Enjoy a Holiday in Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is located 16km off of South Australia’s mainland, and 110km South-West of Adelaide.
As Australia’s third largest island, a variety of native flora and fauna call Kangaroo Island home. More than one third of the Island is national or conservation park so that the Island retains close to 50% of the original wildlife habitat. The Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and protected ecosystems. Few places are as committed to sustainable tourism as Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo Island is recognised for its stunning beaches and coastlines. Vivonne Bay is noted as being one of the best beaches in Australia, enjoyed by both the locals and tourists. Emu Bay is another popular swimming beach on the Island, also famous for its lavender farm just 15 minutes’ car journey from Kingscote.
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Park is home to 600 animals and over 150 of native Australian wildlife. Head along to a dingo feeding or have your photo taken with one of the parks resident reptiles including snakes and baby crocodiles. If you are in search of Sea Lions, don’t miss out on a self-guided boardwalk tour of Seal Bay Conservation Park. Keep an eye out for surfing sea-lions!
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
Climb South Australia’s very first lighthouse at Cape Willoughby Conservation Park. Choose a guided tour of the light station, travel back in time to see the working and living conditions of those who manned the light station or marvel at views across Backstairs Passage, try to spot schools of salmon as well as Humpback, Southern Right or Killer Whales.
Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch
At the Flinders Chase National Park, you will find two of the islands most recognised icons known as the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. These wind sculpted, granite rock formations have been in existence for millions of years. Over time history lead to the sculpting of the rocks that took their natural shape from rain, wind, and pounding waves against their surfaces. Tourists can enjoy the pristine ocean views or discover untouched bushland by taking one of the walking trails.
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Go Exploring with this self-guided trail. Visit nine different cellar doors including Dudley Cellar Door, the Islander Estate and Sunset Winery with a deck providing views across American Beach as you relax and nibble on a regional savoury platter. The Farm Gate section of the trail will take you to numerous Island icons including Emu Bay Lavender, Island Beehive and Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods. Try some organic Ligurian bee honey or choose from the chill and grill takeaway lunch menu at the Oyster Farm Shop.