Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, or KI as the locals like to call it, is 13kms off the coast of South Australia and can be reached by ferry or plane. The island is 155 km long by 55 km wide, with over 540 kms of spectacular coastline. There’s no public transport on the island so you’ll need to bring or rent a car, or join a guided tour to get around.

Known as Australia’s own ‘zoo without fences’, Kangaroo Island is a wildlife hot spot. You can get up close to Australian native animals like kangaroos + koalas at KI Wildlife Park or see the little penguins at Penneshaw Penguin Centre.

On the western side of Kangaroo Island, Flinders Chase National Park is home to Admirals Arch + the Remarkable Rocks – two of the Islands major attractions.

Admirals Arch is a naturally occurring archway, formed over millions of years by waves crashing against the ocean cliff face. You can often find fur seals + young seal pups, playing on the rocks below the arch. The Remarkable Rocks are a collection of golden orange coloured granite boulders, precariously perched above the sea.

If you’re into hiking there’s the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail – a 61km five-day trek along the spectacular coastline of south-west Kangaroo Island. For a shorter walk climb the 500 steps at Prospect Hill to reach the highest point on Kangaroo Island for an epic panoramic view.

Kangaroo Island produces a large percentage of Australia’s finest gourmet food + wine so while you’re on the Island be sure to try some of the local cheese and wine, oysters + freshwater Marron!

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