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Explore Kangaroo Island Tours

With top-rated Kangaroo Island tours, get ready to discover the pristine, beaches, indigenous wildlife, local wines and breathtaking sunsets of one of the world’s greatest nature-based destinations. Visit the wildly gorgeous Kangaroo Island on a day trip from Adelaide and brace yourself for the ultimate nature-lover’s bonanza! Eight miles off the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island boasts native wildlife like koalas, kangaroos, sea lions, and seals, dramatic coastal views, and bountiful farmlands. Enjoy the local food and beverage scene, venture off road on an exhilarating quad bike adventure, explore the island on a scenic trail tour, and hop aboard a 4WD to see koalas, fur seals and wild kangaroos up close. Check out a prolific range of Kangaroo Island activities and book well in advance to get the best bang for your buck.

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Our tips for Kangaroo Island

  • Save More. A visit to Kangaroo Island can be quite expensive, so consider spending at least 3-4 nights there to ensure that you get value for money.
  • Fuel That Up. Petrol on Kangaroo Island is very expensive! So make sure that you fill up your tank before you leave the mainland. And fuel on the island can be found only in a few select localities, so make sure you come prepared.
  • Bring Snacks. Try to stock up on food and groceries on the mainland itself as shops are few and the prices are inflated. However, the two places where you can buy your groceries are Kingscote and Penneshaw.
  • Respectful Wildlife Interaction. When you come across wildlife, ensure that you keep a respectful distance and refrain from disturbing or feeding the animals. This practice serves to safeguard both the creatures and your own safety.
  • Insect Protection. Kangaroo Island is known to have its fair share of insects, so it's a wise idea to have insect repellent on hand to enhance your comfort during your stay.
  • Follow Designated Routes. Adhere to marked paths and trails to prevent any harm to the island's delicate ecosystems, with special consideration in conservation areas.

Good to know

Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. The Kangaroos on KI are slightly different from the mainland ones. They have longer fur and are darker in colour. Kangaroo Island has seen more than 80 shipwrecks since 1847. The last of its three lighthouses was built in 1909 but at least 19 ships have been wrecked since, the latest in 2008. Kangaroo Island, situated in South Australia rather than New Zealand, stands as the third-largest island in Australia. Renowned for its distinctive natural beauty and thriving wildlife, it is often likened to Australia's "Galapagos." This island sanctuary is home to a wide array of creatures, including kangaroos, wallabies, sea lions, fur seals, and a diverse avian population. It also houses the world's most pristine population of Ligurian bees. Isolation from the mainland has safeguarded these Italian bees from diseases, rendering their honey a highly coveted delicacy. Additionally, Kangaroo Island boasts numerous historic lighthouses, like the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse. Beyond their role in maritime navigation, these lighthouses provide visitors with a captivating glimpse into the island's maritime heritage.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Kangaroo Island?

    Kangaroo Island can be visited throughout the year as the weather is mild and pleasant. But the best time to visit is during the spring season between September and November. June, July and August are also a perfect time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    You can rent a car and drive to the island or opt for guided Kangaroo Island coach tours that include roundtrip transfers in the package. The island is a 30-minute plane ride from Adelaide. There are also seasonal flights from Melbourne to the island.

  • Q: What outdoor activities can I do on the island?

    Kangaroo Island provides chances for hiking, birdwatching, snorkeling, surfing, and observing wildlife. Additionally, you can venture out to discover the island's distinct landscapes and its captivating coastline.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money during your trip to Kangaroo Island?

    A great way to save money is by booking your trip for the off season. Since there are lesser tourists from June to August, book your flights and tours around that time to get lower rates. And finally, book your tickets and tours months in advance to avoid paying the last-minute inflated rates.

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