A Remarkable Day on Kangaroo Island
Trip Start Jan 15, 2009
52Trip End Mar 07, 2009
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Our next stop was nearby, a place called Admiral's Arch. This is a natural rock arch which is home to a colony of New Zealand Fur Seals. We walked down a long series of steps to the arch and found lots of Fur Seals lying on the rocks. We took a few photos and then we left for the Flinders-Chase Visitors Center, which was our last stop before driving back to Penneshaw. The visitor's center was mostly a snack bar and gift shop, but they did have one interesting little exhibit. It was series of skins from kangaroo, wallaby, opossum, sea lion, and fur seal. You could touch the fur of each one to see what they feel like. The opossum was the softest of all the furs. They actually make coats out of them in New Zealand.
Our driver made pretty good time on the way back across the island to Penneshaw. We stopped briefly to look at a small mob of kangaroos grazing along the roadside. When we arrived at the Sealink Ferry Terminal, we were about 40 minutes early, so many of us went to get something to eat. I grabbed a small pizza at the pizza joint on main street.
We caught the ferry at 7:30 pm and headed back across the straight to Cape Jervis
I must give a parting word or two about this Sealink Kangaroo Island Tour. If I had it to do over again, I would book this tour with another company or drive myself around the island. I felt like this was a one or two day tour stretched out to make a 3 day tour. There is way too much downtime, especially at the Wilderness Retreat, and I hated not having any transportation while I was there. Also, the pacing of this tour was odd. Sometimes you spent hours just sitting around, and other times they were rushing you to finish up and move on to something else. If you are going to Kangaroo Island, I would check into other tours besides the 3 day Sealink Tour.