Kangaroo Island attractions

National Park in Kangaroo Island

Flinders Chase National Park

Occupying the western end of Kangaroo Island, Flinders Chase National Park is one of SA’s top national parks. Much of the park is mallee scrub, but there are some beautiful, tall sugar-gum forests, particularly arou…
Nature Reserve in South Coast Road

Seal Bay Conservation Park

'Observation, not interaction' is the mentality here. Guided tours stroll along the beach (or boardwalk on self-guided tours; adult/child/family $16/10/42) to a colony of (mostly sleeping) Australian sea lions: book…
Farm in South Coast Road

Clifford's Honey Farm

It's almost worth swimming the Backstairs Passage for the honey ice cream (sourced from a colony of rare Ligurian bees) at this charming, uncommercial farm, which is a bit off the tourist radar (again, charming). Ho…
Brewery in Kingscote

Kangaroo Island Brewery

Here a brewery, there a brewery... Seems you can't go anywhere in Australia these days without being tempted by craft beer, and KI is no exception. This neat, black roadside shack pours some tasty drops, including a…
Market in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Kangaroo Island Farmers Market

Baked goods, chutneys, seafood, olive oil, honey, eggs, cheese, yoghurt…and of course buskers and wine! SeaLink offers dedicated passenger-only return tickets (adult/child $41/31) from the mainland if you'd just lik…
Beach in North Coast Road

Snelling Beach

The best swimming beach on the north coast, with a lovely arc of powdery white sand and sheltered shallows. There's not much else at Snelling by way of facilities but that's all part of its charm.
Nature Reserve in South Coast Road

Kelly Hill Conservation Park

This series of dry limestone caves was 'discovered' in the 1880s by a horse named Kelly, who fell into them through a hole. Take the standard show cave tour (10.30am, then hourly 11am to 4pm), or add on an adventure…
Gorge in Flinders Chase National Park

Ravine des Casoars

At Harvey's Return near Cape Borda, a cemetery speaks poignant volumes about the reality of isolation in the early days. From here you can drive to Ravine des Casoars (literally 'Ravine of the Cassowaries', referrin…
River in Flinders Chase National Park

Rocky River

Once a farm, Rocky River, the area around the park visitors centre, is now a rampant hotbed of wildlife, with kangaroos, wallabies and Cape Barren geese competing for your affections. A slew of good walks launch fro…
Lighthouse in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Cape Willoughby Lightstation

About 28km southeast of Penneshaw (unsealed road) on a treeless headland, this tidy white turret started shining out in 1852 (SA's first lighthouse) and is now used as a weather station. Inside is lots of shipwreck …