Top 5 Picnic Spots on Kangaroo Island
Feel like escaping the city for a while to one of the greatest nature based destinations on the planet? Here are the top 5 picnic spots on Kangaroo Island to have fun with family and friends, or simply relax while being within metres of native wildlife and nature.
1. Duck Lagoon
This one’s for wildlife lovers who want to see Kangaroo Island native birds in their natural habitat. Take a short detour off the Playford Highway to Duck Lagoon, where you will find the beautiful lagoon with excellent camping facilities including a spotless barbecue, bathroom and lovely grass to set up the picnic rug on. Not to mention there are scenic walking trails to explore which take you along the banks of the lagoon and the Cygnet River.
Tip:Be patient and quiet and you will see birds in their natural habitat as well as koalas up in the trees.
Location: Kookaburra Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia.
2. Antechamber Bay
Looking for a picnic spot that has it all? Antechamber Bay has you covered! Just follow the signs along Hog Bay Road as you leave Penneshaw to Lashmar Conservation Park. This national park adjoins to the long sandy beach at Antechamber Bay making it the ideal location for swimming, fishing and perfect for exploring the river via kayak.
Tip: Bring your kayak or canoe.
Location: Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island 5222
3. Island Beach
Pack a picnic and gather the kids together for a fabulous day at Island Beach on the north-west coast of the Dudley Peninsula. Island Beach is one of Kangaroo Island’s most sheltered and safe beaches and is perfect for the kids to have some fun in the water, while you lounge around and let the world pass you by!
Tip: Bring bathers, picnic rug and a good book to read.
Location: Eastern Cove on the north-west coast of Dudley Peninsula.
4. Vivonne Bay Beach
What could be more romantic than a picnic packed for two and sweeping views over Vivonne Bay? No trip to Kangaroo Island is complete without visiting the famous Vivonne Bay. Imagine yourself on a romantic picnic in one of the secluded rocky inlets Vivonne Bay has to offer. Let the sand go in between your toes as you explore the untouched white sand beach.
Tip: Bring a picnic rug and a bottle of wine.
Location: South coast of Kangaroo Island, South Australia, 61 kilometres from Kingscote.
5. Flinders Chase National Park
Flinders Chase National Park is a vast and stunning landscape worth exploring. From Remarkable Rocks to Admirals Arch where you will witness the Long-Nosed Fur Seals in their natural habitat. It is obvious why Flinders Chase National Park is among the top places to visit on the island. Pack a picnic-to-go as there is so much to see and do here! There is a great cafe there too if you forget the picnic!
Tip:There is so much to see and do here, have an itinerary.
Location: South Coast Rd, Flinders Chase SA 5223.
Entry: $11 National Park day fee.
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