See all of what Kangaroo Island has to offer in one jam-packed day!

The short answer is? Yes! Kangaroo Island is a natural wonderland, jam-packed with coastline attractions, natural rock formations, and an abundance of wildlife. For a lot of people, it only takes a day out of their travels to visit this exceptional island, spending the morning through to night in the lush bushland and beachfront. But how long does it really take you to all of what kangaroo island has to offer?

How to plan your day

The main strategy when fitting every attraction into one day is planning. Sorting out your steps from morning until night, with all your bucket list attractions ticked off along the way can help you make the most of out your one-day journey.

  • An Early Start

    Getting up the earlier the better can give you a lot more time adventuring around Kangaroo Island. The Sea Link Ferry departs from 6 am onwards, so you can even get there before the crowds start forming and get some one on one time with the island.

  • The Morning Adventure

    Once your feet are on dry land, you can head to the land of Australian Sea Lions, known as Seal Bay! Here, over 500 wild seals call this coastal beachfront home. Letting visitors watch them bask in the sun and frolic in the shallow shores.

  • Lunchtime Plans

    To refuel for the rest of the day, head to Vivonne Bay Bistro, which offers both exceptional food and views. The bistro is set against a charming country backdrop, providing you with the perfect lookout to see local animals such as koalas, kangaroos, and echidnas in their natural habitat.

  • Afternoon Activities

    Next up on your Kangaroo Island adventure, head along the coastal road for half an hour to reach the extraordinary region of Flinders Chase National Park. Within this un-spoilt wilderness is a range of astonishing rock formations and stunning flora and fauna.

    One of the best rock formations to see is the Remarkable Rocks. A set of large and uniquely shaped boulders nestled along the coastline clifftop. Afterwards, you can make your way to Admirals Arch, another grand rock formation.

  • Finish the Trip off

    After you are done seeing all Kangaroo Island’s best sights, you can relax at the nearby Flinders Chase Visitor Centre. Letting you enjoy a quick coffee and snack to refuel for the night journey back. Next, head back to Penneshaw and hop on one of the last ferries for the night, reflecting on your jam-packed day of extraordinary sights on your journey back!

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