Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia

Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 232 vacation rentals near Kangaroo Island. From 177 houses to 18 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kangaroo Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Reconnect with nature on Kangaroo Island

From its stunning beaches to its unique native wildlife, Kangaroo Island is all about slowing the pace and reconnecting with nature. It's wonderfully-underdeveloped, with koalas lazing in the gum trees and kangaroos wandering across the roads. There's a tantalizing food and wine scene to soak up and, as you leisurely cruise around the island, you'll find everything, from farm-to-table restaurants to boutique vineyards. The island couldn't be more easy-going and accessible, with Kangaroo Island vacation rentals to suit all budgets. Take your pick from luxury oceanfront homes, cozy cottages and everything in-between.

Eco-friendly adventures on Kangaroo Island

Outdoor adventures are the order of the day on Kangaroo Island. You can kayak in Dolphin Cove, bushwalk in Flinders Chase National Park and surf alongside the locals at Vivonne Bay. Ocean safaris are a great way to discover the island's hidden coves and experience its bustling penguin and sea lion colonies at close quarters. For those who prefer a slower pace there are food and wine tours to enjoy, while the beautiful beaches always offer the perfect place to relax. Foodies will fall hard for the Kangaroo Island Farmers Market, where from local honey and organic eggs to hand-churned cheese and tasty chutneys can be found.

Sip your way through the wineries on Kangaroo Island

Thanks to its fertile soil and sunny climate, Kangaroo Island is brimming with wineries. The island is dotted with boutique vineyards crafting some of South Australia's finest wine. Dudley Wines Cellar Door is a firm favorite, with a trendy tasting room, refined on-site restaurant and stunning views. See something you like? Why not uncork a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc on the deck of your Kangaroo Island vacation rentals property? Perched on the western tip of Kangaroo Island, Flinders Chase National Park is dotted with pristine beaches, dramatic rock formations and silvery sugar-gum forests.

Slip into a summer daze on Kangaroo Island

Summer is high season on Kangaroo Island, with clear skies and endless sunshine. Temperatures hover around the 80s, which means you can soak up the sun on the beach or cool off in the ocean. For most sunseekers, staying steps from the sand is a no-brainer. Kangaroo Island vacation rentals keep things breezy, with oceanfront properties just minutes from the beach. While temperatures rarely climb into the 70s, winter can be a beautiful time to pay a visit. Take a bushwalk, enjoy a winery hop or simply enjoy a stroll along the beach.

Meeting the penguins on Kangaroo Island

Trumped only by Tasmania and Melville, Kangaroo Island is Australia's 3rd-largest island. From tip-to-tip it stretches for almost 100 miles and is a haven for local wildlife, offering the chance to spot koalas, kangaroos and wallabies. Kangaroo Island is famous for its fairy penguins so head to the Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre and check out the colony on the Kingscote foreshore. The island is also home to the glossy black-cockatoo, an ultra-rare native South Australian species that is found exclusively on Kangaroo Island, and interesting and exotic wildlife abounds at every turn.