Places to Visit
Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia's most popular locations noted for it's beatiful fresh air, food, produce and lifestyle.
No matter your taste for food or adventure, Kangaroo Island offers an experience to suit everyone's desire.
Here are some ideas for local trips to places often with a 30 minute drive of Sunrise on Falie at American River.
Fun and Adventure
Flinders Chase National Park open 10am till 3pm
Swim with wild dolphins. www.kimarineadventures.com.au
Raptor Domain www.kangarooislandbirdsofprey.com.au
Emu Bay Lavender Farm 08 8553 5338
Emu Ridge Farm Eucalyptus oil distillery www.emuridge.com.au
Clifford's Honey Farm 08 8553 8295
Prospect Hill free to climb and enjoy panoramic views
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park & Aquarium
Hold a Koala, snake, wombat. Kangaroo and wallaby feeding. 08 8559 6050
Penneshaw Penguin Centre www.pennehawpenguincentre.com
Rebuild the Independence
(08) 8553 7216
Down at the Wharf
Rebuild Independence Group (RIG) is a community-based, non-profit organisation with the mission of rebuilding a replica of the 45ft Schooner Independence, the first vessel built in 1803 in South Australia, by Captain Isaac Pendleton and his crew of the American Brig “Union”, from Stonington, USA.
The original Independence was presumed lost with all hands, south of New Zealand a few years later.
On the banks of American River, our local community have errected a huge shed to enable this full size replica of the Independence to be built securely under cover. The vessel when launched will carry Kangaroo Island visitors on short excursions into Eastern Cove, to experience life in the days of sail.
The boat will be a lasting legacy to the pioneering spirit of those early sailors that put the "American" in American River.
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Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures
(08) 8553 3227
Depending on Weather,
Tours Depart from:-
Bay of Shoals Boat Ramp
(Corner Cordes and Seaview Roads)
Jetty / Pier
Swim With Wild Dolphins
Enjoy a marine wildlife experience along the stunning North Coast of Kangaroo Island.
See seals, sea eagles and osprey plus view ancient fossil beds.
Take the opportunity to swim with wild bottlenose dolphins in shallow and protected waters, an experience that will take your breath away.
1.5 hour and 3 hour tours available.
The 3 hour tour includes the use of wetsuits and snorkel equipment, and is great fun for the whole family. For those who don't wish to swim, enjoy the view and relax with morning tea and homemade treats at a remote beach location.
Raptor Domain - Birds of Prey
(08) 855 95 108
Seal Bay Road
Raptor Domain has many orphaned, injured and sick Birds of Prey (Hawks and Eagles) come into their care each year.
Plus, some of their birds have been bred in captivity and are quite rare, like the White Goshawk, Black-breasted buzzard and the Sooty owl.
They offer a range of shows, demonstrations and presentations to make your visit inspiring and fun including Reptiles and Snakes.
Raptor Domain do not train animals to do circus tricks - instead they show you their natural behavior on command in a natural environment. Well worth the visit while on K.I.
KI Outdoor Action
(08) 8559 4296
188 Jetty Road
• Quad Biking
Sandboarding - the Little Sahara Sand Dunes are a system of naturally occurring coastal blow out dunes, covering approximately two square kilometers on the south coast of Kangaroo Island between Vivonne Bay and Seal Bay. The dunes vary in size, the highest dune being approximately 70 meters above sea level.
You can hire Toboggans that one or two people can sit on, or stand up Sandboards for the more confident, through to Performance Sandboards for the experienced boarder.
2 hour or full day hire options available. Outstanding fun - but muscles might be a bit sore the next day!
Kayaking - Paddle on up to 5 kilometres of the calm and meandering Harriet River with a variety of birds and other wildlife. Relax as you enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Choose from a Guided Kayak Tour or just hire the kayaks and make your own way up the river. Single or Double Kayaks available for hire for 4 hours at a time.
Quad Bikes - A guided quad bike tour passes through inaccessible parts of Kangaroo Island! Ride your own quad bike (ATV) through 500 acres of open grassland and pristine native bush, checking out wildlife and stunning views of the Southern Ocean along the way. Choose to ride through a wide variety of terrain and give yourself the freedom to ride safely to the conditions and within your ability.
Visit the Outdoor Action website to see the choices of paths available.
Nocturnal Wildlife Tours
0407 978 680
These nighttime wildlife tours get you out and about around twilight, sunset and immediately after, giving you an unforgettable look some of Kangaroo Island's most exotic and beautiful animals.
Run by experienced guides who live locally and know the area, you'll love experiencing the sights and sounds after dark.
The drop in air temperature and light means the island buzzes with activity as day gives way to night. See how this 155km long island transforms as the sun goes down and the 'local nightlife' warms up.
A two-and-a-half-hour package gives you the chance to see the more elusive animals, including Stone Curlews, Boobook Owls, Brush-tailed Possums and maybe even an adorable echidna. Spot Western Grey Kangaroos grazing in open grasslands, or discover Tammar Wallabies hiding in the shrub lands.
The group can even head over to the Kingscote coastline in the hope of seeing the adorable wild penguins. Other Tours Available:-
• Heritage Tours
• Guided 4WD Tours
• Hire a Guid Tours
(08) 8553 2116