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The Snake Lagoon Hike on Kangaroo Island

February 3rd, 2010

The Snake Lagoon hike is one of those walk every guide book tells you is too good to be true. The area on Kangaroo Island is known for its meandering streams which lead to the ocean and the many coloured wildflowers. If you're lucky you might even spot a platypus in one of the many ponds.

Unfortunately we didnt see any platypuses but I did almost step on a tiger snake while photographing some flowers! And the guide told us the name of the Snake Lagoon had nothing to do with there being any snakes..Luckily for me I got away because this one was poisonous and seemed pretty active.

The burned bush landThe burned bush land

The hike itself was ok ut not as good as I thought it would be. It takes you quite a while to get to the beach and the path isn't for beginners. You have to jump literally from rock to rock and some parts of the bush make it hard to walk through because of the strangled branches. It was good we did it but I was happy when we got back to the car.

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Travel Tips for Kangaroo Island Australia:

Where to stay in Kangaroo Island: -

What to do in Kangaroo Island: Dont expect to much of the Snake Lagoon Hike and be aware of the snakes.

Where to eat in Kangaroo Island: Book accomodation with kitchen or BBQ area

Travel Pictures of Kangaroo Island, Australia

  • The burned bush land The burned bush land
  • Boardwalk Snake Lagoon Boardwalk Snake Lagoon
  • Mega ant on Kangaroo Island Mega ant on Kangaroo Island
  • Snake Lagoon, Kangaroo Island Snake Lagoon, Kangaroo Island
  • Colourful vegetation Colourful vegetation
  • The flowers next to the snake.. The flowers next to the snake..
  • Flowers around Snake LagoonG Flowers around Snake LagoonG
  • Getting over the boardwalk Getting over the boardwalk
  • Pictures of flora Kangaroo Island Pictures of flora Kangaroo Island
  • Bush fires on Kangaroo Island Bush fires on Kangaroo Island
  • The beach end of Snake Lagoon The beach end of Snake Lagoon
  • Purple wild flowers Purple wild flowers
  • Wildflowers Snake Lagoon Wildflowers Snake Lagoon
  • The Beach after Snake Lagoon Hike The Beach after Snake Lagoon Hike
  • Boarwalk Snake Lagoon, Kangaroo Island Boarwalk Snake Lagoon, Kangaroo Island
  • The meandering into the ocean The meandering into the ocean
  • Snake Lagoon after bush fires Snake Lagoon after bush fires
  • Snake Lagoon Hike, KI Snake Lagoon Hike, KI
  • Information Sign Snake Lagoon Information Sign Snake Lagoon
  • Rocky riverbeds hide the platypuses Rocky riverbeds hide the platypuses
  • Photos of Snake Lagoon Photos of Snake Lagoon
  • Snake Lagoon Conservation Park Snake Lagoon Conservation Park
  • Giant Ants around Snake Lagoon Giant Ants around Snake Lagoon
  • Route to Snake Lagoon Route to Snake Lagoon
  • Photos of the lagoon Photos of the lagoon
  • Hiking path Kangaroo Island Hiking path Kangaroo Island
  • Unsealed Hiking Path Snake Lagoon Unsealed Hiking Path Snake Lagoon
  • The unsealed road to Snake Lagoon The unsealed road to Snake Lagoon
  • Flowers on Snake Lagoon Hike Flowers on Snake Lagoon Hike
  • Walking across Snake Lagoon Walking across Snake Lagoon

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Name: John
Age: 34-41
Travel type: Solo travel

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The Snake Lagoon Hike on Kangaroo Island
Continent: Oceania
Country: Australia
City: Kangaroo Island
Period: Nov '09-Jan '10
Lenght of stay: 2 days
Views: 1823

Travel Review

Liked: Surviving it:)
Disliked: The tiger snake
Trip Rating: Poor

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