The greatest highlight of my family’s trip back in April to South Australia must be the one to Kangaroo Island, a sprawling sanctuary for nature and wildlife offering some of most spectacular sights I ever saw down under.
While it is seven times the size of Singapore, Australia’s third largest island (after Tasmania and Melville Island) is pretty sparsely populated with close to 4,300 residents. Almost all of its economy is agricultural, tourism (it hosts some 140,000 visitors a year) and fishing oriented. The charming farms on the island boasts of primary produce like honey, milk, wool, meat, fine wines, and eucalyptus oil.
Of course, the greatest thing about Kangaroo Island is its abundant wildlife, both freely frolicking the vast bushes or living in parks and reserves.
Our trip first took us along the winding and scenic contours of the Fleurieu Peninsula, a wine-growing region boasting breathtaking scenery and views of the ocean like this.
After a drive lasting an hour and a half, we came to the Southwestern tip of the peninsula called Cape Jervis. Here Ethan lent us a helping hand in taking this photograph of Tina and I.
Here’s a shot of the ferry terminal. Notice the sign above the words in RED which prohibited visitors from bringing certain animals or plant materials to the island. This is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases or unwanted pests.
After a few minutes wait, the Sealink ferry arrived at the harbour.