Where is Kangaroo Island on a map?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/11/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Kangaroo Island is one of the world’s great nature-based destinations and a popular travel destination in Australia. But where exactly is it?

About Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island, part of the state of South Australia and set off the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula in the Great Australian Bite. The island is packed with pristine beaches and dense native bushland, with some of the most incredible natural wonders hidden about. Kangaroo Island the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and explore the natural wonders Australia is famous for!

How to Get to Kangaroo Island

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To get to Kangaroo Island, all visitors must travel via sea or air! Most will hop on the ferry ride available to all, with two companies operating every day. Taking about 45 minutes on the sea, visitors can marvel at the crystal-clear waters before arriving at the lush greenery that is Kangaroo Island.

What to see on Kangaroo Island

  • Seal Bay

    Home to the largest seal colony in the world, Seal Bay is the place to go for a truly exceptional wildlife adventure. There are no barriers at this travel destination, with the seals frolicking about freely on the beach. Visitors are even able to stroll down to the soft sands to get up close and personal with the seals. However, if it is breeding time, make sure to keep your distance, as the male seals can turn aggressive if approached too closely.

  • Remarkable Rocks

    A truly wondrous natural wonder is the national park’s Remarkable Rocks. At around 500 million years old, this series of boulders range in shapes and sizes after being slowly moulded by the natural erosion caused by the wind, rain, and sea spray of the shore. As you walk about these rocks, crawling into the hollow boulders or marvelling at the sharp points, be amazed by nature’s artistic flare. Head here during the sunset for an even better view, as the orange glow of the sun lights up the rusting rock colours even further.

  • Flinders Chase National Park

    Head into the thick bushland of the Flinders Chase National Park and discover the native plants and animals of Australia. A whopping 32,500 hectares, the region is crammed full of extraordinary sights, including Cape Du Couedic, Rocky River, the Gosse Lands, and Cape Borda Light. Learn about the land and discover the native animals that roam within as you hike through the walking trails weaving about, and even head to the nearby coast for a beach swim!

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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.