Kangaroo Island is one of the most sought after destinations to visit the entire country of Australia. Located in the southern part of Australia, in the Gulf of St. Vincent, and precisely to the west of the city of Adelaide, the island has an area of approximately 150 km in length. It is in fact the third largest island in the state. The best time to visit it is from June to September, when the temperature is very mild. The hottest month is February with an average instead that is around 20-25 ° C, and only rarely reaches the 35 ° C.
You can visit this beautiful island from Adelaide and the Kingscote Airport in just 30 minutes, while there is also the chance to get a ferry to reach it. Once there, you should know that there are no means of transport, but a significant amount of shuttles that will make all your journeys easier anyway. Aside from the beautiful beaches, where there are countless animal species that roam free in their natural habitat, the island has a significant amount of natural parks and protected areas such as Flinders Chase, Seal Bay, Cape Gantheaume and Cape Bouguer Wilderness.
The island bases its economy on agriculture, tourism and fishing and aside from the excellent wines, for fans of honey and beekeepers should be noted that you can find a pure bee there, the Ligurian bee, that reaches as far back as 1881. Kangaroo island seems to be the last place where you can find it.
The real wonder of the island is certainly its wildlife, living in the wild in its native habitat. You can meet sea lions at Seal Bay, observe the koalas everywhere and take pictures of kangaroos and wallabies (Tasmanian opossum) along the banks of the American River. There are many tours you can take to make the most out of the aforementioned reserves.
Knowing the history of the island will guide you to many exciting passages. The wrecks of the Portland Maru and Loch Vennachar wrecked on the western cliffs in 1905 are still there. The tour there that allows you to dive into an adventure should not be missed. You should also visit the Frenchman’s Rock, where Captain Nicolas Baudin anchored in 1803, and see the island from the top of Prospect Hill as did Captain Flinders Metthew. The view from these places will make you relive their experience and also enjoy the culture of this beautiful island.