Top Things To Do On Kangaroo Island


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If you are in Adelaide then a must-do is to visit Kangaroo Island. Full of amazing native Australian wildlife and beautiful scenery.

Kangaroo Island is a haven for nature lovers and adventurers alike, and there’s no shortage of amazing experiences to be had on this stunning island. 

Visiting Kangaroo Island can be done on a 2 day 1-night Kangaroo Island tour or even a day trip from Adelaide. You will be a million miles away from civilization when you take the ferry over from Adelaide onto the island.

There are not just Kangaroo’s on Kangaroo Island, there is plenty of other native Australian wildlife to spot, plus the most beautiful scenic views to marvel at. Most abundant are Koalas and Seals. The rare hidden gem would be to spot an Echidna.

The drive from Adelaide to the Ferry Terminal at Cape Jervis will take around 1.5 hours through the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula. The ferry ride from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island is 45 minutes.

Karta Pintingga

Karta Pintingga, also known as Kangaroo Island, is a place of immense cultural and spiritual significance for the Ramindjeri people, the traditional owners of the land. The Aboriginal name for the island translates to “Island of the Dead”, and it is believed to be the final resting place of their ancestors. The island is steeped in myth and legend, with many natural features and landmarks holding sacred meaning. Visitors to Kangaroo Island have the opportunity to learn about the island’s rich Aboriginal heritage through cultural tours and experiences. It’s a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Ramindjeri people, their way of life, and their deep connection to the land.

Here we let you know the best things to do in Kangaroo Island!

Is Kangaroo Island worth going to?

Yes, Kangaroo Island has amazing beaches, unspoiled luscious landscapes, authentic food and drink experiences, and of course abundant native wildlife.

Kangaroo Island, located off the coast of South Australia, is a pristine natural wonderland that is well worth a visit. It boasts some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, stunning coastal landscapes, and abundant native wildlife, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

One of the highlights of Kangaroo Island is its wildlife. The island is home to a variety of animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and koalas, and is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 250 species of birds. The island is also home to seals and sea lions, which can be seen up close in their natural habitat.

In addition to the wildlife, Kangaroo Island is known for its unspoiled landscapes, including vast national parks, conservation areas, and pristine beaches. The island’s Flinders Chase National Park is home to some of the most iconic natural rock formations in Australia, including Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

For those interested in food and drink experiences, Kangaroo Island is a gastronomic delight, with a range of locally produced artisanal foods and beverages, including honey, cheese, wine, and spirits. The island’s agricultural industry is thriving, and visitors can taste the local flavors through farm-to-table experiences and gourmet tours.

The best time to visit Kangaroo Island is during the spring season between September and November when the wildflowers are in full bloom, and the weather is mild. However, visitors can enjoy the island year-round, with plenty of wildlife to spot and unspoiled beaches to explore.

At Real Aussie Adventures, we offer a 3 Day Kangaroo Island Tour that includes camping, wildlife encounters, delicious meals, and an expert guide to share the history and culture of the area. You can even upgrade to shared lodge accommodation for added comfort. Our tours offer a unique opportunity to experience Kangaroo Island’s natural wonders, connect with nature, and create unforgettable memories.

In conclusion, Kangaroo Island is definitely worth visiting, offering an unparalleled nature experience, authentic food and drink experiences, and a chance to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life. Book your tour with Real Aussie Adventures today and discover the beauty of Kangaroo Island.

What is the best time to go to Kangaroo Island?

The best time to visit Kangaroo Island would be during the spring season between September and November. . To avoid the crowds, June, July, and August are also excellent and peaceful to visit Kangaroo Island. Year-round nature is at its finest on the island with plenty of wildlife to spot and unspoiled beaches.

To make the most of your trip, the best time to visit Kangaroo Island is during the spring season between September and November. This time of year offers mild temperatures and stunning wildflowers in full bloom. However, if you prefer a more peaceful and uncrowded experience, June, July, and August are also excellent months to visit the island.

How many nights should you stay on Kangaroo Island?

A one-day trip is possible if you are short on time. However,  two days on Kangaroo Island to see and do everything is best. 

While a one-day trip is possible, I recommend staying for at least two days to fully experience all that Kangaroo Island has to offer. You’ll have ample time to see and do everything, from spotting wildlife to exploring the island’s pristine beaches.

At Real Aussie Adventures, we offer a 3 Day Kangaroo Island Tour that includes camping, wildlife encounters, delicious meals, and an expert guide to share the history and culture of the area. You can even upgrade to shared lodge accommodation for added comfort.

See below for the best things to see and do on Kangaroo Island.

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Top things to do on Kangaroo Island

Here we let you know the best things to do on Kangaroo Island. First lets look at the main natural attractions on Karta Pintingga.

The Remarkable Rocks

Located in Flinders Chase National Park the Remarkable rocks are balanced on top of an epic granite out crop. The shadows these rocks cast at sunset are something to see. These rocks are perched on top of a granite outcrop, and their unique shapes and shadows make for a breathtaking sight, especially at sunset.

Remarkable Rocks

Seal Bay Conservation Park

This area of the beach is protected as the Sea Lion colony resides here. With the guidance of an experienced guide, you can observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. You can get up quite close and personal with these wonderful creatures.

Echidna Spotting

We think the Echidna is one of the cutest Australian Native animals. Look at that little face! They are one of only 4 species of living mammal that lay eggs.

Sandboarding at Little Sahara

Try your luck at sandboarding on Kangaroo Island on our two day trips. Grab the board and off you go, climb to the top of the hill…and you are ready to go. Race your mates to the bottom.

Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located on the eastern tip of the island and offers stunning views of the coastline. Visitors can take a tour of the lighthouse and learn about its history and importance for navigation.

Just to note Cape Willoughby Lighthouse is within walking distance from our rooms at Sea Dragon Lodge Kangaroo Island. 

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

This park is home to a wide variety of native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and many bird species. Visitors can take a guided tour and get up close and personal with the animals, or even have the opportunity to hold a koala.

Flinders Chase National Park

In addition to the Remarkable Rocks, this national park is home to many other natural wonders, including Admirals Arch, a stunning rock formation that serves as a breeding ground for New Zealand fur seals.

Wine Tasting

Kangaroo Island is home to several wineries that produce high-quality wines. Visitors can take a wine tour and sample the local wines while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the island.

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Best Beaches on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is known for its stunning natural beauty, and its beaches are no exception. Here are some of the top beaches to visit on the island:

  1. Vivonne Bay: This pristine beach is often ranked as one of the best in Australia, and it’s easy to see why. With crystal-clear waters and white sand stretching for miles, it’s the perfect spot for swimming, fishing, or just soaking up the sun.

  2. Emu Bay: Another popular beach on Kangaroo Island, Emu Bay offers calm waters and a long stretch of sand, making it ideal for swimming, kayaking, or simply taking a stroll.

  3. Stokes Bay: This secluded beach is tucked away behind a maze of rocks, making it feel like a hidden paradise. The clear blue waters and soft white sand make it a great spot for swimming and snorkeling.

  4. Snellings Beach: Located on the north coast of the island, Snellings Beach is a quiet, secluded spot that’s perfect for a peaceful day by the water. The beach is surrounded by bushland, giving it a remote and natural feel.

  5. Pennington Bay: This rugged and wild beach is popular with surfers, thanks to its big waves and strong currents. But even if you’re not a surfer, it’s worth visiting for the stunning views and dramatic coastline.

No matter which beach you choose to visit on Kangaroo Island, you’re sure to be impressed by the natural beauty of this incredible destination.

So there we have a breakdown of the  best things to do in Kangaroo Island! I hope that gives you some inspo to come for a visit on the island next time you are in South Australia. 

Pack your bags and head to Kangaroo Island for an unforgettable adventure!

Check out our tours from Adelaide.

We have a variety of Kangaroo Island Tours. 

1 Day Kangaroo Island Tour

2 Day Kangaroo Island Tour

3 Day Camping Kangaroo Island Tour

For some extra comfort and a unique experience stay at our Boutique Kangaroo Island Lodge Sea Dragon. 

Perfect for those wanting to Honeymoon on Kangaroo Island

3 Night Sea Dragon Lodge Stay

4 Night Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island Stay

Real Aussie Recommendations

  • Check out our tours from Adelaide that take you to Kangaroo Island to experience for yourself the native wildlife and natural rugged beauty. 
  • Spend a night on Kangaroo Island with our 2 day 1 night tours

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