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14 Mar 2018

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

Two or three days is recommended to experience the best of Kangaroo Island. Fly direct from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island with Regional Express.

ACCOMMODATION: LIFETIME PRIVATE RETREATS

LifeTime Private Retreats offers four spectacular holiday houses - The Sky House, The Cliff House, The Settlers Homestead and Sheoaks.

The sensuous curves of the Cliff House, perched on the cliff overlooking beautiful Snelling’s Beach, inspires complete surrender to relaxation for the perfect romantic getaway. The circular tower bedroom has a panoramic window looking out to southern sea, and the cushioned sunken pit with open fire is the ultimate in repose. Luxuriate yourself in your outdoor cliff-edge Jacuzzi, drinking in breathtaking views of Snelling’s Beach, a local pod of Dolphins or the southern stars above.

Activity 2:  Discover the iconic Kangaroo Island with Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours

Wildlife abounds on Kangaroo Island, which is known as a zoo without fences. It's home to plenty of native animals including rare birds, tammar wallabies, short-beaked echidnas and koalas. The amazing wildlife continues underwater with unique marine life, fish and leafy sea dragons. Stand on shore in the cooler months and watch migrating southern right whales and calves and walk among a colony of sea lions at Seal Bay.

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours provides personalised, fully-hosted experiences whilst preserving the unique Kangaroo Island environment

Activity 3: Visit Seal Bay to get up close with Australian sea lions 

There are no enclosures or cages at Seal Bay. Instead, you will be taken into the heart of the colony where experienced guides will teach you about the Australian sea lion. There is nowhere else in the world where you can listen to an expert give you a unique insight into how these endangered animals hunt, surf, rest, interact with their pups and defend their territory. This is a truly exceptional wildlife experience not to be missed.

Activity 4: Hold a Koala at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park 

The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is home to over 150 species of Native Australian wildlife and over 600 animals! From cuddly koalas, to slithery snakes, our feathered friends and everything in between you can see it at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

Activity 5: Enjoy a Bush BBQ lunch and visit the hidden gem of Stokes Bay

Stokes Bay is one of Kangaroo Islands best beaches. The beach is accessed through a rock tunnel formation. Once you stroll onto this beach you will immediately find a natural rock pool which is great for children to swim safely. For those who like to surf, body surf or explore sheltered coastal inlets while perhaps flicking a fishing line then Stokes Bay Beach is your place. 

Activity 6: Visit Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks

Flinders Chase National Park is a rugged wilderness featuring iconic landmarks such as the world-famous Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.  Enjoy the park and its diverse wildlife on the network of walking trails and experience a stay in a heritage-listed light keepers cottage.

It took 500 million years for rain, wind, and pounding waves to create the Remarkable Rocks - massive granite boulders which are now part of the Flinders Chase National Park.

Admirals Arch is one of Kangaroo Island's most impressive and unusual natural landmarks. It took thousands of years of erosion to create this distinctive rock bridge near the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse on the island's southwest coast. The boardwalk leading to the Admirals Arch is nearly as scenic as the landmark itself.

Activity 7: Enjoy a fun Quad Biking Ride at Vivonne Bay 

Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action at Vivonne Bay is your one-stop action shop! With a range of high quality Kangaroo Island tours and activities including quad biking and sandboarding, kayaking and more, Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action will ensure your holiday is an experience to remember.