Kangaroo Island

An Ecological Masterpiece

Kangaroo Island is, quite simply, without a peer anywhere in the world. A holiday on the island means literally staying inside a wildlife sanctuary - with wallabies, echidnas, koalas, bandicoots, possums, platypus and, of course, kangaroos as constant companions. The scenery is equally diverse with hundreds of kilometres of majestic coastline providing an endless number of secluded bays, rockpools, trekking trails and prime sites for swimming, surfing, diving or fishing. In fact, Kangaroo Island's Vivonne Bay was declared Australia's best beach after extensive research by Sydney University.

Despite its stunning scenery Kangaroo Island has not escaped the food and wine fever that has taken hold of the rest of the state. It is South Australia's newest wine region with 29 growers and a host of local gourmet produce showcased from cellar doors and farmers' gates to first class restaurants and cafes featuring the best fresh-caught seafood. Good roads and walking trails make Kangaroo Island easy to explore, either in the car or on foot, but with 540 kilometre of coastline, it does take some time to soak up all the sights.

Art galleries, museums, specialty farms and wildlife parks compete for attention with beautiful beachside parks, tempting eateries and private pamper packages. It is an island holiday unlike any other and promises a truly unforgettable experience.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Walk among Sea Lions: Seal Bay Conservation Park offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with the enigmatic Australian sea lion.
  2. Kelly Hill Caves: The more daring can also book an adventure caving tour for a deeper look into an underground world of ornate calcite formations.
  3. Follow the Food and Wine Trails: Take your tastebuds on tour through the island's growing range of gourmet produce, from award-winning sheep milk cheeses to pure Ligurian honey.
  4. See the Little Penguins at Night

For More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Kangaroo Island chapter in our South Australia online brochure. Click here.

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