Did you know that Kangaroo Island is a hot spot for Italian honeymooners in July/August every year? It is one of their must-visit places.
I can understand why. There aren’t too many places where you can see kangaroo, koala, seals and a variety of other animals and birds in the wild, all in one day. Pretty much guaranteed.
Many international tourists come for just the day or one night. It’s a big investment, but obviously worth it.
I go to Kangaroo Island in July and hitch a ride with two of Sealinks tours - Remarkably Wild Tour and Kangaroo Island Odysseys 1 Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery Tour. Italian and American guests dominate, what starts as a quiet trip ends up in laughter and jokes at the end of the day with me teaching them some Aussie slang. The Americans think it's hilarious, converting words and the different meanings. It is two fun filled days of work.
I’ve been to Kangaroo Island quite a few times for work and pleasure, so I’m no stranger to the island. But I still haven’t discovered it all.
I am especially happy to hear we’ll be visiting Seal Bay. I’ve only been once and lost all my images from that visit on the beach with these cute creatures so am keen to photograph them again. I am even happier when yesterdays stormy weather disappears, and blue skies roll in. It’s July, middle of winter, blue skies and no rain is never expected. I thank the weather gods.
Another stop is at Sealinks private property. We lunch in a marquee surrounded by koala filled trees. Sealink owns this Heritage-listed property, planting many trees each year. Guests have exclusive access to this, making the day even more memorable.
We drive in darkness back to Penneshaw. Everyone battles with staying awake. I’m thankful for not having to drive as I close my eyes. Guests are sailing back to the mainland and onwards to Adelaide, ready to take off the next morning. They still have another four hours ahead of them. I feel tired thinking about it, but they are smiling ear to ear.