Slip away to a sanctuary for wildlife and natural beauty on Kangaroo Island, trading the hustle and bustle of city life for iconic Australian animals, award-winning local food and wine, breathtaking scenery and luxury accommodation.
Kangaroo Island is known as nature’s playground. Hit the road and you’ll find out why. Wildlife abounds as welcoming towns give-way to rugged cliffs, green plains and impeccably clear waters. Take a risk, follow the road less travelled and discover unique wildlife, mouth-watering food and wine, breathtaking scenery and a laid-back lifestyle.
The dining scene on Kangaroo Island is local, seasonal, boutique, artisan and always close to its source. Devour oysters, marron, abalone and King George whiting at American River's Oyster Farm Shop, washing it down with award-winning local gins at KI Spirits. Relax, glass of local wine in-hand, and take-in fabulous coastal views at Dudley Wines Cellar Door.
Your Kangaroo Island adventure starts as soon as you touch down. Take a look at our top picks of what to see on Australia’s third largest island.
- Dine on the local seafood, including: oysters, abalone, Southern Rock lobster, King George whiting, snapper and calamari.
- Wander secluded beaches such as Stokes Bay, Western River Cove and Island Beach.
- Taste local gin, vodka and liqueurs at Kangaroo Island Spirits.
- Visit Flinders Chase National Park and its iconic Remarkable Rocks & Admiral’s Arch.
- Meet the friendly locals at Seal Bay – home to the third-largest colony of Australian sea lions in the world.
Kingscote and districts
The ‘hub’ of the island, Kingscote is home to a number of shops, facilities and hotels.
The nearby attractions of Clifford’s Honey Farm, wineries and gorgeous North Coast swimming beaches make this an easy base for the island.
Flinders Chase National Park
Known for its wild, natural and rugged landscape, Flinders Chase National Park is on everyone’s must-do list when visiting Kangaroo Island.
Visit the windswept shapes of Remarkable Rocks and the surprising formation of Admiral’s Arch. For the more active, hike the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail which takes in some of the park.
The Dudley Peninsula houses the seaside village of Penneshaw, the stunning beach and holiday houses at Island Beach and the magnificent Cape Willoughby.
The area features many things Kangaroo Island is known for: wildlife, safe swimming beaches, rugged cliffs, art galleries, stunning views, cellar doors and a historic lighthouse.
Teeming with wildlife and adventure, the South Coast is home to many of the island’s famous attractions.
Vivonne Bay was once voted Australia’s best beach whilst Little Sahara is a great spot to hike to the top of giant sand dunes and sand board your way down.
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Kangaroo Island has four distinct seasons. Hot summers are the perfect opportunity to visit some of the islands great beaches. Autumn is ideal for outdoor types who wish to make the most of the warmer day and cooler nights by hiking, biking or kayaking. Winter is a great time to catch sight of some wildlife including Tammar wallabies, kangaroos and echidnas. Spring is a sea of colour as native plants burst and oysters in abundance.
From the airport
Kangaroo Island car hire
Take off on a road trip around the island after you fly from Adelaide.
^^Flights scheduled to commence December 2017, subject to change and government and regulatory approval. Adelaide flights scheduled year round and Melbourne flights scheduled December and January only.
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