Kangaroo Island Visitor Information

Kangaroo Island sits off the coast of South Australia and is Australia's third-largest Island. At 155 kilometers long and up to fifty-five kilometers wide, it covers an area of 4,416 square kilometers, and is separated from the mainland by a fifteen kilometer stretch of ocean. Think of an area six times the size of Singapore.

Best known to be a 'Zoo without Fences', wildlife encounters are a given. But if you need to make sure you find what you are looking for within a short timeframe, then it is best to tour with someone who knows exactly where to find them. Kangaroos, Sea lions, Koalas, Echidnas, Wallabies, Goannas, and marine mammals are plentiful, along with many species of birdlife. If you are after wildlife, then Kangaroo Island never disappoints.

But many people come here to re-connect. Re-connect with nature and each other, slow down, and rediscover the things that really matter in life. Our natural landscapes will astound, our walks and hikes are spectacular, the cellar doors and farm gates will surprise you, the fishing is world renowned, and our experiences are exhilarating. But what you will want is time, time to sit, and just take it all in. Believe us, Kangaroo Island and its people will grab your heart and won't let go.

How long should I stay?

We recommend giving yourself time to explore the Island.

7 days or more will allow you to truly discover the magic of this natural paradise.

5 days will show you the main sights and highlights.

3 days will give you a small taste of the Island.

If your short of on time, then a Kangaroo Island Day Trip will just be a tease!

We promise it'll be a holiday you will never forget...

Use our Guides and Kangaroo Island Maps below to help you plan

Interactive Kangaroo Island Map
Kangaroo Island Interactive Map 2021

Use our interactive map to help you plan your trip and navigate the Island.

Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide
Kangaroo Island Map

Kangaroo Island Visitor Information Outlets

Penneshaw Community Business Centre is a community owned business which accommodates the Tourist Information Hub. Provides self-serving knowledge of Kangaroo Island to tourists and visitors.

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  • 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.
  • What to do

    Come and experience our Island Life. Discover our spectacular nature and wildlife, our stunning food and wine, and unique events, or find a tour so you can sit back and relax. Discover every type of adventure, every day.
  • One Kangaroo Island

    Island Stays

    From seaside holidays to premium luxury Kangaroo Island accommodation. Whether you're in a five-star suite, a lighthouse keeper's cottage, or a swag under the stars, you'll love waking up with these Island Stays.