history & Museums

Captain Matthew Flinders, and his hungry crew members, discovered Kangaroo Island on 2 March 1802. They found no inhabitants but were compensated for this by the discovery of what they needed most of all - fresh food in the form of kangaroos! 

The human history of the island, which started many thousands of years ago is full of suffering, endurance, privation, success, failure, courage and bravery. 

Discover Kangaroo Island's rich history ... there are a multitude of stories waiting to be discovered at the many galleries, museums and collections. Search below for places to visit.

Need more information or wish to do a booking, please contact:
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre
Phone: +61 8 8553 1185 or Toll Free: 1800 811 080

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Kangaroo Island Gateway
Visitor Information Centre 

Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island. 

Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222 
Open: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm, Closed Christmas Day.

TOLL FREE: 1800 811 080