Tips & Articles

23
February
2017

Getting to Know Australian Sea Lions

Kangaroo Island is a haven of nature, promising visitors the chance to see some of Australia’s beautiful native wildlife in its natural environment. On the coast, you’ll find Seal Bay, where a colony of Australian Sea Lions raise their young and spend their days. There are thought to be almost 15,000 of these majestic creatures in the wild according to the Wildlife Conservation Act of Western Australia, which has them listed as “in need of special protection.” If you travel to Kangaroo Island, be sure to stop by and see the Australian Sea Lions in person. What Australian Sea Lions […]

   
  
3
February
2017

Visiting Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island

Remarkable Rocks are perhaps the most popular attraction on Kangaroo Island. They sit 200 feet above sea level, proffering a unique look into the ancient natural history of the island and its surroundings. It took around 500 million years for the granite rocks to take their current form. Battered by wind, rain, and waves, they were pummelled into shape through a variety of different elements. It is thought the granite from which they are made was embedded into the crust of the earth during the Ordovician period. During that time, Kangaroo Island formed a part of Godwana, a mighty supercontinent […]

   
  
20
January
2017

The Common Brushtail Possum on Kangaroo Island

Animal lovers in Australia enjoy the diverse selection of wildlife on Kangaroo Island. Here, native species frolic about in their natural habitat, whether that’s lush forests or wild beaches. The common brushtail possum is one of the most common creatures you’ll find on the island. Its name stems from the Greek for “furry tailed” and it is a native species of Australia and the second largest species of possum. The common brushtail possum was introduced to New Zealand in the mid-1800s and thrived there so much that it became a pest. In Australia, they are much less densely populated, mainly […]

   
  
30
December
2016

Sand Boarding at Little Sahara

If you’re looking to feel the wind in your hair, get your heart rate pumping, and enjoy some incredible scenery while you’re at it, Little Sahara on Kangaroo Island is the place to go. Here, the mesmerising dune system provides the perfect backdrop for some adventurous pursuits, including tobogganing and sand boarding down the impressive mounds that dot the landscape. Located in the region of Vivonne Bay, Little Sahara is a natural phenomenon with a selection of dunes in varying sizes, the highest of which rises 70m above sea level. The scene makes up one of the twenty natural geological […]

   
  
7
December
2016

Getting to Know Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a haven of wildlife and stunning scenery. Boasting pristine beaches, lush forests, and a huge collection of native species, it’s the go-to place for animal lovers who find themselves in the area. Penneshaw is a township that sits along the northeast coast of the Dudley Peninsula. It acts as the main ferry port, linking up with Cape Jervis to provide regular transport from the mainland to the island. The Beach at Penneshaw Penneshaw’s beach is known as Hog Bay, and offers visitors a delightful sandy scene that’s perfect for swimming, relaxing, and picnicking on. There are designated […]

   
  
24
November
2016

Where to Stay on Kangaroo Island: Vivonne Bay Lodge

Kangaroo Island is a nature lover’s paradise. Boasting sprawling pristine sands, crystal clear waters, and lush rainforests, it is home to some of Australia’s most magnificent creatures, making it a must-visit for anyone in the area. Vivonne Bay sits on the coast surrounded by 206 hectares of bushland and 1km of beach front on the south of the island. The Bay is ideally located for seeing the island’s top attractions and getting stuck into the main activities. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, Vivonne Bay Lodge has all you need. Bringing together wildlife and natural scenery, it has a […]

   
  
5
November
2016

The Life and Behaviour of the Echidnas on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a haven of wildlife, drawing in animal lovers from all over the world. Across the expansive sprawl of lush rainforest and pristine beaches there are hundreds of different species, ranging from colourful bird life to native critters like kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies. One of the lesser-known species here is the Echidna, a little animal that looks very much like a hedgehog. It has a long snout and porcupine-like spines and can be found snuffling through the undergrowth on the island. These days, echidnas are very much endangered. This is mostly because they are prime hunting fodder in […]

   
  
26
October
2016

Getting to Know the Tammar Wallaby on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is home to some of Australia’s most mesmerising natural beauty, which goes hand-in-hand with an eclectic and stunning range of native wildlife. On the pristine beaches and in dense brush land, the Island has managed to retain almost 50% of its original habitat thanks to a range of National and Conservation Parks, reserves, and projects. Today, it’s the place to go if you want to see some of Australia’s best-loved critters in their own habitat, including the Tammar Wallaby. This cute critter is rife on the Island, taking cover in the heathland and scrubs. About the Tammar Wallaby […]

   
  
7
October
2016

Let Loose at Little Sahara, Kangaroo Island

Set on the picturesque shores of Kangaroo Island, Little Sahara offers adrenalin junkies a taste of fun amidst sprawling scenery that looks like it has stepped straight off a film set. Boasting an incredible dune system close to Vivonne Bay, Little Sahara covers more that two square kilometres, with a varying array of dunes – the highest of which peaks at 70m above sea level. It is one of twenty geological features that Kangaroo Island now has in its possession. What is Little Sahara? Little Sahara consists of naturally occurring coastal blow out dunes that have been formed relatively recently […]

   
  
23
September
2016

What Vivonne Bay Beach Has to Offer

Kangaroo Island is a paradise spot boasting pristine beaches and shallow, turquoise waters. There are numerous bays dotted around its perimeter, and Vivonne Bay is one of the most popular. Voted as one of the country’s best beaches, it promises visitors clear water and privacy against a backdrop of long, sandy shorelines that are perfect for picnics, sunbathing, fishing, and surfing. The Bay is best known for its cray fishing industry, where you can watch numerous boats sailing out and back from the town’s jetty with fresh hauls in tow. If you head down to the jetty when the boats […]

   
  
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