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.

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See and Taste
Photo courtesy of Southern Ocean Lodge

See and Taste

Seal Bay: Start the morning at Seal Bay—the third-largest colony of Australian sea lions in the country. In the summer, Seal Bay is packed with people. But in the off season, it's anything but touristy. Although it's illegal to touch them, allow the playful sea lions (and pups!) to act as your morning entertainment.

Bay of Shoals Wines: Winery tours are growing more popular on the island; thanks to the temperate climate, some vineyards grow right along the shore. The vineyard overlooks the Bay of Shoals and Reeves Point—South Australia's first settlement. Today the winery produces 16 styles of wine that come from vines that grow just 30 meters from the water—thought to be the closest to the sea anywhere in the world.

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