Situated off the coast of Adelaide, the Kangaroo Island is a protected natural reserve as it serves as a home to several wildlife species, including endangered ones. Sea lions, koalas and of course, kangaroos are native to the island, and are seen in abundance. The Kangaroo Island is a perfect destination for wildlife lovers.
Weather: Average temperature remains a chilly 15 Celsius throughout July. But the minimum temperature drops as low as 4 degree Celsius. Note that July is the peak of winters in the Southern Hemisphere.
What to do: Inside the Flinders Chase National Park, you will find several striking rock formations, namely, the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. In the winter month of July, you will not find as many tourists here, giving you more time to cuddle koalas. Also check out the Cape Willoughby's Lighthouse and get an enviable view of the Australian mainland.
Best way to get around: To reach the island, take the Kangaroo Island SeaLink ferry from Caper Jervis (2 hours from Adelaide) to Penneshaw KI. The ferry from Adelaide takes upto 45 minutes. For more information about bookings and other queries, contact Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre; phone: +61 8 8553 1185
Approximate expenditure per day (including accommodation): Rs 7,500 to Rs 14,000