Autumn Getaway: Kangaroo Island

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things to do on kangaroo island

As the summer prepares to slip away into autumn, there’s no better way to see it off than a trip down south to Kangaroo Island.

Although Kangaroo Island Tour Deals offers so much all year round, this South Australian island is the perfect autumnal getaway with balmy days and cool nights. Average temperatures are 20C (68F) and 13C (55F) minimum.

The soft light and the warm days of autumn are among the best to experience the real essence of Kangaroo Island. The wind is low, the days are bright and clear and winter rain has not yet kicked in. For photographers, to walkers, March through to May is an ideal time to visit.

visiting seal on kangaroo island

Wildlife on Kangaroo Island is aplenty during autumn. The mighty Rosenberg’s Goanna takes in the last rays before winter. Kangaroo and Tammar wallaby joeys bulge in their mother’s pouches. Seals rest on rocks and sea lions on beaches.

If you are also looking for a place with abundant birdlife, Kangaroo Island is the ideal location. Australian Pelicans abound, Wedge-tailed Eagles soar and Black Swans and Freckled, Blue-billed and Musk ducks abound in the lagoons and sheltered bays.

Cape Barren Geese prepare to nest in Native iris tussocks or build stick saucer nests on the ground in open areas at Flinders Chase National Park.

The dramatic scenery of across Kangaroo Island’s 155 km length includes surf-battered shores on the south and west coasts, calm coves among towering cliffs on the north coast, serene marine bays and lagoons in the north east, and sweeps of white, empty beaches and rocky shores on every coast.

kangaroo island sheep shearing

Spending autumn days checking out some of Kangaroo Island’s many walking trails leads to the perfect remedy of some A-grade Kangaroo Island wine to accompany some of the freshest seafood on the planet – top tip – try the local oysters and freshwater crayfish called ‘Marron’! The plethora of great produce doesn’t stop there as Kangaroo Island is well-known for its pure strain of Ligurian honey, free range eggs, olives and sheep’s milk, cheeses and yoghurts! There’s also a Gin Distillery, Micro-Brewery and many Cellar Doors to boot!

It’s fair to say that the pristine and untouched quality of this island and its surrounding waters contribute to the exceptional quality of produce on offer on Kangaroo Island – so make sure you see as much as you can and don’t leave empty handed!

Kangaroo Island travel tips

Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours 2 day tour is currently just $445 per person.

Tour includes all entry fees to KI’s attractions, all meals, Rob’s Sheep Shearing and Sheepdogs, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Seal Bay, Little Sahara, Vivonne Bay,  Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch inside Flinders Chase National Park.

To find out more call 1300 795 447 (in Australia), or +61 8 8202 8678 or visit www.kiadventuretours.com.au to book online.

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