Entering South Australia
Trip Start Feb 04, 2006
21Trip End Apr 07, 2006
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The next morning we got off to an earlier start to check out the Wildlife Park again (this time in the sun!) Just as we started along the boardwalk, we noticed a koala taking a sunbath on the ledge
At Beachport, our next stop, we went for a long walk along the beach - beautiful rugged coastline - and then headed on to Robe, where we stayed for the night at the Long Beach Holiday Park, enabling us to take another dip in the cold and wavy water.
From Robe, we drove through the Coorong National Park to reach Victor Harbour. En route we stopped at Meningie and Strathalbyn. Strath is a very picturesque small town with a lovely walkway along the river. There are lots of vineyards (McLaren Vale) on the way. As we were making good time (and the forecast for the next few days was favourable), we decided to move our trip to Kangaroo Island (KI) forward, and booked the ferry for Wednesday at 1 pm.
At Victor Harbour there was a fairy penguin colony on Granite Island, so we joined a guided tour after dusk. We had expected something similar to the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, where the penguins return from a day's fishing at sea and cross the beach to their burrows
Wednesday morning we went to the booking office in Victor Harbour to ask about accommodation on KI. We soon found out that it was "Cup Weekend" (horse-racing), so finding a cabin - or any accommodation, for that matter - was next thing to impossible. Applying lateral thinking, we decided to buy a tent. Fortunately, there were a sports store and hardware store just down the street, where we were able to pick up a cheap tent and some shellite (white gas) for our cooker. We then headed on to Cape Jervis to board the ferry.