Let Yourself Go
Nestled just a few minutes off the coast, but a million miles from the hustle and bustle of city life, Kangaroo Island is a natural wonder without peer.
Dramatic ragged cliffs surround pristine, secluded beaches. Crystal-clear, aquamarine waters compliment a sea of deep green Mallee.
A sanctuary for wildlife and the perfect getaway to allow nature to soothe your soul. While native animals abound, you don’t need to forgo your creature comforts. Sleep in absolute luxury or under a billion stars. The choice is yours. Let yourself go.
A wild island with wild stories
With dramatic cliffs and pristine, secluded beaches, Kangaroo Island is a natural wonder without peer. Historically rich, the island was first sighted by European explorer Captain Matthew Flinders.
Wildlife on the island has to be seen to be believed - with kangaroos and wallabies, Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals, goannas, echidnas, koalas, bandicoots and pygmy possums all calling the island home.
The island is also a treasure trove of local produce, gourmet food and wines and a growing arts community.
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What to do on Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is the perfect place for a family holiday. There are amazing white beaches like Vivonne Bay or hit Little Sahara desert and surf the sand dunes. Explore shipwrecks off the island's coast or go fishing and surfing. Don't miss the seal lions at Seal Bay or Admirals Arch. Visit a farm. Meet the wildlife at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Watch sheep shearing or see how honey is made. Find out more about family holiday activities on Kangaroo Island.
Explore Kangaroo Island’s beautiful beaches. After a Kangaroo Island holiday, you’ll have a new favourite beach. It could be Vivonne Bay - once judged Australia’s best beach because of its long, curved shape and white sand. Go swimming, fishing, surfing or just exploring. The choice is yours. Find out more about Kangaroo Island's beaches.
Spend some time getting back to nature. It may be called Kangaroo Island but there’s so much more to our wildlife than Australia’s favourite marsupial. You’ll find many other native animals here including the tammar wallaby, brushtail possum, short-beaked echidna and southern brown bandicoot. The amazing wildlife continues underwater with unique marine life, fish and leafy sea dragons. Find out more about Kangaroo Island's parks and wildlife.
Fly to Kangaroo Island or take your car on the SeaLink Ferry. Regional Express (REX) provides direct flights from Adelaide to Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island. A couple hour’s drive from Adelaide, the SeaLink ferry takes you across the water to Penneshaw. There are three departures each day and extra services during peak times. Refreshments are available on board. Find out more about getting to and travelling around Kangaroo Island.
Taste Kangaroo Island’s amazing food and wine. Savour seafood plucked daily from the sea. Crack open sweet, freshwater crayfish or feast on a spit-roasted organic lamb. Kangaroo Island’s artisan producers add to the bounty, with Ligurian honey straight from the hive and handcrafted sheep’s milk cheese. Find out more information about Kangaroo Island's food and wine.