Kangaroo Island Guide
Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, is a wonderland filled with unspoilt natural treasures and stunning scenery, but it is not only the natural attractions that make this a popular holiday destination.
- The natural wonders of Kangaroo Island are certainly worth seeing. The island plays host to a large population of kangaroos, seals, koalas, pelicans and many others, making it a great place to enjoy an interaction with wildlife.
- Captivating caves and an area of true desert at the heart of the island offer a unique experience for any visitor.
- There are also a series of lighthouses to visit, and the tours of these historic buildings will give you a glimpse of how life used to be on the island.
There are plenty of excellent seafood restaurants to choose from on the island, but you are not restricted to a purely seafood diet. You can also find pasta, burgers, and traditional country style Australian cooking here. In fact, there is really something for every palate. Good Food Kangaroo Island, a regional food industry group that encourages and protects local Kangaroo Island produce, ensures that establishments such as the All Seasons Kangaroo Island Lodge continue to offer great local food.
Younger visitors will find plenty to keep them occupied including a rare breeds farm, sheep shearing demonstrations, horse riding and wildlife encounters. Vivonne Bay was voted the best beach in Australia, but it is just one of the many spectacular stretches of sand that visitors can experience across the Island.
Each year the Kangaroo Island Art Feast is a celebration of the food, wine and arts of the island. In a cultural celebration that is not to be missed, there are events, exhibitions and performances across the island from late September into early October each year.
There is no shortage of excellent Kangaroo Island hotels to choose from, no matter what kind of accommodation you prefer. There are luxury resorts and lodges if you are looking to escape and relax, but if you prefer the warm welcome of a family bed and breakfast or just a comfortable hotel, there are plenty of options across the island. There are also hostels and caravan sites for those of you who are on a budget or love the thought of the outdoor life.