Where is it? Kangaroo Island, which lies 15km off South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula
How to see it for yourself?
KI has plenty of natural attractions (see issue #36) – beaches, wildlife, seafood, sheer peace – but these rock formations in Flinders Chase National Park, in the south-western corner of the 150km-long island, are a big draw. The granite boulders, decorated with orange lichen, sit atop a bald rock outcrop that slopes down into the sea, and have been sculpted with tafoni (deep cavities) – by wind, rain and sea spray. The classic shot of the rocks is taken facing north, but this group is to the south-west. You can get to KI by car ferry or plane.
Why I love it
“The balance of the formation really fascinated me; I was especially taken with the ‘open arms’ of the larger stone at the front right of the group. It was as if it was protecting the little rock beneath it, like the enshrouding wings of an angel.” – Ken Duncan