Australia’s third largest island is just a 45 minute ferry trip across Backstair’s Passage, yet feels like a world away.
Here, koalas chew lazily on gum leaves, sea lions sun themselves on pristine beaches and locals, inspired by their natural surroundings, create outstanding wines, great works of art and delicious gourmet produce such as honey and cheese.
“There’s more than 500km of stunning coastline to explore and the island stretches 155km from east to west, so it’s worth taking time to savour Kangaroo Island,” SeaLink Marketing Manager Julie-Anne Briscoe says.
The Sealion 2000
“And whether you’re planning to go it alone or join a tour group, it’s easy to find a way to explore the island that suits you.”
SeaLink is a one-stop shop for self-drive and coach touring holidays to Kangaroo Island. The company can organise everything from ferry travel to a choice of more than 150 places to stay as well as self-drive packages which include return ferry travel with your car and your choice of accommodation.
There are a host of activities, tours and attractions on Kangaroo Island including ocean and marine adventures.
Take a tour and see dolphins, seals, cormorants and sea eagles and there’s a trip where you can even snorkel with the sea lions and dolphins.
Australian Sealions at Seal Bay Conservation Park
Amazing Seal Bay Conservation Park is a must for all visitors. Take a guided beach walk amongst a colony of rare, wild Australian sea lions or view them basking on the beach and frolicking in the waves from the boardwalk.
Birds of Prey in-flight show, Raptor Domain
Raptor Domain’s Birds of Prey In-Flight Presentation is another attraction not to be missed and they have recently added a Venom Pit Experience and Fang-Tastic Reptile Encounters.
Pure Ligurian Bee honey is found on Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is a bee sanctuary and is home to the purest strain of Ligurian Bee in the world. There is no doubt you’ll want to bring some KI honey home with you!
For those not wanting to take their own car or caravan, there are coach tours available that depart from Adelaide or you can leave your car at Cape Jervis. SeaLink operate a range of tours from one to two days or longer.
SeaLink’s Kangaroo Island specialists offer friendly and knowledgeable advice. To find out more or have a copy of a Kangaroo Island brochure sent to you call 13 13 01, visit sealink.com.au or visit your local travel agent.
Did you know?
• Kangaroo Island (KI to the locals) is Australia’s third largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island. It was separated from the mainland about 10,000 years ago.
• More than one-third of Kangaroo Island is declared Conservation or National Park and it has five significant Wilderness Protection Areas.
• At its closest point to the mainland it is 13 kilometres offshore from Cape Jervis, on the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula which is 110 kilometres southwest of Adelaide.
• Captain Matthew Flinders landed on the island in 1802 and named it Kangaroo Island due to the abundance of kangaroos hopping about.