Kangaroo Island: Video | Photo Gallery
Today we spent the entire day at Kangaroo Island, the third largest island off the Australian mainland, visiting Seal Bay and sandboarding at Little Sahara.
We woke up early and took a scenic drive for roughy two hours to Cape Jervis where we caught a 45-minute ferry to Kangaroo Island. Approximately 18 mammals, 250 bird and 900 plant species native to the island still exist, which includes kangaroos, tammar wallabies, short beaked echidnas, Australian sea lions, New Zealand fur seals and little penguins.
Once we arrived we stopped at the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Farm where people could purchase eucalyptus oils, soaps, candles, and other items produced from the tree oil. We then went to the beautiful Seal Bay, a conservation park home to the Australian sea lion and the third largest breeding colony in the country. Accompanied by a Parks Interpretive Officer, we were able to walk up close to the sea lions as they swam in the bright blue surf and basked on the white sand.
Following our excursion to Seal Bay we got the chance to sandboard at the Little Sahara sand dunes for a few hours. Members of the team were able to ride a toboggan by sitting or lying on their stomachs, or they could stand on a sandboard and "surf" down. Walking back up the sandy hill proved to be a workout itself!
We then ate a traditional Australian meal of fish and chips for dinner at the Sea Spray Cafe before returning to Adelaide late in the evening.
Tomorrow we will have the morning to enjoy Glenelg Beach before competing in the fourth and final game of our Australian tour against Wilderness at the Brighton Lacrosse Club.