Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide : Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide
tourkangarooisland.com.au 95 Don’t miss the spectacular birds of prey, for an interactive, entertaining and educational experience, great fun for the whole family. During the one hour “In-Flight” presentation, marvel at the natural hunting abilities and amazing adaptations of the majestic Eagles, mystic Owls, spectacular Falcons, cheeky Kookaburra’s and much more. Find out why many are saying this is a world class experience. Corner of Southcoast Rd & Seal Bay Rd, Seal Bay ph 08 8559 5108 fax 08 8559 5109 www.kangarooislandbirdsofprey.com.au KANGAROO ISLAND Birds of Prey In-Flight Presentation Raptor Domain Find out why many are saying this COMING SOON IN 2012 Join us daily at 1pm for a 40 minute, fantastic, educational, interactive reptile presentation. interactive reptile presentation. NEW FANG-TASTIC The ultimate interactive wildlife experience. From April 1st 2012: Daily displays at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Inc public holidays. (Closed Christmas Day) Gates open at 10:30am and close at 4:30pm RAPTOR DOMAIN BIRDS OF PREY IN-FLIGHT PRESENTATIONS RAPTOR DOMAIN BIRDS OF PREY IN-FLIGHT PRESENTATIONS RAPTOR DOMAIN RAPTOR DOMAIN RAPTOR DOMAIN RAPTOR DOMAIN BIRDS BIRDS BIRDS BIRDS BIRDS BIRDS BIRDS BIRDS OF PREY OF PREY OF PREY OF PREY IN-FLIGHT IN-FLIGHT IN-FLIGHT Don’t miss the spectacular birds of prey, for at 11:30am and 2:30pm. • WILDLIFE: Kangaroos, evening experiences available. OPEN 10am– 4pm or when red flag is flying. Sept to April: Wed to Sun - May, June & Aug: Fri to Sun CLOSED 12 June to 17 Aug, Christmas Day and KI Cup Day • GALLERY: The old shearing shed is now a funky gallery which stables local & Australian fine art, photography, objects & unique gifts. • CAFÉ: Enjoy the countryside ambience and delicious food in the cafe or gardens. 8kms West of Vivonne Bay on the main rd to Flinders Chase National Park Ph: (08) 8559 7371 www.rusticblue.com.au An art gallery and cafe, located between Seal Bay and Flinders Chase. Discover a hidden, serene oasis, abundant birds and wildlife - come in and be pleasantly suprised! RUSTIC BLUE KANgARoo ISLAND To get out on foot, is one of the best ways to explore this section of the Island with Murray Lagoon, Tadpole Cove Walk and Cape Gantheaume Coastal Trek all offering extremely rewarding vistas. The Murray Lagoon is the Island’s largest lagoon and offers three walks – Bald Hill (one-kilometre), Curley Creek (11 kilometres) and Timber Creek (1.5 kilometres). All have great vantage points to observe bird life. In particular, Bald Hill has great vistas over Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park. This area is particularly attractive during winter and spring when the creeks are flowing, bringing a great variety of waterbirds and waders to the region. A Ranger’s office and basic camping facilities are located nearby. The short Tadpole Cove Walk combines unusual coastal scenery with early settlement heritage sites. The walk starts at an old grain-threshing floor, used by early settlers to process locally-grown grain, and takes you past the ruins of a small cottage dating from the same period. The walk then meanders through regenerating vegetation to a lookout above Tadpole Cove, which is named after an unusual rock formation in the centre of the cove. Watch for ospreys soaring along the cliff edge as they hunt for fish in the calm waters of the cove. An overnight hike for experienced walkers only, the Cape Gantheaume Coastal Trek follows the spectacular rugged coastline, from D’Estrees Bay Road to Bales Beach, with highlights being coastal cliffs and secluded bays. Note: trekkers to Cape Gantheaume are required to discuss their plans with National Parks staff at Dauncey Street, Kingscote before beginning their trek. Adequate and appropriate equipment is essential. Ask a local. What I love about the South Coast... “Living on the South Coast lets me get back to nature. The South Coast landscape is quite different to the rest of the Island – you have the real Aussie bush, the birds, long stretches of white sandy beaches and the clean air. You’re not far away from Kingscote but somehow it feels a world away.” Bec Davis, South Coast resident.