Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Free admission
South Australia

The basics

Famous for its natural beauty and culinary culture, Kangaroo Island is a popular South Australia vacation destination. While it’s possible to take in the highlights on a full-day tour from Adelaide, multi-day Kangaroo Island tours offer the chance to explore further afield.

Most tours explore the island’s wildlife reserves to spot sea lions and other fauna plus visit natural landmarks such as the Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, and Vivonne Bay. It’s also possible to venture off-road on a 4WD tour or sample the island’s local produce on a food and wine tour.

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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide
Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide
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$244.46 per adult
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Really fun trip but lots and lots of time of a bus
This was a fun trip though there is a lot of time spent on a bus…most of the tour in fact is on the bus. But the things we saw were great and we did get to see some kangaroos and koalas in the wild. The highlight of the day was by far the Animal Sanctuary where we loved hand feeding and patting the kangaroos. We both just wished that this section had of been longer (it was only 30 mins) and that it had been prioritised over the other activities. We both highly recommend this trip.
Jason_R, Apr 2024

Things to know before you go

  • There is no public transportation on the island, so it’s best to join a tour or rent a car if you want to go exploring.

  • Most hotels and resorts offer Wi-Fi for guests.

  • Ferries to the island are fully wheelchair accessible, and many tours offer accessible transport.

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How to get there

Kangaroo Island is located off the coast of South Australia and is reachable by Kangaroo Island ferry or by plane from the main airports in Adelaide or Melbourne. Car and passenger ferry services reach the island in about 45 minutes and run several times daily from Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula to Penneshaw on the island. Cape Jervis is roughly two hours by road from Adelaide.

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When to get there

Summer (December through February) is the most popular time to visit the island. This is also the best time to spot wildlife because it coincides with the breeding season. Due to mild year-round temperatures, it’s also possible to visit during winter to avoid crowds and find lower prices on tours and accommodations.

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Wildlife on Kangaroo Island

Wildlife lovers will be in their element on Kangaroo Island, where a third of the land is designated as a nature reserve and animal residents outnumber human ones. Admire the natural beauty of Flinders Chase National Park, walk the boardwalk at Seal Bay Conservation Park to see fur seals in their natural habitat, admire little penguins at Penneshaw Penguin Centre, visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, or stop at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to spot koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and cassowaries.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Kangaroo Island?
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