Kangaroo island Home to world’s oldest bee sanctuary and six conservation parks
Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, attracting over 140,000 visitors each year, with international visitors, primarily from Europe, accounting for more than 25% of these visits.
- It is thought that Aboriginal tribes occupied it as long ago as 16,000 years before the present
- On 23 March 1802, British explorer Matthew Flinders, commanding HMS Investigator, named the land “Kanguroo Island”
- In 1812 Richard Siddins reached Kangaroo Island with the ship Campbell Macquarie
- A number of shore-based bay whaling stations operated on the coast in the 1840s.
- In the aftermath of World War II, the Australian government instituted the Soldier Settlement Scheme from 1948
Activities for tourists
1. Spot wild koalas, kangaroos and more native animals, some of which aren’t found anywhere else
2. Walk among rare sea lions
3. Enjoy Honey.
4. Watch “Remarkable rocks”
5. Enjoy freshly caught seafood, cheeses and wines.
How to reach there
Daily flights also take passengers from Adeleide to Kangaroo Island with the airline Regional Express
Enjoy the leisurely 1.5 hour drive from Adelaide to Cape Jervis through the Fleurieu Peninsula. Safe, secure day and longer-term car parking is available at Cape Jervis right near the SeaLink Terminal. The car park opens prior to the first ferry departure and is locked after the last departure arrives from Penneshaw. The cost is $17 per day and bookings can be made when arranging your ferry travel or at the terminal on check-in. Unsecured time restricted car-parking is also available.
There is daily ferry service from mainland South Australia to Penneshaw, a major town in Kangaroo Island. The ferry departs from town of Cape Jervis , which is a 90 minutes drive from Adelaide
Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents
- Seal Bay Conservation Park ( 30 kms away)
- Flinders Chase National Park (55kms away)
- Cape Willoughby ( 99 kms away)
- Kelly Hill Caves( 61 kms away)
- Little Sahara, huge sand dunes on the south coast.(27 kms away)
Some hotels in Kangaroo Island for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.20,000/- per night
Adune Escape www.aduneescape.com
Acasia Appartments https://acaciaapartments.com
Alchemy on Island www.alchemyonislandbeach.com.au
Baudin Beach Apartments www.baudinbeachapartments.com.au )
Cassini Beach House (http://www.islandbeachescape.com.au/accommodation/cassini-beach-house/
Carpe Deim http://www.carpediemislandbeach.com/