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Kangaroo Island: Go for a long lunch, stay for a short getaway

Minutes from the mainland but a million miles away; Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and natural, rugged beauty. 

With more kangaroos than people, it’s an island holiday to truly disconnect from the world. Arrive by the SeaLink ferry in beautiful Penneshaw or fly direct to Kingscote from Adelaide or Melbourne and turn your watch to island time. 

Kangaroo Island’s scenery is breathtaking; travel through bushland to beaches, over rolling hills and around rocky cliffs.

With its beautiful crystal-clear waters, abundant wildlife and room to breathe, there’s never been a better time to visit Kangaroo Island. Book a self-drive ferry and accommodation package to Kangaroo Island and save on your ferry fares. 

Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island

Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island

Things To Do

Sunset Food and Wine, Kangaroo Island

5 must-do food experiences on Kangaroo Island

The food scene on Kangaroo Island is bubbling. It’s local, seasonal, boutique, artisan and always close to its source. 

Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island

48 hours: What to see and do on Kangaroo Island

With Qantas flying direct from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, here are our top things to do over two days.

Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island

5 days: What to see and do on Kangaroo Island

With Qantas flying direct from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, hop over to nature’s paradise.

Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island

See Australian wildlife at home on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is one of the best places to see Australian wildlife. More than a third of the island is national parks. Learn more today.

Where to stay  

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Book Kangaroo Island accommodation

Book your Kangaroo Island accommodation. Stay at lighthouse keepers' cottages, backpackers, bed and breakfasts, cabins, apartments and retreats.

Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

Discover Kangaroo Island's towns and regions

Every Kangaroo Island town has a unique history, breathtaking scenery, friendly locals and sumptuous food and wine.

LifeTime Private Retreats, Cliff House

Cosy nature retreats in South Australia

From the lush Adelaide Hills to the ancient Gawler Ranges, we’ve scoured our regions to bring you South Australia’s top five cosy winter retreats.

Featured Accommodation

Kangaroo Beach Lodges

Kangaroo Beach Lodges are three self-catering individually managed premium lodges on the north-west coastline of Kangaroo Island. Each lodge features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, huge living areas and a gourmet kitchen equipped with Bosch appliances, accommodating up to eight guests...

LifeTime Private Retreats

Specializing in hand crafted luxury accommodation, Life Time Private Retreats offers five spectacular holiday houses – The Sky House, The Cliff House, The Settlers Homestead, Sheoaks & our new Beach Retreat. Each of our private houses are nestled in stunning coastal...

Southern Ocean Lodge

It’s hard to imagine a more sympathetic tribute to the wild beauty of Kangaroo Island than Southern Ocean Lodge. This celebrated retreat, perched on a rise above Hanson Bay, takes full advantage of the surrounding nature without disturbing it. Modernist...

Stowaway Kangaroo Island

Stowaway is comprised of two luxury self contained lodges situated on 200 acres near Stokes Bay overlooking a panorama of native bushand down to the Islands north coast. Guests will have wildlife greeting them on dusk and they don't...

Self-Drive Road trips

Flinders Chase National Park

The Kangaroo Island self-drive itinerary

Take your own car to Kangaroo Island by ferry or hire a car when you get there. See Kangaroo Island on a self-drive holiday.

Cape du Couedic, Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island maps and brochures: plan your visit

Plan your holiday with our brochures and maps. Revel in the Island's rugged beauty and taste its mouth-watering produce.

Explore Kangaroo Island on a self-drive holiday

Southern Ocean Drive: See the Fleurieu, Limestone Coast and Kangaroo Island

From wine to wildlife, embark on a road trip from South Australia’s south coast to Kangaroo Island.

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Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island
Cape Willoughby, Kangaroo Island
Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island
American River, Kangaroo Island

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