Things to do on Kangaroo Island

Things to do on Kangaroo Island

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Exciting things to do on Kangaroo Island

With a host of native wildlife, crystal-clear waters, a rugged coastline, breathtaking scenery and a range of activities and things to do, it’s easy to understand the appeal of Kangaroo island, South Australia.  

Planning a trip and wondering what to do on Kangaroo Island? You’ll want to add some of our Kangaroo Island tours and experiences to your itinerary.  

Bike tours 

Take on the varied terrain of the island with an adventurous fat bike tour. A knowledgeable guide will lead the way and fat bikes’ thicker tyres make it easy to explore areas normal bikes just wouldn’t be able to get to. 


Paddle along the scenic Harriet River on a self-guided kayaking tour. Spend four hours exploring and look out for local wildlife like koalas and echidnas on the riverbank. All equipment, including life jackets and dry bags, and instruction included.  

Buggy tour

Let your driver take you through bushland, coastline and up and down the Little Sahara sand dunes on a thrilling buggy tour of this South Australian paradise. Look out for koalas in the trees and enjoy the ride.  


Discover the best Fleurieu?Peninsula and Kangaroo Island fishing spots with a full-day fishing tour from Adelaide. An exciting offshore fishing adventure is a whole lot of fun and a great opportunity to catch squid, tuna, kingfish and more.  

Where is Kangaroo Island? 

Kangaroo Island is approximately 13 kilometres (8 miles) off the coast of South Australia and 110 kilometres (70 miles) south-west of Adelaide. You can get there by catching a flight or boarding a ferry.  

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

The fastest way from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island is by air and flights take around 30 minutes. You can also travel by ferry. Take a coach or drive to Cape Jervis, around 90 minutes south of Adelaide, then board the ferry for a crossing of around 30 to 45 minutes. You can travel as a foot passenger or take your own car on the ferry – it’s a great place for a self-drive holiday.