Introducing Kangaroo Island
An antidote to urban grit, Kangaroo Island is deservedly popular – it offers the state’s best opportunity to view and interact with a plethora of Australian native wildlife. Kangaroo Island’s isolation from European diseases and feral species has greatly protected the island’s fauna. And this is accessible in a stunning natural environment where development is yet to really take off (even some major roads are gravel). Located 13km off SA’s coast, its wild, rugged coastline shelters beaches edged with turquoise seas, while the interior contains native forest and bush, 30% of which is maintained as conservation or national parks. Flinders Chase National Park is a highlight, with wildlife galore, forests and dramatic coastal scenery.
While here, be sure to try the island’s local produce, including fresh seafood and marron (a freshwater crayfish), honey produced by a pure strain of Ligurian bees, jams from indigenous fruits, sheep-milk cheeses, local wines and eucalyptus oil.