Introducing Kangaroo Island
From Cape Jervis, car ferries chug across the swells of the Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo Island (KI). Long devoid of tourist trappings, the island these days is a booming destination for wilderness and wildlife fans − it's a veritable zoo of seals, birds, dolphins, echidnas and (of course) kangaroos. Still, the island remains rurally paced and underdeveloped − the kind of place where kids ride bikes to school and farmers advertise for wives on noticeboards. Island produce is a highlight.
Online, see www.tourkangarooisland.com.au.
Kangaroo Island destination guides
5-Day Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Tour Including Barossa Valley Wine Tasting
Combine wildlife and wine-tasting on a five-day tour of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Visit wineries in the Barossa Valley wine region, take a scenic drive through the Adelaide Hills, and meet sea lions and wallabies on Kangaroo Island.
2-Day Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour from Adelaide
Explore Kangaroo Island on a fun 2-day tour that's perfect for travelers who enjoy an active adventure in the great outdoors. Get close to koalas, kangaroos and sea lions; visit pristine beaches at Stokes Bay and Flinders Chase National Park; and try out sandboarding in between coastal walks.