Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide : 2018-2019 Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide
29 tourkangarooisland.com.au and rates. There are also beach launching facilities at Hanson Bay, Island Beach and D’Estrees Bay. 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. Surfing Kangaroo Island surfing is a well-kept secret, prized for its quality and quantity of uncrowded surf breaks. Stokes Bay and Vivonne Bay are suitable for beginners, with beach breaks producing quality waves for more advanced surfers. There are numerous surfing spots on the Island for experienced surfers and most are accessible by car. A Kangaroo Island surfing guide is available at the Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre in Penneshaw. Swimming With the ocean shimmering an inviting aquamarine colour, you’ll want to take a dip from one of the many beaches and coves. Generally, the North Coast provides safe swimming areas for all ages, while the South Coast is more rugged, with some areas requiring particular care. Hog Bay in Penneshaw or the gorgeous expanse of Island Beach and Emu Bay on the north coast also offer good areas for families. Both are simply stunning spots to get your toes wet! Snorkelling With abundant marine life close to shore and crystal clear water, Kangaroo Island’s beaches and coast offer great snorkelling options. If you’re new to snorkelling, take a tour or exercise the normal safety protocols when snorkelling on Kangaroo Island for the more experienced. Antechamber Bay American River Cape Kersaint SEASONAL ACTIVITIES Summer Summer is the time to explore the variety of beaches on Kangaroo Island. From wild, crashing waves and beach fishing on the south and west coasts to tranquil bays in the east, like Antechamber Bay, and perfect family swimming spots in the north, there’s a beach for everyone’s tastes and every occasion. Autumn The many rocky coves along the coast and the calm weather make autumn a great time for snorkelling. Hire a kayak or book a kayak tour to explore the ocean, a river or a lagoon. Quietly spot dolphins, sea eagles, pelicans, fish and explore historical settlements from the sea. Winter If storm watching is your thing, take a trip to the top of Cape Willoughby or Cape Borda lighthouse. Calmer beaches on the north coast offer sheltered stretches to enjoy brisk afternoon strolls in the gentle winter sun. Look out for Southern Right whales between May to September inshore right around the coast. You may even find mothers resting with young in more sheltered bays. Spring After the winter storms, beaches carry the remains of many sea creatures and plants and can be an educational treasure for children and adults at low tide. No matter which way the wind blows, there’s a beach with surf, probably accessible by car, and you’re almost guaranteed to have the beach to yourself. Pennington Bay is the one place you might have to share – it’s the most popular surfing beach on the Island.