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What can you do in Kangaroo Island over the weekend?

Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase National Park is home to a variety of rugged landscapes and is one of the most diverse spots you can explore while holidaying on Kangaroo Island packages. Several of the island’s most iconic landmarks are located within Flinders Chase National Park, including Remarkable Rocks, Admiral Arch, and the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. Take in the sights by hiking the Platypus Waterhole Walk or a portion of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail which stretches for a total of 61 kilometres (38 miles). You can also spot plenty of wildlife around Flinders Chase National Park, particularly if you book Kangaroo Island holiday packages for a winter trip.

 

Vivonne Bay Beach

There are dozens of beaches to visit while visiting South Australia on Kangaroo Island holiday packages, including the picture-perfect Vivonne Bay. This beach features bright white sand and cliffs that contrast beautifully against vibrant turquoise water. The water is clear, providing excellent views of rock pools and colourful fish for snorkellers, kayakers, and paddle boarders. Make sure Vivonne Bay is on your list of things to do if you book Kangaroo Island accommodation and flight packages in the summer.

 

Kelly Hill Caves

The Kelly Hill Caves is a unique spot to have on your radar after booking Kangaroo Island holiday packages. It’s an underground maze of limestone caves that you can see on a guided tour. You’ll learn fascinating background information while seeing the impressive stalagmites, stalactites, and crystallised columns inside. Adventurous travellers holidaying on Kangaroo Island packages can even opt for an Adventure Caving Tour to see off-the-beaten-path tunnels and views. There are also above-ground walking trails at Kelly Hill where you can take in the scenery of Cape Bouguer.



When is the best time to visit Kangaroo Island?

Summer is the high season and most popular time to travel on Kangaroo Island holiday packages. Daytime temperatures average 25°C but sometimes reach as high as 40°C. This is the best season to book Kangaroo Island accommodation and flight packages if going to the beach is a top priority. Hotels and accommodation on Kangaroo Island often book up quickly and increase their rates in the summer, so it’s a good idea to reserve early.

Autumn cools down to about 17° to 23°C with a bit of rain. This is a great time to plan Kangaroo Island holiday packages if you’re looking to hike and spend time outdoors without the dense summer crowds. It’s also an excellent time for wildlife spotting around the island.

Winter is the quietest season and the best time to book a hotel and accommodation on Kangaroo Island for a bargain. Temperatures often reach 14°C during the day and dip to around 7°C at night, and rainy days are fairly common. Winter is also the best season to holiday on Kangaroo Island packages to see wildlife. You’ll likely spot baby kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies, and whales can be seen offshore between May and September.

Enjoy warmer temperatures before the crowds arrive by booking Kangaroo Island accommodation and flight packages for a spring holiday. Temperatures range between 15° and 21°C most days, and wildflowers bloom across the island.



What is the cost of visiting Kangaroo Island?

Kangaroo Island hotel rooms tend to cost between $100 and $150 AUD. However, holiday packages bundle accommodation with flights, so you’ll be able to find hotels and accommodation on Kangaroo Island at even lower price points. After booking your Kangaroo Island packages, you can also reserve a rental car with Webjet. Cars start from about $65 AUD per day and can be picked up from Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island. Would you prefer to fly into Adelaide? Hire a car with Webjet from about $30 AUD, then drive about 90 minutes from Adelaide Airport to Cape Jervis where the ferry departs from. Tickets cost $49 AUD for adults and $25 AUD for children, plus $98 AUD to drive on a car.

Kangaroo Island is teeming with fun activities and attractions to make your holiday unforgettable. Flinders Chase National Park is popular among visitors holidaying on Kangaroo Island packages. Single-day entry costs $11 AUD for adults and $6 AUD for children, while two-day entry is $16 AUD for adults and $10 AUD for children. Get to know the local wildlife at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, which charges $28 AUD for adults and $16 AUD for children. You can also meet animals at the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where entry costs $9 AUD for adults and $5 AUD for kids. They also offer nocturnal tours for $30 AUD. Set aside some time to tour the caves at Kelly Hill Conservation Park as well, which costs $21 AUD for adults and $11.50 AUD for children.