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On Kangaroo Island, Let Yourself Go!
Only a few minutes from the mainland, there is really nowhere else in the world like Kangaroo Island. The island is only thirty minutes away from Adelaide by air and forty five minutes by ferry from Cape Jervis, making it a must-visit place for every local Australian and international tourist. The island is a wildlife sanctuary where Australian flora is protected and native wildlife roams free. Because of it size and the wide range nature-based activities available here, you will need to spend at least a week here to truly appreciate your visit.
Why you should visit Kangaroo Island
There are many reasons for visiting Kangaroo Island. To start with, due to the strong quarantine laws and government efforts to preserve the natural state of Kangaroo Island, the beaches here are pristine, landscapes today are magnificent, and the produce is unlike anything that has been experienced ever before. In fact, the islands are akin to the Galapagos Islands and people come from all over the world to see the many but different forms of native wildlife. Some must-see native wildlife includes the following:
- Native kangaroos
- Tammar wallabies
- Bottle-nosed dolphins
- Fur seals
- Brush-tailed possums
These are all found in their natural habitats at Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is also home to more than two hundred and sixty bird species. The abundance of native fauna and flora makes kangaroo Island a must-visit site for both the local and international tourists.
If you are interested in a luxury escape, the Southern Ocean Lodge will surely take your breath away. There are more than twenty eight wineries to tour while in this area. Wherever your tour takes you here in Kangaroo Island, you are sure to experience a distinctive feeling of being “a world away” from everything else.
Opening hours and prices
Kangaroo Island is like a zoo without fences, meaning that there is no opening or closing hours for wildlife and sightseeing here. Teeming with all types of native flora and fauna, the best way to truly appreciate Kangaroo Island is to take a tour, regardless guided or self-driven. Make sure to explore the diverse and often spectacular coastline where you will discover some of the tallest cliffs and amazing hidden coves in South Australia. The rocks here are quite iconic and there are more than 300 miles of pristine coastline to explore at your leisure.
Location and travelling here
The Kangaroo Island can be reached in a number of ways, the most popular being via sea travel. Ferry services normally operate three times a day. Those who prefer a faster mode of transport can opt for airport travel. If you choose to go by ferry, it is possible to bring your rented minibus from the mainland to the island so that you can explore the vast area of this island.
We can arrange transport for groups of any size to visit Kangaroo Island, please call or send us an email for more information.