With a vast stretch of raw and rugged coastline, impeccably clear waters, and a great expanse of mostly untamed land, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away on Kangaroo Island, while only a 45-minute SeaLink ferry away from the mainland. There’s an unmistakable sanctity about KI, as the locals call it.
With some of the best beaches in the world, an abundance of nature reserves and animal habitats, KI is a haven for some of Australia’s prolific native wildlife and home to some of Australia’s natural wonders. Throw in some incredible geology and an easily accessible local food and beverage scene, and Kangaroo Island is a magnificent place for a getaway.
Make your way and stay on Kangaroo Island
SeaLink’s car and passenger ferries operate regular services each day from Cape Jervis, 110 kilometres south of Adelaide. A comfortable ferry ride will see you arrive in beautiful Penneshaw in no time, with its picturesque bay, white sandy beach and terraces of holiday and residential houses overlooking the shores.
The scenic drive from Adelaide to Cape Jervis will have you journey south through the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula with its delightful coastal towns and green valleys.
The beauty of a self-drive holiday to Kangaroo Island is that you can take your car on the SeaLink ferry and explore the Island and its major townships under your own steam. There’s a fine array of accommodation to choose from on the Island, ranging from hotels, motels, cabins, apartments, glamping and family eco-tents, caravan parks and holiday houses, so you are bound to find something to suit your style and budget.
If you’d rather let someone else do the driving, SeaLink offers a range of tour options, including Escorted Holidays. Take in some more of South Australia and combine a Kangaroo Island holiday with other famous South Australian regions such as Barossa, McLaren Vale, and the mighty Murray River where you can do a 3-, 4- or 7-night cruise on the majestic Murray Princess paddle wheeler.
Book your road trip and find out all about how you can combine a Kangaroo Island holiday with other great South Australian regions today.
Our picks for experiencing Kangaroo Island
3 Day Food and Wine Lovers
Experience Kangaroo Island’s local produce and spectacular scenery whilst staying at the Kangaroo Island Seafront Hotel in Penneshaw. Kangaroo Island is much celebrated for its wildlife and its food and wine are integral parts of the unforgettable Kangaroo Island experience.
3 Day American River Indulgence
Base yourself in the quiet, friendly fishing village of American River and discover the eastern end of Kangaroo Island with some of the Island’s most popular attractions – the perfect way to explore this beautiful region at your own pace.
3 Day Island Hideaway
Enjoy a relaxing 3-day break on Kangaroo Island. With a full buffet breakfast, wine on arrival, dinner at the Zone Restaurant at the Aurora Ozone Hotel and a picnic lunch, this will be a getaway to remember.
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