Adventure lovers could be tempted to stay on the Australian mainland without venturing further afield. With nearly three million square miles of territory, including 10,000 beaches and even skiable mountains in winter, Australia seems to have everything an outdoor lover could want. But adventure seekers should add one more stunning place to their list of Australian must-visit destinations: Kangaroo Island.
Australia’s third largest island has 318 miles of rugged coastline, into which are hidden tiny coves with white sandy beaches while countless species of indigenous wildlife inhabit the island’s sweeping hills and remote bushland. The rewards of adding Kangaroo Island to your Australian itinerary are more than worth the extra effort to get there; it’s just a 40-minute ferry from Cape Jervis on the coast of South Australia. Here’s what to do once you arrive.