Kangaroo Island is the perfect destination for your weekend getaway. Minutes from the mainland, it offers you relaxation, adventure and stunning scenery all on one island. In no particular order, we’ve put together the top 5 things to do in Kangaroo Island! Come stay with us at the Aurora Ozone Hotel, luxury accommodation located in Kingscote.
Discover Kangaroo Island’s most popular attraction, home to an Australian sea lion population for thousands of years, offering one of the most unique nature-based experiences. There are no enclosures or cages at Seal Bay. Instead, you will be taken into the heart of the colony, where experienced guides will teach you about the endangered animals. This is the only place in the world where you can see Australian sea lions at close quarters on the beach. Don’t forget to pack your camera though, this activity guarantees incredible views of the coastline and sea lion colony!
Kangaroo Island Shipwreck Trail
Explore the history of the island through driving or diving the Kangaroo Island Shipwreck Trail. Over 80 shipwrecks sank following official settlement in 1836, providing tourists with dramatic and tragic stories of their past. Furthermore, they also offer fascinating and rewarding experiences for divers. If diving isn’t your thing, you can self-drive the trail, following the signs telling the historic stories of the island.
Flinders Chase National Park
No trip to Kangaroo Island is complete without a visit to this iconic park. Home to Admirals Arch and the Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park really does have something for every visitor. Take a day walking through the park and discover Kangaroo Island’s natural scenery, showcased with interactive screens, a touch table and a fossil dig pit for kids.
Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action
Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action offers customers a variety of high quality, action based, outdoor activities with the opportunity to explore otherwise inaccessible parts of Kangaroo Island. They offer quad-bike, walking and fat bike tours, as well as sandboarding and kayaking experiences. All outdoor adventures are for everyone- all ages and abilities. Combine adventure activities with nature while experiencing the natural beauty that Kangaroo Island has to offer.
Kelly Hill Caves
The Kelly Hill Caves offer an experience you don’t see every day, displaying a magical underground world filled with amazing limestone formations. Take a guided tour and walk amidst ornate cave formations as you discover how the caves and their decorations were formed. For the more adventurous, join an experienced guide on an adventure caving tour where you can crawl your way through an underground maze of smaller caverns.
Where to stay? Stay in the centre of Kangaroo Island at The Ozone Hotel, located on the foreshore with stunning views overlooking Nepean Bay, come and stay with us!
Featured Picture Photo Credit South Australian Tourism Commission – Seal Bay Conservation Park, Photographer Jake Wundersitz