What to do there
Kangaroo Island offers great opportunities for bushwalking, sightseeing, relaxing and a myriad of water-based recreational activities. Here are just a few ideas for how to spend your time.
National Parks (http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks)
More than one third of Kangaroo Island is set aside for National Parks. They encompass beautiful wilderness areas, including some of the most spectacular coastline on the Island. The Island is incredibly rich in native flora and fauna, which thrive in the absence of introduced predators such as foxes.
Must-see highlights, all about an hour’s drive from Snellings Beach, include:
Seal Bay, on the South Coast; a breeding colony of the threatened sea-lion.
Kelly Hill Caves, also on the South Coast; a network of caves featuring stunning formations of calcite.
Flinders Chase National Park on the south west end of the Island, which is home to dramatic geological features such as Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch.
Lighthouses are located on the south-west, north west and eastern extremes of the Island. Tours of these yield a fascinating insight into the Island’s rugged history.
Go to http://www.lighthouse.net.au/lights/ for more info.
Snellings Beach is a great base for a range of other recreational activities, including:
Fishing, swimming and diving. Whiting, mullet and salmon are among the fish that may be caught from Snelling Beach.
Bird-watching; native species, including fairy penguins, glossy black cockatoos and eagles are regularly spotted in the immeadiate area and further afield.
Great coastal walks.
Exploring other North Coast features such as Stokes Bay, Western River Cove and Cape Borda.
In addition to national parks and spectacular natural attractions, Kangaroo Island is a burgeoning gourmet destination, with local food producers showcasing their wares at seasonal farmers markets, some award winning restaurants, wineries, a gin distillery and a brewery. For details of these and other fabulous experiences visit: https://www.tourkangarooisland.com.au