Zeb and Eider Explore Mercure Resort on Kangaroo Island

Zeb, Eider and the humans have one more day to explore and enjoy Kangaroo Island.    We are staying at the Mercure Resort here.

Our resort

Our resort

From the Mercure, we follow some trails around the resort grounds.

On the trail

On the trail

Kangaroo Island has a shortage of fresh water.  This is part of the first desalination tank.

Desalination tank

Desalination tank

Desalination is the process of removing salt from the ocean water so the water can be used for humans and landscaping.   From our trail, the views are wonderful.

View from the trail

View from the trail

We can see the ocean also.

 

Beautiful views

Beautiful views

You will notice that our resort is not in the cold, windy part of the island.   Flinders Chase National Park, that we showed you the last two times, was beautiful, but the wind was very strong.   Along this path, we enjoyed resting on this bench.

Enjoy the bench

Enjoy the bench

A little more walking took us past this old stone house

Stone house

Stone house

and to the beginning of another trail.

Cannery Trail

Cannery Trail

We loved this old equipment, once used on Kangaroo Island.

Old equipment

Old equipment

From the trail and road, we watched these black swans swimming so gracefully.

Swans are so graceful

Swans are so graceful

Back at our resort, this is where we enjoy our breakfast buffet.

Part of breakfast buffet

Part of breakfast buffet

The dining has this indoor portion

Inside dining area

Inside dining area

and also an outdoor seating section.   On a chilly evening, we enjoyed the fireplace near the bar.

A beverage, conversation and a warm fire here

A beverage, conversation and a warm fire here

The swimming pools are very nice and the view of the ocean from the pools is wonderful also.

Pools with a view

Pools with a view

We do want to tell you that you cannot rent a vehicle on Kangaroo Island and there are no taxis.   If you want a vehicle, you must bring it on the ferry with you.   Also, it is best to make all tour arrangements before you arrive on Kangaroo Island.   We were there in their winter, but we did not have tour options once we arrived, so be sure to plan ahead.

Our resort on Kangaroo Island

Our resort on Kangaroo Island

We really did enjoy Kangaroo Island and hope you visit the island if you are in South Australia.   However, we are taking the ferry back to Adelaide now.

On the ferry to Adelaide

On the ferry to Adelaide

We liked Kangaroo Island, but more adventures are waiting for us.

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