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Sea Eagles are a common sight amongst the bounteous sea birdlife found here: © Tourism Australia
Photo: Sea Eagles are a common sight amongst the bounteous sea birdlife found here: © Tourism Australia

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island on the map South East South Australia Map.

Only forty five minutes by car ferry from the mainland of Australia, Kangaroo Island has long been a favourite place to visit. Here you will see much wildlife, as well as rugged and beautiful beaches.

The locals have a passion for great food and wine, so you also have chances to try fresh local produce in a variety of restaurants and eating places. South Australia itself produces delicious wines, Kangaroo Island is no exception with excellent wineries, many with cellar doors and / or accommodation.

Attractions

One of the most favourite places to visit here is Flinders Chase National Park. Here you can see the amazing Remarkable Rocks and the Admirals Arch, formed and sculpted naturally over many years. Another sight to see is the Cape du Couedic long nosed fur-seals colony.

Flinders Chase National Park occupies the western end of the island. Rugged cliffs, forests and large spectacular sand dunes mark the region, wildlife includes a wide variety, echidnas, little penguins, goannas, platypus and seabirds abound.

Through key parts of the park there are boardwalks, so you can enjoy a visit here anytime of the year.

You can find out more at the Flinders Chase National Park Information Centre. They have maps, history, tours and cruises that you can book to help you explore this natural region at your leisure.

Getting Here

You can get here by car ferry, coach or plane. The car ferry enables you to take your car, you can also rent one if you so choose here.

There are plenty of coach tours available on the island as well. Flying here has the added advantage of saving time, but the kids might like the excitement of a sea voyage.

The Car Ferries, run by SeaLink, make four trips a day from Fleurieu Peninsula. They have more during peak times such as school holidays.

Further Reading

Neptune Islands, SA

Places to Stay

There are more than 150 places to stay on the island. See South Australia accommodation: Australia Accommodation.

 

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