Great places to visit on Kangaroo Island
Excellent BBQ areas on the foreshore in and near the township are good spots for bird watching, particularly pelicans whilst fishermen clean their catch. During the evening wallabies and other nocturnal animals can be seen around the township, and an evening walk is thoroughly recommended.
Emu Bay is a beautiful, long (3 km), safe, beach with vehicle access on to the hard sand. Anglers can try their luck from the jetty, or launch their boats from the concrete access ramp. Adjacent to the ramp is a small caravan and camping area with basic facilities. A kiosk provides refreshments during peak times.
Parndana is the main town of the north coast of Kangaroo Island. Parndana, meaning “The Place of Little Gums”, was established in 1963 to service the booming farming community of the time. It has many things to see including:
- Cape Borda
- Scotts Cove
- Ravine des Casoars
- Harveys Return
- Western River Conservation Park
- Western River Cove
- Snellings Beach
- King George Beach
- Stokes Bay
Small Cornish style town overlooking the South Australian mainland. It is situated on the north east coast of Dudley Peninsula, and is the closest Kangaroo Island point to the mainland (16km).
This area of the island has many unique features, not seen by those who are on short itineraries. A day can be easily taken to enjoy the area to the fullest. Before commencing on this tour ascertain the Cape Willoughby Lightstation tour times, which are available from the Visitor Information Centre.
No visit to Penneshaw is complete without seeing the little penguins, which make their nests in the sand hills and rock faces around the township. The only species of penguin to breed in Australian waters, wait until dusk before coming ashore. Guided tours are conducted each night after sunset when the penguins return to their burrows, after fishing at sea.