Travel Guide: Getting to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide

Embark on a journey to Kangaroo Island and experience the beauty of the wild Down Under!


As a travel blogger who has explored Kangaroo Island extensively, I am excited to share with you all the amazing things this island has to offer. Kangaroo Island is a paradise for those who love nature, wildlife, and adventure. Whether you are a solo traveler, a family, or a group, this island will not disappoint. In this comprehensive travel guide, I will provide you with everything you need to know to make your trip unforgettable. From how to get to the island to the best places to explore, I’ve got you covered. So, let’s get started and discover the magic of Kangaroo Island!

Getting to Kangaroo Island

As someone who has visited Kangaroo Island multiple times, I can attest to the fact that getting there is half the adventure. There are two main ways to reach the island – by flight or by ferry.

Flying from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island is the quickest and most convenient option. It takes around 30-45 minutes to reach the island and there are multiple flights available throughout the day. I usually opt for the flights as they are easy to book and offer stunning aerial views of the island.

However, if you have more time on your hands and want to take a scenic route, I highly recommend taking the ferry from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw. The ferry ride takes around 45 minutes to an hour and offers breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean. On one of my trips to Kangaroo Island, I took the ferry and was lucky enough to spot dolphins swimming alongside the boat!

Finally, it’s important to note that the best time to visit Kangaroo Island is during the summer months (December to February) when the weather is warm and dry. However, if you’re a wildlife enthusiast like me, I suggest visiting during the cooler months (May to October) when you’re likely to spot more animals.

Accommodation Options

As I explored Kangaroo Island, I stayed at a variety of accommodations to get a feel for what’s available for all types of travelers. For those on a budget, I highly recommend camping at one of the island’s many campsites. I spent a few nights camping at Western KI Caravan Park and Wildlife Reserve and loved waking up to the sounds of birds and kangaroos hopping by my tent.

For those looking for a more luxurious stay, I recommend the Southern Ocean Lodge. This eco-friendly lodge sits atop a cliff with stunning views of the ocean and offers all-inclusive packages that include gourmet meals and guided tours.

If you’re somewhere in between, there are plenty of options as well. I stayed at the Kangaroo Island Seafront and was impressed by the comfortable rooms and friendly staff. There are also many holiday homes and apartments available for rent throughout the island.

No matter where you choose to stay, be sure to book early as accommodations can fill up quickly during peak season. And don’t forget to check out the unique glamping options available as well. Happy sleeping!

Exploring Kangaroo Island

As a travel blogger who has extensively explored Kangaroo Island, I can attest that there is no shortage of breathtaking sights and activities to explore on this beautiful island. One of my favorite places to visit is Flinders Chase National Park, where you can marvel at the remarkable rock formations and hiking trails. There is also the Kelly Hill Conservation Park, where you can experience the beauty of the island’s caves, sinkholes, and underground waterways.

But perhaps one of the most unforgettable experiences that Kangaroo Island has to offer is the opportunity to walk amongst the kangaroos and seals at Seal Bay Conservation Park. I will never forget the thrill of watching these animals up close in their natural habitat, and the feeling of awe that came with seeing them in their element.

Whether you are a nature lover, adventure seeker, or just looking for a relaxing getaway, Kangaroo Island is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. With so much to see and do, this island is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in exploring the beauty of Australia.

Food and Drink

I absolutely loved sampling the local produce at the Kangaroo Island Farmers Market. The variety of fresh fruits and vegetables was incredible, and I couldn’t resist trying some of the homemade jams and sauces. I even bought a few souvenirs to bring back home with me.

One of the highlights of my trip was trying the famous local seafood dishes. The seafood was so fresh and flavorful, and I couldn’t get enough of it. I highly recommend trying the King George whiting or the oysters, they were both amazing.

Visiting Kangaroo Island’s wineries and breweries was also a great experience. I took a tour of some of the wineries and learned about the wine-making process. I even got to taste some of the delicious local wines. The breweries were also great, and I enjoyed trying some of the unique craft beers.

Overall, the food and drink on Kangaroo Island did not disappoint. The local produce and seafood were fresh and flavorful, and the wine and beer were delicious. I would definitely recommend trying as much as you can while visiting Kangaroo Island.

Activities and Tours

As I explored Kangaroo Island, I couldn’t wait to see the unique wildlife that called the island home. I booked a wildlife tour, and I was not disappointed. It was amazing to see kangaroos and koalas up close and in their natural habitat. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and taught us all about the different species and their behaviors.

For the more adventurous travelers, there are plenty of activities to get your adrenaline pumping. I decided to try kayaking for the first time, and it was a thrilling experience. Paddling through the crystal-clear waters, I was surrounded by stunning scenery and marine life.

But it wasn’t just about the wildlife and adventure activities. I also wanted to learn about the island’s rich culture and history. I visited several Aboriginal sites and art galleries, and it was truly eye-opening. I gained a new appreciation for the traditional ways of life and the art that has been passed down through generations.

Overall, Kangaroo Island has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to relax and enjoy some of the local produce or go on a thrilling adventure, you won’t be disappointed. I highly recommend making the trip to this beautiful and unique destination.