Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest Island and is located 113km southwest of Adelaide
. The untouched scenery, beautiful coastline and abundance of native animals draws tourists by the thousands. Kangaroo Island is considered to be a holiday resort, but is more suited to holidaymaker's who like camping, hiking and swimming. There are several flights a day from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island. There are also ferry trips that leave from Cape Jervis, located 1.5 hours from Adelaide, the crossing takes an hour.
There are plenty of swimming opportunities on the island. Safe family swimming can be found at Little Brownlow Beach in front of the town yacht club. There is also a popular rockbound seawater pool to swim in. American Beach, Browns Beach and Island Beach offer more sand and surf, but are un patrolled and shouldn't be swum in alone. Pennington Bay is a long white sandy beach that is more accessible and popular with surfers. Snelling Beach is a good swimming and fishing beach. Western River Cove is the last beach before the parks begin and has a footbridge leading to a sandy cove.
Cape Borda Lighthouse
An isolated lighthouse at the western end of Kangaroo island. The Caoe was named after the French mathematician Jean Charles de Borda. The museum next to the lighthouse gives a detailed history of the area.
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
At the end of Willoughby Road and 25km from Penneshaw is this old lighthouse that sits on the exposed cliffs of the headland. The lighthouse keepers cottages are now available for holiday accommodation.
This 1850's building plays host to historical displays on maritime history, families and newspapers from the area. Centenary Avenue (08 8553 2656).
This park is close to the city centre of Kingscote and on the seafront. It's a great are to BBQ and picnic in.
This is a small township on the island and home to the ferry terminal. The fairy penguins of Kangaroo Is and can be seen doing there evening stroll from here. There is also a sandy beach to swim in and relax on.
Reeves Point Historic Site
This is the sight at which South Australia officially began in 1836. Remnants of the old cemetery are still here and the states oldest introduced tree still bears fruit here, it's a mulberry and was planted in 1836.
A collection of rocks that form some unusual shapes that often have New Zealand fur seals lying on them.
Kangaroo Island accommodation
Wanderers Rest Of Kangaroo Island
This is a total retreat from the rigours of the mainland. Wanderers Rest is a gem of a B&B that is located in an area of unspoilt natural beauty. As you would expect, the accommodation is clean, tidy and well-appointed. But the real selling-point is the view of American River - stunning scenery from superb accommodation.