A Local's Guide to the best of Kangaroo Island

When you’ve spent nearly 3 years exploring every nook and cranny of Kangaroo Island you get to know it very well and in turn discover some of the incredible hidden gems this beautiful island has to offer. That’s why I’ve asked our guide Sophie to list a bunch of her favourite things to See, Do, Eat & Drink across Kangaroo Island. From the craziest of adventures to the top wineries, this 5 part guide will help you explore the very best that Kangaroo Island has to offer. 

PART 1: Penneshaw to Prospect Hill – First things first, you can start your holiday exploring the Dudley Peninsula as soon as you arrive off the ferry at Penneshaw. There are endless opportunities to fill your belly and time the moment you disembark! 



Pennington Bay

Just off Hog Bay Road, Pennington is an absolutely stunning beach which is famous for good surf and glistening turquoise water. While you are there make sure you grab a coffee from the Beach Barista food van as it offers some of the best coffee on the island.

Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

The oldest lighthouse in South Australia, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse was built in 1852 and sits on the far eastern point of Kangaroo Island. While you are visiting make sure to do the Heritage Hike (1.9km) while keeping an eye out for surrounding kangaroos as well as Southern Right Whales off the coast which might be in the area breeding between May and October.

Chapman River & Antechamber Bay 

Located in the Lashmar Conservation Park, Chapman River has some of the best campgrounds on the island. A perk of this area is that just a short walk along the river you’ll be met with beautiful views where the mouth of the river opens into Antechamber Bay which is more than 4km of beautiful white sandy beach.


Play golf at Dudley Wines

The most picturesque winery on Kangaroo Island, Dudley Wines has incredible views across Backstairs Passage towards the mainland. As well as delicious wine and awesome food you can have a swing on their one hole, one par golf course.

Climb the steps of Prospect Hill

Take 500 steps up to the highest point on Kangaroo Island with views over the narrowest point showcasing Pelican Lagoon to the north and Pennington Bay to the South.

Eat & Drink…

KI True Thai Only opening on Thursday evenings, KI True Thai always has an awesome atmosphere with live music and delicious Thai food served from a food truck.

Millie Mae’s Pantry A super cute café that aims to source local produce as much as possible. They serve a delicious breakfast and lunch as well as selling local products in their small store.

False Cape Wines

The newest cellar door on Kangaroo Island, False Cape Wines is a stunning rustic winery built with recycled timbers and limestone sourced on the property. Surrounded by vineyards and magnificent gums this winery is a must visit on the island.

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