Visiting KI

Vis­it­ing KI

Kan­ga­roo Island, or KI as the locals call it, is beau­ti­ful and diverse. When you trav­el along its 155km length, you’ll find soar­ing cliffs, dense forests and wet­lands; as well as tow­er­ing sand dunes and pris­tine white beaches.

KI is Aus­trali­a’s pre­mier wildlife destination

Due to its iso­la­tion from the main­land, the island has suf­fered less from the impact of Euro­pean set­tle­ment. As a result, ani­mal pop­u­la­tions have thrived. The pro­tec­tion of the wildlife on KI is vital for the region­al econ­o­my. Because more than a third of the island is a pro­tect­ed area, it is a haven for many ani­mals, birds and plant life.

KI con­tains the high­est pro­por­tion of rem­nant veg­e­ta­tion of all South Aus­tralian agri­cul­tur­al regions. Around 40% of the island is cov­ered by native veg­e­ta­tion, main­tain­ing sig­nif­i­cant areas of rel­a­tive­ly intact ecosystems.