ABOUT KANGAROO ISLAND
Stunning scenery, beautiful and wild!
Kangaroo Island is truly like no other place you’ll ever visit. The island’s diverse landscapes are home to some of Australia’s most unique wildlife. With its majestic sand dunes, peaceful rivers and rugged bush tracks Kangaroo Island offers hours of outdoor fun for the whole family.
It boasts an array of amazing locally produced food and wines, as well as strong arts, sports and historical communities, bringing together various festivities throughout the calendar year.
Scattered around the island are different styles of accommodation, designed to suit any budget, or fulfil any luxurious desire!
Kangaroo Island truly is the perfect setting for any romantic getaway, extended holiday, or action-packed adventure!
Getting to Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is located 15 kilometers off the mainland of South Australia and is easily accessible by sea or air.
Regional Express Airlines operates short 30 minute flights from Adelaide Airport landing at Kingscote Airport, 13 kilometers from Kingscote. As Kangaroo Island does not have a public transport system visitors need to hire a car or arrange a tour with one of the many operators on the island.
Sealink operates a ferry service from Cape Jervis on the mainland to Penneshaw. While you can drive yourself, coach connections are available from Adelaide, Cape Jervis, Penneshaw, American River and Kingscote. The ferry trip is a comfortable 40 minutes.
Most tourist attractions on Kangaroo Island are on or within a few kilometres of the sealed roads. A 4WD is not necessary, with care you can enjoy all the island has to offer in a 2WD. If you choose to hire a vehicle it is important to check the restrictions as some mainland hire companies will not insure vehicles on the island. There are three hire companies on the island, Budget, Hertz and Flour Cask Bay 4WD Hire. We recommend you book well in advance if you require a hire car.
The Visitor Information Centre is located in Penneshaw and can help you with itineraries, directions, bookings and recommendations. There is also a printed guide to Kangaroo Island which can be found at most tourism businesses, and a KI App which will give you all the information you need at your fingertips with news updates and special offers from local businesses. The App is free to download.