Kangaroo Island Tourist Attractions
Kangaroo Island Tourist Attractions – Being just off the mainland of South Australia, below Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is known for its nature reserves and diverse wildlife, including Flinders Chase National Park which has a lot of kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, and various bird species. At the park’s southwestern point, Cape du Couedic, is located the huge, striking Extraordinary Rocks granite formations. Nearby, Admirals Arch is known for a rock bridge with an neighboring fur-seal colony.
There is such a wide range of activities and attractions to do and see on Kangaroo Island. Perhaps you’d love to do some Kangaroo Island fishing in the famous waters, get the adrenaline pumping on a quad-bike navigating beautiful coastal lands, relax on Australia’s best beach at Vivonne Bay, jump on a sand board down Little Sahara sand hills, get up close and personal to the famous Kangaroo Island wildlife. Here’s an overview of Kangaroo Island Tourist Attractions:
1. Raptor Domain Birds of Prey, Fang-Tastic & Venom Pit
Raptor Domain on Kangaroo Island presents raptors in In-Flight displays, offering a entertaining and unique experience while creating an appreciation and understanding for their role in the environment. The display is incredible for all nationalities and age groups. The only In-Flight Birds of Prey show in South Australia, it is thought by a lot of people to be the most interactive Birds of Prey show in Australia.
Enjoy an educational and interactive experience with the friendly snakes and lizards. Meet a row of reptiles and learn about some interesting facts about reptiles in Australia, and know how to treat a snake bite and many more. This activity is fun for the whole family with plentiful photo opportunities.
The venom pit is a 30 minutes presentation about venom, which includes some venomous creatures in Australia, such as tiger snakes, centipedes, tarantulas, scorpions, and many more. It is a very up close and personal experience which will amaze and surprise you.
2. Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tour
Tourist can get a fully guided 90 minutes walk with one of the experienced tour guides in and around the fenced, feral-free place. Find out and learn about the nocturnal animals in Kangaroo Island in their environment and natural habitat.
View Possums, Koalas, Echidnas, Bats, Tammar Wallabies, and Kangaroos. Take in the spectacular scenery of the Great Southern Skies on this educational and fun tour. The guided nocturnal walk is an obligation for all tourists to Kangaroo Island.
3. Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge Nocturnal Tour
Depart to Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge in American River in mid-evening, and enjoy a leisurely trip to Penneshaw. On the way, come to the River wharf to view the reflections on the water, and the guide will also point out diverse historical interests. The tour takes in several wildlife spotting including possums, tammar Wallabies, and kangaroos. A brief stop over at Pennington Bay to view one of the most amazing beaches on the island. On the arrival at the Penneshaw Penguin Centre, the experienced guide will take you on foot through the territory of the penguin. Then you will then be transferred to the Lodge back.
4. Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari will take you on an awesome 75 minutes wildlife and coastal tour around the coastline of Kangaroo Island and visiting places such as Snapper Point, Dolphin Cove, Cuttlefish Bay, and Kangaroo Head.
Meet pods of Bottle Nose and Usual Dolphins which can been seen up close. You can enjoy them in their natural environment by swimming up alongside the boat, with numbers sometimes in dozens and frequently with their baby calves. Colonies of Australian Sea Lions and New Zealand Fur Seals inhabit the coast which surrounds Kangaroo Island and these seals are gathering along the rocks while enjoying the warm sun, take a rest after fishing for a day and show off their agile swimming skill right in front of your eyes.
5. Bush Getaway Adventures
Bush Getaway Adventures offer paintball experiences and guided quad bike tours 20 kilometres west of Vivonne Bay. Surrounded by huge old gum trees and native bushland, the tours works on 250 acres of lovely landscape around lagoons and rivers which full of marron. Spot kangaroos, echidnas, koalas, and more along the way. A true Kangaroo Island adventure all in one place. The minimum age for paintball is 10 years and the minimum age for quad bike riders is 6 years.