I consider the whole island remarkable but there is one area that is called “Remarkable Rocks” on Kangaroo Island. Anticipation was high as I couldn’t wait to see these rocks. We stopped on the way down to glimpse them from afar. Formed by Mother Nature, I couldn’t fathom why she had put them on this spot, green brush all around and there they were sitting centre stage waiting for exploration.
My only problem on this magical day tour was I had to share it with a lot of people and I mean a lot. The pictures I have taken are “remarkable” as there would have been about 40 people in this small area, surprising you as you clicked the camera… it took a lot of luck and some patience to get that “no person” shot plus the pressure of only a short amount of time there.
How I would love to go back without the pressure of time and wait for the buses to head off and just sit and look and admire its beauty without thinking I need another shot.. put the camera down and just look, but on this day I couldn’t afford that luxury.
After our trip right across the island (did I mention 100km long) we headed to Admiralty Arch. By this time another lady and I worked out we needed to dash off the bus, walk as fast as we could to get there about a minute before everyone else to get a couple of photos without people in them and then we could relax.
Our last stop on this day tour ended at the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to look at sleeping koalas in the trees. We all headed off looking skywards and it wasn’t long before someone pointed with excitement. We all rushed over, clicked away and headed off hoping to discover a lovely koala of our own sitting in the tree. It was that time of day that they were all asleep, slumped drunkardly in the most comfortable tree they could find. We spotted a few so were very pleased with ourselves.
I would highly recommend this tour, if its possible and economics prevail a two day tour would be better but if time and cash poor at least a one day tour is great.
I wearily returned to my Adelaide hotel about 11:30pm that night, tired but very happy with a fantastic day of diversity and Australian nature and fauna at its very, very best!
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