Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is located 3kms from Parndana.
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is one of Kangaroo Island’s best attractions. With over 150 species of Native Australian wildllife and over 600 animals we’ve got all the experiences you could wish for!
From cuddly koalas, slithery snakes, the adorable penguins, and the bouncy roos our park has a wide and exciting range of animals for every age to enjoy.
NOTE: Read about the wonderful work these guys are doing to nurse our wildlife back to good health, including Kangaroo Island’s famous Koala. They are working towards introducing them back to suitable areas of natural habitat across the island. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers from all over the world, have travelled to Kangaroo Island to help Sam & Dana with this daunting task.
Seal Bay is a must see attractions on Kangaroo Island. Seal Bay is managed by Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) who have partnered with the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Universities and the Nature Foundation to monitor and track the Australian sea lion population at Seal Bay. A visit here, offers you the most unique experience where you'll get up and close to nature with these wild Australia sea lions as they frolic and laze around on their beach at Seal Bay.
Little Sahara is a naturally occurring sand dune system found on Kangaroo Island at Vivonne Bay. The dune covers two square kilometres. The dunes vary in size with plenty of small dunes and the highest dune is approximately 70 metres above sea level. Visitors may sand-board and toboggan on the dunes where equipment can be hired from the guys at Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action. Recent additions to the action adventure is the FatBikes tours.
Vivonne Bay is located on the South Coast and areas surrounding the bay have been affected by fire, however the pristine beach is still accessible. Two more notable South Coast beaches are Bales Beach, located near Seal Bay (link) and the more isolated D’Estrees Bay, where pelicans often outnumber people.
When you arrive on the Island you arrive at Penneshaw. Not far from Penneshaw is Prospect
Hill. Climb the 500 steps to get the best views of Kangaroo Island from a high vantage point,
and it’s free!
Flinders Chase National Park (Admirals Arch/ Remarkable Rocks & Kelly Hill Caves) is famous worldwide and one of the most beautiful natural wonders visited by many. Discover some of Kangaroo Island’s secrets at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre where Kangaroo Island’s natural and cultural heritage is showcased interactively via, a touch table and a fossil dig pit for kids. It’s a great place for families, with coffee, lunch and souvenirs available from the Chase Café.
Vivonne Bay is located on the South Coast and areas surrounding the bay have been affected by fire, however the pristine beach is still accessible. One of Kangaroo Island’s most famous beaches is Vivonne Bay, once ranked the best beach in all of Australia due to its unique curved shape, turquoise surfing waves, outstanding fishing, and pristine white sand. Two more notable South Coast beaches are Bales Beach, located near Seal Bay (link) and the more isolated D’Estrees Bay, where pelicans often outnumber people.
Raptor Doman is 10 minutes drive from Vivonne Bay and Little Sahara only 5 minutes away, have fun outdoors sand boarding on the dune or take one of the buggy or quad bike tours available through Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action. There is a Par 3 Golf Course accessed via Jetty Road of the South Coast Road, where you can visit and enjoy a leisurely game of golf with family and friends following by a dip at the beach.
Note: Unfortunately Kangaroo Island experienced major bushfires in January 2020 which has damages most of Flinders Chase National Park attractions. Consequently these attractions are not open to the public for self-drive and independent visitors. Plans are presently underway to allow commercial tour operators (CMO) into the park in a controlled manner until infrastructure is repaired and replaced. We will advise these options when they are made available to us.