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.
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Kangaroo Island destination guides
Once it sheltered the rogues and rapscallions of the British Empire; now Kangaroo Island is ready and waiting for some heroics of your own. Venture into the rugged wilds of the island, traversing untamed bushland and pristine beaches to seek out seal, penguin and sea lion colonies. Meet the land-loving locals - koalas, goannas, echidnas and the island's own species of kangaroo.
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.