Cape Jervis Things to Do
Ngurunderi IS one of the great ancestral Dreaming 'heroes' of the Aboriginal Ngarrindjeri people.
At Cape Jervis, you can read all about Ngurenderi Dreaming, how Ngurunderi travelled down the Murray River in a bark canoe in search of his two wives who had run away from him. After an eventful journey, he finally heard his wives laughing and playing in the water near King's Beach at Victor Harbor. His wives fled along the beach in terror until they reached Cape Jervis, at that time, it was still connected to the mainland.
Ngurunderi arrived at Cape Jervis, and saw his wives still fleeing from him, so he called out in a voice of thunder for the waters to rise. The women were swept from their path by huge waves and were soon drowned.
Ngurunderi knew that it was time for him to enter the spirit world. He crossed to Kangaroo Island and travelled to its western end, where he threw his spears into the sea, then dived in after then, then rose to become a star in the Milky Way.
This is just a short version, there is a lot more to the story than I have written.Related to:
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One of the world's great long distance walking trails, IS South Australia's 1,200km Heysen Trail
Which ever way you look at it, it either begins or finishes at Cape Jervis, on the rugged south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. The other end/beginning is Parachilna Gorge, in the Flinders Ranges.
Too long a walk for me to do, but I have done parts of the walk. If you are interested in scenery, walking and National Parks, you will be sure to come across the Heysen trail at some stage, probably will walk a small part of it.
The trail will take you through breathtaking landscapes, along coastal areas, through native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests, vineyards, farmland, historic towns, seeing Birdlife, Flora & fauna, and you will meet friendly South Australian people along the way.
The trail is for anybody who enjoys walking and is fit enough to complete the whole trail, and for the walker doing day walks along parts of it, I'm the latter!Related to:
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The area around Cape Jervis is really scenic. As you head down the hill to Cape Jervis, be ready to pull off at the look-out point on the side of the road.
The views from here are really good of Kangaroo Island on a clear day.Related to:
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Cape Jervis Transportation
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Cape Jervis is where you come to catch the SeaLink Ferry. The ferry service operates daily (except Christmas Day) between Cape Jervis (two hours south of Adelaide) and Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island.
I booked online, so just turned up at Cape Jervis about half hour before hand, went inside and had my piece of paper exchanged for a ticket, then waited to be called onto the Ferry. Only the driver and car could go in the car, so I walked on as a passenger.
SeaLink operates two large, modern vehicle and passenger ferries, SeaLion 2000 and Spirit of Kangaroo Island. Inside, they are great, and we found the trip to be smooth and comfortable.
Just 45mins and we had covered the 16km journey and were ready to drive off the ferry at Kangaroo Island
FERRY TIMETABLE.. http://www.sealink.com.au/kangaroo-island-ferry/timetables/
ONE-WAY........$46 On-line or $48
RETURN..........$92 On-line or $96
Child (3 - 14yrs) $22/$24 one way
More information on fares...http://www.sealink.com.au/kangaroo-island-ferry/fares/Related to:
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