Kangaroo island is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia, 112 km (70 mi) southwest of Adelaide.

We visited the island in Fall of 2018, taking a road trip through South Australia and taking the ferry at Port Jarvis. Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, attracting over 140,000 visitors each year.

Kangaroo island has daily ferry services from South Australia

Seal Bay is one of the big attractions with it’s beautiful sandy shoreline and the seals!

The biggest town on Kangaroo Island is Kingscote. Originally established at Reeves Point on 27 July 1836, it is South Australia’s first colonial settlement.

A large part of the island is in Flinders Chase National Park which includes Remarkable Rocks, Admiral’s Arch, lighthouses at Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic, and multiple walking trails and camping areas.

Remarkable Rock
Admiral’s Arch

In early 2020, the island suffered a large wildfire and is sure to bounce back in post-pandemic era with the current restoration programs. Be sure to include Kangaroo island in your next visit down under in South Australia!