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
Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island is a boutique, adults-only (12+ years) luxury retreat. The 250-acre coastal estate offers stunning ocean views, wildlife and a pristine, secluded beach. All rates include pr...more
Situated in Penneshaw in the Kangaroo Island Region, this detached holiday home features a balcony and a garden. It provides free private parking.There is a seating area and a kitchen as well as a pri...more
Enjoy 4-star accommodation set in tranquil gardens on Kangaroo Island, just 400 metres from the Sealink ferry terminal. Kangaroo Island Seafront offers a sauna and an outdoor swimming pool.All rooms a...more
Offering free WiFi and free parking, The Fig Tree BandB is located 5 minutes' walk from Baudin Beach. All rooms offer a balcony. Guest can enjoy fishing and swimming nearby.Surrounded by native bush and...more
Situated in Penneshaw, within 1.6 km of Little Conguinar Beach and 2 km of Penneshaw Beach, Lindsays of Kangaroo Island features accommodation with a garden and free WiFithroughout the property as wel...more
Wanderers Rest on Kangaroo Island is a small seaside guest house. The beautiful venue has come into new management, a small family run business. The three star facility focuses on customer satisfactio...more
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
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
Sky House Kangaroo Island offers 4 private luxury homes, nestled in stunning coastal locations on Kangaroo Island, located 16km off the coast of South Australia. Each of these stylish holiday homes en...more
Surrounded by 17 hectares of Kangaroo Island natural forest, Western KI Caravan Park offers air-conditioned accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen and satellite TV.Visitors to Discovery Parks - K...more
Set on 80 acres, each Waves and Wildlife Cottage features a large patio offering lovely sea views and outdoor furniture. Guests enjoy direct access to Stokes Bay Beach, one of Kangaroo Island’s most bea...more
Located on Kangaroo Island, in the centre of Parndana, this property offers a restaurant, a bar and a liquor store. All accommodation offers a flat-screen TV and a patio with outdoor furniture.Guests...more
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
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
Aurora Ozone Hotel Kangaroo Island is just 10 minutes' drive from Kingscote Airport. It offers both modern and historic accommodation, complete with an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and spectacula...more