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Exploring Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island

Exploring Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island

A blog article written by FBI Travel Advisor Michelle Adler on her holiday to Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island

As a seasoned traveller, I had not explored much of Australia.  Like all of us, COVID has provided the opportunity to experience our own backyard.  We really have some hidden gems that I would love to share with you. I took off for 2 weeks with my adult children to explore South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, combined with Kangaroo Island.

Our first stop was Adelaide. The city has a variety of amazing hip restaurants tucked away in trendy laneways , incredible street art, the fabulous central food market with wonderful cafes and coffee. (For those of you who know me , I am a terrible coffee snob!!)  Not to mention some beautiful new hotels and wonderful restored hotels in heritage iconic buildings that offer amazing friendly service.

Adelaide’s  distance from the Fleurieu Peninsula makes this area very attractive and an easy drive .  We all enjoy a beautiful beach and we certainly explored some of the finest hidden beaches along the end of unmade gravel roads.  The coloured cliffs shelter a crystal clear glistening coastline and the bright orange starfish lying on rocks in shallow clear water stand out , while dolphins glide silently by, are a sight to be seen.

Our daily routine was to discover a new local area which consisted of the best coffee in town, of course we had to experience the local bakery in one of these small sleepy towns,  prior to spending a few hours relaxing on one of many spectacular uncrowded beaches.  The water is very refreshing, and that’s what’s required on a hot day to cool down.

45 minutes by ferry from a southern Fleurieu Peninsula town is Kangaroo Island.   What a sensational treasure.   Kangaroo island offers beautiful secluded beaches, many of which we had to ourselves.  There are unique adventures you can only find with the use of a private guide. We were thrilled to see 10 koalas in one location, even spotted a koala jumping from branch to branch which is a rare sight.

Other fabulous experiences included swimming with a pod of dolphins in a secret location, having a wonderful homemade lunch with locally made produce, wines and beers set up in a secluded location , whilst watching the abundance of wildlife go by,  or relaxing at one of the many distilleries sipping on a delicious gin or beer,  what more could you ask for?  I have always said , the best way to explore a new location is to use the services of an expert guide , as you manage to see and learn a lot more .    We all know Kangaroo Island had a terrible fire in 2019 , however, the terrain is regrowing and the friendly locals are excited to receive travellers back to their special island.  The pace is slow and it’s a really refreshing destination to recharge and reconnect with natural beauty.

I have some marvellous suggestions for this destination, so would love to organise your South Australian escape.

Exploring Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island

A blog article written by FBI Travel Advisor Michelle Adler on her holiday to Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island

As a seasoned traveller, I had not explored much of Australia.  Like all of us, COVID has provided the opportunity to experience our own backyard.  We really have some hidden gems that I would love to share with you. I took off for 2 weeks with my adult children to explore South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, combined with Kangaroo Island.

Our first stop was Adelaide. The city has a variety of amazing hip restaurants tucked away in trendy laneways , incredible street art, the fabulous central food market with wonderful cafes and coffee. (For those of you who know me , I am a terrible coffee snob!!)  Not to mention some beautiful new hotels and wonderful restored hotels in heritage iconic buildings that offer amazing friendly service.

Adelaide’s  distance from the Fleurieu Peninsula makes this area very attractive and an easy drive .  We all enjoy a beautiful beach and we certainly explored some of the finest hidden beaches along the end of unmade gravel roads.  The coloured cliffs shelter a crystal clear glistening coastline and the bright orange starfish lying on rocks in shallow clear water stand out , while dolphins glide silently by, are a sight to be seen.

Our daily routine was to discover a new local area which consisted of the best coffee in town, of course we had to experience the local bakery in one of these small sleepy towns,  prior to spending a few hours relaxing on one of many spectacular uncrowded beaches.  The water is very refreshing, and that’s what’s required on a hot day to cool down.

45 minutes by ferry from a southern Fleurieu Peninsula town is Kangaroo Island.   What a sensational treasure.   Kangaroo island offers beautiful secluded beaches, many of which we had to ourselves.  There are unique adventures you can only find with the use of a private guide. We were thrilled to see 10 koalas in one location, even spotted a koala jumping from branch to branch which is a rare sight.

Other fabulous experiences included swimming with a pod of dolphins in a secret location, having a wonderful homemade lunch with locally made produce, wines and beers set up in a secluded location , whilst watching the abundance of wildlife go by,  or relaxing at one of the many distilleries sipping on a delicious gin or beer,  what more could you ask for?  I have always said , the best way to explore a new location is to use the services of an expert guide , as you manage to see and learn a lot more .    We all know Kangaroo Island had a terrible fire in 2019 , however, the terrain is regrowing and the friendly locals are excited to receive travellers back to their special island.  The pace is slow and it’s a really refreshing destination to recharge and reconnect with natural beauty.

I have some marvellous suggestions for this destination, so would love to organise your South Australian escape.

Let us arrange a personalized experience for you.

Contact us on (03) 8573 0900 or email enquires@fbitravel.com.au

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