Kangaroo Island

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A Foodie's Delight

Step foot on Kangaroo Island, breathe in the fresh sea air and take in the natural scenery, the abundant wildlife and tranquil beaches. Now *this* is a holiday destination! Just a 30 minute flight from Adelaide, or 45 minute ferry ride from Cape Jervis in South Australia, Kangaroo Island offers a range of outdoor activities in its pristine environment. The 28 vineyards and artisan food makers will tantalise your tastebuds with their produce, enhancing what will already be an incredible experience.

Rug up to see KI’s newest residents

To experience the local wildlife of Kangaroo Island at its best, surprisingly winter is the ideal time to book your getaway. It’s the season for newborn kangaroos, koalas and wallabies, while mass groups of fur seals and sea lions soak up the sunshine on the rocky shoreline. Make sure you pack some winter woollies though as daytime temperatures hover between 8 - 15°C and the cold winds can pick up.

Four wheels are essential! Kangaroo Island is a destination you really need a car in order to experience its beauty in its entirety. It takes 2 hours 20mins to drive from the east coast to the west and, although there are plenty of tours, nothing beats cruising around with your own tunes as you take in the scenery. If you choose to fly to Kangaroo Island, make sure you book a hire car well in advance so you don’t miss out!

Top 6 Things to Do on Kangaroo Island

1. Get in a 4WD and explore the 1600km scenic road of rugged coastline and picturesque sand dunes
2. Swim, fish, surf or just wander the shoreline of the spectacular Vivonne Bay
3. Take a guided tour of Island Beehive, one of Australia’s largest organic honey producers, to sample all things sticky and sweet
4. Get up close to Australia’s third largest colony of sea lions with a tour of Seal Bay
5. Visit the Island Pure sheep dairy farm and cheese factory to sample a selection of homemade cheeses and yoghurts
6. Be entertained with the Raptor Domain Birds of Prey, Fang-Tastic’s Reptiles & Venom Pit’s Venomous Creatures interactive shows.

Top 4 Outdoor Experiences on Kangaroo Island

1. Kick back and soak up the scenery during a cruise of the coastline, and for those who want to brave the cold, jump in and swim with the dolphins
2. Meet the exotic fish and discover one of the many shipwrecks during a dive in the clearest temperate water
3. Hike in Kangaroo Island’s dense forests and wetlands
4. Meander down the Harriet River at your leisure in your own kayak

4 star
Bayview Road American River 5221 Australia
Wanderers Rest Of Kangaroo Island is a small country guesthouse offering breathtaking views to the mainland. There is an outdoor swimming pool and on-site restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is included.All suites...more

Casuarina Coastal Units

2 self rated
9 Ryberg Road American River 5221 Australia
A 35-minute drive from Kingscote Airport and the Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park, the Casuarina Coastal Units offer self-contained apartments with a full kitchen. Free on-site parking is provided, an...more
4 star
Lot 201-216 Scenic Drive, American River American River 5221 Australia
Situated overlooking the calm waters of Eastern Cove in scenic American River, the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge offers a warm friendly welcome and features an award winning restaurant showcasing loca...more

Horizon Lodge

0 star
Lot 18 Bayview Road American River 5221 Australia
Enjoy stunning sea views from the balcony when you stay at Horizon Lodge 3-bedroom house. Located in American River, the house offers a fully equipped kitchen, and BBQ facilities. You will enjoy exclu...more
4 star
91 Borda Road, Island Beach American River 5222 Australia
The Haven - Island Beach offers accommodation in Island Beach. Free private parking is available on site.The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. Some units are air cond...more
0 star
Lot 4 Falie Court American River, Kangaroo Island American River 5221 Australia
Boasting sea and valley views, Sunrise on Falie Court offers accommodation in American River on beautiful Kangaroo Island. It is just 300 metres walk to local beaches. Penneshaw and Kingscote are each...more
0 star
32 Tangara Drive American River 5221 Australia
Set in American River in the South Australia region, Kangaroo Island Coastal Villas offers accommodation with free private parking.The villa has a barbecue and a garden, which can be enjoyed by guests...more

The Anchorage

0 star
Sect.474 Moreanda Ave Kangaroo Island American River 5221 Australia
Facing the beachfront in American River, The Anchorage has a restaurant and a garden. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. There is free private parking and the p...more
3 star
7 Cygnet Road Kingscote 5223 Australia
Situated on the shores of beautiful Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn features rooms with ocean views, free WiFi and a 32-inch LCD TV.Seaside Inn Kangaroo Island is 10 minutes’ walk from the cen...more
3 star
51 Chapman Terrace Kingscote 5223 Australia
Free Wi-Fi and spectacular views across Nepean Bay are on offer at Kangaroo Island Seaview Motel. Located on the main street of Kingscote, it has an outdoor courtyard with covered barbecue area.Guests...more
2 self rated
136 Playford Highway Kingscote 5223 Australia
10.13 km from Kangaroo Island KGC-Kingscote airport
Set on 20 acres, Kangaroo Island Cabins offer self-contained accommodation just 5 minutes’ drive from pelican feeding and penguin watching in Kingscote. All accommodation has a patio, cooking faciliti...more
3 star
Cnr Commercial Str and Chapman Terrace, Kingscote Kingscote 5223 Australia
Aurora Ozone Hotel is just 10 minutes' drive from Kingscote Airport. It offers both modern and historic accommodation, complete with an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and spa pool facilities.Bistro Rest...more
3 self rated
20 Reeves Street Kingscote 5223 Australia
Located on a hillside overlooking Nepean Bay and the town of Kingscote, Kangaroo Island Bayview Villas offer self-contained accommodation with a private patio and BBQ facilities. Just 10 minutes’ walk...more
2 self rated
19 Murray Street Kingscote 5223 Australia
KI Dragonfly Guesthouse is a privately owned and hosted guesthouse located in Kingscote on Kangaroo Island. Free parking, WiFi and luggage storage is included. The guesthouse features 2 double bedroom...more
3 star
4 Telegraph Road Kingscote 5223 Australia
Just a 2-minute walk from the Kingscote waterfront, Island Motel Kingscote offers free Wi-Fi and a free airport shuttle. All guest rooms offer a flat-screen TV and a fridge.Island Motel Kingscote is w...more

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