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What to do on Kangaroo Island for the day?

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We have never been to Kangaroo Island before.

 

I was wondering for these who have been there what did you do there for the day?? and what would you recommend doing there??

 

Any ideas / suggestions are very welcome 😎

 

PS: We will be on  Kangaroo Island on my Birthday!

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You can't see it all in a few hours off a ship. But after the first time, we always hire a car and drive around. The Cape Willoughby lighthouse is a long drive but well worth seeing. Nice views. Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery is an essential visit with lots of interesting stuff and quite good food and drinks. You might even meet 'Luscious Larry'! Any access road to the southern shoreline is worth the effort. Pennington Bay is very pretty, we have seen dolphins playing at the beach. Kingscote is a nice town, there is a gin distillery on the way where particularly good gins are available, if a bit expensive. The honey factory "Island Beehive" is also on the way and is quite good. American River is interesting too. The Remarkables and Admirals Arch are impressive but a really long drive, probably best done on a ships tour. Basically do some research but book your car early, they book out pretty quickly when the ships come in!

Hope this helps a bit.

 

Steve.

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I resume it a tender stop at Kingscote ??    time a shore about six hours ...

as gnomey says... everything it not round the corner... yes have spent a couple of weeks on the island and it is a lovely place

 

So you could rush around or sit and relax... it up to you.... but I would say if going further afield I would take the ship tour for peace of mind... and somebody it doing the driving ( as it is your birthday )

 

Have a great cruise

 

Cheers Don..

 

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I feel that the key scenic points on Kangaroo Island and the Remarkables and Admiralty Arch (close to each other) and Seal Bay. We have only been to the island as independent travellers and staying for a few days so I cannot advise if you would need to take a ship's tour if you want to go to these places.

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I agree with Gnomey. We have done Kangaroo Island twice as a port stop and hired a car through Hertz. We anchored of Penneshaw and tendered in. The Hertz guy was waiting for us and quickly signed us up. 

 

The first time we went to the lighthouse and to the Koala Sanctuary. The second time we had others with us and went to the Wildlife Farm so they could see kangaroos and koalas.

 

We still haven't made it to Remarkable Rocks or the Seals. Each time we go we want to come back and stay for a few days as there is so much to do.

 

Julie

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As mentioned, too much to do everything, I pick would be to go to the Remarkables, the Arch, Seal Bay, the bird park show, the honey farm and the Sheep cheese factory

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Make sure you keep away from the Tiger Snakes, on Kangaroo Island they tend to be black and most of them are blind due to the birds pecking out their eyes. Being blind they have a very nasty temperament, and will strike if they sense warmth nearby, the warmth quite often is from a persons leg.

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I did a ship tour and we visited the Remarkables, the Arch and Seal Bay. It was an expensive tour, but I enjoyed it. The roads were not sealed and very corrugated, so I was glad that we had not hired a car and tried to drive the considerable distances involved.

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Agreed, when we went to KI, it was for several days and we stayed at American River in a B&B. I wouldn't have wanted to have a car, the coach was excellent.

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9 hours ago, Relaxing Robbies said:

I did a ship tour and we visited the Remarkables, the Arch and Seal Bay. It was an expensive tour, but I enjoyed it. The roads were not sealed and very corrugated, so I was glad that we had not hired a car and tried to drive the considerable distances involved.

That would be the best tour - the Remarkables, Admirals Arch and Seal Bay.

 

When we went to KI the roads were unsealed and very corrugated. It's interesting to see that nothing had changed. We were in our motorhome so had to drive slowly on the bad roads. The ferry from the mainland was expensive. It cost much more than taking a large motorhome and five people across the English Channel.

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