Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula
Kangaroo Island (known locally as
‘KI’) is considered by many to be the best place in Australia to see the most
native animals in their natural habitat.
Fleurieu Peninsula is ideal as a day-trip destination from
Adelaide and for extended stays. The
region is also worth a visit before or after travelling to Kangaroo Island.
are lots of experiences to be enjoyed; wine tasting in McLaren Vale; whale
watching at Victor Harbor and surf beaches along the southern coast and and fantastic diving and snorkelling
Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island
scenery and secluded pristine beaches make KI a must-see destination, along
with premium fresh seafood and other
food products. KI is Australia’s third
largest island and at 155 kilometres long and 55 kilometres wide, it’s seven times the size of
There is no public transport on Kangaroo Island so visitors will
need a car or can join a guided tour. Tours to KI are usually one or two days
A self-drive stay is
suggested, with a minimum stay of three days, so visitors have a chance to
explore all the island has to offer.
The SeaLink ferry departs Cape Jervis (two hours south of Adelaide on the
Fleurieu) to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. The ferry is a passenger and vehicle ferry (if hiring a car, check with
the hire-car company if any stipulations) and takes about 45 minutes.
Regional Express flies from Adelaide to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island about four
times daily (35 minute flight). Hire
cars are available from Kingscote Airport.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is a great self-drive destination. Tours of McLaren Vale and/or Victor Harbor
operate from Adelaide.
Download a map of Kangaroo Island.
Download a map of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Nowhere else in Australia is there such a concentration of
spectacular landscapes, unique wildlife, pristine beaches and wilderness as
there is on Kangaroo Island.
There are a number of diverse attractions on KI including cellar
doors, art galleries, a sheep dairy, honey farms, lavender farms, a marron farm, limestone caves
and eucalyptus distillery.
One of the most diverse regions in South Australia, Fleurieu
Peninsula has something for everyone. Fine wine, fresh seafood, pristine beaches, family activities, hiking,
snorkelling, surfing - the list is endless!
Our picks of the top attractions on Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu
Food and Wine
Most of the cafes and restaurants on Kangaroo Island give
visitors the chance to taste some of the sensational local produce. Sample local marron (a freshwater crayfish),
pure Ligurian honey, cheeses from the local sheep dairy and fresh oysters from
The world-class wine regions of McLaren Vale, Langhorne
Creek and Currency Creek are perfectly matched with the mouth-watering local
produce. Australia’s best almonds are grown at Willunga; the olive oil is
compared to Italy’s finest and delicious King George whiting is fresh from the
Our pick for the top dining experiences on Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula.
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Kangaroo Island accommodation
Fleurieu Peninsula accommodation