Nature enthusiasts can embrace its untamed, rugged shores, pristine waters, natural marvels, and abundant wildlife which offers serenity all year round.
Take the Southern Ocean Road Trip to experience delightful cuisines wines, awe-inspiring landscapes and a relaxed way of life.
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Kangaroo Island offers well-maintained sealed and dirt roads, and a variety of campgrounds and cabin accommodation.
Arrive by plane, charter or passenger ferry then hire a motorhome. Or take the van on the vehicular ferry that docks at Penneshaw.
Discover fishing holes, bird hides, glistening bays at Kangaroo Island’s many Council-owned campgrounds. Or, pitch your tent at a remote national park.
Alternatively kick back at a friendly holiday park for direct beach access, lakeside strolls and touring advice.
Penneshaw and the Dudley Peninsula offer a culinary paradise with wineries, historic landmarks like South Australia’s oldest lighthouse, Frenchman’s Rock, and the Penneshaw Maritime and Folk Museum.
The peninsula also features beautiful beaches and waterways like Hog Bay, Antechamber Bay, and Chapman River.
American River is a tranquil fishing village half an hour from Penneshaw. A birdwatcher’s paradise and seafood hub. Its calm waters are ideal for sailing, boating, and fishing, with scenic walking trails showcasing the island’s heritage and culture.
Kingscote, Kangaroo Island’s largest town, boasts essential shops and facilities. Situated on scenic Nepean Bay, it offers a renowned jetty for seafood enthusiasts. The area is a culinary hub, featuring a craft brewery, premium wines, cellar doors, honey farms, eucalyptus distilleries, and boutique distilleries.
In Kangaroo Island’s heart, you’ll find Parndana, known as the ‘Place of Little Gums.’ Founded in 1948 by returning soldiers and their families who farmed the island’s central plateau, this central hub makes exploring the entire island convenient.
Parndana boasts attractions like the Soldier Settler Museum on its outskirts, showcasing the area’s history. You’ll also find a hotel and a couple of general stores in town, including a source for Kangaroo Island Ligurian bee honey, also found elsewhere on the island.
Following the coastal route, you’ll encounter Kangaroo Island’s pristine beaches. Visit the unique 2km Emu Bay, the island’s sole beach accessible to vehicles, and discover the hidden gem of Stokes Bay and the picturesque Snellings Beach.
Kangaroo Island’s bustling south coast is where the action happens. Seal Bay offers the chance to stroll among Australian Sea Lions in their natural habitat.
Head to Raptor Domain nearby for an interactive birds of prey presentation, or if you’re adventurous, try handling snakes in their venom pit.
Continuing on, you’ll find the breathtaking Little Sahara, featuring massive sand dunes perfect for surfing, tobogganing, or exploring on fat-tire bicycles.
The untamed, rugged, and inherently stunning western region of Kangaroo Island is a realm of iconic natural wonders.
It houses Flinders Chase National Park, which includes remarkable landmarks like Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch, serving as a sanctuary for much of the island’s wildlife.
The West End also offers breathtaking hiking and walking opportunities that will leave you in awe.
Immerse yourself in the region’s nature on a walking trail – there’s something for all experience levels.
Visit Walking SA for more walking trails at Kangaroo Island