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Little Adventure #19: January 2024 – Kangaroo Island. (Episode 3.)

The Remarkable Rocks!

Here’s the first time I caught sight of them, as I was walking along the boardwalk from the car park. You can see the people all around them… these babies are HUGE. Even from this far away, they looked interesting.

I’ve lived in Australia all my life and have never heard of these rocks, so I was going in cold. What can I say?

Going to Kangaroo Island is worth it for these rocks alone.

Halfway along the boardwalk I snapped this shot…

… and soon I was scrambling up onto the hilltop and walking around these incredible shapes.

Whoever named these rocks, the “remarkable” rocks knew what they were doing. They’re amazing. Surreal. Stunningly beautiful.

I think it was good that I came without knowing anything about them because they surprised the hell out of me.

Oh! By the way, there are no filters on these photos. These are the actual colours.

The Remarkable Rocks are all the result of erosion. They had these granite lumps on top of the cliff, covered by a whole dome of soft rock. Over aeons, the wind and rain have gradually worn away the soft rock, leaving the granite rocks exposed.

I tried not to include many people in these shots, but here’s one to give you an idea of how big these things are.

Enjoy the rest of the photos!

Just to prove that I was really here.

This was the end of Day 1 of Kangaroo Island.

Already I felt like I’d got my money’s worth!

Dad joke of the day:


  1. Josie

    Love your posts on this trip! Those shapes look like they were the inspiration for some fantasy movies. The ones with people gave a really good sense of dimension.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. sandyg61

    We’ve seen some fantastic places on our travels but KI and a lot of SA is still on the list to come. I’m a little jealous of how close you are to drive there.

    • FrogdancerJones

      Well, you get Cairns etc, so it’s all swings and roundabouts. 🙂

  3. Jan

    What fantastic photos , thank you so much for sharing them. A visit to KI on my list now.
    And I love all your escapades, they are inspiring me to get out more.

    • FrogdancerJones

      They’re inspiring me to get out more, too!

  4. Maureen Carreau

    The geologist in me is entranced by the Remarkable Rocks! Just astounding.

    • Frogdancer Jones

      I showed the photos to Mum and Dad today. They’ve never seen them either.

  5. FIRE for One

    All the shapes are amazing. That one with the hook but at the end reminds me of stylised logos of the American eagle.

    • FrogdancerJones

      It’s amazing what people can see in them. I kept ‘seeing’ faces everywhere.

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