- South Australia
Island is one of the world's last great unspoiled island wildernesses.
Australian nature and native wildlife abound, and many species of
plant and animal that are found on Kangaroo Island are no longer
seen on the Australian mainland.
Location: 113km south west of Adelaide, about 90 minutes
drive from Adelaide through the Southern Vales wine region of South
to the Kangaroo Island Sealink ferry at Cape Jervis for a 45 minute
crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.
Sealink Kangaroo Island operate 2 ferries to Kangaroo Island, The Spirit of Kangaroo
Island and The Sealion 2000.
The ferries are comfortable and feature a comfortable forward lounge & well
stocked snack bar for a coffee or a light snack. The ferries operate every day except Christmas Day.
is Australia's third largest island being 4500 square kilometres, with
much of Kangaroo Island classified as national and conservation parks,
the largest being the Flinders Chase National Park.
The spectacular coastline is made up of towering cliffs, beautiful sandy
beaches, battered rocks and quiet secluded inlets. There are excellent
diverse bush walking and fishing opportunities.
Kangaroo Island incorporates typical Australian farmland, remote national parks,
bleak rocky cliffs, snug bays and sandy un spoilt beaches.
is the largest town on the island situated on Nepean Bay. Here you can
watch pelican feeding at 5pm in the afternoon at the jetty, and see
fairy penguins come ashore at night.
At the other end of the island about 90 minutes by vehicle is the Flinders
Chase National Park, where you may see kangaroos, koalas, wallabies,
platypus and possums.
Seal Bay Conservation Park is a large sandy beach and dune area, where
wild Australian sea lions rest after a day out at sea fishing. Here
you can go on a guided tour onto the beach and see the Sea Lions in
their natural beach habitat.
are many beaches to swim at on Kangaroo Island, secluded rock pools
to explore, deserted sandy beaches to walk along, limestone cliffs to
clamber up, mountains to climb, rivers to explore and bays to fish in.
Sailing, snorkeling and fishing charters are just a few ways to enjoy
There is a total
of 18 conservation and national parks on Kangaroo Island.
apply to some of the national parks.
Island features mostly a mild temperate mild climate. The average summer
temperature is 25 deg C however, often cool southern sea breezes in
the evenings make it necessary for the use of some warmer clothes.
to 4 Days on Kangaroo Island is recommended if you want to see a good
sample of what Kangaroo Island has on offer.
Kangaroo Island Tourist Information