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Kangaroo Island

SA, Australia


Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 mi) south-west of Adelaide. Its closest point to the mainland is Snapper Point in Backstair Passage which is 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from the Fleurieu Peninsula. Kangaroo Island is Australia's fourth major tourism icon, attracting over 140,000 visitors each year, with international visitors, primarily from Europe, accounting for more than 25% of these visits. It's a short flight from Adelaide or a ferry ride from Cape Jervis.

There's so much to do on this island. Some of the most popular tourist spots are: Seal Bay with ranger guided walks among basking Australian sea lions; Flinders Chase National Park which includes Remarkable Rocks, Admiral's Arch, lighthouses at Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic, and multiple walking trails and camping areas; Cape Willoughby; Kelly Hill Caves; Little Sahara, huge sand dunes on the south coast etc.

The Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island have been shaped by erosive forces of wind, sea spray and rain over some 500 million years. Perched high atop a large round boulder, jutting out into the sea lies a strange collection of rocks. Windswept, huge and strangely shaped, they have an eerie presence.

Among the highlights is Seal Bay in the Conservation Park of the same name where visitors - accompanied by a guide - can walk among the third largest, and most accessible, colony of Australian Sea Lions. New interaction tourism activities at Seal Bay are currently being devised where visitors assist in the research and conservation of the Sea Lion colony. Further along the south coast is Admirals Arch, home to 7,000 New Zealand fur seals. In Penneshaw, fairy penguins wander around at night while dolphins are regularly sighted on the north coast from Constitution Hill at Snellings Beach.