Day 9 DownUnder- MORE Kangaroo Island

June 19, 2013 — 3 Comments

Day 9 DownUnder was spent exploring more of the INCREDIBLE Kangaroo Island, South Australia. I was up early for a stunning sunrise over the Backstairs Passage- a nice hour spent just enjoying the peace and quiet of a beautiful morning on KI.


Down at the Penneshaw Jetty to view the sunrise…



Yes, it is EARLY, but I’m still EXCITED!!!








Welcome to Penneshaw!



After breakfast, we met up with Dr. Peggy Rismiller– the world’s foremost expert on short-beaked echidnas- and learned how to track an echidna in the wild. It was really interesting to learn a bit about her life as a wildlife professional, and to get even a tiny glimpse into her passion for the echidnas. She absolutely LOVES them, and her excitement and enthusiasm were contagious…



Sooo, has anyone seen an echidna around here…?


Then we had a bit of a tour around the north shore of Kangaroo Island, including stops at Pennington Beach and Stokes Bay- both BREATHTAKING places.


Pennington Beach, Kangaroo Island- aka- AWESOME









Kangaroo Crossing- they get the right-of-way…





ECHIDNA!!! We found this little beauty crossing the road, and he stuck around and posed for us for a few minutes… Goodonhim!






After all that excitement and photo-taking, we had definitely worked up an appetite, and the TOP BLOKES of Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tours (Craig, Scott, and Ron) set up a delicious lunch for us on a local farm- bush-dining at its finest!



Scott, from EKI Tours, hard at work… Can you tell he loves his job??



Bush-dining at its absolute FINEST! Cheers, EKI!



Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island



Who’s happy to be in Stokes Bay? This guy! Too bad we couldn’t go for a swim…



After lunch, it was back to the airport to hop on our CHARTERED PLANE back to Adelaide… I’m telling you, Tourism Australia and the South Australia Tourism Commission did it up RIGHT for our itinerary- A MASSIVE ‘CHEERS!!!’ to them!



Flying in style back to Adelaide…



Luckily, the pilot came included with the plane…



Beautiful sunset on the way back to Adelaide…



Back in Adelaide, we had a great dinner out at a local pizza place called ‘Melt’– DELICIOUS! The Dessert Pizza- chocolate, crushed pistachios, and frangelico cream- annnnd, that’s all you really need to know…



Gourmet pizzas at Melt in Adelaide… DE-LISH!



Dessert Pizza- Mmmmmmmmmm…….


Day 9 DownUnder- yet another MASSIVE success! Stay tuned, there’s still MORE to come!


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3 responses to Day 9 DownUnder- MORE Kangaroo Island

  1. I want to GO! Thanks Prof Tilley!

  2. It looks like you had a fantastic time on Kangaroo Island. It is one of my favourite destinations in South Australia. The sunset photo is very beautiful.

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