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Guide to Kangaroo Island

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Kangaroo Island is one of the world’s great nature-based destination, which also offers boutique local cuisine and beverages. Be greeted by native Australian animals, offering a sanctuary for large populations, as well as being a place of beauty and escape. Stay with us at the Aurora Ozone Hotel, offering a range of accommodation located in the heart of Kangaroo Island in Kingscote.

Photo credit Destination South Australia – Sealink Ferry Terminal, Penneshaw by Isaac Forman Serio

Getting to KI
By ferry
Kangaroo Island’s vehicle and passenger ferry service, SeaLink, operates daily between Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Operating two large vehicle and passenger ferries, the crossing takes 45 minutes, signalling the beginning of your holiday!

By coach
Mainland coach return connections are available twice daily to/from Adelaide to Cape Jervis, to meet up with SeaLink ferries. Goolwa/Victor Harbor coach transfers are also available three times a week.

By air
Regular daily flights service Kangaroo Island from Adelaide Airport. In just 30 minutes you can be at Kangaroo Island Airport, 14 kilometres from the main town on Kingscot. Rex Regional Express offers daily flights to and from Kangaroo Island. QantasLink operate flights from both Adelaide and Melbourne.

Photo credit South Australian Tourism Commission – Tasting Australia 2019 Photographer Duy Dash

Eat and Drink
Dudley Wines
Award-winning Dudley Wines sits atop the cliff overlooking Backstairs Passage. While away the afternoon with your favourite bottle, pizza, platters and more.

The Oyster Farm Shop
Farmed in Eastern Cove and harvested fresh, watch the oyster punt come in with a load of oysters that are then shucked fresh at The Oyster Farm Shop.

Zone Bar and Restaurant
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu focuses on fresh seafood and local Kangaroo Island produce. Showcasing a variety of dishes, the menu gives guests more opportunities to sample the best of Kangaroo Island culinary.

Flinders Chase National Park
Flinders Chase National Park is home to two iconic landmarks. A network of walking trails and boardwalks of varying levels of difficulty criss-cross Kangaroo Island’s parks. The trails provide access to some of the most rugged spectacular landscapes in Australia.

Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks’
Located in Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks’ are iconic to the island. Admirals Arch frames Long-nosed fur seals basking on a rocky shoreline. Watch the fierce ocean swells of Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park from the safety of the boardwalk and viewing platform. Remarkable Rocks’ surreal beauty has been sculpted by the elements over 500 million years. Definitely worth the visit for a photo op!

Kelly Hill Caves
As one of the few dry limestone caves in Australia, Kelly Hill Caves is ideal for adventure caving. Join an experienced guide on an Adventure Caving Tour where, equipped with a helmet and headlight, you can climb and crawl your way through an underground maze of underdeveloped caverns.

Photo Credit South Australian Tourism Commission – Seal Bay Conservation Park Photographer Adam Bruzzone

Coastal Activities
The possibilities for recreation along the Kangaroo Island coastline are endless. Activities such as;
• Fishing
• Marine tours
• Boat mooring facilities
• Boat launching ram
• Sailing
• Surfing
• Swimming
• Snorkelling
are all available to do on the coast.

Native Australian Animal Spotting
Kangaroo Island is the place where you don’t have to go far off the beaten track to see native Australian animals and birds as they were meant to be seen- in the wild. Kangaroo Island continues to be a special and protected place, where you will be truly amazed. You can spot the following locals on the Island:
• Australian sea lions and Long-nosed fur seals
• Echidnas
• Kangaroo Island kangaroos
• Koala
• Rosenberg goannas
• Tammar wallabies
• Other natives

Join a selection of Kangaroo Island’s food producers at the Penneshaw Farmers and Community Markets on the first Sunday of the month at the Penneshaw Oval. Purchase fresh local produce with tastings, breakfast, coffee and a great village atmosphere all on offer. Homemade items include gifts, photography, clothing and much more.

Photo credit South Australian Tourism Commission – Surfers at Cape Kersaint Photographer Dave Sparkes

Stay at the Aurora Ozone Hotel and experience quality Kangaroo Island accommodation located on the foreshore with stunning views overlooking Nepean Bay. Book Now!

Featured image Photo credit Julie Fletcher Kingscote Jetty

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