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Self-drive in Kangaroo Island, South Australia

“To adventure is to find yourself whole ”1

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Having an adventurous moment once in your life is something precious that can never be replaced. When you’re surrounded by a beautiful nature and breathtaking landscape, there is no wrong on grabbing your keys and take your car, for a self-driving journey at Kangaroo Island.

With 1,600 kilometers of road, Kangaroo Island has plenty of attractions to explore. With its widespread area , there are lots of activities that you can do. Indulge yourself in a secluded beach, as you watch the sun sets down on the horizon, take an overlook on diverse species of wildlife, or simply just set up camp for the night to stargazing the stars in the sky.

To begin your journey, there are several breathtaking road trips routes that you can choose as your need. Going with Southern Ocean route is a great start ahead. It is a wonderful six-day adventure where you can have your authentic experiences at these highlighted places below.

1. Blue Lake, Robe Obelisk and Long Beach

Make your first visit to the Blue Lake as your perfect opening for the road-trip. Located near the Mount Gambier, Blue Lake is a large crater lake with a spectacular view. Famous for its vibrant cobalt blue color, especially during December – March period, it is a good place to take wonderful pictures.

After visiting the Blue Lake, head your car to the Robe Obelisk and Long Beach. As it is said from its name, Robe Obelisk and Long Beach are a large area of coastline, surrounded by stunning cliffs and big waves. Don’t forget to pay a visit to its iconic obelisk that was built in 1852, which placed at the top of the cliff to helping the ships to arrive safely at the bay.

2. Coonawarra Wine Region

Not everything about Southern Ocean route is related to nature. If you’re a wine-lover, then visiting Coonawarra Wine Region is a must thing to do. Coonawarra is famous for producing premium quality of red wine. Their products of wine have been well-known around the world. Do some wine-tasting event in here and you will not regret to have a taste of most delicious wine in the world.

3. Jack Point Pelican Observatory

Located in Coorong National Park, Jack Point Pelican Observatory is a spot for you to catch a glimpse of the pelican wildlife. Follow the trail to the viewing shelter, as you will be able to see lots of plant types with information signs. It is an informative place to visit and a good way to make yourself closer to nature.

4. Leaving South Australia

If you have enough time, you can even fly to Auckland, New Zealand from Adelaide after visiting Kangaroo Island to start a new dreaming journey. Besides, Vanuatu, a small country which is made of islands in The Pacific Ocean is another good choice.

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