There is no doubt why Kangaroo Island was chosen as a top travel destination by Lonely Planet. Showcasing unique local produce, abundant Australian wildlife and breathtaking natural wonders - travelling to Kangaroo Island is the quintessential Australian travel experience.

And it's not just the opinion of Lonely Planet; the New York Times also named Kangaroo Island in it's top ten places to travel to in January this year.


Travelling to Kangaroo Island is an exciting time, and can be a little daunting for those that have not been to the Island before - so, we're here to help!

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Plan your trip to Kangaroo Island
  • Sealink Ferry at Penneshaw

    Getting to Kangaroo Island

    Getting to Kangaroo Island is a comfortable 45 minute ferry trip from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw, or a short 30 minute flight from Adelaide to Kingscote Airport.
  • Sealion Kissing Pup

    General Information

    Find out when is the best time to visit Kangaroo Island, frequently asked questions, Flinders Chase National Park bushfire recovery and keeping the Island special and more

Best Beaches

Discover some of the nation’s most pristine beaches, including Stokes Bay, which was recently named as Australia's Best Beach for 2023. From the pristine white sands of Emu Bay, to the thundering surf at Pennington Bay, with over 500 kilometres of coastline, you'll often find you have an entire beach to yourself. Check out our Kangaroo Island Beach Adventures itinerary and explore our coastal playground.

Unique local produce

Kangaroo Island offers up a bounty of local produce, with an array of places to eat and drink to your hearts content. Dine under the leaves of an ancient fig tree, try your hand at shucking freshly caught oysters and taste the purest form of Ligurian Honey in the world.

Find the best places to eat and drink on Kangaroo Island here.

Abundant Wildlife

Fondly known as the zoo without fences, Kangaroo Island is a haven for wildlife. KI is the perfect environment for wildlife to live and prosper, with minimal natural predators. The wildlife here is diverse and abundant, and encounters are common. See Australian sea lions, kangaroos, Bottlenose dolphins, koalas, goannas and echidnas - just to name a few.

Kangaroo Island is a birdwatchers paradise, with over 260 known species on the island. Along any walking trail, by any lagoon or coastal flat, on any beach or headland, keep your eyes and ears open and your binoculars handy – the birds are all around!

For more information, check out our wildlife guide.

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