Field notes: Kangaroo Island's famous dirt roads


Road upgrades between Parndana and Stokes Bay

Field notes: Kangaroo Island's famous dirt roads
Field notes: Kangaroo Island’s famous dirt roads

On location for Caravan World’s Touring Destination of the Year 2010, staff journalist Rachael Sutton was surprised by the quality of Kangaroo Island’s dirt roads.

"Our Mercedes GL series 4WD and Kimberley Kamper hire rig handled the dirt roads with confidence; in fact, many of KI’s dirt roads are better than a lot of bitumen roads we’ve seen," Rachael said.

Apparently, the dirt roads are regularly graded, but locals say to take care after frequent rain.

Rachael snapped this photo of the major works between Stokes Bay and Parndana, Kangaroo Island.