Kangaroo Island

South Australia.com
June 30, 2021

Kangaroo Island is regarded as the best location to see Australian wildlife in the wild. It is a destination of stunning scenery such as Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

It is a place you can come face to face with iconic Australian landscapes and friendly local people. Dramatic coastal scenery and secluded pristine beaches are also a feature, along with premium quality fresh seafood and other food products. The Island is South Australia’s newest wine region with many of the local cellar doors offering wine tastings. It is Australia’s third-largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island, and is 155 kilometres (96 miles) long and 55 kilometres (34 miles) wide.

There are several ways to do day-trips to the Island, but to truly experience this remarkable place, staying for at least two or three nights is recommended.

BEST WAY TO TRAVEL TO KANGAROO ISLAND

Kangaroo Island is a 30-minute flight from Adelaide, QantasLink and Regional Express operate flights between Adelaide and Kingscote. There is a daily passenger and vehicle ferry service to the island. The SeaLink ferry (a 45-minute trip to Penneshaw) departs from Cape Jervis, a two hour drive south of Adelaide.

BEST WAY TO TRAVEL ON KANGAROO ISLAND

We recommend to join a coach or private tour to truly experience the island. Self-driving is possible but check with vehicle hire companies before bringing a hire car to the island. Vehicle hire depots are in Kingscote, the airport and Penneshaw. There is no public transport or taxi service available on the island.

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