There’s so much to explore on this beautiful island. We take you through five must-see’s while visiting Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
A great way to see some of the best scenery on the Island is the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. It’s a self-guided 61 kilometre walk from the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre to Kelly Hill Caves. From beginning to end, the trail takes walkers around five days to complete, with camping spots and facilities located throughout. You’ll pass by fresh water lagoons, cascades, cliff tops and rivers with an abundance of native flora and fauna.
Seal Bay, on the southern side o the Island, is home to a colony of rare Australian sea lions, once almost hunted into extinction. The Seal Bay Sunset Experience Tour provides visitors with an exclusive two hur walk along the beach where you’ll get to see the sea lions in their natural habiitat. An expert guide will tell you about the behaviour and hierarchy of the sea lions, while the sunset illuminates the cliffs and coastline.
Local Produce and Artisanal Goods
As well as world-class wineries and restaurants, Kangaroo Island is abundant with locally grown produce and artisan goodies. Island Beehive, The Oyster Farm Shop and Flavours of Petit Provenance are well worth a look, and the Kangaroo Island Produce Shop at the SeaLink ferry terminal stocks a full range of Island produce to take home.
Sample a drop of an award-winning spirit including Australia’s Best Gin (two years in a row!). Kangaroo Island Spirit’s select range of gin, vodkas and liqueurs are distilled onsite using botanicals to achieve a superior flavour. The KIS cellar door at Cygnet River doubles as the owner’s garden shed, but you’re welcome to sample their range or linger in he gin garden for a drink or two.
With a rich and diverse range of sea life, Kangaroo Island beaches offer some of the best snorkelling around. Western River Coe is noted for its variety of colourful reef fish, while you’ll find the wonderfully names longsnout boarfish (and others) at King George Beach. Vivonne Bay is known as the best island beach for snorkellers, and the safest. You’ll find southern goatfish, smooth stingray and dusky moron here.