Dream Island Escapes

Craving an island vacation? Get inspired by these exotic destinations.

Discover Kangaroo Island

Discover this Australian gem in the off season, when there are no crowds but plenty of chances to see the 'roos and rare wildlife that make the island so special.

Quintessential Australia
Photo courtesy of Southern Ocean Lodge

Quintessential Australia

Kangaroo Island is a unique destination, but it's also everything you hope for in Australia: The famous marsupials hop around a brilliant green landscape, some with curious joeys peeking from their pouches. Bone-white crescents of beach are home to fur seals and sea lions—even penguins on the north end of the island—and towering eucalyptus trees support koalas as they snack on leaves.

Autumn into winter (March through August) is the best time to visit for virtually no crowds of people; hiking and beach-bound adventures give you the feeling that you have this slice of the country to yourself.

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