Virtual trip with Dr Maria Staykova
Kangaroo Island is located 15 kilometers from Adelaide and 45 minutes by ferry through stormy waters, which, according to the official register kept since 1836, sank more than 80 ships.
When the level of the world's oceans rose 10,000 years ago, this piece of land was cut off from the mainland.
The island is 155 kilometers long, 55 kilometers wide, with 509 kilometers of coastline.
Stone tools and mussel ornaments found on the island show that 16,000 years ago, ie. before the island was separated from the mainland, there were aborigines here and they inhabited it until about 2,000 years ago.
In 1800, Captain Matthew Flinders was sent by the British government to make a map of the southern coastline of the newly discovered continent of Australia, the Terra Australis. He stopped on the island on March 2, 1802. Since the island was uninhabited at that time, the crew found peace, fresh water and most of all food - kangaroo meat. Thus comes the name of the island - Kangaroo Island.
Seals, kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, goans, over 40 species of can be seen up close and you can walk along the 800-meter trail, which is also convenient for people in wheelchairs.
Kangaroo Island’s 19 parks and 5 nature protection zones is full of wonders!