Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula Attractions

There's plenty to see and do on Kangaroo Island - no where else in Australia is there such a concentration of spectacular landscapes, unique wildlife, pristine beaches and wilderness.

Fleurieu Peninsula has something for everyone. Fine wine, fresh seafood, pristine beaches, family activities, hiking, snorkelling, surfing - the list is endless!

Top 10 attractions on Kangaroo Island

Seal Bay Conservation Park Seal Bay Conservation Park

1. Seal Bay Conservation Park, Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay
Walk among the nation’s third largest colony of Australian sea lions as these creatures doze in the sun after lengthy fishing forays in the ocean. Visitors can join a national park ranger for a walk on the beach or alternatively watch these amazing creatures from the boardwalk. environment.sa.gov.au

2. Flinders Chase National Park, Flinders Chase
Marvel at Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, just two of the many amazing attractions within the 33,000 hectare Flinders Chase National Park – that’s roughly the size of Singapore! There’s also the 1909 Cape du Couedic lighthouse and plenty of wildlife. Start with a visit to the fabulous Flinders Chase Visitor Centre at Rocky River. environment.sa.gov.au

3. Kelly Hill Caves, South Coast Road, Karatta
Be amazed at the caves intricate and impressive limestone formations on regular guided tours. As one of the few dry limestone cave attractions in Australia, Kelly Hill offers an ideal spot to try adventure caving. environment.sa.gov.au

4. Island Pure Sheep Dairy and Cheese Factory, Gum Creek Road, Cygnet River
Known for its premium artisan cheeses and yoghurts, Island Pure Sheep Dairy and Cheese Factory offers tours to see the sheep being milked along with a unique food experience on the banks of the Cygnet River. islandpure.com.au 

5. Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, Wilsons Road
Emu Ridge is the only commercial eucalyptus distillery in operation in South Australia. Take the opportunity to find out how a traditional Australian bush product is made. The Eucalyptus production business is uniquely powered by a steam engine, solar panels and a wind generator. There are many historical relics of interest and an extensive range of local art and craft. The bushcraft souvenirs are manufactured and available on site. emuridge.com.au

6. Raptor Domain, Lot 51 Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay
Enjoy the amazing Birds of Prey Display in this educational and entertaining free-flight demonstration experience.  Take this rare opportunity to get close to these majestic birds and gain an understanding and appreciation of them and their role in the environment. kangarooislandbirdsofprey.com.au 

7. Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action, Jetty Road, Vivonne Bay
Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action at Vivonne Bay, Australia's Best Beach, is your one stop action shop!  With a range of Kangaroo Island tours and activities including quad biking and sandboarding, kayaking and more, Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action will ensure your holiday is an experience to remember. kioutdooraction.au.com

8. Clifford’s Honey Farm, 1157 Elsegood Road, Kingscote
Clifford's Honey Farm produces high quality honeys from various native plants - each with a distinctive flavour. The strain of the placid Ligurian bee, (brought to Kangaroo Island from Italy), is disease free and high yielding, and in demand worldwide. The fine, pure honey produced by these bees is made into a variety of honey products, including honeycomb, honey ice-cream and lemon and honey spread.  Kangaroo Island is the only place in the world with a wild population of the bees, and has been designated as a bee sanctuary. cliffordshoney.com.au  

9. Andermel Marron and Two Wheeler Creek Wines, Harriet Road
Visiting Andermel and Two Wheeler is without a doubt a complete food and wine experiencethat captures everything special about Kangaroo Island. View the live marron up close in the holding tanks, join a farm tour or taste the wines available from cellar door. andermel.com.au

10. Beaches
The title of Australia's best beach could apply to many on Kangaroo Island. Some of South Australia’s best diving is also here with exotic sponges to see. You may even catch a glimpse of an elusive leafy sea dragon. southaustralia.com 

Top 10 attractions on the Fleurieu Peninsula

Big Duck Boat Tours, Victor Harbor Big Duck Boat Tours, Victor Harbor

1. Big Duck Boat Tours
The Big Duck Boat tour is Victor Harbor’s spectacular ocean adventure experience. Explore inaccessible areas of coastline in a 7.3 metre expedition-style rigid inflatable boat (RIB). Spot seals, dolphins, seabirds and (in season) whales in their natural environment. All spray jackets and lifejackets are provided. thebigduck.com.au    

2. Canoe The Coorong
Canoe the Coorong is a true Eco tourism operation with guide Brenton Carle, a Flinders University Eco Tourism Graduate, with years of experience in the Coorong. They pride themselves on conservation efforts to keep the Coorong pristine for future generations to be able to enjoy this unique and precious resource. canoethecoorong.com.au

3. Wine
Whatever your favourite tipple is, you’ll find it here. Try top shelf reds from the celebrated wine regions of McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. Discover some original and very well regarded brews from micro-breweries in towns like Goolwa, McLaren Vale and Myponga.  Fleurieu Peninsula wines

4. D'Arys Blending Bench Experience
The Blending Bench is a hands on, interactive experience where you play winemaker. A palette of wine parcels, each with distinctive flavours and textures, are melded in search of balance, fullness and finesse. We did the physical work - picking, crushing, fermenting, foot treading, basket pressing and barrel aging, and you get to create a wine that is truely unique. You then bottle a 750 millilitre sample to take home and show off to your friends. D'Arenberg.com.au

5. Off Piste 4WD Tours

Off Piste 4WD Tours is a one day touring experience that holistically showcase the captivating elements of the Fleurieu Peninsula by bringing compelling stories to life in an exciting and inspiring day's journey. offpistetours.com.au 

6. Deep Creek Conservation Park
Deep Creek Conservation Park offers a variety of experiences and is the largest remaining block of native vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is an important refuge for several wildlife species. Camp in spectacular bushland with kangaroos and other native wildlife or hike on of the numerous trails that take in stunning coastal views of Kangaroo Island. A park entry fee applies. environment.sa.gov.au

7. Willunga Farmers Market, Willunga Town Square, Willunga
Every Saturday morning the town square in Willunga comes alive with locals selling their fresh produce to the public. The first famers market in South Australia, it’s still considered one of the best and customers can purchase goods from more than 55 stalls. Saturday 8am - 12:30pm.willungafarmersmarket.com

8. Whale watching
From May - November, southern right whales swim from the chilly Antarctic to the warmer waters off the coast of South Australia. During these months, they can be seen off the coast of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot and Middleton. The whales often have a new calf with them and sightings are recorded at the South Australian Whale Centre in Victor Harbor.sawhalecentre.com

9. Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tramway, Causeway, Victor Harbor
If you’re after a family-friendly activity then look no further than the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tramway. The only horse-drawn tramway in Australia, the magnificent clydesdale horses draw visitors along the causeway between Victor Harbor and Granite Island seven days a week, 10am - 4pm. horsedrawntram.com.au  

10. Spirit of the Coorong, Main Wharf, Goolwa
The Coorong National Park is recognised for its spectacular sand dune scenery, is an important refuge for birdlife and is spiritually significant to the local Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal people. Take a cruise on the purpose built Spirit of the Coorong boat and cruise the shallow waters, while learning how important the park really is. coorongcruises.com.au

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