For those who are travelling around South Australia, a trip to Kangaroo Island is a must for animal lovers, for the place is home to many native wildlife that are able to roam freely and visitors get to go up close and personal with the majestic creatures.
The vast island spans over 4,000 square kilometres in area (that is six times the size of Singapore, mind you) and you are more likely to bump into animals than humans. Rest assured that most of the wild animals are usually docile and the endangered species that live on the island are well taken care of by Kangaroo Islanders.
Take a break from mayhem and hustle of the city life; Kangaroo Island is a captivating place where you can get in touch with nature and admire breathtaking rock formations that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else in the world!
If you are ready to plan your next adventure there, let’s get you started on our guide to Kangaroo Island.
HOW TO GET TO KANGAROO ISLAND
The most convenient way to get to Kangaroo Island is to take a 30-minute aeroplane ride via Regional Express Airlines from Adelaide Airport.
If you are looking for a more cost-effective option, purchase return ferry tickets from Cape Jervis, which is a 90-minute drive (by private car or shuttle bus) from Adelaide city.
For those who are not confident of self-driving around the island, we highly recommend booking a guided tour before making your way to Kangaroo Island. Most one day tours bring you to many scenic destinations at the island and include lunch as well.
WHAT TO SEE ON KANGAROO ISLAND – SEAL BAY CONSERVATION PARK
Seal Bay Conservation Park is is where you get to watch sea lions frolic in the sea or sunbathing on the sandy beach. Each group is led by a Parks Interpretive Officer who will bring you down to the beach, where you will be about 10 meters away from the sea creatures.
There will be times when visitors get to walk past a sleeping seal that has made its way to the beach path, which can be an exhilarating moment but remember not to provoke or get too near so it does not feel threatened!
WHAT TO SEE ON KANGAROO ISLAND – HANSON BAY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Another pit stop to make at Kangaroo Island is Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, a place that is known to be one of the most biodiverse and pristine eco-systems in Australia.
Get your cameras ready as you walk down the road as you will find plenty of curious koalas peeking at you from the tall Eucalyptus trees they are resting on.
WHAT TO SEE ON KANGAROO ISLAND- REMARKABLE ROCKS
Remarkable Rocks is a cluster of gigantic granite boulders which were sculpted by strong weather forces and crashing waves of the ocean.
Trek up this scenic spot to take pictures against the unique rock formations that will definitely level up your OOTD pictures. The best time to visit the Remarkable Rocks is either early morning or early evening where you get to view the gorgeous sunrise or sunset orange hues.
WHAT TO SEE ON KANGAROO ISLAND – ADMIRALS ARCH
You haven’t seen the best of Kangaroo Island until you get to Admirals Arch, a natural landmark near to the iconic Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. What you see today is a natural rock bridge that took thousands of years of erosion to create.
The elevated boardwalk is an ideal position for observing the fur seal colony where families of dark brown seals laze and play around with each other in the rock pools below the Admirals Arch.
If you need more recommendations on what to see, do and eat in Adelaide, read our travel guide here.