Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third-largest island, is the answer to those looking to explore the incredible wildlife of Australia. With more than one-third of the island designated as natural reserves protected by law, it is home to sea lions, koalas, echidnas, and kangaroos among other native wildlife, with dolphins flocking to the vast scenic coastline.
Located about 15 kilometres south of mainland Australia, Kangaroo Island offers visitors the perfect chance to connect with nature, beginning with the scenic ferry from Cape Jervis. The western end of the island is dominated by the Flinders Chase National Park. In addition to being home to Kangaroo Island’s unique wildlife, this massive park also holds some of the most famous landscapes of the island, such as the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. The top of Bunker Hill gives visitors an incredible view of the surrounding scenery. For views of the magnificent coastline, the Cape Borda Lighthouse and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse offer beautiful sights of dolphins surrounding the sandy shores, while also being fully functional lighthouses. On the southern coast of the Island lies Seal Bay Conservation Park, where visitors can witness the endangered Australian Sea Lions in their natural habitat of sand dunes around the sea. Being an island means that Kangaroo Island is chock-full of beautiful beaches, leaving visitors spoilt for choice. Emu Bay and Stokes Bay in the North Coast are perfect for sunbathers and swimmers, offering a vast coastline dotted with the rugged terrain of the island.
Kangaroo Island is also a foodie haven, famed for its fresh seafood and exquisite wines. Dudley Wines and Bay of Shoals Wines offer visitors some of the best of South Australian wines, while Kangaroo Island Spirits will let you sample some authentic Australian gin, vodka and other liqueurs, The Kangaroo Island Brewery is the best place to kick back with some craft beer after a day of venturing around the island.
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