Kangaroo Island, Australia

For obvious reasons, Captain Cook gave the appellations to Botany Bay, Mount Warning, and Cape Tribulation. And Matthew Flinders properly named Kangaroo Island. But the simple name of Kangaroo Island does not give any indication of the abundance of beauty, the charm of the engaging locals, and the colorful treasures of wildlife and birds. For wildlife enthusiasts, families, or honeymooners, it is a special place indeed.

Whether it's a private dinner in a sheep-shearing shedwildlife spotting of wallabies, echidnas, and the rare Cape Barren Geese, visits to local honey farmersartists, and winemakers, or the scenery of wilderness highlights like Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island is sensational. 

 And then a surprise lunch in a tent with my   Brownell   colleagues; great food, outstanding wine from   Islander Estates  , and wildlife in the wild with our guide, Craig Wickham, of   Exceptional Kangaroo Island.  

And then a surprise lunch in a tent with my Brownell colleagues; great food, outstanding wine from Islander Estates, and wildlife in the wild with our guide, Craig Wickham, of Exceptional Kangaroo Island. 

 Wildlife abounds!  (photo credit Pedro O'connor of   Epic Private Journeys  )

Wildlife abounds! (photo credit Pedro O'connor of Epic Private Journeys)

 Momma Tamar Wallaby and her joey  (photo credit Pedro O'connor of   Epic Private Journeys  )

Momma Tamar Wallaby and her joey (photo credit Pedro O'connor of Epic Private Journeys)

 The view from the   Cliff House  , overlooking Snelling's Beach. 

The view from the Cliff House, overlooking Snelling's Beach. 

 Competing for my attention were the view and the sunken pit with open fire. I was overwhelmed with happiness in this architectural masterpiece designed by Ian Hannaford. He raised his own family here, and now his grown children, Nick and Rachel, run   Lifetime Private Retreats   and   Hannaford & Sachs  . These wildly creative siblings infuse life, love, and art into everything they do.  (Photo credit:   Michelle Cowell  )

Competing for my attention were the view and the sunken pit with open fire. I was overwhelmed with happiness in this architectural masterpiece designed by Ian Hannaford. He raised his own family here, and now his grown children, Nick and Rachel, run Lifetime Private Retreats and Hannaford & Sachs. These wildly creative siblings infuse life, love, and art into everything they do. (Photo credit: Michelle Cowell)

 Pedro O'connor, of   Epic Private Journeys  , showed us one outstanding landscape after another. 

Pedro O'connor, of Epic Private Journeys, showed us one outstanding landscape after another. 

 The   Southern Ocean Lodge  ; a sanctuary of sophistication and comfort, with panoramic views,  built on a cliff above the pounding surf. Iconic. And sprinkled with the art of the über talented   Janine Mackintosh  .

The Southern Ocean Lodge; a sanctuary of sophistication and comfort, with panoramic views,  built on a cliff above the pounding surf. Iconic. And sprinkled with the art of the über talented Janine Mackintosh.

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