Welcome to Kangaroo Island

Find us at the edge of the world

Where wild meets wonder.

Kangaroo Island (KI) is a breathtaking natural paradise just 16km off South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula and 80km from Adelaide. This enchanting island, stretching 145km long and 50km wide, is adorned with a 450km coastline and is accessible via a quick 30-minute flight from Adelaide or a scenic ferry ride from Cape Jervis for those with vehicles.

As Australia’s third-largest island, KI is a haven of unspoiled beauty, with over 32% of its land protected in National or Conservation Parks. Formed 12,000 years ago from mainland Australia, it boasts unique wildlife, including the distinct Kangaroo Island kangaroo, the rare Glossy-black cockatoo, and the Sooty Dunnart, a small marsupial.

KI’s diverse landscapes additionally offer habitats for sea lions, fur seals, koalas, echidnas, and hundreds of bird species. Visitors may even spot a friendly pod of resident dolphins.

Kangaroo Island is more than a destination; it’s an immersive experience into a world where nature’s wonders are preserved and waiting to be discovered.


Getting here

Kangaroo Island is much larger than people think, so we recommend you plan for a minimum of 3 days on the island to properly appreciate its food, wine, and wilderness. The island is around 140 km long (3.5 – 4 hr drive end to end), so we advise that you stock up with food supplies and petrol in Kingscote or Penneshaw before you head out to us.

Sealink operates daily ferries to take passengers and vehicles from Cape Jervis on the mainland to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. The ferry trip is approximately 45 minutes followed by a 90-minute drive to the Sky House.

QantasLink is flying a short 35-minute one-way from Adelaide to Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island several times a week. It is then a 45-minute drive to The Sky House.

To hire a car on the island, check out Hertz and Budget or look at a Private Transfer. Please note that some hire companies disallow night driving (for insurance reasons), so plan accordingly.

On Kangaroo Island, wild and rugged cliffs stand guard over secluded beaches and the only footprints you’ll find in the sand are your own.