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Travel guide Kangaroo Island


How's The Searenity!
By Herb Stichel

Searenity Holiday Home is a modern, comfortable three bedroom, two bathroom holiday home (accommodating up to 8 guests), located within the picturesque coastal township of Emu Bay on the north coast of Kangaroo Island. Emu Bay is the “Home of the Long White Beach” and is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the island, being central to the main tourist attractions and conveniently close enough to the main town of Kingscote. Searenity Holiday Home is adjacent to a quiet, rural area on a road not used by general vehicle traffic and away from the township’s main cluster of holiday homes, making it ideal for children and guaranteeing “serenity” for those seeking a relaxing stay. The property is also fenced on three sides and has ample lawned areas a... Read more

Soak up the quiet and tranquil seaside ambiance
By Isabel Godwin

Sunsets at Baudin Beach, Kangaroo Island is a 10 minute scenic drive, from the ferry docking at Penneshaw. The family home caters for both couples and families, The home is solely maintained by the owners, who take pride in ensuring it is presented to its guests in a pristine condition for them to enjoy. This lovely, spacious beachfront three bedroom home comfortably sleeps eight people. The home encompases two large verandahs front and back, great for BBQs and outdoor appreciation. It is located about 50 metres away from the boat ramp and a beautiful swimming beach. There is also an area where you can fish from the rocks. The keen fisherman can expect to catch a mixed bag of snapper, king george whiting, tommies, garfish, trevally, sweep, flathead, squid and more in this particular area.... Read more

Penneshaw
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Ride a ferry to a beautiful natural landscape populated by fairy penguins, koalas, echidnas, kangaroos, and wallabies. Penneshaw, known as the 'gateway to Kangaroo Island', is the place where you first disembark a ferry from the mainland and open your eyes to see a wonderland of beauty. Kangaroo Island is a magical place to holiday, offering stunning vistas, tranquil waters, friendly locals and a place to truly appreciate the uniqueness of Australia’s animals.    Things to do: Fairy Penguin tour: This is certainly a highlight of Penneshaw. The fairy penguin tour leaves from Penneshaw Penguin Centre, and allows visitors to see these adorable creatures waddle up to their burrows from the beach after sunset. Tours last around 45 minutes and include entry into the interpreti... Read more

K.I. Diving Services
By ATDW Database

Contact: 8553 1072 or advhost@activ8.net.au
K.I. Diving Services provide scuba equipment for hire to qualified divers who show their diving licence. Skin diving equipment is also available, air filling facilities on site. Hire equipment includes tanks, regulators, wetsuits, fins, masks and snorkels or full rigs. The waters off Kangaroo Island provide some of the best temperate-water diving in Australia. Read more

Cruising Kangaroo Island Kayak Tours
By ATDW Database

Contact: scott@cruisingkangarooisland.com
At Cruising Kangaroo Island we look forward to providing you with an experience to be remembered. Our kayak tours focus on the beauty and abundant wildlife of our stunning island.Cruising Kangaroo Island Kayak Tours utilise very safe, stable and unsinkable kayaks. Our activities operate in sheltered waters making this a holiday experience everyone can enjoy. All kayaking equipment is supplied including life jackets.We specialise in small groups of less than six, with double and single kayaks available. Due to the design of our kayaks and the waters we paddle, you will often only get your feet wet.Being a local your guide has an extensive knowledge of Kangaroo Island's history and wildlife, gained from a lifetime of exploring this wonderful area. We are more than happy to customise a paddle... Read more

Editor's Choice - La Viv
By Lisa Monk

Kangaroo Island is a wonderful environment rich in nature’s treasures and with more than its fair share of breathtaking views and things to see and do.  Vivonne Bay on the island’s south coast is one of the standouts in an island of standouts, with its long crescent shaped beach, picturesque old jetty and access to many of the main attractions, such as Seal Bay, Kelly Hill Caves and the Remarkable Rocks. Living lightly in this environment is a holiday home that truly qualifies as unique.  It is not just the rammed earth, handcrafted and earth-friendly aspects, nor is it that it La Viv is one of those rare things – a completely wheelchair accessible holiday home.  It is all these things, as well as the location and the soul of the house, which its owners ... Read more

Review - Captain's Rest
By Hannah Kothe

The 2008 TakeABreak National Award for best group accommodation was deservedly awarded to the outstanding Captain’s Rest: a superb spacious four-bedroom home ideally located on 42 hectares of private land on South Australia’s pristine Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island (after Tasmania and Melville Island) and is seven times the size of Singapore, stretching 155 km from east to west, 55 km at its widest point. Kangaroo Island is only 13 kilometres from Cape Jervis at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula on mainland South Australia and 105 kilometres from Adelaide. Separated from mainland Australia about 9000 years ago, Kangaroo Island remains one of the most unspoilt natural wonders of the world with more than more one-third of the island stil... Read more

Review - Allure Beach Retreat
By Hannah Kothe

Allure Beach Retreat - best eco-friendly holiday accommodation When you find a property that fully embraces the eco-friendly philosophy and still manages to provide charming and well-appointed holiday accommodation, it is no wonder it wins the best eco-friendly accommodation section of the TakeABreak Awards. Surrounded by 50 acres of bushland, Allure Beach Retreat minimises the mark it leaves on the environment while still allowing you to relax in luxury and comfort and leave with memories of an unforgettable holiday in a magnificent location, Pennington Bay on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island (after Tasmania and Melville Island) and is seven times the size of Singapore, stretching 155 km from east to west, 55 km at its widest point. I... Read more

Touring Routes Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island
By Tourism Australia

Some of Australia’s finest wine valleys and wildlife wonderlands are just a stone’s throw from Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Historic architecture, fine food and a friendly welcome just add to the mood. Among the first travellers to cruise South Australia’s coast was explorers Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin. Although their respective nations, England and France, were at war at the time of their encounter in 1802, the pair swapped notes before peacefully going about their business to map the southern coast of Australia. It’s thanks to Baudin that today we have the Fleurieu Peninsula (honouring French politician, Comte de Fleurieu). This route takes you from Adelaide down through the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula and across to Kangaroo Island, a haven for wildl... Read more

Kangaroo Island
By Penny Parsons

Hop off to Kangaroo Island Why Kangaroo Island? The isolation of Kangaroo Island, its large pristine areas and proximity to wildlife make it an Australian destination that, put simply, must not be missed. Hailed as one of the last unspoiled wonders of the world, Kangaroo Island was inducted into the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame in 2004. If an eco experience is what you’re seeking, Kangaroo Island offers this and more… Discovered by Matthew Flinders in 1802, thirty percent of Kangaroo Island is protected as national and conservation parks. It has remained relatively undeveloped due to the poor quality of soil and low average rainfall making crop sewing difficult. Today the population is still less than 5000 people, leaving a sanctuary unaffected by human hands. Wild... Read more

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