Fantastic deals on Kangaroo Island, South Australia holidays. Book accommodation, ferry, tours, activities & grab big savings! Minutes from the mainland but feels like a million miles away. Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and natural, rugged beauty. Discover it today. Understand. History. Kangaroo Island was separated from the mainland around 10, years ago. It was first explored by Matthew Flinders in whilst en route from UK to Sydney. He named the island in honour of the feast of Kangaroo he and his crew enjoyed on the island. More extensive mapping. Discounts for students, seniors and groups. About Us Help Centre. The best swimming beaches tend to be on the north side of the island, the south side offering less sand, and more waves crashing into cliffs. The centre can provide maps, brochures, tour times, costs and can help to make bookings. It's at the northern end of Scenic Drive. The island has km of roads, both sealed and unsealed, and is km long. A dramatic natural rock arch. Views Read Edit View history. If you are not taking a car with you, air fares can be competitive with coach and ferry fares from Adelaide. The island also has four wineries with cellar doors, including Dudley Wines, near Penneshaw, and MrGreen Online-Casino-Test - Alles Wichtige zu Bonus und Freispielen of Shoals Winesnear Kingscote. View the Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide Kangaroo Island is one of the world's great nature-based destinations, which also offers brilliant local cuisine, small batch wines and a leisurely way of life. There are several walks where you can see Kangaroo Island's fantastic nature and landscapes, such as the Snake Lagoon Walk in Flinders Chase National Park where you walk along Rocky River until you arrive at the beach. You can drink more craft beer at the Kangaroo Island Brewery. There is a wide range of other accommodation available on the island. Located in the south of the island, this park gives you the opportunity to see wild Australian sea lions resting on the beach before returning for feeding in the sea.