Cruises from Kangaroo Island
Cruise ships anchor off the town of Penneshaw and tender to the jetty. Kangaroo Island, named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, is Australia's third largest island. Situated 112 km SW of Adelaide, it is a pristine untamed wilderness where the koalas aren't being cuddled, they're relaxing at home in native trees. The seals aren't performing, they're lazing beside you on the beach.
With more than one third of the island being National or Conservation Parks, see echidnas, platypuses, goannas, wallabies and kangaroos. There’s a magnificent coastline, with surf-pounded cliffs, dense forest, towering sand dunes, wetlands and massive becalmed coves of bone white beach. Visit the historical Penneshaw Maritime and Folk Museum, once a school.