Kangaroo Island is a must for any Nature Enthusiast
If you are a nature enthusiast with a penchant for off-the-beaten-path destinations, then a trip to Kangaroo Island should be a no-brainer for you. Nestled off the southern coast of Australia, this often-overlooked getaway is home to some of the most exquisite plant and wildlife on the planet.
More than a third of the whole island under national or conservation park status offering wildlife viewing that includes most of Australia’s famous animals. Search Kangaroo Island eco tours to create what will be an unforgettable and thoroughly rewarding travel experience.
- Remarkable Rocks are otherworldly granite formations perched on top of an unusual dome of lava. Along with Admirals Arch they are one of the most famous natural symbols of the island
- A visit to the Island is incomplete without witnessing the Australian sea lion and fur seal colony at Seal Bay Conservation Park
- At Cape Borda, climb the lighthouse and enjoy some of South Australia’s best views
- Sand board Little Sahara, a 2km² sand dune located in the southern part of the island
- Enjoy hiking, Kayaking, quad biking and even snorkelling in the summer months
- Swim with wild Dolphins and Seals on an Ocean Safari boat cruise
- Spot huge southern right whales off the coast
- Watch the world’s smallest penguin species with guided tours from Penneshaw or Kingscote
- Kangaroo Island is an all year round destination although summer months December to March are the best with temperatures between 12°C (54°F) and 25°C (77°F).
- Kangaroo Island can also be great for swimming, although the season only runs in peak summer months (December to February). You will find the most beautiful beaches stretching on the northern coast.
- If you are keeping your eyes peeled for Australia’s exotic wildlife, keep in mind that animals tend to be most active at dawn and dusk.