Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness – a place that has offered protection to substantial populations of native Australian animals, a place of beauty and a place of escape.
Kangaroo Island (or ‘KI’ as the locals call it) is also big and surprisingly diverse. If you traverse its 155km length you’ll find soaring cliffs, dense bush land, towering sand dunes, wetlands and massive arcs of bone white beach.
Kangaroo Island is a true wildlife sanctuary. The Island has been spared the damage done by foxes and rabbits, ensuring the integrity of native bushland. Result? Animal and bird populations have thrived. Today, more than one-third of the Island is declared Conservation or National Park and it has five significant Wilderness Protection Areas. So Kangaroo Island continues to be a special and protected place.
Wildlife surrounds Kangaroo Island. The ocean is teeming with fish, sea lions and little penguin colonies. Stand on the shore in the cooler months and watch migrating southern right whales and their calves.
This place is like a zoo without fences, with rare bird life, tammar wallabies, short-beaked echidnas and plenty of kangaroos and koalas.
What to visit
A visit to Kangaroo Island is not complete without seeing the following places:
- Seal Bay – approximately 1.5hrs from Penneshaw (bitumen road)
- Prospect Hill – climb 500 steps to the top for a great view of both sides of the Island
- Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, 20 minute drive from Penneshaw
- Cape De Coudie Lighthouse & Borda Lighthouse (both on western side of the island)
- Flinders Chase
- Admirals Arch
- Remarkable Rocks
- Kelly Hill Caves
- Raptor Domain
- Little Sahara
- Paul’s Place – Parndana for Wildlife tours
- Honey Farm
- Eucalyptus farm
- Sheep Dairy where local cheeses and yogurts are produced
- Fishing Charters
- Numerous local wineries.
- Excellent bushwalking opportunities.
- Wineries/Art Galleries
For more detailed information on what to see and do on the island please follow the link to the following websites: