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  • Kangaroo Island's wildlife provides many photo opportunities during your Australia vacation
  • The famous Kangaroo Island is a must inclusion on all Australia tours

Positioned 112 kilometres south-west of Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island, and is noted for its impressive variety of native wildlife to be experienced on an Australia vacation. Stretching just over 150 kilometres, nearly half of the Island remains uncleared of native vegetation, providing a sanctuary for Australian Sea Lions, Short-beaked Echidnas, an endemic species of kangaroo and many others. In fact, the local wildlife is so unique, Kangaroo Island is often referred to as ‘Australia’s Galapagos’.

Formerly a peninsula, the Island was cut off from the mainland about 9000 years ago. It is believed to have once supported an Aboriginal population, though today, agriculture – including the production of some of Australia’s finest honeys and cheeses – is Kangaroo Island’s most important industry. Fishing and tourism are not far behind.

On trips to Australia, Kangaroo Island’s landscapes are among the most unique in South Australia – indeed, the entire country. Popular landmarks include Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks, both highlights of Flinders Chase National Park. Seal Bay invites visitors to take guided walks among the sea lions, while the dunes of Little Sahara offer a different take on the natural beauty of the Southern Ocean coast. The ocean’s wild movements make the south coast unsuitable for swimming, though the sheltered northern beaches provide a popular and safe alternative.

The Island enjoys mild temperatures all year round. Summers rarely top 30 degrees Celsius and most days in Winter typically hover above 10 degrees C. The most popular route to Kangaroo Island is via the Sealink ferry, though advance bookings are required. Competitive air rates from Adelaide are also available. Once there on an Australia vacation, car hire is recommended for those not on organized trips. Kangaroo Island stretches over 150 kilometres from one end to the other – which is a lot of unspoiled wilderness to explore!

 

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Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of  New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our  featured Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

 

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    Experience the historic side of Sydney before exploring the wildlife of Kangaroo Island. Visit Australia’s world renowned wineries followed by stops at Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,678
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Adelaide & Kangaroo Island

    Avoid the tourist traps of Australian tours and take in the hidden charms of South Australia. Stroll down Adelaide’s gorgeous lanes and visit its fascinating museums before heading to Kangaroo Island to engage with Australian seals and kangaroos in their natural habitats.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 866
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    Explore the Australian outback aboard a luxury train, then round off your journey at the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Great Aussie Outdoors

    Australia’s south east corner is a fascinating blend of history, scenery and wildlife. Explore the best of three states on this unforgettable and highly educational journey.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,730
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations
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  • Great Barrier Reef, Wildlife and Culture Escape

    You'll enjoy some amazing Aussie experiences on this fantastic vacation. Start with 4 days in the gorgeous Whitsundays, with access to the Great Barrier Reef before heading down to cosmopolitan Melbourne. Fly to Adelaide, gateway to the Barossa Valley Wine Region, and Kangaroo Island, known as a zoo with fences for some amazing wildlife viewing.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,059
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
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  • Kangaroo Island in Style

    Discover South Australia’s most diverse natural treasure in style.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,272
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Kangaroo Island: Australia’s Galapagos

    South Australia’s most diverse natural treasure.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 468
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
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  • Natural Australia

    Experience Australia’s unbeatable natural beauty and wildlife. Drive the Great Ocean Road, visit Kangaroo Island then spend some time in Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Southern Ocean Lodge: Stay of Distinction

    Kangaroo Island is often hailed as Australia’s answer to the Galapagos. Spend your days discovering why, and your nights relaxing in luxury.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,364
    Trip Type:
    Lodges & Beach Stays, Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Ultimate Retreats

    Take the opportunity to combine some of Australia’s iconic and ultimate accommodations with truly unique Australian experiences at Hamilton Island, Sydney and Kangaroo Island.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,711
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
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