When to visit the Remarkable rocks

The Remarkable Rocks, a natural phenomenon nestled on the coastal clifftops of Kangaroo Island. The rocks are large granite boulders which stand 200 feet above the crashing seashore. They have become one of the most popular attractions on the island, all due to their unusual and gigantic shapes. Photos do not do this attraction justice, with their size and unique shape is mesmerising in person. The area around the rocks is itself worth the visit, with stunning views of the sapphire ocean as well as the neighbouring bushland.

How the Rocks Formed

The formation of these rocks began over 500 million years ago when the island (and Australia) were a part of the supercontinent Gondwanaland. This supercontinent contained not just Australia, but South American, Africa, and Antarctica, to name a few. Once the land began spilt apart, spheroidal weathering began. The land endured millions of years of weather and sea, slowly cutting away at the granite until large boulders formed interesting shapes and sizes.

How to get to them

Before even thinking about how to get to the remarkable rocks, you’ve got to get to Kangaroo Island first. The ferry is your best bet, hopping on from Cape Jervis and getting dropped off at the island’s Penneshaw. After arriving here, you can either join a tour or hire a car to head east of the island. It’s a short drive, only travelling 100 kilometres or so until you reach the stunning rocks.

When to see them

Although any time of day is fine, the best time to marvel at this attraction is during sunrise or sunset. This is all due to the surface of the rocks splattered with the rust orange colour. This colour boosts exceptionally when the light hits it, with the sunrise and sunset’s pink glow enhancing it even more. Most don’t really take this into consideration when visiting here, so this time is also typically free of large crowds. As well the nearby ocean horizon sunrise/sunset is a marvel in itself, with the stunning colour reflecting on the wild ocean.

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