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About Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island - or KI as the locals call it - is a South Australian icon and one of the world’s finest nature destinations with breathtaking landscapes and fascinating wildlife. Just a short distance off the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island is internationally celebrated for its pristine wilderness and wildlife as well as a thriving food and wine industry.

KI is Australia's third-largest island at 155 km long and 55 km wide, with over 540 km of spectacular coastline. It is home to approximately 4,200 residents with its main industries being agriculture, tourism and fishing.

Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves, and is home to a menagerie of native wildlife - from kangaroos and wallabies to echidna, goannas, platypus and koalas - just to name a few! Take a guided beach walk amongst Sea Lions on Seal Bay, jump on a nocturnal tour to see penguins parading the beach or take a swim with wild dolphins.

Enjoy regional award-winning wines or relish in an array of local produce from organic honey to locally made chutneys, olives, free-range eggs and fresh seafood. Activities on the island are as exciting and diverse as its wildlife and produce. There’s boating, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing, caving, bushwalking, quad-biking, sandboarding and so much more.

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    Kangaroo Island Weather and Climate

    Kangaroo Island Weather Information
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    Regions of Kangaroo Island

    Discover the six regions of Kangaroo Island and their unique features.
  • National and Conservation Parks in Kangaroo Island

    Recognised as one of Australia’s iconic national landscapes, Kangaroo Island offers a wealth of inspiring nature-based experiences. It is home to some of the most beautiful national parks in the coun…
  • Prohibited items on Kangaroo Island

    Here is a list of items that you cannot bring to Kangaroo Island. Please ensure to dispose of any prohibited items in the Biosecurity Bins at the SeaLink terminal before traveling to Kangaroo Island