Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Natalia Naveda

Just across the water, but a world away!

With native bushland, wildlife, adventure & exploring. Where pristine beaches, local wines & sunsets are on your doorstep. You'll need longer than you think!

The name? Let me explain!

Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness - a place that has offered protection to substantial populations of native Australian animals, a place of beauty and a place of escape. Kangaroo Island is also big and surprisingly diverse.
If you traverse its 155km length you'll find soaring cliffs, dense bushland, towering sand dunes,
wetlands and massive arcs of bone white beach.

How to get to Kangaroo Island

First, you need to plan your trip to Australia, or get a great connection to travel with.

You can have different ways you can do that, you can do that either in plane or in ferry.

If you travel in ferry is only 45 minutes from the south of Australian port.

Here is a link you can look for more information! Make sure you read it, you cand find amazing information about the kangaroo island!

A little about history....

Kangaroo Island was separated from the mainland around 10,000 years ago. It was first explored by Matthew Flinders in 1802 whilst en route from UK to Sydney. He named the island in honour of the feast of Kangaroo he and his crew enjoyed on the island. More extensive mapping (especially of the south coast) was done by the French explorer Nicolas Baudin which is why a number of geographical features have French names.

Flora and Fauna

KI has abundant wildlife and large sections of untouched forest. Many species for which Australia is famous for can be found here like kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and penguins. There are plenty of opportunities to see these animals close up in their natural habitat.
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Get Around the Island

Getting around can be difficult if you don't bring or hire a car. Kangaroo Island is a destination which repays a measure of research and preparedness. If you are only coming for a few days, don't leave booking tours until you arrive.

There is no taxi service.


Make sure you have plenty of fuel before you start your trip. Petrol stations are generally only in the main settlements and frequently close before 6PM. In the south and west, petrol is only available at Vivonne Bay and Wilderness Retreat near Flinders Chase. Most roads are good, there is little need for a 4WD. Petrol is more expensive than on the mainland.


There are a variety of tours available from large coach tours to individual tailored tours. It's best to book in advance particularly over peak season however you may be able to join a tour on the island in the winter months.

There are the "adventure" tour style, and the more traditional style tours stopping at the produce providers and major island sites on a fairly fixed itinerary. It is even possible to do a day tour from Adelaide (very tiring and you don't get to see the nocturnal animals).

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Get yout camara and Swimsuit with you!

You would like to take picture of everything when you arrive here, the beautiful mountains, the amazing blue ocean and sandy beaches will amazing. But if you are in an adventure for yourself by yourself it will be the best decision you could have take where you can enjoy an incredible relaxing experience. Just see this view!


There are three lighthouses on KI, of which two are open for inspection (you can go to the top, and outside). The one that isn't open, unfortunately, is the one that has the original interiors left untouched. The two open ones have had the wooden steps replaced with modern steel and concrete. The tours of the lighthouses are included in the National Parks combined ticket.
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Regions of Kangaroo Island

Dudley Peninsula and Penneshaw: Incorporating Antechamber Bay, Brown Beach, Baudin Beach, Island Beach, American Beach.

American River: Incorporating Pelican Lagoon, Muston, Red Banks.

Kingscote: Incorporating Cygnet River, Brownlow, Kingscote, Nepean Bay, Western Cove, Wisanger.

North Coast: Incorporating Emu Bay, Cape Cassini, Stokes Bay, Snelling Beach, Middle River, Western River Cove, King George Beach.

Pardana and Heartland: Parndana is the hub for the heartland of Kangaroo Island.

South Coast: Incorporating D'Estrees Bay, Murray Lagoon, Seal Bay, Vivonne Bay, Hanson Bay, Flinders Chase, Macgillivray, Karatta.

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Food & Wine

Take the road less travelled...
and discover food and wine at nature's pure heart

Take a trail to surprising places on wild and welcoming Kangaroo Island where you can taste the unexpected and wondrous in food and wine. The Kangaroo Island Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail introduces you to producers and products at their source. It invites you to enjoy the rich fruits of Kangaroo Island producers' labours in your own time in a natural unspoilt environment. Farm gate and cellar door locations are listed separately and alphabetically. Each has its own specialities and personality.

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Well I am out of words, wish I was on Kangaroo Island...

hope it help and its clearly in everyone travelling bucketlist, the least thing I can do is to give you this link!