Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide : 2016-2017 Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide
tourkangarooisland.com.au | a coast with the most 30 The Kangaroo Island coastline is long enough to bestow a real sense of peace, wild enough to harbour a few secrets and small enough to tour. Measuring 540 kilometres in total, Kangaroo Island’s coastline has everything from surf- pounded cliffs and becalmed coves to famous sweeps of sand and secret rocky inlets. Yet, in spite of the diversity, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy spectacular contrasts. The possibilities for recreation are equally diverse, attracting surfers, anglers, wildlife lovers and people who simply love to feel the sand between their toes. The Island's spectacular coastline is made more exceptional by a series of marine parks that help protect the Island's important marine life. Fishing Home to some of the finest eating and game fish in southern waters, Kangaroo Island attracts fishing fanatics from far and wide. Whether you want to dangle a line from a jetty, cast off from one of the numerous beaches or charter a deep-sea boat, Kangaroo Island won’t disappoint. A fishing guide, A coast with THE MOST including charters and fishing rod hire, is available from the Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre at Penneshaw. Remember that sanctuary zones within marine parks are high conservation areas. No fishing is allowed in sanctuary zones. For more information, visit www.marineparks.sa.gov.au Marine tours Kangaroo Island's marine environment is nationally recognised and a marine tour will allow you to explore the underwater world. Gain an insight into the lives of dolphins and coastal birds, or even enjoy a chance encounter with seals. Sailing Clear water, jaw-dropping scenery and isolated coves make for impressive sailing. Nepean Bay has year-round sheltered cruising for day sailing and the North Coast provides numerous spectacular anchorages for those on longer voyages. Scuba diving Bring your own equipment and explore the waters off Kangaroo Island which provide some of the best temperate water diving in Australia. Descending to 20–24 metres, you’ll marvel at walls of gorgonian coral and magnificent fish, including Blue devil, Harlequin, Truncate coralfish and boarfish. Keep an eye out for the elusive Leafy Sea dragon, which is endemic to the waters off southern Australia, including Kangaroo Island. Along Kangaroo Island’s coastline, over 60 recorded shipwrecks are strewn across the ocean floor, some of them accessible to divers and fascinating to explore. Snorkelling With abundant marine life close to shore and crystal clear water, Kangaroo Island’s beaches and coast offer great snorkelling options. Exercise the normal safety protocols when snorkelling on Kangaroo Island.