Kangaroo Island is the place to see Australian animals in the wild. Spot kangaroos, koalas and walk among an endangered colony of sea lions.
Kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, sea lions, echidnas, and birds all call the island home. These creatures can be encountered while on foot, or from your car. The best times to view Kangaroo Island’s wildlife are dawn and sunset.
Seal Bay is the only place in Australia where you can walk on the beach among a colony of endangered Australian sea lions.
Wine and Gin
Kangaroo Island Spirits is the island’s only gin distillery. This award-winning boutique distillery produces premium Australian gin using native Australian botanicals.
Their full range also includes six liqueurs and three vodkas. All products are handmade, bottled and labeled onsite. Best of all, they offer free tastings and you can even have a peek into the distillery area.
The Island also produces some amazing wine, the flavors of which are unique to Kangaroo Island. There are 18 labels and around 500 acres of vines, so you’ll never be far from a glass or two. Several have cellar doors and restaurants with remarkable views, so indulge and enjoy!
More than a third of Kangaroo Island is a conservation park. Flinders Chase National Park is the biggest park and features the awesome Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
Kelly Hill Conservation Park features breathtaking limestone caves, while Cape Willoughby Conservation Park is home to South Australia’s first lighthouse.
Walking trails are common on Kangaroo Island. Many are well sign-posted, making your bushland walks educational and beautiful.
Some of the best oysters, crayfish, snapper, tuna and prawns come from the local waters. Ask for the local, seasonal seafood when ordering your meal.
Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia’s seafood hotspots, with unbeatably fresh produce offered all year round. The Kangaroo Island delicacy, marron, can be savored at Andermel Marron Café near Vivonne Bay. Delectable crab, prawns, fish, octopus and calamari are available at Penny’s Restaurant in Penneshaw, and oysters and King George whiting are unbeatable at The Oyster Farm Shop at American River.
For an exceptional seafood platter, visit the award-winning Nicolas Baudin Restaurant located within in the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Retreat.
For more information, please visit the Kangaroo Island website.