Kangaroo Island is Australia’s great southern island. With endless coastlines Kangaroo Island is also home to a variety of wildlife, pristine beaches and wineries. It draws tourists from not only Australia but all over the world as the destination has many untouched locations that will keep your amazed. The island is rich in native wildlife that includes sea lions, echidnas, koalas, New Zealand fur seals, kangaroos and much more.
Your trip to South Australia is not complete without traveling to Kangaroo Island. With over 140,000 travelers annually. Kangaroo Island has become one of South Australia’s must see travel destinations. This is because of its rugged natural beauty, wilderness and pristine blue waters along with the local produce. Kangaroo Island is home to many local wine makers, honey farmers and more. The large spread land and open air sets the perfect backdrop for any traveler.
Kangaroo Island is also home to many walking and hiking trails. Flinders Chase National Park, South West of the Island is the perfect place to start. With short trails and boardwalks to see the natural wonders of Remarkable Rocks or Admirals Arch, or for the more experienced hikers, there are 3-5 day treks. Remarkable Rocks is a natural rock formation, that has been sculpted into peculiar shapes after millions of years of weathering from our coastline.
A very unique place to stay is the Lighthouse Cottages at Cape Borda, situated at the northwest tip of Kangaroo Island. Cape Borda is located within the Flinders Chase National Park. This gives you easy access to the many walking Trails and wilderness located this side of the island. The national park is situated 110 km west of Kingscote (the main township on Kangaroo Island).
Kingscote, is one of the main townships on Kangaroo Island. Kingscote is home to the Island Pure Honey Farm, Bay of Shoals Winery and many self contained and hotel accommodation. If fresh local produce is what you are after, Kingscote is the gateway to the Kangaroo Island Brewery, Kangaroo Island Spirits Distillery and the Emy Bay Lavender Farm. Hiring a car and visiting all these local businesses is the best way you can see the eastern part of Kangaroo Island.
Getting to Kangaroo Island
The fastest and cheapest ferry to Kangaroo Island is Kangaroo Island Connect (kic). Just a short 30 minute sail from Cape Jervis (Mainland) to Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island). You can book your tickets online with Kangaroo Island Connect www.kic.com.au
Our ferries run daily services, please be sure to check our website for all current sailings. For more information and ferry tickets please contact Kangaroo Island Connect (kic) email@example.com or 0419 100 100