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Take an ‘overseas’ road trip to Kangaroo Island

The lush wildlife, sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters of Kangaroo Island beckon, and a domestic holiday has never been easier with Sealink’s four-day ‘Overseas Road Trip with your Car’ package.

Included in the package is a return Sealink ferry fare for you and your car, three nights accommodation in a Rustic Cabin at Emu Bay Holiday Homes and a Kangaroo Island Overseas Passport that unlocks hundreds of dollars worth of potential savings across cafes, cellar doors, tours and more. All of this will set you back only $326 per person.

Kangaroo Island is the third largest island off the coast of Australia and with more than 1600 kilometres of roads to explore, driving is the best way to see it all. There are no taxis or public transport and car hire costs can run pretty steep, so tackling the roads in your own vehicle is the most cost effective option. 

Most roads are sealed but if you’re in a 4WD there are plenty of unsealed roads for further adventuring. Although, a 2WD will still easily get you everywhere you need to go. 

It’s important to drive carefully, particularly at night, as Kangaroo Island has abundant wildlife and you don’t want to collide with any leaping kangaroos or waddling echidnas making their way out for the night. 

You can watch Sealink’s quick video for safe driving on the island here.

Another important tip is that if you head home on a later ferry, the nearest petrol station will 64km away, en-route to Adelaide. If your close to empty, it’s best to fill up your tank before you head off.

Four-days of driving and exploring will give you enough time to really get a feel for the rugged paradise that is Kangaroo Island before having to say goodbye. 

What to do 

Enjoy the wine:

Indulge at intimate Cellar Doors such as Islander Estate Wines, Dudley Wines and Bay of Shoals Wines, where the views are as good as the wine.

Kangaroo Island is also home to Australia’s first boutique gin distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits. Or if you prefer a refreshing beer than Kangaroo Island Brewery has you covered.

Check out the wildlife

You could spend hours looking at the happy seals of Seal Bay Conservation Park, you can get up close with iconic Australian wildlife at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and otherwise keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, echidnas, platypus, koalas and plenty more across the island.

Try out the farms

You can check out Clifford’s Honey Farm, who have a range of honey products including their famous honey ice-cream. Emu Bay Lavender Farm is right near your accommodation and has beautiful gardens to explore, breakfast and lunch options and many lavender varieties.

Flinders Chase National Park

Within the spectacular Flinders Chase National Park are some of Kangaroo Island’s most picturesque spots like Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. The region was affected heavily by the 2020 bushfires but the regrowth is adding a whole new dimension to the areas beauty.

Other activities

Other ways to spend your time include checking out art galleries like Shep’s studio or Fine Art Kangaroo Island, sand boarding at the dunes or connecting with KI Marine Adventures to swim with dolphins. 

Your accommodation 

You’ll be tucked into a cozy rustic cabin at Emu Bay Holiday Homes, just under 20 minutes drive from the main town of Kingscote. You’re only a short drive away from local amenities. 

Your  cabin features a large patio offering views of Emu Bays glistening shores, you might even hear the local penguin colony pipe up at night. 

Click here to find out more.