Wondering what to do on Kangaroo Island? There's wildlife, pristine beaches, farm shops, fresh produce, gourmet food and wine. Learn more.
So much to see
There are plenty of ways to experience the essence of Kangaroo Island with breathtaking views around each corner.
Specialty wine, honey and local produce will tease your palate. A wilderness chorus sings at full voice, undisturbed by the rat-race. Learn about the history of the island as you follow the Shipwreck Trail.
There are breathtaking views around every corner on Kangaroo Island.
Meet the locals
Experience a zoo without fences. Penguin colonies, sea lions, wallabies, koalas and an abundance of bird life call the island home. Encounter giant cuttlefish, sea horses and other marine life off the coast.
After dark, visit the Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre to see a colony of fairy penguins on the Kingscote foreshore.
A tour of Seal Bay takes you unbelievably close to Australian sea lions as they bask in the sun on the beach. Just up the road at Hanson Bay Sanctuary you are bound to see koalas lazing in the trees.
If you are lucky you might find an echidna ambling along the roadside as you drive by. Look for the rare glossy black-cockatoo, now only found on Kangaroo Island.
Swim with dolphins and walk through the bush with koalas looking down on you from the tall gum trees.
Farm fresh food
There are other locals who have added to Kangaroo Island's attraction as a tourism destination. Several farms open their gates for a behind the scenes tour of rural life. Don't miss the daily milking of sheep (yes sheep!) at Island Pure Sheep Dairy.
See and taste fresh marron (freshwater crayfish) and try honey ice-cream made from Kangaroo Island Ligurian honey.
Expect something special from Kangaroo Island’s dedicated national parks, conservation parks and beaches. Flinders Chase is Kangaroo Island’s biggest park, with must-see attractions like Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
Hit the surf with the locals at Vivonne Bay, with more than six kilometres of stunning coastline. Climb a lighthouse or head to one of many lookouts for breathtaking panoramic views. Explore cathedral-like underground caves and other geological marvels.