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Kangaroo Island
Travel Planning
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island at a Glance

Sitting off the South Shore coast, Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia's treasures. Wild animals, historic townships, beautiful farms and stunning sea-coasts make it a fun place to visit. 

Kangaroo Island's most iconic sight are the Remarkable Rocks. These warped granite boulders have been gracefully carved by eons of wind, rain and surf. Sea caves, arches and sand dunes are also popular places to visit. 

Nearly half of Kangaroo Island contains old growth trees and scrub-lands. Without the disruption of non-native foxes and rabbits, the island's traditional animals have thrived. You can watch for the kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and dozens of threatened seabirds who call Kangaroo Island home. 

Visiting natural wonders all day can work up your appetite. Luckily, Kangaroo Island is famed for its food. Fresh fish, famous honey, fruits and wine are all found in abundance. 

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Adelaide Airport
      • Regional Airport Kingscote Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      All tourists need a visa to visit Australia with the exception of New Zealand nationals. Contact the Australian Consulate for more information. The U.S State Department website has information to help guide American citizens. 

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Ferry SeaLink Ferry
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather  Summers are hot and winters are mild. Tropical storms and cyclones can occur. 

      Safety Concerns In the wilderness, avoid snakes and wear insect repellent. Speak with locals to learn about dangerous insects and animals and how to avoid them. Obey warning signs about beach dangers and be wary of dangerous currents, sharks, jellyfish and undertows. 

      Health Concerns Ticks, snakes and mosquitoes spread diseases and infections. When spending time outdoors, protect yourself by wearing sturdy shoes and covering your skin. Check for ticks a few times a day if you are hiking. Get immediate medical attention if you receive a snake bite. Whenever you are outdoors in a hot climate take steps to prevent heat-related problems by staying cool and well hydrated.