Kangaroo Island Cruise Port
Port of Kangaroo Island: An Overview
Australia's third-largest island, located off the coast of South Australia, is known for its landscapes and abundant wildlife, all wrapped up in a colourful history. If you've never been to Kangaroo Island before, a ship's tour is probably the best way to experience some of what this special place has to offer, but you need to travel long distances (about 150 kilometres across) from one sight to another, so you won't be able to do it all in a day.
Much of the best landscapes and animal life is found in the Flinders Chase National Park, including the Remarkable Rocks, a cluster of granite boulders sculpted by the weather and perched on a granite dome rising steeply from the ocean. It's formed into all manner of weird and wonderful shapes.
A highlight of wildlife-watching, however, is Seal Bay, with its colony of sea lions -- the third-largest breeding colony in Australia. With a National Parks officer as a guide, groups can watch the seals from a distance of about 8 metres as they bask in the sun, swim and jostle for position on the beach.
Ships anchor off the small town of Penneshaw and use tenders to transport visitors to a pier, and if you just want to hang locally, it's about a 10 minute walk to town. There's a nice swimming beach known as Hog Bay, which also has a nice picnic area and barbecues, or you can try out the town's gourmet seafood joint on North Terrace. The 2 Birds & a Squid seafood shop sells in-season produce, including lobster, scallops, marron, prawns, whiting, oysters and garfish.
--By Joanna Hall, Cruise Critic contributor
Kangaroo Island: SirenamllcalFascinating look at more rural Australia ... Read more
Kangaroo Island: Pacific EdenOldtony77Tendered port. Nice little village but maybe hiring a car for the day would make sense. ... Read more
Kangaroo Island: AuroramactireIts a beautiful place but time was not on our side. ... Read more
Kangaroo Island: AstorReneeLisaHopped on the tender and went for a wander along the beach and around town ... Read more
Kangaroo Island: Pacific Jewelsuemarg2016Great place to visit. ... Read more
Kangaroo Island: Pacific JewelLenishtaFantastic place - fantastic time. Thank you ... Read more
Kangaroo Island: Pacific Eden2903happyThis lovely Island is a very pleasant stop for a day, and a planned tour is definitely the best way to experience the Island and all of its treasures. For those not taking a tour, you can take a free shuttle from the tender drop off point, which ... Read more
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