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Kangaroo Island in 2 days

We had two full days in Kangaroo Island – from our 6am ferry to Penneshaw on the first day and a morning ferry back to Victor Harbour on the third day. It was way packed and hectic, but I’m glad we made full use of all the daylight we had.

But first, check out the video I’ve put together from our two days in Kangaroo Island. It’s basically a video version of this itinerary post! Enjoy and read on!

Day 1

From arriving on the island at 7am after an early ferry ride before dawn, we started our activities for the day immediately. A brief drive towards our accommodation brought us to the beautiful Pennington Bay and Prospect Hill, which were lovely sights to greet us with in the morning.

After lunch, we had a drive around, looking for a lavender farm (which we did) and even had a brief hour to slide down the sand dunes at Little Sahara. We ticked off so many sights of Kangaroo Island within the first day! It was even more better that we did all of it without being in a rush – perks of a self-drive tour!

Pennington Bay

Pennington Bay, South Australia, Australia
Free admission; Open to public all day

Read: Beach feels at Pennington Bay

Prospect Hill

Hog Bay Rd, Pelican Lagoon SA 5222, Australia
Free admission; Open to public all day

Read: Morning climb up Prospect Hill

Emu Bay Lavender

75 HD Menzies, Emu Bay Road, Kingscote SA 5223, Australia
Free admission; Open daily on South Australian school holidays, excluding July
Open 1000 – 1630 on Wed to Sun, from mid-September to mid-May

Read: Lavender farms and buzzing bees

Little Sahara

Vivonne Bay SA 5223, Australia
Opening hours: 0900 – 1700
Sandboards & toboggans for hire at KI Outdoor Action

Read: Sliding down sand dunes at Little Sahara

Bay of Shoals

Cordes Rd, Kingscote SA 5223, Australia
Free admission; Open to public all day

Read: Perks of a self-drive tour

Reeves Point

Governor Wallen Scenic Drive, Kingscote
Free admission; Open to public all day

Read: Perks of a self-drive tour

Coming from Singapore – a country so small that it only gets a little red dot on the world map -, I was really expecting Kangaroo Island to be of a similar size. But not at all, Kangaroo Island is actually a good 6 times the size of Singapore! A drive from one end of the island to another can take over an hour.

Day 2

We spent the whole of our second day at the Flinders Chase National Park since it was over an hour’s drive from our resort. There were plenty of nature elements to discover within the park and we did milk all the daylight we had there.

Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase SA 5223, Australia
Opening hours: 0900 – 1700
Admission fees (AUD): $11 (Adult); $6 (Child)
Family passes and concession passes available.

Read: Flinders Chase National Park

Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

Found within Flinders Chase National Park

Read: All them nautical feels
Read: Guide to koala-spotting when in Australia

Admirals Arch

Found within Flinders Chase National Park

Read: Flinders Chase National Park

Remarkable Rocks

Found within Flinders Chase National Park

Read: Flinders Chase National Park

When in Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is a stop you cannot miss. It’s an incredibly serene place, with all the nature you can get – from seeing wild koalas, seals, rock formations, beaches for surfing, to natural sand dunes. What more could you ask for?

With love,
jtwong


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