Tips & Articles

10
May
2018

The Marine Wildlife of Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is packed full of animal encounters. From the pristine, white sand beaches to the lush green rainforest, there are plenty of native species dotted around the island just waiting to be discovered. In the waters surrounding the island, there are also plenty of incredible creatures, from gigantic whales to cute penguins and everything in between. Here’s what to keep an eye out for: Little Penguins The Little Penguins that live on Kangaroo Island are firm favourites amongst visitors because they are the smallest – and arguably, cutest – penguin species in the world. There are numerous colonies peppered […]

   
  
30
March
2018

The Vivonne Bay Bistro

Kangaroo Island is the perfect place for animal lovers and those keen to explore some of the mesmerising outdoor scenes of Australia. This picturesque island is filled to the brim with pretty scenes of pristine beaches, sparkling shallows, and lush rainforests, all of which are home to an amazing array of native creatures. Throughout the island, there are a number of quaint villages and towns that hark back to yesteryear, many of which still sport the trades they built themselves on. Vivonne Bay is one of the most popular areas on the island, and can be found to the south […]

   
  
23
February
2018

Things to Do in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

Endless white beaches roll off into the distance, ancient forests rise up towards dazzling blue skies – this is Kangaroo Island, a paradise of wildlife and breath-taking scenery. Here, visitors find themselves surrounded by an eclectic selection of natural wonders and a stunning array of some of Australia’s finest wildlife. On the northeast coast of the Dudley Peninsula, Penneshaw connects up the island with Cape Jervis, offering a regular route between the mainland and the island. Things to Do in Penneshaw Despite being famed for its ferry port, there are plenty of other things for visitors to discover in Penneshaw. […]

   
  
22
January
2018

How to Experience Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a haven for wildlife lovers and those in pursuit of some of Australia’s most fascinating ancient landscapes. Here, you can explore the unique silhouette of Remarkable Rocks, one of the best-loved attractions on the whole of the island. These magnificent rock formations perch around 200 feet above the sea, providing visitors with an incredible insight into the fascinating ancient history of the island and the scenery that surrounds it. How Remarkable Rocks Were Made Perhaps the most interesting thing about the rocks is their lengthy backstory. It began around 500 million years ago, which is when the […]

   
  
4
December
2017

The Wild Seal Lions of Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a wildlife lover’s dream. Made up of picturesque beaches, sprawling ocean views, and lush rainforest, the island is home to an abundance of native species that roam wild and free in their natural habitat. Explore the island, and you might get to see kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas as they go about their daily lives, but perhaps the highlight for many visitors is seeing the colonies of wild seals and sea lions that call the island home. Visiting Seal Bay and Its Inhabitants Seal Bay is one of the most popular parts of the island, and arguably no […]

   
  
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 […]