Kangaroo Island more than earns its ranking as Australia’s fourth major tourism icon. You simply can’t beat its wildlife and wilderness. Being in South Australia, the wine is pretty good too. Kangaroo Island (KI to the locals) is a short flight from Adelaide or a ferry ride from Cape Jervis. There’s so much to do on this island. Explore untouched bushland, fish on pristine beaches, see the wildlife, and go on an eco tour or charter. Kangaroo Island is rich in history. In 1802, British explorer, Matthew Flinders landed near Kangaroo Head on Dudley Peninsula. French explorer, Nicolas Baudin, followed
Let Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures show you a different side of Kangaroo Island and its wonderful marine wonderland. Swim with dolphins up close and at play and visit a seal colony. Observe a variety of seabirds at work and marine creatures like the Leafy Sea Dragon in their natural environment. Try snorkelling for beginners or experienced, take a walk on a remote beach or just sit back and enjoy the ride. We are more than just a boat ride.
Since 1990 Exceptional Kangaroo Island has offered all inclusive small group day and extended tours of Kangaroo Island, travelling in comfortable four wheel drive vehicles promising good food, wine and wildlife in the wild. Tours can depart from Adelaide (with air connection), Kingscote, American River and surrounds. All tours can be shared with a small group or as a private tour where sole occupancy of the vehicle is ensured and the experience is totally tailored. Scheduled tours have a maximum of 12 guests with two guides if the group exceeds six people. Meals are prepared by our in-house Chef who
Dudley Wines is a hands-on family business. Established in 1997, Dudley is Kangaroo Island's Pioneer Winery. The Cellar Door is situated 12 kilometres from Penneshaw on the cliff tops of Kangaroo Island's stunning north coast - a not to be missed experience for visitors to the island. Relax for the afternoon on the deck with fantastic coastal views while enjoying their locally grown and produced award-winning wines. Indulge in one of our gourmet Kangaroo Island pizzas or a platter. Check out the art on display from local Kangaroo Island artists and browse through the exquisite range of wool and natural
The Kangaroo Island Shipwreck Trail explores the history of the island from when Matthew Flinders became the first European to record it during his survey in the 'Investigator' in 1802. In 1803 French Captain Nicolas Baudin circumnavigated and charted the whole island. From 1803 till 1836, Kangaroo Island was home for sealers, whalers and outcasts. Some of the men were notorious for their crimes and cruelties and one visitor described the island as the most vicious place in the British Empire at the time. Since official settlement in 1836, more than 80 vessels, ranging from international sailing ships to coastal
Kangaroo Island is known for its amazing wildlife experiences and some of its best attractions are found in Flinders Chase National Park. From wind-sculpted rock formations that sit atop a smooth granite dome known as Remarkable Rocks to Admirals Arch, a perfect sweep of rock under which the surf pounds and New Zealand Fur Seals play or the beautiful beach at West Bay and the walk to the mouth of the Rocky River, the national park is a must see for any visit to the island. Watch the abundant wildlife or go bushwalking along trails that open up to stunning
Beneath the vast expanse of native bushland of Kelly Hill Conservation Park lies a maze of surprising caves. Be sure to join one of the regular guided tours to discover Kelly Hill Caves' treasures of impressive stalagmites, stalactites, helictites and straws. As one of the few dry limestone caves in Australia, Kelly Hill offers an ideal spot where you can try adventure caving. Don a hard hat and overalls as you crawl through amazing caverns. Above ground, interpretive walking trails offer the chance to spot native wildlife and enjoy the island's peaceful natural beauty. The spectacular Hanson Bay hike, an