Kangaroo Island is a bit of paradise off the coast of South Australia. 96 miles (155 km) in length with a population of just 4,400 people, it is an unspoiled haven for Australia's native birds and animals. Kangaroos and koalas abound, and on the beaches sealions bask while pelicans fly overhead. From sand dunes to rugged cliffs, golden beaches to dense forests, the island really has it all.

As well as natural beauty, Kangaroo Island is known for its good eating. Wines, fresh fish, local honey and goats' cheese are just some of the specialties. A popular but unspoiled holiday destination, the island also has art galleries, massage and spa retreats and swimming with dolphins .

Kangaroo Island is surprisingly large and though the island can be visited in one day trip from Adelaide, spending at least two days will allow to further discover the beauty and wildlife diversity the place has to offer. An overnight trip at one of the numerous lodging across the island would give the option for more discovery time.

Practical Info

A car and passenger ferry service runs from Cape Jervis on the mainland to Kangaroo Island four times a day. The journey takes 45 minutes. Buses run from Adelaide to Cape Jervis and on Kangaroo Island.

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $361.85

Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

4.5 star rating: Recommended 112 Reviews

Make the most of a day trip to Kangaroo Island on a full-day guided tour that takes in the highlights of this unspoiled natural paradise. Visit Seal Bay ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $215.78

Kangaroo Island 2-Day Camping Safari Adventure Tour from Adelaide

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Picture yourself watching sea lions basking on white beaches, pelicans flying high over shimmering seas and sleepy koalas in eucalyptus trees. Get an up-close ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days / 1 night

From USD $375.95

2-Day Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Take two days to discover the wildlife of Kangaroo Island from Adelaide. You’ll see pelicans, sea lions, koalas and, of course, kangaroos, and experience the ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $502.52

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 ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $966.03

Adelaide Super Saver: Kangaroo Island Tour Plus Adelaide City Sightseeing

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Choose the Adelaide Super Saver to enjoy Kangaroo Island nature and Adelaide’s major city-center attractions on separate days. Admire wild beauty at Flinders ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $227.15
$267.23 Save $40.08

Small-Group Kangaroo Island 4WD Tour from Adelaide

Travel to Kangaroo Island for the day to take a small-group wildlife safari by 4WD. You’ll see koalas, kangaroos and sea lions on Kangaroo Island, South ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $495.46

2-Day Kangaroo Island 4WD Small-Group Tour from Adelaide

Explore Kangaroo Island on a two-day small-group wildlife safari by 4WD. You’ll see koalas, kangaroos and sea lions on Kangaroo Island, South Australia’s ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $902.12

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