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Visiting Kangaroo Island from Adelaide

By Viator, September 2014

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Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s most significant natural attractions. An abundant diversity of wildlife, flora that isn’t found anywhere else, naturally carved stone formations and the attraction of passing whales are only some of the environmental wonders of the island. A rich history and modern attractions round out the lure of Kangaroo Island.

Sitting a little to the south and west of Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is just off the mainland. It’s easy to get to Kangaroo Island whether or not you have your own transport. Coach transfers run from Adelaide and Cape Jervis, the closest point on the mainland. From there it’s as easy as walking (or driving if you have your own transport) onto the ferry for a quick 45 minute trip across the Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw.

Once on the island its entire 155km length is your playground. Much of the island is declared protected and conservation is a huge part of many of the businesses and attractions on the island. Start your trip by seeing the natural wonders of the island. Admiral Arch and the Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park are  windswept sandstone sculptures and are prime viewing positions for the sea life around the islands – colonies of New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and migrating whales are a joy to watch. The Cape Borda Lightstation also sits within the park and guided tours explore the history of the structure.

Continuing on the nature theme, pop into the wildlife sanctuaries that dot the island. The Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has a self-guided koala walk that allows you to see koalas in their natural habitat. The Seal Bay Conservation Park shouldn’t be missed. Taking advantage of the local colony of the rare Australian Sea Lion the park takes visitors on tours down amongst the seals daily.

For something a little different visit Kingscote. The commercial hub of the island, Kingscote is the oldest European settlement in South Australia. Historical monuments, preserved buildings and a 177yr old mulberry tree are just some of the connections to the past to explore.

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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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