Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island. It’s a popular and accessible wilderness attraction, reachable by a 45-minute ferry ride from Cape Jervis. The island’s capital, Kingscote, is South Australia’s oldest settlement and natural highlights include Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch, as well as every landscape from soaring cliffs to dense forests and towering sand dunes. Wildlife thrives on the protected island and you’re likely to spot much more than just the ubiquitous kangaroo – fur seals and sea lions, wallabies, echidnas, koalas and platypus all call Kangaroo Island home.
The Flinders Ranges have a sunburnt, empty landscape of ochre-coloured mountains and wild bushland inhabited mainly by emus and kangaroos. Unique formations here include spectacular Wilpena Pound – a crater-like feature forming a vast natural amphitheatre that rivals Uluru for its colour-changing beauty. With clear skies day and night, the area is also renowned for its excellent stargazing. Wilpena Pound can be reached on a tour or self-drive from Adelaide.