Accommodation in Kangaroo Island

Australia’s third largest island is located 70 miles south west of Adelaide. The island has several nature reserves with the most famous being Flinders Chase National Park. While on Kangeroo Island make sure you explore Seal Bay where you will find Australian sea lions.

Kangaroo Island has a population of 4,400 people, of which 1,800 live in the capital Kingscote. Production of honey, wine and wool together with the eco-tourism is the main-able economic pillars of the island.

Kangaroo Island is undoubtedly a highlight of a trip through South Australia.

The main attractions on the island are:

  • Flinders Chase National Park, a nature reserve located on the west side of the island. Flinders Chase lives including kangaroos, koalas, platypus and fowl geese. From the visitor to take several walks.
  • Cape du Couedic: one of the westernmost point of the island. This cape is known for its colony of New Zealand fur seals and Admirals Arch, a rock formation that forms a natural bridge or arch.
  • Remarkable Rocks, a group of large, by erosion in remarkable form worn rocks on a cliff above the ocean in the Flinders Chase National Park.
  • Seal Bay: tourists can visit with a guide the beach at Seal Bay, where you can see a large group of Australian sea lions is.
  • Hanson Bay: a good place to see koalas in the wild. Koalas are several decades introduced back on Kangaroo Island and do it remarkably well.
  • Little Desert: sand dunes in the eucalyptus forests on the south side of the island.

The journey from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes about 90 minutes to Cape Jervis (on the Fleurieu Peninsula). From here speed car and passenger ferry to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. The crossing takes about 45 minutes. You can also travel by boat or plane from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island. To explore the island is a 4WD tour with an experienced guide is recommended because many roads unpaved and not signposted.