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.