Where Australia comes alive
Visit this amazing animal kingdom. Discover the kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, echidnas, birds and endangered Australian sea lions that live free and wild on this island home.
Kangaroo Island is Australian nature and wildlife at its very best.
Native Australian wildlife thrives on Kangaroo Island. More than two-thirds of the island is made up of national parks and wildlife reserves.
The island is free of mainland pest species such as rabbits and foxes, and has a population of just 4500 people. That's less than 3 people per square mile!
Kangaroo Island is a natural sanctuary for native Australian animals, including its own kangaroo species, a sub-species of echidna, a large colony of endangered Australian sea lions, and an astounding 267 recorded bird species.
Koalas also thrive on KI, as does the Tammar Wallaby which is drastically declining in numbers on the mainland. You might also be lucky enough to glimpse some rarer animals like the platypus, Glossy Black-cockatoo and the Southern Brown Bandicoot. Between May and September, you may even see Southern Right Whales on their annual migration to their breeding grounds in the warmer South Australian waters.
Increase your chances of seeing and interacting with these animals by joining a local tour. Small group 4WD style tours are available, as are marine tours where you can swim with dolphins, or quad bike tours through the bush. There are many options available to get you close to the wildlife on Kangaroo Island.
Explore the rugged coastal cliffs, sheltered bays cupped between steep headlands, vast native bushland and rolling hills of farmland.
In the south-west corner at Flinders Chase National Park, be awed by two of Australia’s most fascinating coastal landmarks, the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
The numerous beaches of the 336-mile coastline are all but deserted – unless of course, you count the kangaroos, sea lions and sea birds of course!
Gourmet Produce and Island Wines
Kangaroo Island boasts a fascinating food and wine story.
The pristine environment allows for the highest quality produce farmed and created by some of Australia’s most innovative producers.
Eat your way across the island, and feast on organic lamb, pure-strain Ligurian honey, fresh seafood including juicy marron, abalone and oysters, and sublime sheep’s cheese. Wash it down with an Island cool-climate wine or even a locally-distilled gin.
Fly free to Kangaroo Island!
For a limited time only, Bridge & Wickers are offering free flights to Kangaroo Island when you book their 7-day Southern Comfort package.
The itinerary includes some of the very best of South Australia including luxury stays at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, and at The Louise in the Barossa.
Stunning wildlife, pristine beaches, fresh produce, gourmet food, wine and luxury accommodation; Kangaroo Island has it all.
Plan your next holiday with the Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide and map and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
Let yourself go on Kangaroo Island.
Download a Kangaroo Island map to help you find your way around the island and discover the magic when you visit.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
Check out some special events happening on Kangaroo Island.