Remarkable spots of Kangaroo Island

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Remarkable spots of Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is South Australia’s best kept secret but is rapidly gaining popularity as an Australian holiday destination. If you haven’t visited this location and seen its wonderful wildlife, beautiful beaches and Remarkable Rocks, you are in for a treat.

Why visit Kangaroo Island?

If you love nature, wildlife, fishing, snorkeling, bushwalking, or just getting away from it all, Kangaroo Island is the place for you. Australia’s third largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island in Queensland, Kangaroo Island is about 150kms long and around 540 kilometres of coastline.

Here are just a few of the amazing places to visit on Kangaroo Island:

Emu Bay

The best place to stay when visiting Kangaroo island, Emu Bay is a natural bay with 4.5 kms of stunning white beach. Emu Bay is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, or just relaxing. It is the ideal holiday destination for couples, families and retirees alike. Being allowed to drive your car on the beach makes for an ideal picnic. The Lavender Farm near Emu Bay offers great meals and coffee.

Flinders Chase National Park

The whole of the west end of Kangaroo Island is made up of Flinders Chase National Park and is a must see for all visitors. Home to natural formations like the famous Remarkable Rocks and stunning Admirals Arch, the park is full of waterways and hiking trails suitable for all experience levels.

The park is filled with wildlife including the island’s eponymous kangaroos and, at a spot called Cape du Couedic, thousands of New Zealand fur seals.

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Seal Bay Conservation Park

If you want to see Australian sea lions in their natural habitat, Seal Bay Conservation Park is the only place in the world to do so. 900m of boardwalk has been built so that you can leisurely stroll along and watch the sea lions going about their business, surfing the waves or sunning on the sand.

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You can book a guided tour any time of day and the twilight tours have become a favourite with wildlife spotters.

Vivonne Bay

This pristine, white beach often appears on lists of Australia’s top beaches. While it is not recommended for swimming due to the risky undertow, it is a favourite of surfers when the weather is right. It is also a popular fishing spot and fishers and sunbathers can often be seen on the white sand or popular jetty.

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Nearby is the Little Sahara Dunes, which are great for sand boarding, quad biking, and sledding.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

While you have a good chance of seeing native animals around the island, you can’t miss them at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. With over 150 native species, the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is the best place to have up close encounters and even cuddle a koala and hand feed a kangaroo.

Remarkable spots Kangaroo Island

Raptor Domain

Though birds of prey are the stars at the Raptor Domain and are shown in daily demonstrations, you can also see snakes and spiders in the ‘venom pit’ and a fantastic reptile show.

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Chapman River

The pristine Chapman River is a lovely spot for a picnic or a paddle. Children can swim in the shallow waters and people of all ages can enjoy fishing and birdwatching in this spot.

Remarkable spots Kangaroo Island

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Kingscote

Kingscote is where the original European settlers chose their first base at an historical spot called Reeve’s Point. It is now a hub of cafes, galleries, shops, and restaurants and is Kangaroo Island’s capital. Yet another popular fishing destination, Kingscote is also home to one of the island’s famous honey farms.

Remarkable spots Kangaroo Island

If you’re staying with us in Emu Bay, we recommend you stock up on supplies in Kingscote before you arrive.

Penneshaw

The north coast location where the ferry picks up and drops off passengers bound to and from the mainland, Penneshaw is also full of attractions. From the Little Penguin Wildlife Tours, to the Maritime and Folk Museum, to the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Penneshaw is well worth exploring. There is also the newly added Sculpture Trail, a 1.5 kilometre track that is dotted with sculptures. Be sure to keep an eye out for real life wildlife as you enjoy the walk.

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American River

The quaint village and resort of American River got its name from the American sailors who built a boat there at the start of the 19th century. Now a popular spot for fishing, sailing, and birdwatching, American River is also home to Kangaroo Island’s oyster industry. Any fan of the salty delicacy must make sure to try a few when they visit.

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Emu Bay Holiday Homes

All of these amazing places are easily accessible from Emu Bay Holiday Homes, which are nestled overlooking the beach in Emu Bay. Don’t hesitate to book your house, cabin, cottage, or apartment for a remarkably good Kangaroo Island experience.

Remarkable spots Kangaroo Island

Reviews and Testimonials

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Ideal location, great stay

Two friends and I spent 3 lovely nights in a cabin at Emu Bay Holiday Homes over the final weekend of October. The cabin was very clean and well maintained. Rene warmly welcomed us on arrival and provided us with some great local tips. The cabin was well equipped and had everything we needed for a home away from home experience. Spectacular views of Emu Bay and convenient location. We return home to Adelaide refreshed and with many lovely memories. A big thank you to Rene and Johannes. We now keenly await our next memorable KI experience.

– Holly P

What a gem

We had a fantastic five night stay with four other friends in Jireh House. Spotlessly clean and well appointed it was a great location to enjoy the views set among beautiful gardens with numerous colourful flowering plants. Mornings and evenings on the front verandah were memorable in the tranquil setting with numerous birds using the bird bath or feeding on the flowers. Easy access to Island attractions. Great assistance and communication with all our arrangements from Christine and Rene. We’ll definitely recommend it to friends and return some time.

– Peter F

Family friendly home

A house with stunning views. Home away from home comfort. Great facilities provided. A fantastic location . House situated amongst beautiful gardens so tranquil and peaceful.
Beautiful grounds for taking a walk and enjoying the Australian flora and fauna. Spotting koalas in the trees near the house was a highlight.

– Artkat