Kangaroo Island Attractions
To assist with your planning on what to see and do, we’ve compiled a list of must do’s whilst on the island.
Flinders Chase National Park – including Admirals Arch and Remarkable RocksNo trip to Kangaroo Island is complete without a visit to this iconic park. Located on the western end of the island, a 2-hour drive from Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas, the rugged beauty of Flinders Chase will make you feel like you’re a million miles away. During winter, be sure to keep your eyes on the water as whales are regular visitors.
Admirals Arch: A beautiful natural rock arch sculpted by weathering and erosion from the sea over thousands of years.
Remarkable Rocks: This stunning work of nature has been shaped by the erosive forces of wind, sea spray and rain over some 500 million years.
Weir’s Cove: Where the first lighthouse keepers lived and is not only interesting from a historical perspective, but also offers spectacular coastal scenery.
Flinders Chase National Park is included on our Highlights Tour or for more information to self-drive, please Click HERE
Secret Seals TourThis is a very special wildlife experience to a remote seal colony on the spectacular coast not far from Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas. The colony is on private property, so you won’t encounter any other tourists. Most guests who have been on this tour rate it as one of the best wildlife experiences they have had. It’s as close to a Galapagos style experience that you will find in Australia. You need to be reasonably fit and able to walk down a short, but steep hill to get to the seal colony. We sit on the rocks above the colony and are able to observe the seals going about their daily business. Occasionally an inquisitive pup will come up to check us over. After watching the seals, we go for a walk along the 500-million-year-old coastline and then back to the top of some nearby spectacular cliffs to enjoy nibbles and a glass of local Kangaroo Island wine.
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Pennington BayUncover Kangaroo Island’s southern coastline by stopping into stunning Pennington Bay. Located 45 minutes’ drive from Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas, it is the narrowest point on the island and a photographer’s dream. Spectacular waves and powerful swells that roll in from the ocean, provides perfect surfing conditions. Fishermen can also often be found along the shoreline due to the bountiful waters of the Great Australian Bight.
Pennington Bay is included on all of our Tours.
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse including Devils KitchenCape Willoughby Lighthouse is the oldest in South Australia and once played an important role in the state’s shipping trade. It was built to assist the safe journey of ships passing through the treacherous stretch of water known as Backstairs Passage. The tower took over two years to construct and the workers lived in tents during this time. It was officially opened in January 1852, and manned 24 hours a day by 3 lighthouse keepers who lived there with their families. The views from the top of the lighthouse are sensational. Tours that include a climb to the top of the lighthouse, are conducted on most days.
Devil’s Kitchen is located about 150metres to the east of the lighthouse and is a spectacular formation in the granite cliffs. It is particularly awesome when large southerly swells crash into it during a storm.
The Lighthouse and Devil’s Kitchen are only a 20-minute walk from Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas.
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Reeves Point, KingscoteIn 1836, the first European settlers to come to South Australia migrated here and the area now features paths with monuments, such as an old mulberry tree (planted in 1836 and still bears fruit), the old jetty, the island's first well, the old post office and the Pioneer Cemetery. It was early suggested that Kingscote could serve as the capital of South Australia, but the island's resources were insufficient to support such a large community. Reeves Point has been placed on the Australian Heritage Places List.
Reeves Point is included on our North Coast Discovery Tour.
Raptor Domain – Birds of PreyAn environmental, educational, rehabilitation centre that provides interactive experiences with wildlife. Host Dave is a qualified Zoo Keeper and has been involved with raptors from a young age, with many years’ experience in raising and training orphaned and sick animals and birds of prey. Whilst his wife Leeza, has a sound knowledge of ecosystems and the environment and loves sharing this information with the general public. Meet an array of birds including Jedda, the majestic Wedge Tailed Eagle, Casper the friendly Barn Owl and meet Banjo and Clancy, the laughing Kookaburras. This is the only 'In-Flight' Birds of Prey display in South Australia, it is thought by many to be the most interactive Birds of Prey display in Australia.
Raptor Domain is included on our Birdwatching Tour or for more information to self-drive, please Click HERE.
Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil DistilleryThis oil distillery and retail shop has been a popular Kangaroo Island tourist attraction since 1991, and is the only Eucalyptus Oil distillery in South Australia. They manufacture 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil, which they sell – along with a large range of natural associated products including soaps, hand creams, arts, crafts and tastings of the award-winning apple ciders.
The farm consists of 650 acres; 250 acres of natural bush, 400 acres of land that will eventually be re-vegetated and 2 freshwater lagoons. Be sure to drop in and say G’Day to the resident Emus too!
Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery is included on our Taste of KI Tour or for more information to self-drive, please Click HERE.