Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA © Tourism Australia

4 days of family fun on Kangaroo Island

Fun fact

Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island, and is seven times the size of Singapore at 4,400 square kilometres (1,700 square miles).

4 days of family fun on Kangaroo Island

Deep Creek Conservation Park, Fleurieu Peninsula, SA © Jack Brookes

Deep Creek Conservation Park, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia © Jack Brookes

Travel tip

Not driving? Several tour operators run multi-day tours around the island with some dedicated to wildlife, others dedicated to food and wine, and a happy few that are a little bit of both. Check out Kangaroo Island Odysseys and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours.

Emu Bay Lavender Farm, Kangaroo Island, SA © South Australian Tourism Commission

Emu Bay Lavender Farm, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission

Travel tip

Some of Australia's greatest makers and growers reside on Kangaroo Island, and offer fascinating tours of their production processes. Pop into Island Beehive for a tour of their Ligurian beehives and Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery to see how its famous eucalyptus oil is made.

Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, SA © South Australian Tourism Commission

Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission

Insider secret

Give 1860's life a whirl and book a tour around the little-known Hope Cottage Museum in Kingscote. Originally built in 1859, the cottage is the restored home of Charles and Michael Calnan – the offspring of some of the first settlers on the island.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island, SA © Julie Fletcher

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Julie Fletcher 

For inspiration and more things to do in South Australia, go to southaustralia.com.