Kangaroo Island 1 Week Trip

7 Day (1 week) Itinerary for Kangaroo Island Self-drive tour

Plan your 1 week itinerary for free with this helpful list of Things to Do and see on Kangaroo Island

*These are not tours that we run they are suggestions on things to see and do on Kangaroo Island

Day 1

Kangaroo Island Day 1 of the 1 Week Trip

SeaLink Kangaroo Island

Arrive at Penneshaw

9am Ferry from Cape Jervis

The SeaLink Kangaroo Island goes everyday from Cape Jervis and is only a 45 minute ride to Penneshaw, KI.

Browns Beach

Treck the Sand

10am Take a stroll on Browns Beach

Just a 10 minute drive from the Ferry we recommend heading straight off into the wonderful coastal stretch called Browns beach.

The Oyster Farm Shop

Seafood at it's finest

11am Eat the freshest seafood

20 minutes from Browns Beach is American River. This is a beautiful little spot that has the Oyster Farm Shop. Kangaroo Island is famous for it’s wonderful seafood, so be sure to grab the best right here.

Pelican Lagoon

Prospect Hill Walk

2am Ferry from Cape Jervis

Prospect Hill in Pelican Lagoon is a beautiful 30 minute walk that leads to a gorgeous lookout.

Sunset Food and Wine

Meal with a View

5pm Sunset Food and Wine

Now we’ll head back towards Penneshaw for the ferry. On the way, stop at Sunset Food and Wines for a gorgeous meal to finish off your amazing 2 day Kangaroo Island Trip. Be sure to check their opening hours first!

Penguin tours at Penneshaw

Penneshaw Penguin Centre

Evening Wild Penguin Tours

Penneshaw Penguin Centre does incredible penguin tours in Penneshaw where you can see wild little penguins on the beaches at night. This is a must do!

Day 2

Lashmar Conservation Park

Picnic Breakfast Heaven

9am Lashmar Conservation Park

Pack a picnic for a picture-perfect breakfast in the gorgeous Lashmar Conservation Park. Swamps meet white sandy beaches.

Cape Willoughby 

Get stoked for the beach

10am Cape Willoughby

Cape Willoughby was the first lighthouse built in South Australia (1852) and has amazing panormaic views.

KI Ocean Safari

Swim with Dolphins

12pm Dolphin Swim Tour

When you are in Kangaroo Island you have to take a dolphin tour! KI is famous for the wonderful marine life so be sure to take a morning trip with KI Ocean Safari and get up close with fur seals, sea lions, dolphins and even whales!

KI Island Beehive

Island Beehive Tours

3pm Island Beehive

Island Beehive run personalised tours most days every half hour from 10am to 3:30pm. Be sure to call! Tours go for about 30 minutes.

Kangaroo Island Spirits

Get in the Spirit

4pm Kangaroo Island Spirits

Take a trip to the famous Kangaroo Island Spirits for some KI authentic gin, liquers and vodka. They also have exciting tours and experiences!

Kingscote Pelicans (photo by ABC)

Rest up in Kingscote

7pm Eat the freshest seafood

Rest up in Kingscote for the night. Dinner is available every night at Ozone Hotel

Day 3

Cactus – Coffee, Food, Bar

Breakfast in Kingscote

8am Cactus 

For breakfast you could stop by the beautiful Cactus. This place is perfect for brekky always serving up new and exciting meals. Be sure to check out Cactus’ Facebook for the latest menu.

Emu Bay Lavender

Stop and smell the flowers

9:15am Emu Bay Lavender

Learn about lavender production, see the beautiful fields, taste lavender goodies and be sure to capture a few pics for Instagram.

Emu Bay Beach

"The Long White Beach"

10am Emu Bay

Clear waters, long shoreline, vehicle access, paradise? Truely a beautiful beach that you need to check out on your Kangaroo Island trip.

Stokes Bay

Get stoked for the beach

11:30am Stokes Bay

20 minutes north of the Wildlife Park is Stokes Bay. This is a gorgeous beach with kangaroos, fantastic views and maybe the perfect spot for a quick dip!

Check out this awesome 360 degree video of Stokes Bay’s kangaroos.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

Explore the Wildlife Park

1pm Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is open everyday and is the best place on Kangaroo Island to get up close with beautiful Australian animals. Koalas, kangaroos, dingos, little penguins and hundreds of native creatures. This is a must do on your K.I trip!

Stay in Parndana

KI Estate Wines

5pm KI Estate Wines

After having explored KI Wildlife Park grab a drink at Kangaroo Island Estate Wines. Then grab some shut-eye at Parndana. With a few general stores, a small hotel, a Soldier Settlement Museum this is a great stop for tomorrow’s adventure.

Day 4

Drive to Flinders Chase

Chase serenity

9am Flinders Chase

Alright today is going to be a day filled with wildlife and Kangaroo Island’s amazing nature! First, we’re driving to Flinders Chase which is a 40 minute drive from Parndana.

Remarkable Rocks

Wow this rocks!

10am Remarkable Rocks

If you have ever Googled “Kangaroo Island” then chances are you’ve heard of the landmark; the Remarkable Rocks. This is a must do! They are truely “remarkable”.

Admirals Arch

Admire wild Fur Seals

11am Admirals Arch and Fur Seals

Wild Australian Fur Seals, the Admirals Arch rock formation and the gorgeous Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse. This place is also a must-do. This is a super incredibly awesome spot!

Heritage Walk & Discovery Walk

Walk the Walk

1pm Heritage & Discovery Walk

The Heritage Walk and Discovery Walk in Flinders Chase National Park are short walks that teach you a lot about the amazing area.

Platypus Waterholes Walk

Hike the waterhole

3pm Spot a wild Platypus

Platypus are rare but with some patience you might see one on the Platypus Waterhole Walk. 2 hour walk. The later in the day the more of a chance seeing a platypus.

Flinders Chase Camping

Camp in nature

6:30pm Western KI Caravan Park

Its been a long day, time to relax. Stay at one of Flinders Chase’s many campgrounds such as Western KI Caravan Park.

Day 5

Kelly Hill Caves

Cave Guided Tour

11am Kelly Hill Caves Tour

Naturally dramatic landscapes in the woodlands the Kelly Hill Conservation Park boasts the beautiful limestone cave system. Kelly Hill Cave Tours daily from 10.15am.

Hanson Bay Sanctuary

Koala-ty time with Nature

3pm Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Wild koalas with self-guided and guided tours during the day and at night to see amazing KI animals.

Hanson Bay Beach Cabins 

Live in Luxury

6pm Hanson Bay Accomodation

Six self-contained beach-side holiday cabins with the best view you could dream of at Hanson Bay Beachfront Cabins.

Day 6

Vivonne Bay

Take a Seal Tour

10am Seal Bay Tour

Vivonne Bay has a long , curved sandy beach that is perfect for surfing, fishing and chillin’ at for the morning. A great jetty and a great morning picnic spot.

Seal Bay

Take a Seal Tour

1.45pm Seal Bay Tour

When your on Kangaroo Island you have to do a seal tour. This 45 minute tour takes you to the heart of a wild colony of Australian Sea Lions. 100% wild, 100% amazing.

Kangaroo island Outdoor Action

Sandboarding Little Sahara

3pm Little Sahara

Just a 10 minute drive away from Seal Bay is the Little Sahara. Here you can rent Sandboards or Sand-Toboggans to surf down the beautiful sand dunes of the Little Sahara. 1 hour is plenty of time as you’ll be tired out very quickly from all the action!

Day 7

Cliffords Honey Farm

Buzzing for a good time

11am Clifford’s Honey Farm

Quality honey and range of products including honey farm guided tours for an educational and equally delicious experience!

Winery Tasting Room

A grape time

2pm Dudley Wines

Open daily from 11am to 4:30pm Dudley Wines offer a range of wines for tasting and only 12km from the Ferry Terminal.

Ferry back to Cape Jervis

Ferry good week

Ferry Back to Adelaide

Time to head back to Adelaide. It’s been a great week and seen so so much! Itinerary made by Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

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