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by , SmarterTravel Staff - January 12, 2009
Australia - Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, Australia: Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort

Cut off from the rest of the continent by the sea, Australia's Kangaroo Island has managed to maintain healthy populations of some of the country's most iconic wildlife thanks to a lack of invasive species. It's a place where thousands of seals bask on the beach, kangaroos bounce through the dunes, and koalas hang out in eucalyptus trees unmolested. To experience the wildlife, base yourself at the Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort, a 25-room property that's so close to the wildlife, penguins often waddle around the resort. Nightly rates start at about $138 per night for four-star villas and about $101 for three-star rooms.

(Photo: Tourism Australia)

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