Kingscote - Kangaroo Island - South Australia

Located on the shores of stunning Nepean Bay, Kingscote is the capital and the largest town on Kangaroo Island where the state's first authorised settlement was established. One of the most significant heritage sites in South Australia is situated here at Reeves Point, celebrated for being the landing site of the South Australian settlers in 1836. Having once been a lawless island where it served as a refuge for escaped convicts who hunted native animals and terrorised and kidnapped Aboriginal women from the mainland. Today the commercial and business hub of the island treasures the amazing wildlife that surrounds this magnificent piece of land.

Do not miss out on The Penguin Tour co ordinated by the Kangaroo Island Marine Centre at dusk. It is here that you will experience the high point of your visit to Kangaroo Island as you admire the little penguins return from a day of fishing and wander back to their homes in the sandstone and clay cliffs fringing the town. The best time to visit for breeding season is between March and December. Celebrate marine culture with a visit to the Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre where visitors are able to enjoy an intimate encounter with a huge range of sea life at this interpretive centre.

Tune into the art channel and visit Hope Cottage Museum, Kangaroo Island Gallery and Fine Art Kangaroo Island for your fill of Kanagaroo Island's illustrious past and outstanding art. Leave some room in your bag because you won't want to go home without a bottle of wine, or two, from the Kangaroo Island Wine Region. Flinders National Park is home to some wonderful attractions with one of them being the Remarkable Rocks where the name reflects the unstable positioning and amazing structure of these granite boulders. Escape the chaos of mainland mayhem and celebrate the sweet solitude of Kingscote, Kangaroo Island.

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