Set near the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula, Cape Jervis promises a swathe of white-sand beaches and incredible natural scenery. It’s the perfect place to start a Kangaroo Island day tour while getting to know the unique natural landscape and quirky wildlife that characterises this part of Australia.

Escape Adelaide for the day and explore some of the best things the area has to offer.

1. Heysen Trail

Walkers will have plenty to keep them busy while in the area. The Heysen Trail is one of the more popular routes, boasting mesmerising views out across the ocean and plenty of lush greenery to explore. As you go, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for native Australian animals as well as ancient plant life that dates back thousands of years.

2. Morgan Beach

Beach life is a high priority at Cape Jervis, and no trip to the area is complete without taking a moment to enjoy the pristine sands and sparkling shallows. Morgan Beach promises swathes of coastline that’s perfect for kicking back and relaxing on or taking a stroll along the shoreline with your feet in the shallows.

3. Deep Creek Conservation Park

If you’re looking to soak up the incredible natural wildlife of Cape Jervis, head to the Deep Creek Conservation Park, which is filled to the brim with unique native flora and fauna. As you wander around the park, look out for some of Australia’s best-loved critters and learn all about the conservation efforts in place to maintain the stunning natural landscape that this part of the country is famed for.

4. Rapid Bay Beach

This beach is another seaside offering from Cape Jervis. As well as lush sands and shallow waters perfect for taking an afternoon dip in, it is also home to some unique rock formations that have been carved out of the landscape over millions of years. Here, you can really experience the expansive history of the region and learn more about the impressive scenery that’s on offer.

5. Cape Jervis Lighthouse

For something more manmade, check out the Cape Jervis Lighthouse, one of the most prominent landmarks in the area. Here, you can marvel at the exceptional piece of architecture that perches on the edge of the wild peninsula. Venture inside, too, to learn more about the history of the lighthouse and how it came to be such an important part of Cape Jervis.

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