Kangaroo Island

The ultimate travel guide toKangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a destination for gourmands and gadabouts. A 540km long stretch of rugged multi-hued beauty, primarily preserved in its natural state thanks to its Ark-like remoteness yet still offering the comforts of modernity thanks to mindful businesses embracing everything seasonal, sustainable and artisanal.

Here’s our guide to getting the most out of Australia’s third-largest but arguably most unique island.

Getting to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island lies 112km southwest of Adelaide, South Australia, on the cusp of the famous Fleurieu Peninsula. Flights here are approximately 35 minutes from the SA capital, however, most opt for a 45-minute SeaLink car and caravan ferry from Cape Jervis, arriving in Penneshaw (KI’s second-largest town).

Top things to do on Kangaroo Island

If you’ve got a few days up your sleeve when visiting Kangaroo Island, you’re in luck. Have a look at our top things to do on Kangaroo Island and you’ll never run out of ideas.

Whether you want to laze around on one of KI’s jaw-dropping beaches, take the kids to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park which is famous for a reason, watch the sunset while sampling the goods at one of Kangaroo Island’s must-visit wineries, or hike the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, there is so much to do.

Best places to stay on Kangaroo Island

No matter your travel style, Kangaroo Island has something that will suit you. Our go-to guide will be your best travel buddy when you plan your KI accommodation. Whether you prefer to save your hard-earned cash by camping on your holiday, love to experience what the locals do by staying in an Airbnb, or want a luxurious stay that’ll put you straight into relaxation mode, we’ve got all the resources you need to plan your Kangaroo Island accommodation.

Where to eat on Kangaroo Island

Feasting is all part of the fun of Kangaroo Island with the koalas and kangaroos sharing real estate with some of Australia’s top food producers. Make sure you book before you leave home, at one of our top places to eat and drink on Kangaroo Island, so you don’t miss out on the magic.

Kangaroo Island tours

There’s no better way to see an island as large as Kangaroo Island than with locals to guide you on one of its incredible tours. Cut off from the mainland thousands of years ago, Kangaroo Island has become a wildlife and nature-lovers paradise.