It all starts with a ferry adventure… and it’s only up from there!
It’s South Australia’s holiday diamond and it sparkles with magnificent scenery, rugged coastlines, world-class beaches and plenty of natural wonders. Kangaroo Island is the perfect destination for singles, couples, retirees and families, and it’s worthy of so much more than just a weekend trip!
With a long list of accommodation options to choose from, you can flop and drop, and spend a few hard-earned days soaking up those island paradise feels. Then, when you’re feeling revitalised, why not explore 4,400 square metres of nature’s paradise?
You’ll discover everything from long, sandy, protected beaches like Emu Bay and Vivonne Bay to amazing surf breaks like Pennington Bay, and little postcard- perfect gems like Stokes Bay and Snellings Beach. The funny thing about Kangaroo Island is that despite its beaches being on the world stage, you can easily hop between them, sometimes without bumping into a single soul.
The island is massive, much bigger than you’d ever imagine, and you won’t want to waste a minute of your exploring time — so having a car to jump between the beaches, cellar doors, distilleries, wildlife experiences and nature parks is essential.
And believe me, there’s a million reasons to holiday on Kangaroo Island — here are just a few…
KI SEAFRONT HOLIDAY PARK
Overlooking Hog Bay Beach, KI Seafront Holiday Park is the ideal place for a holiday. With a huge range of accommodation, including glamping, camping and caravanning, you can level up or down depending on your budget.
New to the park are five bell tents — they’re all spacious, beautifully decorated and set among a stunning nature-filled backdrop. It’s camping with a twist — you get to lap up those fun camping vibes, with all the conveniences and luxury of glamping! Every tent has its own deck, so you can settle in with a coffee or wine, and let the holiday-feels wash over you. You also get to enjoy the park’s barbecue area, laundry, amenities and communal fire pit.
KANGAROO ISLAND SPIRITS
Exquisite gins and experiences where you won’t be able to wipe the gin off your face — Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS) offers Garden Table experiences, cocktail masterclasses, blend your own gin and premium gin making experiences, just to name a few. Located in Cygnet River, KIS was South Australia’s first boutique distillery, and they’ve been consistently producing great gins and liqueurs since 2006. Their cellar door is open seven days a week, so it’s definitely worth popping in.
With ten-out-of-ten views of Emu Bay from every room, this immaculately designed, luxurious holiday home is located on five- and-a-half acres of private land, only a two- minute walk from one of Kangaroo Island’s most popular stretches of coastline, Emu Bay Beach.
Sleeping up to eight people, Copperstone is ideal for families, or couples and friends wanting a kid-free weekend. It’s the picture perfect setting to laze and graze — so much so, I spent my fortieth birthday here, kicking back with a glass of Kangaroo Island Spirits in one hand and toasting a marshmallow in the other. With polished concrete floors, four bedrooms, a massive living area, open plan kitchen, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces, Copperstone KI is the whole package.
Your private, luxury beachfront accommodation awaits. Part of ONE Kangaroo Island, Walcowrie offers experiential accommodation, making your stay extra memorable.
After you settle into the five bedrooms, four ensuites, outdoor shower and bath with sea and bush views, you can have a wildlife nature experience. Meet and greet the locals, including dolphins, kangaroos, wallabies, pelicans, echidnas, rays and an abundance of birdlife, just a few grains of sand away. And with your own private beachfront, you can swim, snorkel or paddleboard as much as your heart desires.
FALSE CAPE WINERY
KI’s best kept family-friendly secret, False Cape Wines has nailed keeping kids entertained and parents happy with wine and a playground. They haven’t missed a beat, with 60 acres of breathtaking countryside, award-winning wines, a nature playground and even a basketball area for kids. You can kick back, taste their wines, enjoy lunch and enjoy nature. They often have events on their property, so keep an eye out for their next shindig or sunday sesh. @falsecapewines
Picture :: Meaghan Coles