With golden beaches, epic sunsets and native wildlife, Kangaroo Island is no less than an idyllic oasis. Boasting 891 species of native plants, koalas, baby kangaroos and more, the Island is Australia’s premier wildlife destination. Grab the opportunity and immerse yourself in Australian wildlife – explore the landscapes, vegetation, food and interactive wildlife experiences which Kangaroo Island has to offer. Here are some great ideas for things to do in Kangaroo Island!
Kangaroo Island Climate
Kangaroo Island – like most of South Australia – has a Mediterranean climate with summers (December to February) being warm with cool evenings. During autumn (March to May), the pastures begin to green up, waterways and catchments begin to flow and it is a time for transition, a stunning time of the year with warm days and calm seas.
Activities on Kangaroo Island
If you miss the typically snowy Januarys in the northern hemisphere, you can enjoy some sand boarding on Little Sahara’s dunes in the late afternoon, while any animal lover will be eager to stop at Seal Bay, a long sandy beach with a large breeding colony of sea lions. You can often see newly born sea lion pups playing in the sand and the adults riding the waves or resting at the beach after three days feeding at sea.
Sitting on the coast of Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks is a great spot for some holiday photos. Formed by erosive forces over 500 million years, the rocks have taken on incredible shapes and set a challenge for photographers at all times of the day as the light and shade keeps changing. Another amazing rock formation is Admirals Arch, which has been shaped by the sea and provides a great place to spot the colony of long-nosed fur seals that call this place home. The boardwalk that leads to the Arch is an enjoyable experience in itself.
Kangaroo Island Backpacker Tours
Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Explorer Tours are led by fun-loving, professional guides who also happen to be Kangaroo Island specialists. Following your 45 minute journey from the mainland, the comfortable, 20-seater coach will be waiting as you disembark the SeaLink ferry at Penneshaw. Prepare for an entertaining and information packed journey filled with pristine wilderness, spectacular coastline and unforgettable characters from both KI's human and animal kingdoms.
Phone: 1300 795 447 (in Australia), or +61 8 8202 8678