With 540 km of coastline, Kangaroo Island has lots for everyone to become involved in. From tours of the sea lions at seal bay, to fishing charters from the turquoise waters, to swimming in white sandy beaches, KI has everything.Generally, the sheltered swimming Beaches are on the north shore. Beaches on the south shore, are more vulnerable, have colder water and therefore are more prone to rips and currents. For families with kids visit Antechamber Bay, where the shallow waters at the mouth of the Chapman river offer the children a wonderful place to play. Also try Browns shore, Stokes Bay and Viviane Bay for a swim with the children.
The browsing in kangaroos in the wild varies A lot during the year. Normally the waves roll in from the south-west direction, producing waves on the west and south shore. For larger waves, the northerly winds and larger swells will need to unite, this is more prevalent in winter. To find rideable waves on the north shore, westerly swells with southerly winds are necessary. If you are a newcomer visit Viviane, Pennington or Stokes Bay. For the advanced audience you will need to visit Hanson or Diesters Bay.Kayaking is another great way to explore the coastline. If you do not have your own, many businesses on the island hire kayaks and provide guided tours. With loads of sheltered waters to cruise and respect the abundance of wildlife experience and its not to miss.
Other ways to get your feet wet and explore the shoreline include sea excursions where you are able to swim with dolphins in the wild, and snorkel with fish as well as the spectacular leafy sea dragon that must be seen to be believed it really looks like a fairy tale monster with leafy lavender hanging it off.The Leafy Sea Dragon is a relative to the sea horse, grows to about 45 cm long and make their home among the inshore seagrass. They are a protected species because their habitat is threatened by pollution and fertilizer run-off. One of the extraordinary things about the species is it is the man that gets pregnant and caries the eggs, all 100-250 of these.In Addition to the bountiful Wildlife, Kangaroo Island has some 50 shipwrecks scattered around the shore, many of them make great wreck diving.For sailors you can choose from Casting a line off a surf beach, a historical jetty, or dangle off it a deep sea charter. There is a variety of fish to be captured, such as King George Whiting, Australian Salmon, Tommy Ruff and Trevally.