Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kangaroo Island & Barossa Trip - Apr 2011 - Day 4

Vivonne Bay Camping Ground is really well set up with showers and toilets and the camp ground itself is well secluded and only a short walk to the beach.

Vivonne Bay is probably the most spectacular beach on Kangaroo Island and although the weather was not that great for us - on a nice day would rival the best beaches in the world.

So after a morning walk we left for the western part of Kangaroo Island.

First stop was Kelly Hill Caves a spectacular example of various types of cave formations. The guides are very knowledgeable and unless you are very claustrophobic this is a very accessible cave experience. Note the stairs at the entrance are very steep.

From Kelly Hill Caves we drove to Flinders Chase National Park Visitors center to plan the rest of the day. The Visitors Center is an informative and welcoming place. Its a nice café and the staff are very helpful in giving you he various options.

We decided to go to the remarkable rocks first.

See why they are called the Remarkable Rocks? A really interesting location.

From there it was a short drive to the Lighthouse and Admiral's Arch.

Before the road was put through the Lighthouse community was supplied via this Jetty and the supplies were winched up this slope.

Admirals arch houses another seal community - so it kinda smells. But another very interesting location.

Then it was back to the visitors center to book a camping spot. We had chosen West Bay a beautiful secluded bay on the western end of the island. (Oh that's why they call it "West" Bay).

Camping spots a few but we managed to choose a night where we were the only ones. It was this night we found out the Kimberley Karavan is not mozzie proof. Plenty of itching the next day.

But it was a small price to pay to have such a beautiful location all to ourselves.

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