Kangaroo Island

Whatever time you’ve put aside for Kangaroo Island, extend it. South Australia’s offshore oasis is the kind of place you’ll want to keep discovering.

With vast national parks and conservation areas between Kangaroo Island’s four main towns, the island’s journeys are on par with its destinations. KI, as it’s known to locals, keeps it fresh with a long-established food and wine scene. Pack a picnic of regional goodies and set off to explore the island’s remarkable coastlines, encounter wildlife and check out geological wonders.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kangaroo Island

When is the Kangaroo Island Cup?

The 1800m horserace is held every year in the middle of February. Bring some spare change and see if you can double it by betting on the ponies, or just sit back and enjoy the show.

When was Kangaroo Island formed?

Kangaroo Island as we know it was formed around 10,000 years ago when it broke away from the Australian mainland. Bonus info: Some people think that's what will happen to California in the near future!

How did Kangaroo Island get its name?

Kangaroo Island got its name from the first British explorers to land on it. Matthew Flinders came ashore, looked around and realised the place was hopping (literally!) with western grey kangaroos.