Just a short ferry ride or plane hop from the mainland, yet a world away from the everyday. Kangaroo Island puts “pristine” on the tourist map … untouched beaches, unspoilt landscapes, remarkable nature-carved rocks and adventure on an entirely different level.
It’s on every night at Kingscote and Penneshaw.
Cape Willoughby Lightstation
The first lighthouse built in South Australia. A guided tour of the lighthouse and the museum is a must.
Sculptured by nature, sitting on top of a remnant outcrop of granite in Flinders Chase National Park.
Seal Bay Conservation Park
No stay on Kangaroo Island is complete without a visit to Seal Bay where Australian sea lions rest and nurse their young.
A series of vivid white sand dunes. Sandboards can be hired nearby for an exhilarating ride to the bottom, but be sure to take a bottle of water with you, there’s not much water about in this desert!
Kelly Hill Caves
A stunning system of caves open to the public with organised tours.
Often referred to as ‘Australia’s Galapagos’ and it’s not hard to see why. Kangaroo Island is home to many of Australia’s most loved native animals. Sometimes though, you may need to ask a local where to find them.
A day on the beach
Vivonne Beach has been named as the ‘best beach in Australia’. However, with 540km of coastline on the island, it has some very stiff competition. Try Pennington Beach, Stokes Bay, Snellings Beach or Hanson Bay.
The Taste of Kangaroo Island
Savour seafood plucked daily from the sea. Crack open sweet, freshwater crayfish or feast on a spit-roasted organic lamb. Kangaroo Island’s artisan producers add to the bounty, with Ligurian honey straight from the hive and handcrafted sheep’s milk cheese.
Named by American sealers who sheltered on Kangaroo Island in the early 19th Century. Today it is an aquatic reserve perfect for fishing, swimming, boating and wildlife spotting.