On Tuesday we headed to Kangaroo Island although as our boat wasn't until 6pm we just chilled out for most of the day. The island is 155km in length, makes Guernsey look tiny, and is the third largest island off Australia! Yet it only has a population of 4,600.
We were booked in for a tour on Wednesday which took us various places around the Island. Just so your not all too jealous it was pissing it down, freezing cold and we had to wear our coats. Firstly we headed to Seal Bay where we headed down to the beach to observe some wild Australian Sea Lions. It is one of rarest species left in the world with only around 15,000 left with around 45% of them living and breeding around the island.
After we had stopped for some lunch we went to the Koala walk. On the way we saw some kangaroos and wallabies. Tammar Wallabies are extinct everywhere except for the island. It took us a while to spot any koalas but eventually Kyle spotted a grey furry ball in a tree and from then on we saw about 10 or 12. They very much resemble Kyle, lazy and barely move and if they do its just to have a scratch.
From there we headed to Flinders Chase National Park which covers the whole western part of the island. We stopped at the remarkable rocks, Jess fell asleep on the way (shock!) and didn't understand the significance of why we were there. It was a nice place but the back story wasn't particularly interesting. Our final stop was to see an arch formed by the sea, but the highlight was seeing hundreds of NZ Fur Seals, jumping in the water, lazing around and fighting, which was a good way to end the day.
On Thursday, not realising the size of the island and lack of public transport, we decided to hire a car and did some exploring of our own. We headed to Kingscote which is the largest town with 1,800 people and was quite nice, the bakery was awesome! We then headed to the Island Beehive as the island is famous for their honey. Jess had some honeycomb ice cream and Kyle had honeycomb covered in chocolate, both were very nice. We also saw inside a beehive which was a little freaky.
To work that off, we decided to walk up Prospect Hill. It was the hill that Flinders first walked up and discovered he was on an island. It was 512 steps up the hill and proved how unfit we really are!
Overall, we had a really good couple of days and has been one of the highlights so far.
K & J