Secluded Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, features a breathtaking array of natural wonders within its 540 kilometres (340 miles) of coastline. Swim, surf and dive at pristine coves and secluded beaches. See magnificent rock formations and national parks filled with towering eucalypts. Visit the island’s restaurants and cellar doors to try local seafood, wines, spirits and fine produce grown on the island’s farms.
Learn about the island’s heritage and European settlement in the charming towns. Visit the historic lighthouses on the island’s rugged capes, South Australia’s first European settlement at Reeves Point and Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum offer an interesting snapshot of Kangaroo Island’s past.
The island features a diverse and scenic coastline, dotted with rugged cliffs, protected coves and breathtaking geological landmarks. Hit the surf at Vivonne Bay and Pennington Bay. Play in the rock pools at Stokes Bay and relax on the sand at Nepean Bay. Try fishing and kayaking along the American and Chapman rivers. Antechamber Bay is a lush haven with a lagoon and sand dunes. At D’Estrees Bay, dive among shipwrecks and see majestic sea dragons, harlequin fish and brightly coloured coral.
Venture into the island’s interior to find tranquil native Australian wilderness and conservation areas. Kelly Hill Conservation Park features impressive caves. Hike the trails at Flinders Chase National Park and see New Zealand fur seals lazing under Admirals Arch. Stop by the intriguing formations at Remarkable Rocks at sunset to see the red lichen on the rocks beautifully lit. Encounter kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, birdlife and penguins on your travels through Kangaroo Island or visit Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see rescued animals up close.
Reach Kangaroo Island by ferry to scenic Penneshaw or by plane to Kingscote, the island’s largest town. Explore the island by chartered tour, bike or car. No taxis service Kangaroo Island. Check your insurance policy if bringing a hire car to the island. Drive cautiously as many roads are unsealed and kangaroos can appear suddenly, especially at dawn and dusk. Enjoy this fantastic island getaway an enclave for native wildlife any time of the year.
Situated in Kingscote, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kingscote Tidal Pool, Hope Cottage Museum, and Soldiers Memorial Park. Prospect Hill and Buick Point are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Situated on the Strip, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Sealink Ferry Terminal and Penguin Interpretive Centre. Kangaroo Island Sealink and Lashmar Conservation Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Kingscote Tidal Pool and Hope Cottage Museum. Soldiers Memorial Park is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.
Located in American River, this beachfront hotel is in a regional park and within 1 mi (2 km) of The Oyster Farm Shop and Buick Point. Penguin Interpretive Centre is 24 mi (38.7 km) away.
With direct access to the beach, this Kingscote motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kingscote Tidal Pool, Soldiers Memorial Park, and Hope Cottage Museum. Parndana Golf Course and Prospect Hill are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Situated in Karatta, this campground is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Flinders Chase National Park and 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Kelly Hill Conservation Park. Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and Admirals Arch are also within 16 mi (25 km).
Situated in a rural location, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Flinders Chase National Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kelly Hill Conservation Park and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. Admirals Arch is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.
Nestled on the beach, this Kingscote hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kingscote Tidal Pool, Soldiers Memorial Park, and Hope Cottage Museum. Parndana Golf Course and Prospect Hill are also within 25 mi (40 km).