Kangaroo Island is a much-loved island—so much that the bucket-list worthy island graced the cover of the iconic, Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Swimsuit Issue, featuring the very glamorous Camille Kostek!
The island is accessible from mainland Australia: Hop on the Ferry (with transfers from the main city of Adelaide) and step onto the tranquil shores of South Australia’s famed Island. Also considered ‘nature’s playground’, wildlife is all around too! The island is a thriving food-and-drink destination as wineries and artisan restaurants offering local and fresh delectables!
Here are more reasons this Australian island escape should be on your itinerary:
1. Experience art and culture:
With both award-winning as well as emerging artists featuring their creations, Kangaroo Island is quickly becoming a top arts destination in the Australian state. The island offers guests a number of galleries, studios and spaces for artists to showcase their masterpieces. Stop by The Kangaroo Island Gallery and Fine Art Kangaroo Island for the opportunity to view or purchase paintings, drawings, photography and locally-made jewellery. Visit the Cape Borda Lightstation, built in 1858, and learn about the early lighthouse keepers and its European history.
2. Stunning Natural Rock Formations:
Visit Flinders Chase National Park and see the renowned Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. For 500 million years, these stunning natural developments have been shaped by the erosive forces of wind and rain. Definitely a must-see experience to have as these formations make for stunning images. In addition to natural wonders, Kangaroo Island has a network of great walking trails as well as cultural heritage sites and conservation parks to explore!
3. Breathtaking Coastal Scenery:
From national parks to the lush conservation parks, the farmland and small towns, rivers, bays rock formations and more… there is much to see on this stunning island. Be sure to check in to one of the world’s top four hotels, Southern Ocean Lodge (as per: 2016 Travel + Leisure awards)!