Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island covering an area of 4,405 km2. The island is 150 km long and between 57 km – 90 km wide. European history of the island dates back to 1802 when Matthew Flinders named the Island.
With a population of 4,417, Kangaroo Island’s main industries are Agriculture and Tourism. You will find that many businesses in the Agriculture industry have also embraced tourism. Some examples include Island Pure Sheep Dairy and the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery.
Starting with the founding of Kingscote, South Australia’s first colony, the island has a fascinating story. In fact, Kingscote was originally put forward to be the capital of South Australia. The lack of resources on the island saw Adelaide named capital instead.
Today, Kangaroo Island is a little part of paradise. With untouched wilderness, the local wildlife is abundant. Koalas, seals, kangaroos and a variety of birds share in the beauty of nature.
If you’re looking for a place to get back in touch with nature, Kangaroo Island is the perfect place. Whether it’s adventure, bush camping or a little luxury you want, this small island has it all.
Things to do on Kangaroo Island
There’s a whole world of activities that you can do on Kangaroo Island. If possible, we recommend that you join a guided tour to do the bulk of activities. Especially if you’re short on time. You can always stay a few extra days after the tour to see the extras you might have missed. We recommend KI Adventure Tours.
Here are just 5 of our favourite experiences on Kangaroo Island
- Climbing around at Remarkable Rocks
- Sheep milking at Island Pure Sheep Dairy
- Sand boarding on the Little Sahara
- Seal Spotting at Seal Bay Conservation Park
- Hiking in Flinders Chase National Park