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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…
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…
Modern Australian in South Coast Road

Marron Café

Around 15km north of Vivonne Bay you can check out marron in breeding tanks, then eat some! It's a subtle taste, not always enhanced by the heavy sauces issued by the kitchen... There are salads, steak and chicken d…
Nature Reserve in South Coast Road

Little Sahara

A turn-off 6km west of Seal Bay Rd leads to a rolling white dunescape looming above the surrounding scrub. Amazing! You can hire sandboards from Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action.
Zoo in South Coast Road

Raptor Domain

Check out some KI wedge-tailed eagles, barn owls and kookaburras at a one-hour birds-of-prey display (11.30am and 2.30pm), or go scaly at a one-hour lizards and snakes show (1pm).
Wildlife Reserve in South Coast Road

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Say hello to some local koalas at this private wildlife reserve, best experienced on a Koala Adventure Walk (sightings guaranteed). Come back at night for a nocturnal walk and you'll also see echidnas, wallabies, ka…
Distillery in South Coast Road

Emu Ridge Farm Eucalyptus Distillery

A detour off Hog Bay or Birchmore roads takes you past this self-sufficient operation (all solar-, steam- and wind-powered) extracting eucalyptus oil from Kangaroo Island's narrow-leaf mallee. The attached craft gal…