The start of 2020 has had a devastating effect on many homes, businesses and animals throughout Australia. Kangaroo Island was hit heavily by fires, however the community is focused on rebuilding. As an area that relies heavily on tourism, now is the time to plan a trip to beautiful Kangaroo Island, knowing that your holiday could make a huge difference.
The Best of Kangaroo Island
While some areas have been damaged by bushfires, Kangaroo Island is still the beautiful, breathtaking part of the world it always has been. Here’s how you can make the make the most of your visit.
If you’re the adventurous type, you’ll find no shortage of great activities to get your heart pumping. Some of the popular adventure activities on Kangaroo Island include:
- Quad biking
- Bike riding
- Plus many more
Amazing Walks and Hikes
Kangaroo Island is home to 23 different hikes. These can range from short 30-minute strolls, through to 8-hour day walks and even an epic adventure spending several days hiking the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.
While some of these areas may have been affected by bushfires, you’re still sure to find plenty of great walking experiences.
Make the Most of the Coast
Much of Kangaroo Island’s beauty is where the land meets the sea. And there’s plenty of coastal activities to keep you and the family busy. Whether you enjoy snorkelling, wreck-diving, fishing, surfing or simply enjoy relaxing on beautiful beaches, there’s something for you at Kangaroo Island.
Post-Bushfires - Kangaroo Island is Open
While the January, 2020 bushfires have been devastating for the Kangaroo Island community, 50% of the island remains unaffected. This eastern part of the island is where tourists are encouraged to stay, and can still enjoy a huge range of activities, accommodation and dining. The Kangaroo Island website has a great deal of information about what is open, and you can check out all the necessary information here.
While spot fires are being controlled in parts of the island not accessible to tourists and there are no threat to people or homes, it’s important you keep up to date with all Kangaroo Island fire news. You can do that on the Country Fire Service website here.
Other Ways to Help
As Australians, it’s in our nature to pitch in and help others. If you’re looking for other ways to help the South Australian communities affected by bushfires, please see the links below:
The SA Bushfire Appeal - Raising funds particularly for those affected in Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island.
The Kangaroo Island Mayor’s Bushfire Appeal Fund - Helping Kangaroo Island residents rebuild.
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Fund - Regenerating the land so that koalas currently being cared for have a home to return to.
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park Fund - Assisting with the treatment and care of koalas and native species injured in the fires.
Country Fire Service Donations - Helping the CFS, who help so many with their work.
Australian Tourism Bushfire Donation Fund - The Australian Tourism Industry has set up an appeal to support those impacted with the Australian Red Cross
Your Holiday Can Make a Difference
Everyone loves a holiday. But a holiday where every dollar you spend is helping bushfire-affected families and business can’t be beaten. To experience all the natural beauty, great activities and amazing accommodation and dining on offer, contact us today and arrange your next trip to South Australia’s incredible Kangaroo Island.