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The family visits KI !


As the family had not been to KI for a while, they asked for a tour to see some of the popular spots. First stop was Seal Bay where we did the board walk viewing of Australian Sea Lions. This is the cheaper option which still allowed several close up views of pups with a former beach accredited tour guide to give commentary. Next stop was the Flinders Chase Cafe (for lunch) and Interpretive Center then on to Remarkable Rocks (photo above) followed by Admirals Arch. On return, we took the Shackle Road access to walk to several of the Platypus Waterholes viewing platforms (No luck seeing a Platypus !)

Next day first up was a Coastal Wildlife Walking Tour on the property. We examined several endangered / vulnerable plant species on the walk to Pebble Beach, noted possum scats around an active Little Penguin burrow and then heard bird noises in another active burrow nearby. We all tried our hand at skipping flat stones across the water on the wave cut platform. Walking further around the beach, the Drunk Seaman's Nerve Test was safely negotiated, then we had a shot at "Stone Age Baseball" in Drift Wood Cove. We only had time to view Penguin Cave, one of the seven caves along our coast. After walking back to the Retreat, it was off to The Rock Pool Cafe at Stokes Bay for lunch. (photo of the beach above), reached by going through a tunnel between limestone rocks. On the way back home we went to special Koala viewing place to see three of them and a further Koala in a tree on our private road not far from the Retreat (photo below)


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