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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is one of the world’s great nature-based destinations, which also offers brilliant local cuisine, small batch wines and a leisurely way of life.

Be greeted by Australian sea lions basking on unspoiled white beaches, koalas dozing in lofty eucalyptus trees and pelicans gliding across shimmering lagoons. Kangaroo Island is a place that offers a sanctuary for large populations of native Australian animals, as well as being a place of beauty and escape.

Australia’s third largest island, Kangaroo Island, (or as the locals say, ‘KI’) has many large open spaces and is surprisingly diverse. If you traverse its 155 kilometre length, you’ll find soaring cliffs, dense national parks, towering sandy dunes, wetlands and untouched white sand beaches.

Remarkably, over half the Island is covered in native ‘old growth’ bushland, much of it preserved and protected thanks to an innovative, responsible tourism program. This means the experience you have today will be the same as the experience enjoyed by generations to come.

Kangaroo Island appears to have an endless amount of space, so you’ll always find somewhere to call your own and somewhere to enjoy a little quiet time to let nature soothe your soul.

It may be wild in nature but don’t underestimate the welcome. Around 4600 people live here, most of them farmers, anglers and other primary producers. Many of today’s residents are descended from ‘Islanders’ who’ve farmed the local land and fished the seas for generations. Towns like Kingscote, Penneshaw, Parndana and American River are places for relaxation and unrushed meandering, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re in town, in the country or on the fabulous coast, you’ll discover a real holiday spirit – not to mention accommodation options ranging from campsites and lighthouse keepers’ cottages to super-chic luxury retreats.

Not surprisingly, with its fertile lands and bountiful seas, Kangaroo Island produces some of Australia’s finest gourmet foods. Visiting foodies will be amazed by the likes of freshly-caught King George whiting, sheep’s cheese, marron, Ligurian honey and an exciting range of small batch varietal wines.

If that’s not enough, discover a rich history, thriving arts community and exciting wilderness retreats.

Three days will give you a small taste of the Island and allow you time to see some of the major highlights. However, anyone who has been to Kangaroo Island before will tell you that you really need about seven days to truly gain an appreciation for the people, environment, culture and geology of the Island.

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Balcanoona Creek Hike – Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park

Walking
6.0km

Balcanoona Creek Hike (2 hrs 30 mins one way, 6km) This hike meanders through the Balcanoona Range to the Weetootla Gorge and its network of hikes. The hike passes by Grindells Hut.   Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park was proclaimed in 1970. The park forms part of the traditional country of the Adnyamathanha people and is […]

Walking 2.5 Hours Intermediate

Weirs Cove Hike – Flinders Chase National Park

Walking
1.41km

Experience the park’s maritime heritage and the challenges faced to deliver supplies to this remote location. Access: this trail starts at the Cape du Couedic day visitor area, or at Weirs Cove. The park’s coastal scenery includes Admirals Arch, a beautiful natural rock arch shaped by the powerful Southern Ocean, and the sculptured granite boulders […]

Walking 21 Minutes Intermediate

The Barossa Trail – Barossa Valley

Walking  |  Cycling
40km

The Barossa Trail is a high quality sealed 40 km cycling and walking path between the Northern and Southern Barossa, linking Gawler and the Stuart O’Grady Way. The trail explores the natural beauty along the North Para River and the agricultural landscapes between the Barossa Ranges and the Adelaide Plains. Extending from Angaston to Gawler […]

Walking 2 Days Easy
Cycling 1 Day Easy

Stuart O’Grady Bikeway

Cycling
23.0km

The Stuart O’Grady Bikeway is a shared use trail that runs parallel to the Northern Expressway, officially named the Fatchen Northern Expressway. The trail is primarily focused on cycling, but is just as suited to walking. The majority of the trail is flat with a gentle climb as you head into Gawler. The path is wide […]

Cycling 3.33 Hours Very Easy

Yangie Island Hike – Coffin Bay National Park

Walking
5.0km

Via Yangie Lookout. On this trail you’ll have a close-up view of Yangie Island from the adjoining beach. The trail starts from the Yangie Bay camping area Known for its remote coastal scenery, the bays and coastline around the Coffin Bay National Park are ideal for boating, fishing, sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing. You can […]

Walking 1.45 Hours Intermediate
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