Kangaroo Island accommodation
Fly into Adelaide on your next holiday excursion and travel just under three hours to reach the shores of Kangaroo Island. Bigger than you might expect, 'KI' as the locals affectionately know it is 155 kilometres long and completely surrounded by 509 kilometres worth of coastline. If you're looking to get a fill of Australian wildlife, book a hotel on Kangaroo Island now.
Weather on Kangaroo Island
Weather on Kangaroo Island could be compared to that of the Mediterranean, similar to nearby Adelaide. The summers are beautifully warm, with an average high generally sitting around 24 degrees Celsius and minimal rainfall. The winter months can bring a little more rain and lower temperatures, but the countryside comes to life with luscious, sparkling luminosity and the animals are less inclined to shelter from the sun. So take your pick!
What to do on Kangaroo Island
As you might expect with a name like Kangaroo Island, wildlife is a primary attraction here. There is an abundance of national parks, wildlife centres and other attractions dotted about the landscape, so animal lovers will never grow bored.
So where do you start? Try Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, ranked No. 1 on TripAdvisor. A family business run by caring and passionate locals, Paul's Place offer a great wildlife tour that will please kids and parents alike. You'll get to bottle-feed baby animals, wander through an aviary to learn about and feed birds, laugh with a kookaburra, hold a koala and so much more. That's not even including all the kangaroos you can hold, feed and take pictures with.
You should also give Raptor Domain a try, just over 30 kilometres south of Paul's Place. Raptor Domain is unique in that it does not display birds, as a zoo or wildlife park may do. Instead they present them in fascinating and intriguing shows, hoping to raise awareness and interest in the animals. Some of the birds that live here are Pearl - a white goshawk, Boo - a boobook owl, Chipps the kestrel and plenty more colourful characters.
Other attractions you simply can't miss include a tour with Exceptional Kangaroo Island, the entertaining pelican feeding talk with the 'Pelican Man' and the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.
Accommodation on Kangaroo Island
Located just 30 minutes from the SeaLink ferry terminal in Penneshaw - and only an hour and 20 minutes from Paul's Place - is the luxurious Kangaroo Island hotel, the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge. Alongside 38 opulent rooms, this Accor hotel also has swimming pools, a sauna and massage facility, tennis courts and plenty of nearby amenities! You can also wine and dine here after a busy day of encountering animals, as the Reflections Restaurant is on-site to provide some delicious seafood, as well as the Fireside Bar for that evening cocktail by the fire.
So for the Australian animal holiday of a lifetime, choose Kangaroo Island for your next South Australia getaway.