For stats fans, the island covers 1,701 square miles and boasts
a massive 318 miles of coastline, so there's plenty of space for
wandering wildlife and inquisitive tourists alike. To really get
under the skin of what makes the island so special join some of our
expert local guides to discover the island's hidden secrets.
To whet your appetite, some of our favourite wildlife spots
include Seal Bay where you'll find sea-lions sprawled on the beach;
Flinders Chase National Park where kangaroos and Cape Barren geese
are abundant; and Admirals Arch, home of the New Zealand fur seal.
There are also pelicans aplenty flying above Kingscote, and
orphaned koalas crying out for a cuddle at Parndana Wildlife
Forgetting wildlife for a second, Kangaroo Island has recently
registered on the radar as one of Australia's leading regions for
artisanal produce. With wineries, distilleries and farms producing
organic goodies all over the island, foodie visitors to Kangaroo
Island will be just as well catered for as nature lovers. One of
our favourite spots is the Enchanted Fig Tree, which sees diners
eating inside an ancient tree, surrounded by its leafy canopy.