Being just a few minutes away from the ferry terminal, The Lookout is ideally located for the self-drive visitor.
With its concentration of National Parks and Conservation areas, its pristine environments and extensive coastal habitats, Kangaroo Island has a unique position in Australian wildlife based tourism.
In 2 or 3 days, guests are guaranteed to see Australian sea lions (and walk amongst them), New Zealand fur seals, kangaroos, Tammar wallabies, koalas, penguins and a range of coastal, wetland and land birds. Many visitors also encounter echidnas, goannas, tiger snakes and occasionally dolphins, whales and platypus.
The Island also has an emerging wine industry and has a range of boutique food outlets and interesting cottage industries. Kangaroo Island is also home to many artists who work in a range of mediums and there are several fine galleries dotted throughout the island.
This diversity ensures that our visitors have plenty to see and do as well as opportunities just to relax and enjoy the beauty of this unique island.
The Lookout is located 10kms from Penneshaw which is an historic coastal village and the Island's Ferry Terminal. Basic goods and services (groceries, petrol, car hire, hotel etc) are available in Penneshaw.
The town also has a comprehensive Tourist Information centre, an excellent restaurant and a delightful local museum. The town is the site of an extensive penguin rookery. Penguin Tours operate in the evenings throughout the year. A large wallaby colony lives close to the town and is easily visited.
ANTECHAMBER BAY & CHAPMAN RIVER
The Lookout is 10 kms from Antechamber Bay and Chapman River. This area has great natural beauty and the extensive sandy beach offers safe swimming. The River is great for fishing and many different bird species can be discovered in its vicinity.
About 10km further east of Antechamber Bay is the eastern extremity of the Island, Cape Willoughby. South Australia's first lighthouse was built here and daily tours of this historic structure are conducted.