Kangaroo Island has very quickly become one of the top tourist attractions when travelling to Australia. With an abundance of wildlife, natural produce and unspoiled attractions there are many locations that we suggest you do not miss on your travels.
If you love the wildlife and nature, staying at the Western Kangaroo Island Caravan Park is recommended. This campground is within Flinders Chase National Park on the Western side of the Island, as you pitch your tent or set up your caravan you are nestled in amongst the wildlife, you may even be able to hand feed the kangaroos as they roam freely within the park.
With such an extensive coastline, Kangaroo Island offers plenty of water activities including fishing and dolphin watching. One can also hire a kayak or enjoy surfing at Vivonne Bay.
One of the best things to do on Kangaroo Island is to watch the sea lions in their natural habitat at the Seal Bay. Some of them waddle up to the sand dunes to have a rest, and there are pretty good chances to spot a sea lion underneath the boardwalk you are standing on. If you wish to dive with seals or swim with the dolphins you can book a tour with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari’s.
Hikers can experience one of Australia’s great walks. The Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. This is situated South-west of Kangaroo Island and is roughly 61km (5 days). Or you can choose from the many leisurely walks with in the national park. Remarkable Rocks is a short trek down a boardwalk about 1km from the carpark, or visit the National Parks South Australia website for more details.
Seafood and local products are available all over the island for enticing gourmet experiences. There are many food and wine trails that can be explored, you can pick up a guide from the Kangaroo Island Gateway visitor centre. KI Spirits and Dudley Wines are our top picks, and favorites amongst the locals.
Travelling to Kangaroo Island
You can travel to Kangaroo Island with Kangaroo Island Connect Ferry (kic). Kangaroo Island Connect is the new way to travel to Kangaroo Island. With a fast passenger ferry running from Cape Jervis (South of Adelaide) to Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island). KIC offers regular services to Kangaroo Island daily. You can book your ferry transfers online www.kic.com.au
Kangaroo Island Connect (KIC) offers you the opportunity to navigate the rugged terrain of the beautiful island destination on four wheels. You can book a hire car from all ports with Kangaroo Island Connect Car Hire services, from our spacious 5-seater Mitsubishi ASX for $80 per day, or 7-seater Mitsubishi Islander for $100 per day. Both the cars are fitted with all the necessities to make your travel comfortable. We suggest that you pre-book your hire car, so the car is ready for you as soon as you walk off the ferry.
Contact Kangaroo Island Connect (KIC) to get updated information on the fares and car rentals or to book your next trip to Kangaroo Island. www.kic.com.au