Kangaroo Island is located 16 kms from the Australian mainland and approximately 110kms southwest from Adelaide. It is Australia’s third largest island (4500 square kilometres); seven times the size of Singapore. The island was named in 1802 by British navigator Matthew Flinders. Kangaroo Island abounds with native fauna and flora as more than one-third of the island is National or Conservation Park.
Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch are just two of the many land formations to explore within the 33,000 hectares of the Park. Visit the Flinders Chase National Park Visitor Centre or enjoy one of the many walks and hikes available.
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Visit Australia’s third largest and most accessible colony of Australian Sea Lions, Seal Bay Conservation Park. There are a number of tours available for visitors, either guided by park rangers or self-guided tours along the boardwalks.
Wild pelican feeding is a popular entertainment for all ages, with John the Pelican Man giving a lively and informative talk about the birds before feeding them at a cost of AUD$5.00 per adult & AUD$3.00 per child.
This happens daily at 5pm on the Kingscote Wharf nearby Aurora Ozone Hotel.
Kangaroo Island Caving
Discovered in 1881, Kelly Hill Caves is made up of a vast array of caverns and sinkholes. Tours run daily and for the more adventurous, deep cave explorations can be arranged.
There is a huge selection of gourmet produce available around the Island to satisfy an appetite, such as sheep milk cheeses, freshwater marron, and other delicious local produce. Cellar door tastings are also available at any of the islands' boutique wineries.
Kangaroo Island houses the only known pure strain of Ligurian bee in the world. The bees descended from the Italian province of Liguria and were imported in the 1880's and are protected from other breeds of bee due to the island's isolation.
Lighthouse Kangaroo Island
Dating back to 1952, Cape Willoughby is South Austalia's oldest lighthouse. Tours at the lighthouse on Kangaroo island operate daily. Visitors can explore the museum, the old landing site and the lightkeeper's cemetery.
Little Sahara Kangaroo Island
Wander through the awe inspiring sand dunes that appear in the centre of the Island and are surrounded by bushland. Climb to the top of the huge slopes and experience the thrill of sandboarding back down to the bottom at Little Sahara Kangaroo Island.
Voted as one of best beaches in Australia, Vivonne Bay is home to many beautiful sandy beaches perfect for swimming, surfing or fishing.