Tips & Articles

2
November
2017

Sand Boarding on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a picture-perfect painting of blues and greens. The lush forest that characterises the island emerges out into pretty sand beaches that seem to spread out as far as the eye can see. It’s along one of these stretches of sand that you’ll find Little Sahara, a system of coastal dunes that have been formed over thousands of years. The dunes themselves were likely formed in the last 7,000 years by vicious winds. Vegetation managed to stabilise the sand, which has led to the dune formations. The sand continues to move with the wind here, so over time […]

   
  
28
September
2017

Flinders Chase National Park Visitor Centre

Kangaroo Island is famed for its extensive collection of wildlife and natural scenery. At the heart of it, you’ll find Flinders Chase National Park, which is home to some of the most incredible species on the island, as well as iconic landmarks like Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Here, you’ll find an abundance of hiking trails and heritage sites just waiting to be discovered, and you have plenty of opportunity to learn about the unique nuances of the island and its native residents. As well as a quirky selection of flora and fauna, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking – think […]

   
  
1
September
2017

The Sea Birds of Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a haven of wildlife, promising a bountiful display of creatures, birds, and plants as soon as you step on its shores. Because it’s an island, there are plenty sea and shore bird species, including several colonies of world-famous little penguins. In fact, the bird life is huge on the island with over 260 different species, many of which are easy to spot as you traverse the shores. Keep your eyes peeled for Glossy-black cockatoos, and make sure of the viewing platforms and hides at American River, Duck Lagoon, and many of the beaches. The best time to […]

   
  
4
August
2017

Accommodation and Adventure at Vivonne Bay Lodge

Exploring the lush scenery and fascinating wildlife of Kangaroo Island is on a lot of visitor’s to-do lists when they visit Australia. At the Vivonne Bay Lodge, you’ll have the chance to explore all of this and more. Set on 206 hectares of sprawling bushland and flanked by 1 kilometre of pristine sands, the lodge is surrounded by exciting activities and adventures that let you enjoy everything Kangaroo Island has to offer. Surrounding the lodge, you’ll find an eclectic selection of wildlife, plenty of recreational activities, and upmarket accommodation that provides a taste of paradise island life for visitors. Accommodation […]

   
  
14
July
2017

Admirals Arch at Cape Du Couedic

Kangaroo Island is a haven of wildlife and natural scenery, promising visitors an eclectic mix of sprawling beach views and native animals. There are several major attractions on the island, one of which is the impressive Admirals Arch. It is considered to be the most unusual natural landmark, thanks to its weathered look and thousand-year creation process. What is Admirals Arch? The Arch has been carved over thousands of years by erosion, and it now forms a distinctive rock bridge that sits pretty near the famous Cape du Couedic Lighthouse to the southwest of the island. It overlooks stunning views […]

   
  
26
June
2017

Why You Should Visit Kangaroo Island in Winter

Kangaroo Island is a haven of wildlife all year round, but in the winter months you get to see the incredible array of plants and animals come to life. The great thing about the island is it maintains a consistent temperature – it’s never too hot or too cold. Winter runs from June to September, and the island is mild and wet during this time. August tends to be the coolest month of the year, while July usually sees the most rain. The wet weather in winter means the island bursts into life with vibrant greenery, cascading rivers, and a […]

   
  
8
June
2017

The Eucalyptus Oil Distillery at Emu Ridge

Kangaroo Island is home to a wide range of wildlife and a fascinating dose of cultural heritage. At the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery and retail shop, you can get to grips with the island’s important history of eucalyptus growing. At the distillery, they produce 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil which you can buy in the accompanying shop. Why Eucalyptus? Eucalyptus is, essentially, Australia’s national aroma, characterised by the earthy, refreshing scent it holds (and its association with the local koalas, of course). At the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery, you can learn all about why eucalyptus is so important […]

   
  
5
May
2017

What to Expect at the Flinders Chase Visitors Centre

Flinders Chase National Park lies in the heart of Kangaroo Island, promising a whole host of natural wonders and wildlife encounters. Iconic landmarks include Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, two of the best-loved and most popular attractions in the whole of Australia. Throughout the park, there are plenty of nature trails and heritage sites to explore, where you can learn more about the unique ecosystem of the island and its native residents. The landscape here is breathtaking, with a mishmash of towering limestone cliffs, coastal scrubland, and pristine beaches that seem to unfold endlessly out to the horizon. There are […]

   
  
19
April
2017

How to Enjoy Cape Jervis

Set on the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula, Cape Jervis is the gateway to Kangaroo Island, the home of Australia’s stunning wildlife and plenty of animal encounters. Only around 300 people live in the town, providing visitors with a chance to get up close and personal with local life in Australia, but there are also plenty of fun activities to get stuck into while you’re in the area. The town itself was named after the western headland by Matthew Flinders who named it after John Jervis, the first Earl of St Vincent in the early 1800s. Things to Do in Cape Jervis […]

   
  
5
April
2017

The History and Highlights of Seal Bay

Kangaroo Island is famed for its extensive animal-spotting opportunities. At Seal Bay, you won’t be disappointed. This is where the island’s resident Australian sea lion colony gather together to bask in the sun after a day spent fishing in the surrounding ocean. The bay boasts the third largest colony of these sea lions in the country and is one of the most popular stops for visitors on the island. To get down to the beach where the sea lions bask, frolic, and bathe, you have to pay for a tour – this is a system put in place to protect […]