Guide to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is one of the world’s great nature-based destination, which also offers boutique local cuisine and beverages. Be greeted by native Australian animals, offering a sanctuary for large populations, as well as being a place of beauty and escape. Stay with us at the Aurora Ozone Hotel, offering a range of accommodation located in the heart of Kangaroo Island in Kingscote.

Getting to KI

By ferry

Kangaroo Island’s vehicle and passenger ferry service, SeaLink, operates daily between Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Operating two large vehicle and passenger ferries, the crossing takes 45 minutes, signalling the beginning of your holiday!

By coach

Mainland coach return connections are available twice daily to/from Adelaide to Cape Jervis, to meet up with SeaLink ferries. Goolwa/Victor Harbor coach transfers are also available three times a week.

By air

Regular daily flights service Kangaroo Island from Adelaide Airport. In just 30 minutes you can be at Kangaroo Island Airport, 14 kilometres from the main town on Kingscote. Rex Regional Express offers daily flights to and from Kangaroo Island. QantasLink operate flights from both Adelaide and Melbourne.

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Eat and Drink

Dudley Wines  

Award-winning Dudley Wines sits atop the cliff overlooking Backstairs Passage. While away the afternoon with your favourite bottle, pizza, platters and more.

The Oyster Farm Shop  

Farmed in Eastern Cove and harvested fresh, watch the oyster punt come in with a load of oysters that are then shucked fresh at The Oyster Farm Shop.

Zone Bar and Restaurant  

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu focuses on fresh seafood and local Kangaroo Island produce. Showcasing a variety of dishes, the menu gives guests more opportunities to sample the best of Kangaroo Island culinary.

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Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase National Park is home to two iconic landmarks. A network of walking trails and boardwalks of varying levels of difficulty criss-cross Kangaroo Island’s parks. The trails provide access to some of the most rugged spectacular landscapes in Australia.

Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks’

Located in Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks’ are iconic to the island. Admirals Arch frames Long-nosed fur seals basking on a rocky shoreline. Watch the fierce ocean swells of Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park from the safety of the boardwalk and viewing platform. Remarkable Rocks’ surreal beauty has been sculpted by the elements over 500 million years. Definitely worth the visit for a photo op!

Kelly Hill Caves

As one of the few dry limestone caves in Australia, Kelly Hill Caves is ideal for adventure caving. Join an experienced guide on an Adventure Caving Tour where, equipped with a helmet and headlight, you can climb and crawl your way through an underground maze of underdeveloped caverns.

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Coastal Activities

The possibilities for recreation along the Kangaroo Island coastline are endless. Activities such as;

  • Fishing
  • Marine tours
  • Boat mooring facilities
  • Boat launching ram
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling

are all available to do on the coast.

Native Australian Animal Spotting

Kangaroo Island is the place where you don’t have to go far off the beaten track to see native Australian animals and birds as they were meant to be seen- in the wild. Kangaroo Island continues to be a special and protected place, where you will be truly amazed. You can spot the following locals on the Island:

  • Australian sea lions and Long-nosed fur seals
  • Echidnas
  • Kangaroo Island kangaroos
  • Koala
  • Rosenberg goannas
  • Tammar wallabies
  • Other natives


Join a selection of Kangaroo Island’s food producers at the Penneshaw Farmers and Community Markets on the first Sunday of the month at the Penneshaw Oval. Purchase fresh local produce with tastings, breakfast, coffee and a great village atmosphere all on offer. Homemade items include gifts, photography, clothing and much more.

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Stay at the Aurora Ozone Hotel and experience quality Kangaroo Island accommodation located on the foreshore with stunning views overlooking Nepean Bay. Book Now!

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