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September 29, 2014

KANGAROO ISLAND

Located off the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island, the nation's second-largest island (145 km long and 60 km wide) is very aptly named. Named by explorer Matthew Finders in 1802 for its great abundance of kangaroos, Kangaroo Island is home to to a unique subspecies of its namesake.
Kangaroo Island features dramatic granite cliffs, strangely shaped rocks and limestone caves, and it is also historically significant; the town of Kingscote was South Australia's first official settlement.

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, Flinders Chase National Park, South Australia

The island is famous for its rugged scenery, which includes windswept heathland, beaches, coves and craggy cliffs. Located in Flinders Chase National Park at the island's western end, the Remarkable Rocks are a group of huge granite boulders that have been sculpted by wind and rain into curiously smooth shapes.
South Australian's Kangaroo Island is renowned for its  rugged coastline and weathered granite, which takes on a particularly smooth appearance at Remarkable Rocks on the wind-battered south coast.

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  1. Nie słyszałam o tej wyspie! Wspaniała pocztówka, zastanawia mnie tylko, czy np. turyści odwiedzający Australię wybierają się na tę wyspę na, powiedzmy, jeden dzień, czy może sama w sobie jest ona miejscem, do którego przybywają turyści wypocząć na cały urlop?

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