Is Kangaroo Island open to visitors?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 06/01/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s stunning untouched places, an enormous natural dreamscape of beautiful national parks, adorable wildlife, sprawling beaches and world class produce.

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

A visit to Kangaroo Island is always full of fun, fine food and adventure, and travellers leave the island dreaming of the next time they can ferry back to its surreal beauty and tranquil atmosphere.

Luckily, travellers can visit Kangaroo Island now! Yes, Kangaroo Island is open to tourism, with the South Australian Government urging visitors to take care of their own safety and consider COVID-19 safety measures.

These measures include:

  • Getting tested & self-isolating if you have symptoms.
  • Continue to practise good hygiene throughout your stay.
  • Keep 1.5 metres from other travellers where possible.
  • Use the COVID Check in when asked to do so.

Of course, this is all standard practice when travelling at the moment, and now that we’ve got the precautions out of the way, let’s take a look at some of the unforgettable adventures you can take part in when on Kangaroo Island!

  • Traverse incredible national parks

    Kangaroo Island is world famous for its national parks, where gorgeous bushland leads onto breathtaking coastal scenery teeming with unique Australian wildlife. No visit to Kangaroo Island is complete without exploring Flinders Chase National Park, where otherworldly rock formations share the landscape with kangaroos, birdlife and a colony of super cute New Zealand fur seals!

  • While away the day at Vivonne Bay

    Vivonne Bay is a regular on Australian “best beaches” lists, and the reason why becomes apparent as soon as you step onto the shoreline. Vivonne Bay is a stretch of peaceful coastline and turquoise waters that are the perfect backdrop for a picnic complete with first class Kangaroo Island picnic.

    If lazing around on the beach all day isn’t your thing, on clear days you can surf the beautiful blue waters, although surfing is not recommended. For adrenaline lovers who like to get their kicks on land, you can be zipping up and down the dunes of Little Sahara on a sandboard, quad bike or sled – the choice is yours!

  • See the fur babies at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

    Kangaroo Island’s animal population was dramatically affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire season, and one of the best things you can do to help is by visiting the cuddly creatures at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. You can cuddle up with a koala, hand feed wallabies and kangaroos, as well as check out the park’s resident, crocodiles, lizards, echidnas and more – it’s a nature lover’s dream!

Related article: Why You Should Visit Kangaroo Island in Winter

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.