Wilderness Kangaroo Island

A wildlife reserve, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island in the state of South Australia. It has fertile lands and rich waters. Moreover, it has 509 km of coastline with geological formations, walking trails, wildlife and natural landscape.

Over one-third of the island is dedicated to National or Conservation Parks.  In fact, it has an abundance of Australian flora and fauna (891 species of native plants and 46 endemic animal species).

This immaculate land is home to sea lions, lying on the beach and koalas, sleeping in eucalyptus trees. In addition, travellers can see birds and pelicans flying over lagoons.

The island is divided in different regions like the North and south coast, the heartland, the American River, the Penneshaw and the Dudley Peninsula. Kangaroo Island is perfect for swimming, bird watching, sailing, fishing, and surfing. Its waters provide great scuba diving areas with walls of Gorgonia corals, colourful sponges and magnificent fishes.

For example, the northern coast and the West side have white beaches and turquoise water. Moreover, this is a native bush land with echidnas, kangaroos and while koalas. After that, in the South coast a colony of Australian sea lions live on the beach and laze in the sun.

The capital of the island is Kingscote and offers shops, art galleries and restaurants. Here travellers can taste fresh fish from the sea. Another quiet and friendly fishing village is American River. It is on a hillside in a native bush land, offering different accommodations from deluxe hotels to simple B&B.


Photo credit: © South Australian Tourism Commission, Australian Air Holidays, Kangaroo Beach Lodges, Adam Bruzzone, Maxime Coquard, Julie Fletcher, Peter Fisher, Don Fuchs