Less than 10 miles off the coast of South Australia lies an epic escape known as Kangaroo Island (or “KI” to locals). Only a 30-minute flight from Adelaide, or a 45-minute Sealink ferry ride from Cape Jervis, the charming destination is just a stone’s throw from the mainland—but somehow still feels worlds away. And although it’s readily accessible, most Australians have never made the pilgrimage (but they’re always quick to mention it’s high on their bucket list).
“Kangaroo Island is a microcosm of Australia when it comes to wildlife and vegetation,” says Nikki Redman, a nature tour guide for Kangaroo Island Odysseys. A visit feels like you’re jumping directly into a David Attenborough docuseries. At 1,700 square miles, KI ranks as Australia’s third-largest island. It’s a lush oasis that condenses so many of the country’s greatest hits into one binge-worthy highlight reel.… Read the rest