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Kangaroo Island – It’s not that far!

Kangaroo Island is a natural haven and a 45 minute ferry trip from Cape Jervis, on the south coast of South Australia, meaning you don’t have to travel hours to get that island holiday you have been dreaming of.

From wild coastlines to unspoilt National Parks, Kangaroo Island is a wonderland just waiting to be explored. Over 1/3rd of the Island has been declared Conservation or National Park and is still in the same pristine condition from when the first explorers landed on the island in 1802.

There is an amazing range of things to see and do on Kangaroo Island that you will see nowhere else in the world. One of those experiences is to walk amongst wild Australian sea Lions basking on the beach at seal Bay. Take a guided beach walk tour with a National Park Guide. You can do this if you arrive in your own car, or take a SeaLink coach tour. They will package this up for you with ferry travel, lunch and other attractions.

Other attractions include spotting the cute Australian koala snoozing in the gum trees and you’ll be able to get up close to an awesome Wedge Tailed eagle during the Birds of Prey Presentation.

When it comes to Mother Nature’s miracles, Kangaroo Island has it all. explore Remarkable Rocks, an amazing iconic rock formation where you can spend hours marvelling and exploring this naturally designed collection, or take a stroll down the boardwalk to Admiral’s Arch and view playful New Zealand fur seals in their own private swimming cove.

Kangaroo Island also boasts being one of Australia’s best regional food destinations with award winning produce, such as the delicious Kangaroo Island whiting, organic honey, sheep’s milk cheeses and something quite unique, a boutique distillery producing a range of flavoured liqueurs. At KIs (KI spirits) you will find high quality spirits such as lime and ginger liqueur, Anisette, Limoncello and Honey and Walnut Liqueur. Don’t leave here without having one of their delicious afogatos made with local honeycomb icecream, topped with honey and walnut liqueur and delicious espresso coffee on the side. Kangaroo Island is also one of Australia’s newest wine regions.

Go for the day or stay for a few, that’s what we’d advise you to do. It’s a big Island, over 4,500 square kilometres and there’s a lot to see and do.

With ferry fares from only $19.90 each way, and complete self-drive packages including ferry travel with own car plus two nights accommodation from only $204 pp, there really is no excuse not to visit Australia’s 4th National Icon.

For more information and bookings, visit or call 13 13 01.

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