Welcome to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island – See Wildlife In The Wild


If wildlife and nature are what you're looking for, Kangaroo Island is regarded as one of the best places in Australia to see it. Nowhere else on the continent features such a concentration of pristine beaches and abundant flora and fauna.

Kangaroo Island Top 10

  • 1 Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • 2 Remarkable Rocks
  • 3 Taste Ligurian bee honey
  • 4 Tour historic lighthouses
  • 5 Kelly Hill Caves
  • 6 Dudley Wines cellar door
  • 7 Swim with dolphins
  • 8 Sand board at Little Sahara
  • 9 Dive with Leafy Seadragons
  • 10 Kangaroo Island Art

Wild Nature on Adelaide’s Doorstep

Just a short flight from Adelaide, or a 90 minute drive and 35 minute ferry ride, Kangaroo Island is easily accessible by day tour from Adelaide. Or pick up a rental car and enjoy 3-4 days exploring. Kangaroo Island is one of the world’s most pristine wilderness destinations and one of Australia’s iconic National Landscapes. In Penneshaw watch the nightly penguin parade, or at the West end of the Island walk amongst koalas and kangaroos at Hanson Bay wildlife sanctuary. Attend the nightly Pelican feeding on the wharf at Kingscote, or book a tour with Exceptional Kangaroo Island to Grassmere, a secret spot where you can view wild kangaroos come out to feed at dusk.

 

Food and Wine

You might visit Kangaroo Island for the wildlife but you’ll fall in love with the wine. It’s one of South Australia’s newest wine regions, where the wines have strong fruit flavours and intense colours. The Kangaroo Island Farmers market is held on the first Sunday of the month. Purchase fresh local produce from the people who grow, farm and make it. Artisan producers add to the island’s bounty, with Ligurian honey straight from the hive, handcrafted sheep’s milk cheese, and even a eucalypt distillery.

 

Nature Trails

Kangaroo Island is a walker’s delight. Explore Kelly Hill Conservation Park and its maze of limestone caves and tunnels. Guided tours are an easy way to see the best of the island’s abundant nature. There’s nothing like having a local show you around – tell them what you’d like to see and leave the rest to your guide. Hanson Bay’s Koala Walk is a must, or spend the day exploring the many trails through Flinders chase National Park.

 

Accommodation

The island’s extensive accommodation options include eco-accredited lighthouse cottages, log cabins, wilderness retreats and a luxury resort. Kingscote is the main township, but accommodation can be found all around the island.

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Events

A series of festivals through the year celebrate the island’s unique blend of arts, food and wine. The annual Kangaroo Island Art Feast bursts into life every September with an opening night street fiesta in Kingscote. The Kangaroo Island Carnival Cup is a fantastic event spread over two huge days of horse racing. It’s the island’s biggest party, attracting spectators and horses from around Australia. Food and wine lovers should time their trip with the Sealink Seafood Feast-ival. The event showcases the island’s local food and wine including the stories, locations and people behind them.

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