Kangaroo Island - An Experience You Can't Miss
Situated just 13 kilometres, or a 45 minute SeaLink ferry ride off the South Australian mainland, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away!
Kangaroo Island, (or KI as the locals call it), is the third largest island off the coast of Australia (after Tassie and Melville Islands), with over 4,500 square kilometres of land and over 500 kilometres of coastline. It’s known as Australia’s Galapagos, and is the best place to see native Australian wildlife up close and personal, such as koalas, kangaroos, sea lions, Tammar wallabies, and short beaked echidnas, to name a few.
Throw in some incredible geology and an easily accessible local food and beverage scene, and Kangaroo Island is a magnificent place for a getaway.
It’s easy to get there too, with SeaLink’s car and passenger ferries, operating regular services each day from Cape Jervis, 110 kilometres south of Adelaide. The ferry trip takes just 45-minutes to arrive in beautiful Penneshaw, with its picturesque bay, white sandy beach and terraces of holiday and residential houses looking down over the bay.
The drive from Adelaide to Cape Jervis is very picturesque too, as you journey south through the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula with its delightful coastal towns and green valleys.
The beauty of a self-drive holiday to Kangaroo Island is that you can take your car on the ferry with all your goods and chattels, making for a comfy holiday.
There’s a fine array of accommodation to choose from on the island, ranging from hotels, motels, cabins, apartments, glamping and family eco-tents, caravan parks and holiday houses, so you are bound to find something to suit your style and budget.
If taking a road trip is not your thing, and you’d rather let someone else do the driving, SeaLink offers a range of tour options, including Escorted Holidays. A great idea is to take in some more of South Australia and combine a Kangaroo Island holiday with other famous South Australian regions, such as the Barossa, McLaren Vale, and the mighty Murray River, where you can do a 3-, 4-, or 7-night cruise on the majestic Murray Princess paddle wheeler.
Kangaroo Island, it’s the place to go if you want that overseas holiday without all the hassles.