Kangaroo Island sits 110 km southwest of Adelaide in South Australia. It is a total of 1,701 square km’s, making it the country’s third largest island. Kangaroo Island consists of coastline and bush land and is home to a rich variety of native wildlife, pristine beaches and a thriving agricultural community.
The island is known for its agriculture, fishing and nature reserves. It is such a diverse destination that it caters to all sorts of travellers. Outdoor lovers, adventurists and beachcombers enjoy visiting the island alone, with a loved one or with the family.
Kangaroo Island has a population close to 5,000 most of whom reside in the larger towns being Kingscote or Penneshaw. These are the island’s two main ports of entry: Kingscote by air and Penneshaw by ferry.
Around 205,000 people visit Kangaroo Island each year, making it one of the most popular destinations in South Australia. Some of the most visited attractions include Flinders Chase National Park, Kelly Hill Caves, Little Sahara, Parndana Wildlife Park and Seal Bay.
There are approximately 1600km of sealed and unsealed roads on Kangaroo Island. Many visitors self-drive around the island, and it is possible to book an organised tour. It is also possible to cycle around the island.
Surfing, fishing, swimming, bushwalking and canoeing are just a few of the activities that are available on Kangaroo Island. Watch sea lions play in the ocean, koalas enjoying the shade under an eucalyptus tree, kangaroos basking in the sun and little penguins along the beach.