About the Island

Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island. It is 112 kilometres south-west of Adelaide at the entrance of Gulf St Vincent. At its closest point to the mainland, it is 13 kilometres offshore from Cape Jervis, on the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula in the state of South Australia. It is approximately 150kms long by 50kms at the widest point, with a population of only about 4,500. With so many places and attractions allow at least a few days to explore and enjoy this pristine environment.

Wildlife

Kangaroo Island has been described as “a zoo without fences” and offers a wonderful wilderness experience and adventure.
Kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, possums, seals, sea lions and goannas inhabit the island. Rabbits and foxes have never been introduced. Koalas can also be seen.
Bird watching is a delight with many species of aquatic and land birds all over the island.

The Coast

The coastline is spectacular, ranging from magnificent, wild, rugged beaches to calm coves suitable for swimming. The ocean is crystal clear and the sand is almost white turning the sea to shades of turquoise.

Kangaroo Island is noted for its great fishing and several fishing charters are available.
For the more adventurous, why not try a swim with the dolphins, a quad bike ride amongst the wildlife or ‘surf’ down the sand dunes at Little Sahara?
For those who prefer to stay on firm ground, viewing the seals at Admiral’s Arch or the endangered Australian Sea Lions at Seal Bay are not to be missed!
Fairy Penguins can be viewed after dark at designated locations.


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Kangaroo Island Marine Tours is an eco certified, nature-based tour company, based at Kingscote on Kangaroo Island. Choose from one of 5 tours on offer, or “private charter” your own marine adventure. These tours are fun for the whole family & cater for groups, couples & special occasions.