Melbourne to Adelaide (8) – Kangaroo Island (1)

Tuesday 23/01

We leave the camping at 9am. We quickly come back because we forgot our 2 water containers (10 & 15 litres).

We drive through a wine region (the main wine regions are further ahead, around Brisbane: McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Clare Valley).

Small note: we usually get rid of the grey water of the water by the side of the road.

We have to take the 1pm ferry in Cape Jervis, to go to Kangaroo Island.

We are quite excited to go on Kangaroo Island. It was part of my 4 highlights in Australia, along with the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, the Great Ocean Road and Tasmania (MONA & Three Capes Track), which will be for our next visit…

Kangaroo Island is known as an “open sky zoo”. Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves, home to native wildlife like NZ fur seals, sea lions, koalas and diverse bird species. There are more kangaroos than people on the island!

We arrive in Penneshaw around 2pm.

We stop at the tourist information.

In Kingscote, we visit of Island Beehive, a Ligurian bee honey producer. Interesting short (20’) tour.

At 5pm, we attend the pelican feeding in Kingscote. It’s great! The host (well protected – hatted, gloved and booted) is entertaining and his talk is informative. There are at least 30 pelicans (and more seagulls). There are also black swans. After their meal, the pelicans paraglide elegantly.

We do grocery shopping in Kingscote. Thanks Alexis for the recommendation (we won’t see any other supermarket during the next 3 days). We buy 2 hot chickens, fruits and vegetables.

We drive to Emu Bay, where we intend to spend the night.

The white beach is beautiful; we can even drive on it with the camper. Nice aperitif on the beach. The kids play with the ball.

Across the road is the camping area, with self-registration (we put the money in an envelope). There’s only one other camper in the site.

Dinner: chicken with potatoes and apple sauce.

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