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KANGAROO ISLAND

Kangaroo Island is South Australia's largest Island and is located off the south eastern tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide. It is renowned for its rugged and beautiful scenery and the beaches and fishing which it provides. Seals will be found at Seal Beach and are a popular attraction, and the Koala population of the island is becoming a problem so you will have no trouble seeing these popular creatures on your visit.
Accommodation is plentiful, particularly in the host farm sector, and the main towns of Penneshaw and Kingscote have motels and hotels. Many people use the push-bike hire services available to get around the island's roads and towns but you can take your car across from Cape Jervis by ferry if you wish. There are 1600 kilometres of roads on the island, but many of them are unsealed and have rough surfaces. There are also several airstrips and regular services leave Adelaide airport for the island.
Kangaroo Island claims to be the first South Australian settlement, as the early colonists stayed there before moving to the more suitable settlement at Glenelg in 1836. There are several lighthouses protecting shipping from the treacherouswaters around the island including one at Cape Borda (1858) reached along a 32km loose surface road and offering limited accommodation.

INFORMATION CENTRE
Gateway Visitor Information Centre
Howard Dve, Penneshaw. Kangaroo island. SA. 5222
Ph: 08 8553 1185. Fax: 08 8553 1255
Email: tourki@kin.net.au


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PARKS INFORMATION CENTRE:
Kangaroo Island:
National Parks & Wildlife Centre
Dauncey St. Kingscote. Kangaroo island S.A. 5223.
Ph: 08 8482 2381
HOW TO GET THERE:

By plane from Adelaide. (31)
  • By Vehicle Ferry from Cape Jervis
  • Admirals Arch - KI
  • Cape Borda Lighthouse - KI
  • Cape Gantheaume Conservation Area - KI
  • d'Estrees Bay - KI
  • Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery - KI
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Hope Cottage - KI
  • Kelly Hill Caves & Park - KI
  • Little Sahara
  • The Mulberry Tree
  • Remarkable Rocks
  • Rocky River
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park