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Kangaroo Island - South Australia Kangaroo Island - South Australia

Kangaroo Island - South Australia

As a result of its isolation from the mainland, Kangaroo Island has one of Australia’s most impressive concentrations of wildlife and is an idyllic holiday destination.  Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third largest island is located in the remote Southern Ocean, off the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula.  

The island is a must see for wildlife-watchers and fishing enthusiasts alike. Seal Bay is home to a colony of Australian sea lions, while at Cape du Couedic in Flinders Chase National Park there is a colony of 600 New Zealand fur seals. 

This national park is also the best place to see land animals like kangaroos, tammar wallabies, brush-tailed possums and the occasional koala or platypus.  There is a large and varied bird population, some 240 different species across the island, with Murray Lagoon home to many waterbirds. Little penguins can be seen on tours operating from Kingscote or Penneshaw.

Other attractions include the coastal scenery – rugged surf beaches in the south and idyllic coves in the north – its maritime history and its local produce.  The island is reached by vehicular ferry from Cape Jervis or by plane from Adelaide.  Accommodation options include camping spots in the forest, beachfront apartments and eco cabins.

Average Climate for Kangaroo Island Region

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min C 15 15 14 13 11 9 8 8 9 10 12 14
Max C 24 24 22 20 18 15 15 15 17 19 21 22
Rain mm 15 17 18 35 58 73 77 65 47 37 23 19

(all photo's courtesy of SATC)

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Things to do on Kangaroo Island
Birdwatching, , fishing, bushwalking, camping, guided tours,

Other places to visit in region
Kingscote, Penneshaw, seal bay, Flinders Chase National Park, Cape Borda, Fleurieu Peninsula, Cape Jervis

Best times of year to visit Kangaroo Island
Sept - March

What's on in Kangaroo Island
Racing Carnival - Feb
Street Fair - Feb
Kangaroo Island Easter Fair - Easter
Art Exhibition

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