The most interesting places on Kangaroo Island is a small version of mainland Australia. The third largest Australian Kangaroo Island (after Tasmania and Melville) is sparsely populated, calm and boasts treasury of unique species among diverse and untouched by civilization nature (half of the island has never been cultivated by man).
Located 112 km. southwest of Adelaide at the entrance of Gulf St Vincent Cape Jervis. The island has a length of 150 km. and a width of 57 km. A brief map of the Earth shows that the island is flat, with few hills in the south, where the vegetation is the poor almost desert.
The length of its coast line is 509 km. with beautiful coves and wild beaches. The ratio sheep population is 300 to 1, but that hordes of wild kangaroo Australian kangaroo species and many species of birds fascinate the eye of tourists.
They live among some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Sculptors from crashing waves boulders seemed to resemble works of abstract art Remarkable Rock aptly named amazing rocks.
The island is a natural bridge Admiralty Arch. Between two bay is sheltered Little Sahara small version of the eponymous desert with white sand and dunes. From the highest point 307 meters. Detect fabulous views of the glittering waters of the ocean and the bay of seals where you can see seals lounging on white beaches, and visitors can take the opportunity to see them up close.
In 1802 year. British explorer Matthew Flinders used the name of Kangaroo Island because of the large amount of wild kangaroos on the island. In 1881 there were transferred Ligurian bees (from Liguria, Italy). Now the island is known for its purity and high quality of honey legal here.
And 1923 is the year in which they are settled koalas. On Kangaroo live about 4000 inhabitants, half of them are in the administrative center Kingskot. Although there are daily flights and ferry connections from Australia, walks around the island invariably lead to a desire to stay in some charming B & B local farms such as "Stranraer Homestead."
This is farm from 1911 in an area of 14 000dekara. And for lovers of luxury is a modern eco-friendly hotel "Acacia". Built on remote cliffs of Hanson Bay. Its construction is entirely recycled materials. The apartments are 21 with open fireplaces, handcrafted wooden tubs. The spa center offers unique indigenous treatments and the restaurant a rich and exotic menu. Across Australia housed in Miniature that's Kangaroo Island!