Kangaroo Island is nearly the seventh state of Australia. The island feels as if it operates on a different time zone to South Australia. That how the locals like it also. Communications on Kangaroo Island do take a step back. TV, Internet and Post are all slower. Not unexpectedly one would say and one of the reasons to visit this special island. That said the Remarkable Rock formations and the Admiral Arch are significant enticements.

Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island. Kangaroo Island was separated from mainland Australia by a rise in sea level over 9,000 years ago.

In 1802 British explorer Matthew Flinders, Commanding HMS Investigator, named the land "Kangaroo (sic) Island" after landing near Kangaroo Head on the north coast of Dudley Peninsula. He was closely followed by the French explorer Nicolas Baudin, who mapped much of the island (which is why so many areas have French names). Although the French and the British were at war at the time, the men met peacefully.

The most cost effective way to visit the island, for the Bustout traveler, is to park up in Adelaide, hire a very small rental, car drive the relatively short distance to Cape Jervis, do the 10 am over and 2.30 pm return ferry trip and stay two nights in a cabin at the Kingscote Caravan Park. The Ferry charges on length of vehicle and the charges are steep.

Here are some other photos of museums, hotels, war memorials, churches and scenes to give justification to visit.

Heritage diary


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course