The Remote Wilderness and Rugged coastline is what drew us to Kangaroo Island. We had read all the Tourism brochures and seen many photos of the Epic landscapes. We knew we just had to get there! We took our 23foot Jurgens Narooma family van across on the Sealink Kangaroo Island Ferry and had such a fantastic time! The kids absolutely loved the Ferry ride and we all thrived on the adventure of exploring different beaches and landmarks as well as spotting all the wildlife around the Island. We planned to do 5 nights on the island, but if you have the time, you could easily spend a week and really explore all the nooks and crannies on this piece of Paradise.
First stop when you drive off the Ferry in Penneshaw should definitely be the KI visitor information centre. It's here you can get loaded up with all the info you'll need for your travels around Kangaroo Island. There is a lot to see on the island and its great to get a few ideas on what way your going to attack the highlights.
Taking your caravan over is a great way to see the island. The roads are well maintained and all the destination landmarks are easily accessible when towing a van. There are 5 caravan parks scattered around the island and heaps of great self registration campsites, some with power as well. There are info sheets available at the KI visitor info centre that outlines all these locations and facilities. All the campsites are surrounded by trees and wildlife and are such a great setting to wake to every morning. And of course, you can always unhitch the van and head off for a day trip on some of the rougher roads or head up the beach for a day of fun with the kids.
Everyday on Kangaroo Island is an adventure! With so much to to see and do, it really does take a bit of planning to decide which way to go and what to see each day. We did as much as we could over our 5 day stay, but we merely scratched the surface as to whats on offer. We would definitely recommend staying at least 7 nights or longer if you can.
Vivonnne Bay, Stokes Bay, Seal Bay and West Bay are all beautiful Landscapes that need to be seen to be believed. At Seal Bay you can head down a boardwalk to get up close and personal with the native fur seals that make the beach their home.
Little Sahara was a great few hours for us as a family. You can hire a toboggan or a sandboard and hit the dunes for a few hours. Not only is it mad fun, its a great workout as well. It definitely works up an appetite for some of the fresh produce you can pick up on from the specialty shops around KI.
The Flinders Chase National Park has some of the most popular views on KI. You need to stop in at the info centre on entry to the national park and pay a small fee. From here the helpful staff will give you all the info you need to find the hot spots in the park. Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks were our favourite sites. They are amazing rock formations that are only a short walk from the car parks making them a great outing with young kids.
We can't speak highly enough of our time on KI. It is definitely a destination and an Adventure not to be missed. We hope everyone can follow in our wheel tracks and enjoy this remote, rugged and beautiful place they call ,"Kangaroo Island".
For more information and to plan your trip to Kangaroo Island, check out the website link below.
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