We flew from Sydney to Adelaide, then drove to the ferry to go to Kangaroo Island. When we got there we went to this place called Seal Bay where we went on a guided walk on this beach with lots of sea lions lying down and doing different things. Some of the babies were swimming in the ocean and others were walking on the beach and calling to try and find their moms. It was really cool.
After that we stopped at Kelly Hill Conservation Park to look for echidnas which kind of look like porcupines mixed with small anteaters. It is a Monotreme mammal which means it lays eggs. It is one of the 2 animals in this family. The other is the Platypus. We went along this path and didn’t see anything until we saw this guy and he said he’d seen one at the start of the path. We ran back to the start and couldn’t find it, but then my mom and sister saw it next to the path. After we watched for awhile we went back and right before we were leaving we saw 2 Kangaroo Island kangaroos. One was an adult and one was a joey.
Then we went to try and find koalas. We walked down a wide path with eucalyptus trees on either side. We saw 3 koalas really low down in the trees and one making really loud sounds and running on the ground. Then we drove to our hotel, Kangaroo Island Wildernes Resort. On the way we saw lots of Tammar Wallabies and a few more kangaroos. In the evening at the hotel we saw a kangaroo and more wallabies and we got to feed one. There were also some Brushtail possums and one with a baby in its pouch.
The next day before breakfast we saw a baby wallaby in its mom’s pouch. Then we went to the Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park. The Remarkable Rocks are a bunch of really weird and big granite rocks. We climbed up some of them. It was really fun. After that we went to Admirals Arch, a place where New Zealand and Australian Fur Seals are found. We walked down boardwalks and saw lots of fur seals. Some of the males were playfighting.
We then went to this place called Little Sahara where we went sandboarding which is where we go to the top of a sand dune and sled down it. some of the times instead of sitting on the sled I would stand on it. It was really fun. After that we went on this guided nocturnal walk at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. We saw koalas including a baby, Wallabies and Possums. We got to feed a kangaroo, which was a very special experience.
The next day was my brother’s birthday and we first went to Kelly Hill Conservation Park again where we saw another Echidna. It walked across the path right in front of me. Then we went to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where we saw more koalas including a baby that was jumping from one tree to another and one running around on the ground. We also saw some Cape Barren Geese. Then we went down this really bumpy road to Hanson Bay beach. On the way We saw 2 Heath Goannas which look like big lizards with blackish tails. When we got to the beach we went swimming. After the beach we drove to Kingscote, the largest town on the island, but actually a very small town.
When we got there we went on this nocturnal penguin tour to see Fairy Penguins which are the smallest penguins in the world. We saw some of the adults molting and we saw some babies. We saw these 3 babies together that they think are triplets and scientists from Sydney are going to come to get blood samples, because if they are triplets they would be the first triplets ever in the species.
The next day was our last one and first we went to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where we saw koalas. Then we went to Kelly Hill Conservation Park where we saw an echidna which we touched. It came very close and walked across the path. We also saw its tongue as it licked up ants. It was really cool. Kangaroo Island was really fun. Then we left Kangaroo Island to go to New Zealand.
Most people who go to Australia do not go to kangaroo island but you should ! it is a wilderness area filled with incredible wildlife. i’m so glad we decided to go there !
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