When the ferry lands on Dudley Peninsula, you'll hop off at the town of Penneshaw. It includes Island Beach, Baudin Beach, Cape Willoughby and Antechamber Bay. When the sun goes down, look out for the local penguins.
American River is home to some wild nightlife. After dark, grab a torch and you'll find tammar wallabies and brushtail possums right on your doorstep. Black swans, Cape Barren geese and pelicans also nest here. The island's oyster industry operates from American River too. Pelican Lagoon is a natural fish nursery and aquatic reserve, while Pennington Bay is great for fishing.
Kingscote is Kangaroo Island's capital and overlooks Nepean Bay. The local jetty is excellent for fishing. Grab some good shoes and enjoy one of the many nature walks around the area.
Head to Heartland in the middle of Kangaroo Island and you’ll find Parndana. This typical Aussie country town is a good base for travel around the rest of the island. In late winter and spring, native trees all over this region bloom with vibrant wild flowers.
You’ll find many of Kangaroo Island’s major attractions on the island’s South Coast. Seal Bay, home to Australia's most accessible sea lion colony, is just one of the must-see destinations.
The North Coast of Kangaroo Island is quite a contrast to the south. Explore sheltered swimming spots, four kilometres of white sand around Emu Bay, tall cliffs and rugged terrain to the west. Stay in one of the many eco lodges and get in touch with nature.
To the West End, Flinders Chase National Park includes Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and many great walks. Make sure you visit the stunning Vivonne Bay.