Wilderness Kangaroo Island

A wildlife reserve, surrounded by fertile lands and rich waters, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island in the state of South Australia.

155 km long and with 509 km of coastline, Kangaroo Island is well known for its geological formations, walking trails, wildlife and natural landscape. Over one third is dedicated to National or Conservation Parks and has an abundance of Australian flora and fauna (891 species of native plants and 46 endemic animal species).

This immaculate land is home to sea lions, lying on the beach, koalas, sleeping in eucalyptus trees, birds and pelicans flying over lagoons. The island is divided in different regions (north and south coast, heartland, American River, Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula) all perfect for swimming, bird watching, sailing, fishing, surfing and to be in contact with nature.

White beaches and turquoise water can be found on the northern coast and on the west side, a native bush land, it is possible to see echidnas, kangaroos and while koalas. In the south coast a colony of Australian sea lions live on the beach and laze in the sun. The waters of Kangaroo Island provide great scuba diving with walls of Gorgonia corals, red, orange and white sponges and magnificent fishes.

The capital of the island is Kingscote and offers shops, art galleries and restaurants serving fresh fish from the sea. Another quiet and friendly fishing village is American River, nestled on a hillside in a native bush land, offering different accommodations from deluxe hotels to simple B&B.

Info:http://www.tourkangarooisland.com.au/http://www.southaustralia.com/

Photo credit: © South Australian Tourism Commission, Australian Air Holidays, Kangaroo Beach Lodges, Adam Bruzzone, Maxime Coquard, Julie Fletcher, Peter Fisher, Don Fuchs