D'Estrees Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA
The best part is, the many walking trails give you dress circle seats. Spot dolphins from Cape Borda and migratory birds in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park. Hike past casts of colourful wildflowers at Hanson Bay. Watch wader birds fresh from Siberia and kangaroo joeys fresh from their mother's pouch. Get up close to nesting platypus and endangered Cape Barren geese. With mild, sunny days and energetic wildlife, spring is a great time to unveil Kangaroo Island's secrets.
Walking is a wonderful way to get acquainted with Kangaroo island's native animals and scenic terrain. Start with the short Clifftop Hike at Cape Borda, in the island's north-west corner. Watch out for soaring sea-eagles, playful dolphins and whales on their annual migration. Afterwards, join a guided tour through the historic Cape Borda Lightstation and trek the path that lighthouse keepers hauled supplies up. In Flinders Chase National Park, you can take in spectacular coastal views on the Cape du Couedic Hike. Or walk to Admirals Arch to see hundreds of docile kangaroos and thousands of New Zealand fur seals playing on the rocks. Follow the Platypus Waterholes Walk to Rocky River, where in spring Cape Barren geese incubate their eggs in native iris grasses and platypuses nest in a burrow up to 20 metres long.