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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.

Take a well-earned break in nature’s paradise – Kangaroo Island. Slip away to Australia’s zoo without the fences for 48 hours, trading the hustle and bustle of city life for unique wildlife, mouth-watering food and wine, breathtaking scenery and a laid-back lifestyle. 

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

See the sights with Rossair.

Fly to Kangaroo Island with Qantas

Kangaroo Island flies direct to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide. 

Qantas Route
Adelaide to Kingscote, flying Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. (Year round)

Tell me more: Find out more on the Qantas website.

Lifetime Private Retreats, Kangaroo Island

Feasting with Kangaroo Island's LifeTime Private Retreats. 

Life-Time Private Retreats, Sheoaks
Touch-down on Kangaroo Island, then shack up in style at Life-Time Private Retreats’ Sheoaks – a delightful four-bedroom rammed earth home in one of the most enviable locations on Kangaroo Island. With sweeping views over Snellings Beach, your own outdoor patio and plenty of space to entertain, you won’t want to leave. Enjoy the the Sheoaks to the full extent and have each meal catered for you. The team will come to prepare dinner out on the patio while you sit back and spot the resident pod of dolphins with a local vino in hand. 

Tell me more: Snellings Beach, North Coast Road, Kangaroo Island. View on Google maps.

Sunset Food and Wine, Kangaroo Island

Digging in at Sunset Food and Wine.

Sunset Food and Wine, Penneshaw
Start your food journey at Sunset Food and Wine – the Island’s newest food destination. If you’re after great food, spectacular views of the ocean and a relaxed atmosphere, you’ll be right at home perched on the deck. Sunset Food and Wine specialise in modern Australian cuisine with a focus on seafood and local, seasonal produce as its hero. Head Chef Jack Ingram was formerly the Executive Chef of Southern Ocean Lodge, so we grant you permission to expect attention to detail.

Tell me more: 4564 Hog Bay Rd, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, 5222. View on Google maps.

Wild Gin at Kangaroo Island Spirits, Kangaroo Island

Only the best local ingredients are used in KI Spirits' Wild Gin. 

KI Spirits, Cygnet River
Next-up, take a gastronomic trip to Kangaroo Island Spirits, conveniently located just outside Kingscote. We highly recommend you bring a designated driver as it’s almost impossible to say no when sampling their huge range of gins. The distillery is rustic, family operated and intimate with staff who know and love their gin. Indulge yourself with a glass or two, surrounded by Kangaroo Island’s spectacular scenery. It’ll be the most impressive gin and tonic you’ve had!

Tell me more: 856 Playford Hwy, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, 5223. View on Google maps.

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours

Hit the road with Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours.

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours, Parndana
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours provides you with a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Follow a passionate team of locals as they show you Kangaroo Island’s most spectacular sights all from the comfort of a luxury four wheel drive vehicle. Get acquainted with Kangaroo Island’s unique wildlife, travel to some of the Island’s most beautiful locations and top it off with a two-course barbecue lunch complimented by exceptional Kangaroo Island wines.

Tell me more: 42 Cook St, Parndana, Kangaroo Island, 5220. View on Google maps.

Got some more time?

If you're lucky enough to have a few more days up your sleeve, make the most of nature's paradise with our Kangaroo Island five day itinerary.

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