Kangaroo Island: Down South's Rugged Little Adventure Patch
Kangaroo Island has the most densely inhabited and diverse wildlife of all places in Australia. The island’s landscape is so varied you’ll wonder if all this can fit into one rugged little patch.
Natural marvels, magnificent shorelines, clear waters and endangered species make Kangaroo Island a natural playground.
You can't help but relax as you step on to the island. Take the trail less travelled and discover unique wildlife, delightful food and wine, stunning scenery and an enviable laid-back lifestyle.
Kangaroo Island can be accessed via ferry with Sealink, flying with QantasLink, or the Southern Ocean Drive road trip.
Things to do
With pristine beaches, rugged wilderness, an array of wildlife, and amazing produce, Kangaroo Island is the ultimate island escape.
Journey through nature as you swim with dolphins in crystal-clear water, relax and cherish the marvels of dazzling shores, explore vast national parks of plentiful wildlife, and savour an astonishing bounty of cuisine.
Discover Kangaroo Island with our guide to the towns of Penneshaw, Kingscote, American River, Vivonne Bay and Stokes Bay.
A large selection of accommodation is available on Kangaroo Island, including simple lodging, lighthouse keepers' cottages, stunning hotels, resorts, and retreats.
If you desire a difference in pace, spend the night in a luxury camp complete with modern facilities. Or, hunker down in a relaxing beachside shack. Get to know the locals by staying at a bed and breakfast or take a caravan and mingle with your fellow travellers. Stowaway or Sea Dragon Lodge provide luxury, privacy and a deep connection with nature.
For a full list of recommended accommodation options, click here.
Fresh Kangaroo Island cuisine is seasonal, boutique and artisan with local flavours waiting to burst in your mouth.
A modern bistro-style restaurant that focuses on seafood and fantastic local wine, you'll not want to miss Sunset Food and Wine.
Gorge on oysters, marron, abalone and King George whiting at American River's Oyster Farm Shop. And wash it down with award-winning regional gins from the famous Kangaroo Island Spirits. Then relax with a glass of luxurious local wine and appreciate the sweeping coastal vistas at Dudley Wines Cellar Door.