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Nov 12, 2013 - Finally, Kangaroo Island (KI)

It seems that we started considering Kangaroo Island as part of our trip YEARS AGO! Well, to be accurate, it was probably over three years ago! We're only doing the 24 hour whirlwind tour in this "Serengeti" of Australia, but we still have high expectations. Going back, we slept in late this morning for only the second time on the trip. Nearly 2 hours in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and nearly an hour in the South Australia Migration Museum pretty much took care of the middle of the day. The initial migration from about 1836 to the 1860's...

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Dec 13, 2009 - Tanunda to Kangaroo Island

Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th December Lorraine: Today has been looked forward to for a long time now. Today heralded a reunion with our old friends from the UK, Jean & Danny Gingell and their two lovely daughters Katie & April. Gary and I used to work with Jean back in the UK and since our departure from Blighty’s shores the Gingells have spent time living in Perth, back in the UK and have now settled very happily in the gorgeously leafy Adelaide Hills. The Hills are alive with the sound of bird song and koalas bellowing into the night. I’d...

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Oct 18, 2007 - Kangaroo Island

Day 12 We said goodbye to the Majestic Hotel this morning and headed for the Adelaide airport via private car, again. This time our limo driver was a retired teacher, who had also taught in the States for a couple of years. We had a great conversation on the way to the airport, wishing we had met this chap in a pub last night. We checked in with Rex Air, the same regional airline we flew to Coober Pedy. They were kind enough to store our suitcases for a day, since we just took our daypacks with us to Kangaroo Island. The Island is a short...

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Apr 5, 2007 - Kangaroo Island

Layla flew in on a flight from Sydney in the late morning and we met up at the YHA in central Adelaide where our tour to Kangaroo Island was going to depart from. It was wonderful to see her again and we celebrated by going to the local pub and having a couple of drinks while waiting for the coach to pick us up. It was a two hour bus drive down to the ferry to Kangaroo Island past barren hills and vineyards. By the time we reached the sea the sun was low on the horizon and the view was spectacular. Kangaroo Island was so called because...

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Mar 25, 2007 - Kangaroo Island

We booked a trip to Kangaroo Island for 3 days and 2 nights. The day started really early because Nikki and I somehow couldn't figure out the time because of daylight savings (and we had had a couple of beers). So we were up an hour earlier than we needed to be. Before heading to the island we stopped to look at some lookout points at Victor harbour and then we got to go surfing at Middleton Beach. Then we finally got a private charter boat across to the island. Unfortuneately we didn't see any dolphins. We got to the island and then we...

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Mar 12, 2007 - Kangaroo Island - TO BE COMPLETED

Adelaide Cup Day (horse race on 12 March) is a public holiday so we made the most of the long weekend by going down to Kangaroo Island with Heather's parents who are staying for the next 3 weeks. Left work 4pm on the Friday and caught the last ferry over to the island at 7pm. The fun had already begun in the car when Maureen (Heather's mum) started singing 'Tie me kangaroo down sport' which became her anthem for the weekend and she'd suddenly break out into song when you least expected it. By the time we got on to the island it was already...

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Dec 7, 2006 - Kangaroo Island South Australia Part 1

Sylvia's Comments The ferry, The Spirit of Kangaroo Island, docked at Pennishaw at 3.45pm and we disembarked for our week stay. Only the driver is allowed on the car deck so Jeff drove off the boat while I had to walk. Fortunately he waited to pick me up just a little way up the road. Our first task was to call at the tourist office to buy a camping pass for the council sites. Camping is only permitted in three types of designated areas on the island; at the two caravan parks, in the National Parks, or in one of seven basic bush camps...

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Nov 15, 2006 - Kangaroo island...and other animals

Kangaroo Island is off the tip of South Australia, about 150km from Adelaide, and reached by Sealink Ferry. It's about 140km long, by 40km wide, and apart from a couple of small towns virtually uninhabited. Much of it is a national park, and we all wanted to visit because of the wildlife and scenery. So it was another early start - and we woke up to howling gales, and forecasts of rain. Not what we had expected of Aus! From Adelaide, it was 2 hours on the coach, and then a ferry. The seas were up, and we all felt rather queasy. Arriving in...

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Jul 8, 2006 - Great Ocean Road from Debra

Ok, Hayden's description of the mannequin in the window is a little disturbing, but whatever. They were a young man and young woman sitting in the window in their underwear. Absolutely got some attention. And don't you love the picture of the sign that Hayden posted? I made him take it. He just dissolves into giggles every time he looks at it. So yesterday. Very long but really glorious day. 350 miles round trip. The trip out to the 12 Apostles took 7 hours, but with stunning scenery and lots of stops, it went by very quickly. As we drove...

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Oz Trip

Jan 10, 2006 - Kangaroo Island

We got up at 5.40am to get a 2hr coach to Cape Jervis and then a short ferry crossing over to Kangaroo Island. It is quite a big island about 150km in length. We got to the YHA hostel about 10.30 (only a 2 min walk from ferry). It was a really cosy hostel looking over the sea. We just relaxed (had another 3 hrs sleep) and then went for a walk. We took it easy and then watched Crocodile Dundee!! In the evening we went on the Penguin tour and saw some fairy/little penguins. Today we were really lucky with our tour. We were expecting a coach...

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Dec 1, 2005 - The toy plane journey

So, we're in Kangaroo Island now, and boy was it an experience getting here! The plane to Adelaide scared me enough, cos it was much smaller than the nice jumpo that had brought us to Oz. It was a Richard Branson owned, Virgin Blue jet. But it wasn't all bad I suppose. We had to wait around in the tiny Adelaide Airport for about 2 hours before the plane to Kangaroo Island. OHMYGOD! It was a toy plane! I'm surprised the pilot didn't get out and push the rudders to get it going. To make matters worse, the weather was terrible. It was chucking...

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Gone Gallivanting

Nov 30, 2005 - Kangaroo Island, et Adelaide, suite

Je me rends compte que, souvent, les geographes Australiens manquent un peu d'imagination ;o), et c'est particulierement vrai en ce qui concerne Kangaroo Island. Donc, Kangaroo Island ; une ile ou il y a plein de kangourous. Mais on peut y voir : Seal Bay - une baie ou il y a des phoques ; Snake lagoon - ou il y a souvent des serpents ; remarkable rocks - des rochers remarquables ; rocky river - une riviere avec des cailloux... En tout cas, trois jours tres chouettes sur l'ile, avec des balades, du sandboarding et meme un peu de surf, et...

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