Kangaroo Island, located off the coast of southern Australia, features such a wide array of natural wildlife and majestic beauty that it’s often referred to as Australia’s Galapagos. This island offers an unforgettable experience for all visitors no matter where their interests lie, making it a little slice of heaven for everyone who comes ashore. There are nearly endless opportunities for fine dining, deep cultural experiences, and amazing wildlife sightings. Here is what you’ll be able to experience on a trip to this breathtaking island.
Experience Wildlife and Natural Diversity
Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia, and it just so happens to be full of some of the animals Australia is most famous for, including koalas, kangaroos, seals, and many others. As you travel across the island, you’ll have a chance to take in diverse and stunning landscapes, including open woodlands brimming with kangaroos all the way to timeless coastlines featuring gleaming white sand beaches and iconic rock formations.
Kangaroo Island kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus" by Paul and Jill
An Island with A Deep Connection To The Sea
During your journey across the island, you’ll experience how Kangaroo Island has been shaped by the sea, both geologically and historically. The island’s maritime history is preserved in sights like the Couedic Lighthouse while natural landmarks like Admirals Arch and the Remarkable Rocks continue to draw nature lovers from around the world.
However, your experience with wildlife also extends to the sea as well. The island features fur seals in one corner and Seal Bay in another. In fact, Seal Bay is the home of Australia’s third largest colony of Australian sea lions, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to take photos as they frolic through the surf or simply bask in the sun.
"Remarkable Rocks" by Paul and Jill
Savor the Amazing Culinary Offerings of Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is known for its hospitality and amazing dining. It doesn’t matter if you want a world-class restaurant or simply want to enjoy a picnic with local fare and wine.
Delicious seafood caught fresh from the sea includes oysters, prawns, snapper, freshwater marron, and much more. Kangaroo Island also now features 18 local wine labels and offers varieties like a Syrah or Shiraz directly from South Australia as well.
If that weren’t enough, the island also features one-of-a-kind products, such as a highly pure and in-demand form of honey produced by the only genetically pure Ligurian bee colony in the world. Other local favorites include sheep’s cheese, cured meats, native jams, and free-range eggs. Locals love to share the food and drink their island is famous for, and you’ll see why this island has a reputation as a foodie paradise by the time you leave.
Enjoy Lathami Conservation Park
Lathami Conservation Park allows visitors to go deep in the bush and spot rare animals like the Tammar wallaby, a creature that’s almost extinct on the mainland, or a type of kangaroo that can’t be found anywhere else. The island’s isolation from the mainland also means that old-growth vegetation is still present, offering the animals that call this island home a unique habitat that you can also enjoy.
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