South Australia gears up for SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival
South Australia, the driest state on the planet beats the heat by indulging in life’s finer things like the picturesque landscapes, colourful festivals and the extravagant wine and dine. South Australia will greet you with cellar doors everywhere you go. One must make a trip to SA’s popular wine regions like the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. For the adventurous side of you, there are the wild-west landscapes on the Yorke and Eyre peninsulas along with the Flinders Ranges and the fertile terrain that is around the Murray that will lead you to a long stretch of caves.
But the kangaroo wildlife can’t be missed. The Kangaroo Island is a place that shelters substantial populations of native Australian animals from sea-lions to koalas to pelicans. The diversity of the place can also be seen in the dense bushlands and massive arcs of bone white beach. It’s the third largest island off the coast of mainland Australia at 155 kilometres long and up to 55 kilometres wide, covering an area of 4,416 square kilometres.
To get a closer look at the wildlife here, the SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival is a much awaited event on the South Australian calendar. The Cygnet River Racecourse comes alive with great country racing on February 15 to 17, 2018. Race-goers dress up in true racing style and enjoy the trackside entertainment, colourful marquees along with the abundance of local Kangaroo Island food and wine.
Another event to look for is the Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch trackside marquee which will happen on February 17, 2018. The guests will be welcomed with a four-course menu prepared by Sue Pearson from ‘Two Birds and a Squid’ which will be accompanied by a selection of Dudley Wines and beers. Race-day packages will include coach and ferry transfers that are available for the Saturday race event only.