From breathtaking scenery and natural wonders to an abundance of wildlife species, there is no wonder why Kangaroo Island is known as nature’s playground.
Here are our top things to do and see on the incredible Kangaroo Island…
Eat + Drink
From cellar doors, to microbreweries and gin distilleries, to award winning restaurants and seafood hubs, Kangaroo Island has it all. Some of our top picks include:
- Kangaroo Island Spirits – an award-winning boutique distillery for good reason, check out their handcrafted liquors using fresh, local botanicals.
- Bay of Shoals Wines’ – offers spectacular views, and they’re just give minutes away from Kingscote!
- Dudley wines – A family owned business, Dudley Wines can be found in Penneshaw and boasts locally grown and produced award-winning wines and platters.
- Island Beehive – the best honey ice-cream ever! An absolutely must-visit.
- The Oyster Farm Shop – Found in the town of American River, indulge in fresh oysters and sustainable seafood, but remember to get in early before the oysters sell out!
- Sunset Food and Wine – Overlooking the American Beach, this restaurant has been awarded a Chef Hat from the Australian Good Food Guide. We recommend stopping by to see what the fuss is all about!
Image: Josie Withers, The Oyster Farm Shop, Kangaroo Island
Visit Flinders Chase National Park
It’s true—no trip to K.I. is complete without a visit to this iconic park. From world famous landmarks, such as the Remarkable Rocks and the historic Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse, to plenty more things to see and do, Flinders Chase undoubtedly has something for everyone.
This Kangaroo Island icon is great to visit all year round (In Winter, you might be able to see whales arriving!)
Image: Melissa Koh, Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Kangaroo Island
Check out National Parks and Wildlife Service SA’s top things to do at Flinders Chase.
See wildlife up close
True to its name, Kangaroo Island is home to a large amount of wildlife species, and luckily, there are plenty of ways to see beautiful local wildlife up close and personal!
To see wildlife in their natural habitats, we recommend Seal Bay, Admirals Arch at Flinders Chase, and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
After a nocturnal tour? Check out Kangaroo Island Hire a Guide & Nocturnal Tours, and Penneshaw Penguin Centre.
Or after a marine adventure? Check out Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures! Or check out Kangaroo Island’s best beaches, including Emu Bay, Snellings Beach, Vivonne Bay (once voted Australia’s best beach!) and Stokes Bay!
Image: South Australian Tourism Commission, Kangaroo Island Marin Adventures, Kangaroo Island
Exclusive Accommodation & SeaLink Deals
Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kingscote
Stay at this popular, vibrant accommodation which is conveniently located on the stunning Kingscote seafront!
Deal: Book an Executive Room type or higher for 2 or more consecutive nights & received daily complimentary breakfast & a $50 Food & Beverage Voucher.
Promo code: Foodland20
BOOK NOW via the website, emailing email@example.com or by calling 8553 2011.
T&Cs apply. Contact the accommodation provider for details. Valid between 2nd of September 2020 to 30th of November 2020.
Seafront Eco Glamping Tents, Penneshaw
Located within a private area of the park, the Seafront eco-friendly luxury tents are amongst native bushland with stunning views of the beautiful Hog Bay. Perfect for couples!
Glamping Tent 2 Night Getaway Package – Low Season 2 Nights $420 (1st May 2020 – 30th September 2020), High Season 2 Nights $460 (1st October 2020 – 30th April 2021)
Package for 2 people includes:
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4.5star Eco Luxury Glamping Tent
- Breakfast each morning
- 1x $30 dinner voucher per stay in “Penny’s Restaurant”
- Penneshaw Hotel Drink voucher for the Penneshaw Hotel on one night.
- FREE WiFi for all Guests
T&Cs apply. Contact the accommodation provider for details. Valid until the 31st of March 2021.
Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas
Experience luxury accommodation on Kangaroo Island! Seafront, great views, a private beach and wildlife at your doorstep.
Deal: Pay 2 and receive the third night FREE in luxury, ocean view accommodation; free bottle of local wine & freshly baked bread on arrival and daily breakfast!
Promo code: FOODLAND
Book now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
T&Cs apply. Contact accommodation provider for details. Valid until 19th December 2020.
Kids Go Free to Kangaroo Island deal
Spring is a great time to go take the family to KI, with so much to see and do.
Deal: Up to 3 kid (3-14yrs old) go free when travelling with at least one adult and a vehicle on SeaLink ferries. Save up to $15!
Book by 11th October for travel between 12th October and 10th December 2020 > https://www.sealink.com.au/specials/kidsgofree or call 13 13 01 to book!
NEW Kangaroo Island Sip & See Day Tour
Discover Kangaroo Island’s nature, wildlife and local wine & spirits on this new SeaLink one day tour. Visit Raptor Domain, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Clifford’s Honey Farm, Kangaroo Island Spirits and False Cape Wines!
Deal: From $185pp ex Penneshaw!
This tour departs Tues, Thurs, Sun to 28th Feb 2021, then will be daily to 31 March 2021. Book now at https://www.sealink.com.au/kangaroo-island-tours/1-day-tours/kangaroo-island-sip-and-see/ or 13 13 01!
Brilliant Kangaroo Island Escapes
Deal: 3 Night packages staying at the Kangaroo Island Seafront Hotel in Penneshaw. Includes breakfast each day and a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival (Packages with taking your car on the ferry or without). From $347pp (normally $458pp)!
These packages are available daily through to 30 June 2021. Some blackout periods apply, refer to Terms & Conditions on the SeaLink website. Book now at https://www.sealink.com.au/brilliant-kangaroo-island-escapes/ or call 13 13 01!
While you’re visiting Kangaroo Island, make sure to support local producers and brands, including Kangaroo Island Eggs!