(Sunset at Cape Jervis, S.A., where you catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island)
Ben & I decided to take the weekend off for a “babymoon” to Kangaroo Island before I officially start full-time illustrating from my home studio (at least until the baby arrives in February!) We caught the ferry to Kangaroo Island Saturday morning, and had a busy two days of touring the beautiful island.
Much of the island is covered with wildlife preserves & conservation areas, and we weren’t disappointed by all the wildlife we saw (including koalas, kangaroos, wallabees, seals, heath goanas, snakes, blue penguins, and tourists!)
We stayed at Flour Cask Bay Retreat, an eco-resort situated with beautiful views of rolling yellow fields spotted with yuckas and gum trees, while only being minutes from their own private beach. Completely off-the-grid with solar power and rainwater tanks, you don’t feel like you’re roughing it going green at Dave & Jeannie Langdon’s beautiful resourt. Each unit is set up with modern amenities (kitchenette, tv)… and the rooms are beautifully decorated with a clean look which complements the relaxing views. I took a walk in the morning and all you could hear were magpies calling, cows & sheep waking up.
(Above : Admiral’s Arch at Flinders Chase Park)
(Above : Kelly Hill Caves)
(Above : Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase Park)
If you get a chance to go, I recommend checking out :
- • Admiral’s Arch at Flinders Chase Park (where there is a fur seal colony)
- • Remarkable Rocks at Flinders Chase Park (which are… in a word… er… remarkable!)
- • Kelly Hill Caves (a small cave, but has some beautiful stalactites)
- • Blue Penguin Tours can be arranged across the island (our tour wasn’t the best as we were going at off season!)
- • Try some marron, served at most restaurants (crayfish, but it tastes like lobster!)
- • Visit Wind in Wings cafe (the views are incredible, and the homemade pies are scrumdidillyumptious)
- • Western River Campground has a beautiful secluded beach
- • Emu Bay has beautiful soft sandy beaches
- • Stokes Bay can be found through a winding rock tunnel, it’s secluded and has a lovely aqua cove to swim in
I didn’t try any of the highly recommended wines and local feta because… well… the next picture explains it all!