At Flinders Chase National Park, you will find two of the Island’s most recognised icons known as the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. The Remarkable Rocks are wind sculpted, granite rock formations and have been in existence for millions of years, over time taking their natural shape as a result of rain, wind and waves pounding against their surfaces. These iconic rock formations are a sight to behold and have some great photo opportunities.
Take a short drive from the Rocks to Admirals Arch and admire the New Zealand fur seal colony that calls Cape du Couedic home. Visitors can watch the fierce ocean swells along the rocky shoreline from the boardwalk and viewing platform. The boardwalk leads to the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, which has guarded the south-west coastline since 1909 and today is one of the many cultural heritage sites on the Island.
Pennington Bay sits on the south coast of Kangaroo Island en route to the Dudley Peninsula. Accessible via an unsealed road, it is a stunning bay that is famous for its surfing and picturesque photo opportunities. Dolphins and whales are often sighted in the water at Pennington Bay so visitors are encouraged to come prepared with a camera and binoculars to truly enjoy the beauty of the bay and its wildlife.
Little Sahara on Kangaroo Island is a heritage area with a naturally occurring sand dune system roughly covering two kilometres. The dunes vary in size with plenty of small dunes and the highest due is approximately 70 metres above sea level. Come prepared with a sand-board or cardboard box to race down the dunes or simply wander to the top for the best photo opportunities overlooking the area.
More than one-third of Kangaroo Island is National or Conservation Park. With that in mind, you will find some of Australia’s most iconic tourist activities here. Discover sea lions basking in the sun at Seal Bay; home to the third largest Australian sea lion colony in the world and the only place in the world that visitors can be amongst a wild colony of 1,000 sea lions. Take a 45-minute guided beach tour, it is a truly unique experience with no enclosures or cages and a rare insight into how these endangered animals fish, surf, rest, interact with their pups and defend their territory.
Where to stay? After a busy day of exploring the Island refuel with a good night sleep at the Ozone Hotel.
Featured picture Photo Credit South Australian Tourism Commission – Little Sahara, Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action, Photographer Ian Routledge