Discover Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is an island off the coast of South Australia - about 100 kilometres south of Adelaide. There is so much to see and do around the island: uncrowded beaches, amazing wildlife, beautiful drives - it is simply a stunning place. There are no invasive species like rabbits or foxes on the island, so the native ecosystem has been spared a lot of damage and native animals thrive there.
Here are a few things that you shouldn't miss while on Kangaroo Island...
Go to the Seal Bay visitor information centre for a guided tour. You walk along the bay among dozens of Australian sea lions, who sleep, run and play all within metres of you. It is amazing to see them in their natural environment. The sea lions are quite big, but your tour guide will keep you safe and provide insights into the habits of these great creatures.
Flinders Chase National Park is the biggest park on the island. It is full of beautiful forests and home to the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. You can see New Zealand fur seals lounging on the rocks and clambering into the water. Go for a walk along one of the many trails to take in more stunning natural sights. The staff at the information centre are very helpful and happy to advise you on what to see and where to go.
There is so much wildlife to be seen right across the island; wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, penguins, sea lions, seals, echidnas and many more native species thrive here. Take a wildlife tour to learn about the animals, the struggles they face on mainland Australia and why they thrive on Kangaroo Island.
Getting to Kangaroo Island
You can take the ferry to Kangaroo Island from Cape Jervis (100km south of Adelaide) to Penneshaw. Sealink have four departures daily and takes 45 minutes to get over. Booking in advance is advised - check out sealink.com.au to book.
Kangaroo Island has an airport too, and you can fly in from Adelaide with Regional Express. To book a flight check out regionalexpress.com.au.
Getting around Kangaroo Island can be easy enough, but if you bring a car you have the ease of going where you want, when you want. The island is surprisingly big (155km long), so a car recommended if you want to explore further.