Seven places you need to visit on Kangaroo Island
By Alice Kuersch @alicekuersch
Wondering what to do when you get to Kangaroo Island? Take a look at renowned photographer, Alice Kuersch’s top seven places to visit. Her incredible photos will have you dreaming of your next adventure and all the places you simply need to make your way to!
There is so much to see on Kangaroo Island. You will find pristine white sand beaches, hiking trails, wildlife, fresh local food, great wine and much more. With the attractions being spread far across the island, taking a vehicle is advantageous. SeaLink offers ferry transport for vehicles & passengers from Cape Jervis on the mainland to Penneshaw on KI. Don’t miss these amazing places when you visit!
1. Seal Bay
The sea lions bedroom! That’s what our guide called the beach that these aquatic mammals call home. This is a permanent colony of around 800 Australian sea lions making it the third largest colony. With a guided tour you can get within metres of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Book in your guided beach tour.
2. George’s Castle
You don’t really visit Kangaroo Island for its castles so coming across this quirky construction was quite the surprise! This home turned castle is filled with unicorns, swords and other oddities and proudly has 52,000 lights on display for Christmas. You can visit for a self guided tour and support George with a donation. You’ll find George’s Castle on North Coast Road on KI, not far from Emu Bay.
3. Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery
Emu Ridge is a fantastic place to visit and learn about the history of Kangaroo Island. There is a free informative video which you can watch from the comfort of this rustic buggy (great for a photo opportunity as well)! Check out the Eucalyptus Distillery in action or visit the gallery and cafe and enjoy coffee, cake, lunch or even an Espresso Martini!
4. Stokes Bay
Getting to the beach at Stokes Bay is something you need to experience! A winding path through a cave of rocks will lead you to a stunning beach with a sheltered rock pool perfect for swimming. It’s certainly a favourite on the island, with many flocking here on a warm summers day. It’s also the perfect place for a beach walk when the weather is cooler as well.
5. Remarkable Rocks
One of KI’s most iconic sights is the Remarkable Rocks in the Flinders Chase National Park. The scale and location of the rocks is impressive with the formation being right on the edge of the coastline with waves crashing below. Make sure you spare an afternoon to explore, or even the whole day. The regeneration in the national park is quite a sight to see after the bushfires in 2019/20.
6. Dudley Wines
Adventuring is hard work! Dudley Wines is the perfect place to kick back with a glass of wine & a perfect view. If you need a little more excitement grab a bucket of golf balls for $10 and practice teeing off while enjoying one of the best views on the island. Their gourmet pizzas and tasting platters are also highly recommended if you need to recharge after all the exploring.
7. Little Sahara
Whether you love nature or something a little more adventurous you will find it at the dunes with KI Outdoor Action. Choose from sand boarding, e-biking, dune buggy or just good old fashion walking to explore the dunes. The bush near here is home to a huge koala colony so don’t forget to look up!