Visit Kangaroo Island and discover some of the most beautiful wildlife in the world. Explore and adventure with Kangaroo Island Tours.
Landscape and Wildlife of Kangaroo Island
The site of the first settlement in South Australia, Kangaroo Island is a microcosm of the country at large showcasing the variety of landscape and wildlife that the country has to offer. Beaches, dense forest, sand dunes and rugged cliffs provide a home for a great collection of wildlife, with different sights and sounds all year round. Wildlife spotting tours take you to all the natural habitats and teach you the signs to look out for. Along the way you could see kangaroos (surprise, surprise), wallabies, Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals, koalas, heath goannas, possums, frogs and bats. If it’s too much like hard work trying to find the animals in the wild, pay a visit to Parndana Wildlife Park or Paul’s Place Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can get up close and personal with an abundance of animals, including hand-feeding kangaroos and cuddling koalas.
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Gourmet Food is norm on Kangaroo Island
If the animals all get a bit much for you, the locals love boutique restaurants with gourmet food produced from the island’s natural bounty. Consume gorgeous fresh fish from Fish takeaway or The Penneshaw Hotel, locally produced sheep cheeses from the Island Pure Sheep Dairy and sweet, fresh honey by the Ligurian bee from Clifford’s Honey Farm. You can relax and visit Euclayptus Distilleries and Lavender Farms, or get the blood pumping with tours of the surrounding waters via a helicopter or speedboat and Kangaroo Island Bush Getaway Adventures’ quad bike tours and paintball activities. Try something a little different and go sand boarding on the golden slopes of Little Sahara with Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours.
You can get the ferry over as a pedestrian or with your car, from Cape Jervis – which takes about 45 minutes, or you can fly from Adelaide. There is the full assortment of accommodation from 5 stars to campsites so you can pick from luxury and budget and still have a great time.
Accommodation on Kangaroo Island
Camp at Kangaroo Island Shores and you’ll experience the best of the island, overlooking stunning Hog Bay beach. This is an ideal base for caravanning and camping, with powered and unpowered sites, BBQ and laundry facilities and communal showers, in a central location. The powered site charges from $27 to $30 per night, while the unpowered site is between $23 and $25 per night.
If you’re going to stay somewhere as relaxing and beautiful as Kangaroo Island, why not take advantage of the Health Retreat? Designed to detox and heal your body, programs have been designed specifically to cleanse, rejuvenate, de-stress and lose weight with the help of a sauna and spa, yoga, pilates, massage and nutrition education. As the aim is for complete detoxification, it only keeps up to eight guests and is not designed for those looking for a bit of pampering, it takes hard work and determination! The whole package, which includes a private bedroom and bathroom with ocean views, will set you back $1080.
Getting To Kangaroo Island
From Adelaide, drive on South Road following signs for Kangaroo Island. Take the Kangaroo Island sealink/B23 ferry to Penneshaw. The ferry can also be taken by pedestrians and cyclists. A flight from Adelaide to Kingscote Airport (13km from the capital) takes 30 minutes by Regional Express.
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