Kangaroo Island is famous well beyond Australia for being an incredible wildlife sanctuary that plays home to some of the most famous species to be found in the continent. To thoroughly explore this natural paradise full of fascinating creatures, you’ll need a full two days at least! Riding on a rugged Landrover 4WD and accompanied by an enthusiastic English speaking guide, your adventure begins bright and early on the island, with the first stop being Seal Bay Conservation Park. Australian Sea Lions are intelligent, playful, and fascinating species that live in the Southern Ocean. You’ll be able to see the colony at rest on the beach and even walk among them! Further south brings you the dunes of Little Sahara, a dry desert-like land full of sand dunes, where you can admire the formations and even spot a native lizard or two. Then it’s off to South Coast, in the rural areas of the island, where you’ll be taken Parndana Wildlife Park. This unique animal refuge takes in sick, orphaned, or unwanted animals, but unlike most shelters, it plays home to colorful Australian birds, koalas, and even kangaroos! After a delicious barbecued lunch, you head off to North Coast, going by Snellings and Stokes Bay. Weather permitting, you can dive right into clear, blue waters before packing it up and heading off for a nature walk among the drooping oaks of Lathami National Park to peer at kangaroos and wallabies. Don’t miss the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo and the echidna! Get well rested for another day of adventure as the second day takes you to the Rocky River of the island, where Flinders Chase National Park can be found. In the park, kangaroos hop freely and you’ll spot some flocks of Cape Barren Geese. By far one of the most fascinating colonies found in the Chase is a colony of New Zealand fur seals, who rest by the ancient limestone formations at Admiral’s Arch. Then it’s off to go hunting for some more echidna (better known as the spiny ant eater) when you head to the coastline at Cape du Couedic and its granite sculptures. After another barbecue lunch, you’ll see Handson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, full of the famous Tasmanian Blue Gum trees, and the Kelly Hill Conservation Park. Mobs of kangaroos are abound and overhead you’ll hear the calling of vivid parrots and birds in the trees. From the trees, you head to the water, at Vivonne Bay, where you can pick up some shells and even spot a penguin or two as they waddle about. Relaxing on the beach or during the scenic route back is a welcome and well-deserved rest, ending your tour of this magnificent island.