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 wildlife and over 600 animals. They have all the experiences you could wish for!
From cuddly koalas, slithery snakes, the adorable penguins, and the bouncy roos, the 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, following the bushfires that hit Kangaroo Island in January. They are working hard towards returning injured Koala's back into suitable areas of natural habitat saved during the busfires. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers from all over the world, have travelled to Kangaroo Island to help Sam & Dana with this daunting task. The locals are also very proactive with their efforts to look after the wildlife that was injured during the bushfires.
Seal Bay is a must see attraction 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. A stroll along Bales Beach is recommended while you are visiting Seal Bay. It is located just near Seal Bay easy to find.
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. Equipment can be hired from the friendly guides located at Little Sahara. Recent additions to the action adventure is the FatBikes tours.
Vivonne Bay is located on the South Coast unfortunately some of the vegetation has been affected by the bushires, however the pristine beach is still accessible. A visit to the isolated beaches at D'Estrees Bay are something not everyone has the time to do, but well worth the visit either for a strole along the beaches or a spot of fishing.
A place where the 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,
excellent photo opportunities almost to the clouds.
The Park will re-open to the public on the 4th July 2020.
The closure of the park has given the fragile bushfire-affected environment time and space for clean-up and regeneration.
The good news is that green shoots are emerging from vegetation in the park and there are native animal sightings like goannas, eagles, kangaroos and KI echidnas.
It doesn’t take long for the bush to bounce back from fires. Following recent rains, some plants are growing a few centimetres a day!
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.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, Raptor Domain is only providing exciting, educational and fun PRIVATE EXPERIENCES. 1-10 people per booking. 4 Time slots now available 9:00-10:00, 11:00-12:00, 1:00-2:00 and 3:00-4:00.
Note: Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island will open for independent visitors from Saturday 4th July 2020.
During the Summer of 2019/20, Kangaroo Island suffered its worst bushfires in recorded history.
On January 3, these fires reached Remarkable Rocks and burned at such high temperatures that fine layers of the granite surface flaked off close to the burned vegetation.
The park has been closed to ensure safety for all and allow time for the landscape to start to repairing itself, you will be pleasantly surprised. Nature is amazing.
Come and see the raw beauty of this recovering landscape.
Welcome back to Kangaroo Island
Stay Pay Deal – stay 3 nights pay for 2
10% discount offer on Sealink Ferry travel (only on direct bookings & not valid for Travel industry)
Valid: 01 May 2020 to 30 Sep 2020
Terms & Conditions refer to our FAQ. Sealink Travel conditions apply
Why not visit the Parndana Community Garden during your visit, where you can sample the local produce being grown. A project lead by Sophie Thomson from “Sophies Patch” and the local Community. This project is designed to support the recovery of the local Community following the devasting bushfires that hit Kangaroo Island last Summer.
Contact us now to book your 3 night Stay and ask us to book your Sealink Travel to receive a 10% discount.