As the name suggests, Kangaroo Island is a wildlife haven, but for more than just marsupials. Rugged, remote and miraculously unspoilt by tourism, the island is often referred to as Australia's natural zoo, and this is the ideal destination for those seeking authentic animal experiences as well as some seriously breathtaking scenery. 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 Park.
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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.