officially site the Island in March 1802. Flinders landed on the North Coast of the Island, giving it the name 'Kanguroo Island' which is still bears today, though the spelling has changed.
The first European settlers of the Island were deserters from English and American whaling ships and sealers who arrived on the Island in the early 1800's. It was not until July 1836 that the first official settlers arrived aboard the Duke of York. As the first free settlement in Australia, the new settlement of Kingscote was dogged by the lack of water and suitable building timber. After four years, it was abandoned in favour of Adelaide.
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