This mini Galapagos off the coast of South Australia is one of the country’s most beautiful and underrated wildlife sanctuaries.

Step onto this time-warped isle and you’ll find the clocks seem to have stopped in about 1973. Kids here still ride bikes to school and farmers chase kangaroos off their front lawns before dawn, but it’s the local wildlife that’s the real draw card. Grey kangaroos, fur seals, dolphins, echidnas, koalas and dozens of other species have flourished on the island without the threat of species introduced to the mainland. 

Our Kangaroo Island tours

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