Great Destinations Radio Show: Kangaroo Island

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Keri Jones reports from the South Australian island that’s a living wildlife park,where you can see koalas, kangaroos or cockatoos at the side of the road!

The island is 20 minutes flying time from Adelaide and is well known for its incredible coastline, rare sealions and high quality local produce, food and drink.

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Keri hears about Toledo in Spain and Wanaka in New Zealand.

Music Played

  • The Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself
  • Men at Work – Down Under
  • Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl
  • Wilson Phillips – Hold On
  • Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A Woman
  • Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good
  • Belinda Carlisle – Live Your Life Be Free
  • Charlie Puth – We Don’t Talk Any More