The journey around Australia continues on Kangaroo Island, that many locals and traveling websites mark simply as "KI". We have left crazy Adelaide, large vineyards of McLaren Vale, magical views of Granite Island (full story here) and moved to Island full of wildlife and secret places.
Important: At the time of writing this article, Kangaroo island was hit by catastrophic bush fires. If you can, please donate to any organization that helps people and wildlife on the island. Here is a link to help Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Bonus video: Facts about Koalas
Places you must visit on Kangaroo Island
Hanson bay was probably the most memorable place we have visited on KI. The true is that we have arrived after opening hours, but still there is plenty to see. this is truly must visit place for all animal lovers. Kangaroos, Koalas, Wallabies, Echidnas and more wildlife.
This hike is a must if you can handle 2+ hour walk in rough terrain. You will find it in Flinders Chase National Park. Continue the rocky river path and you will be stunned by the views. If you are lucky you my find yourself completely alone on the most beautiful beach on KI. Dont forget to take a lot of water with you!
Bales beach If you want to watch seals play, away from tourists, than Bales beach is the location for you. Alone on the beach next to all mighty ocean, watching this cute animals play made this spot into our TOP 3 must visit places on Kangaroo island.
Duck Lagoon - best BBQ spot on the island No doubt, if you are in Australia, you must eat Aussie way. It means do BBQ in one of many free public picnic areas. One of the best, we have found in the camping ground called Duck Lagoon. Beautiful sunset, quite and clean area located in the middle of the island. Top tip, if you want to buy fresh fish, visit Kangaroo Island fresh seafood in Kingscote.
Remarkable Rocks Same as the Snake Lagoon, this site can be found in Flinders Chase National Park and definitely its a must visit when you are on KI. What we would change a bit in our planning is to get to Remarkable Rocks right when they open the park to avoid crowds. But still even it was crowded, we found a spot for ourselves.
Other parts/ attractions of KI:
Admirals Arch at Flinders Chase National Park - great place to see seals and to smell them as well.
Little Sahara - we did not managed to get there on time as they do close at 5pm. Yes Sahara can get closed.
Vivonne Bay - nice beach with clear blue water
Emu Bay beach and Lavender Farm - Subjectively I dont think its these are must visit places, but if you are planning to go to Stokes Bay/ Stokes Beach, they are on the way, so why not to give it a try.
About car rental:
Car is a must on Kangaroo Island. It does not matter if you bring your own, or you will rent it on mainland and take a ferry, or you will rent it directly on KI.
The question is, what type of a car is good to have. We have rented Toyota Hilux from Hertz on the island, and here is what we have learned:
All the roads you have seen on the video, are doable with no problems with small compact car
Driving in the night on KI with all the kangaroos trespassing roads, is much safer with big car.
At the end its all about rental price and what you are willing to pay.
Was it necessary to have this big car - NO, did we regret to pay extra - NO... well maybe a little
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