Visiting Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a must-see destination for anybody looking to get up close and personal with one of Australia’s most iconic national animals. Situated just off the coast of Adelaide, this lush green space is famous for its towering cliffs, fertile soils, soft sandy beaches and of course, the multitude of kangaroos living across the island.

What to see

Most people visit Kangaroo Island for the wildlife, so your first choice should be an island tour – there are several on offer from the main towns, taking visitors out into the bushland and along the coastline to see the natural flora and fauna that lives here – including sea lions and koala bears as well as kangaroos. Alternatively, take a walk through Flinders Chase National Park, or along the footpaths along the cliff tops, to see the beautiful landscape for yourself.

However, wildlife isn’t all the island is famous for – it also has a growing agricultural economy, and produce such as wine, honey and meat can all be found here for a true taste of Australia.

When to go

Australia is so vast that no one climate can sum up the whole country. However, Kangaroo Island’s eastern location and exposure to the Great Australian Bight means that during winter, from June to September, the weather is mostly mild but wet. February is the hottest and driest month, with temperatures reaching up to around 25C – warm, but comfortable enough for those who want to get out and explore the outdoors!

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