Experience Kangaroo Island
Koopalanda Dreaming is located in Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island. The island is a premier wildlife destination only a short trip from the South Australia mainland with plentiful wildlife, food and wine and experiences. Visit Koopalanda Dreaming to experience Kangaroo Island and discover why this world-famous nature-based destination is one of South Australia's favourite destinations for tourism. Think of an island with 509km of Coastline & 155km from the East Coast to the West Coast. With native bushland, wildlife, adventure & exploring. Where pristine beaches, local wines & sunsets are on your doorstep. You'll need longer than you think!
Kangaroo Island is known as nature's playground and visitors who hit the road will find out why. From towering cliffs, green plains and impeccably clear waters to remarkable rock formations and curious coves, there's no shortage of destinations to explore. Koopalanda Dreaming's very own Vivonne Beach, once voted Australia's best beach is the postcard perfect spot to soak in the best of island life. Half on hour away from Koopalanda Dreaming, visitors to Flinders Chase National Park will encounter vast area's of wilderness featuring the iconic formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Venture out to one of Kangaroo Island's premier tourist attraction at Seal Bay, home to a wild colony of approximately 1,000 Australian Sea Lions, the award winning location offers visitors an unforgettable wildlife experience.
Nature and wildlife
With its unspoilt natural environmental and remarkable variety of wildlife, Kangaroo Island has been described by some as Australia's Galapagos Island. The Island and its marine waters are home to 18 species of terrestrial mammals, 18 reptile species, 6 frog species, 231 recorded fish species and 5 kinds of seagrass. At Koopalanda Dreaming the island's wildlife is always on show, but for a more up close and personal experience Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is a quick 30 minute drive. For marine adventures, visitors can experience a Kangaroo island Ocean Safari. Kangaroo Island still retains much of its native flora, catalogued to include 891 native plant varieties. These include the unique and impressive Tates Grass Tree, delicate native orchids, melaleuca and a range of grevillea, some of which are extremely rare and endemic to the island. There are more than 200 different types of birds here, some gloriously coloured, including endangered and threatened species such as the Red Tailed Glassy Black Cockatoo, Hooded Plover and the Osprey. Ligurian bees were brought to Kangaroo Island in the early 1880’s and the island is now home to the purest remaining strain of Ligurian Bees in the world, enjoy their wild famous honey at Cliffords Honey Farm.
Food and drink
The dining scene on Kangaroo Island is local, seasonal, boutique, artisan and always close to its source. Koopalanda Dreaming is a great starting base for any gastronomic journey. Visitors can begin by indulging at Sunset Food and Wine: a modern bistro-style restaurant focusing on seafood and fabulous local wine. Devour oysters, marron, abalone and King George whiting at American River's Oyster Farm Shop, or enjoy a fresh, healthy breakfast at Millie Mae's Pantry. If you're looking to quench your thirst, the island has no shortage of wineries and breweries and distilleries. Enjoy award-winning local gins at KI Spirits, or relax, glass of local wine in-hand, and take-in fabulous coastal views at Dudley Wines Cellar Door.