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 forest, towering sand dunes, wetlands and massive arcs of bone white beach.
But just because it's wild, don't underestimate the welcome...
Some 4,400 folk live here, most of them primary producers, many of them descended from Islanders who have farmed the land and fished the seas for generations. Naturally enough, being surrounded by fertile lands and rich waters, Kangaroo Island produces some of Australia's finest gourmet foods. Gastronomic adventurers should get ready to be amazed by the likes of freshly caught King George Whiting, sheep's cheese, marron, a unique variety of honey and an exciting range of varietal wines.
As if this isn't enough on your plate, you'll also find rich histories, a thriving arts community, and a range of accommodation options ranging from outdoor swags to lighthouse keeper's cottages to super-chic retreats.
So we'd like to extend a wild and very warm welcome to Kangaroo Island - Australia's premier wildlife destination. Over one third of Kangaroo Island is dedicated to National or Conservation Parks, and this pristine natural landscape is the perfect environment for an abundance of flora and fauna.
Kangaroo Island is the third largest island off the coast of mainland South Australia. The Island is 155kms long and up to 55kms wide, it covers an area of over 4,500 square kilometres. The Island's size is deceiving and one day on Kangaroo Island is just not enough! Sea-lions basking on white beaches, koalas dozing in lofty eucalypts, pelicans soaring over shimmering lagoons...