Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

I consider the whole island remarkable but there is one area that is called road-to-the-remarkables-2“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.

Admiralty arch 1 Admiralty Arch 2

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.

koala-K koala-KI Koala-KI2

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!

For my previous posts on South Australia please go to the links below:

Seal Bay, Port Elliott to Barossa Valley, Victor Harbour, Fleurieu Peninsula, McLaren Vale and Glenelg.

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  1. Amazing! And good on you for not losing focus because of all those people. I realized that situations like this actually have an influence on my pictures, on me, as I don’t like it. But then, when you get home and you actually have pictures with nobody in it, you feel like a super-photographer 😉 Hope you still enjoyed it. Love your pictures!

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  2. Those rock formations look amazing and you got some fantastic shots of them – especially your avoidance of interlopers appearing in your shot. The koala portraits are adorable.

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  3. Fantastic photos Karen. I love the last Koala, hugging the tree for dear life!.

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  4. What a long day! You got some interesting images of those fascinating rocks, and woman after my own heart for avoidance of people in shot strategy!

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  5. Another lovely day tour! Love those sleepy koalas and those rock formations are pretty spectacular. I too always look for the shot with no people although where I live, it tends to be cars and vehicles that spoil the views……Wonderful photos as always.
    Alison xx

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  6. I love the pics of the splayed out koala, conked out in the tree !

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  7. Beautiful photos. I’m adding Kangaroo Island to my “places to check out” list. Thanks for the post.

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  8. amazing rock formations and I love, love the koalas!!!

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  9. I’ve been to these rocks, but I never knew they were called this. They truly are remarkable…gargantuan! How nice to see them again. And your koala photos are delightful! 🙂


  10. That is so fascinating, Kaz! Magnificent images of this grand place. 🙂

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