Kingscote is the largest town on Kangaroo Island. Kingscote was the first official European settlement in the State and it was established in the year 1836. Travel to the island is through vehicular ferry from Cape Jervis which is 45 minutes or by air from Adelaide which is 30 minutes.
Attractions in town
Hope Cottage is located on the Centenary Avenue and it belongs to National Trust Folk Museum. St. Albans Church is located on the Osmond Street and has stained glass windows and pioneer memorials. Town`s cemetery is located on the Seaview Road which is the oldest in the state. Kingscote is also an excellent fishing spot from the jetty.
Attractions in area
Eucalyptus oil distillery is located 20 km to the south on Willsons road off the South Coast Road. Clifford`s Honey farm is located 25 km to the south of Kingscote. Mt Thisby Lookout is located 50 km to the south of Kingscote and has spectacular views. Penguin tours depart from Penguin Interpretive Centre. Island Pure is located 12 km to the West at Cygnet River where a sheep-milk diary is located.
Flinders Chase National Park
is located 100 km to the West, it is an sanctuary for some of Australia`s rarest Wildlife. Seal Bay Conservation Park is located 58 km to the South West which is a large colony of Australian sea-lions. Further West near Little Sahara large sand dunes is present which are surrounded by bush.