Kangaroo Island is a great place for backpackers to explore with so much to see – from endless activities to utter relaxation options. Travelling with just a few clothes and simple possessions can be incredibly liberating and you’ll find that the excellent year round climate on Kangaroo Island means you’ll spend the majority of your days outside in the stunning surroundings. There are all types of Kangaroo Island holiday accommodation available on the island to suit your holiday.
The ferry from Cape Jervis is regular and reliable so you’ll be able to hop aboard and enjoy the short ride. Arriving into Penneshaw, you’ll find the island’s main hostel (Kangaroo Island Backpackers Hostel) right there – meaning that if you’re arriving late at night or early in the morning you can either tumble into bed or quickly unpack and start your day.
It’s true that Kangaroo Island is a great place to see by road and you’ll enjoy the freedom of being able to travel North to South or East to West, exploring the miles of coastline as you go. If you do have a little extra budget, find some fellow backpackers and rent a car or jeep. However if you’re not a driver, there are lots of arranged tours where you can join a group and have your transport organized. Within the towns, there are also shops, restaurants and amusements close by within walking distance.
You won’t be bored on Kangaroo Island. Take a visit to the Tourism Centre when you arrive or ask in your hostel for recommendations of the best places to visit. Below are a few that you simply can’t miss:
There’s so much to explore as a backpacker visiting Kangaroo Island. The chances are you’ll end up wishing you had more time on this paradise haven, but rest assured you’ll take very happy memories back to the mainland. If you’re not into backpacking and want to spend your time on KI in luxury, check out clubki.com.au for a range of options.