The heart of Kangaroo Island.

The small landlocked Kangaroo Island town of Parndana lies west of Kingscote along the Playford Highway. What Parndana lacks in beaches and coastal scenery, it makes up for with a convenient central location easy to reach from all corners of Kangaroo Island.

Parndana on Kangaroo Island

Parndana contains a couple of general stores and a small hotel, but the community’s main tourist attraction is the nearby Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

This sanctuary south of Parndana includes over 50 different species of plants not found anywhere else on Earth.

The animals who roam the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park are even more numerous and exotic.

Australian species such as koalas, wombats, and kangaroos can be found alongside 1,500 more wildlife species. Many of the park’s animals are orphaned or injured, and guests who adopt animals can receive personalised certificates, regular updates, and up close and personal encounters.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park visitors can cuddle, feed, or have photographs taken with some of its most exotic creatures like koalas, pythons, or lizards.

A special session at the koala enclosure takes place three times each day.

Parndana’s other main attractions aside from the wilderness park are the Soldier Settlement Museum preserving the history of the Soldier Settlement Scheme which led to the establishment of Parndana after WWII, and a guild of spinners and weavers who hold weekly wool spinning demonstrations.

Where to stay at Parndana

Parndana has a small number of self-contained establishments ranging from holiday homes to bushland cottages – a perfect central spot to explore Kangaroo Island.

The town is centrally located on the island. Discover more great places to stay on Kangaroo Island and where to stay in Adelaide.

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About 'Kangaroo Island Australia'

Kangaroo Island Australia is a 'Web Magazine' website that is dedicated to all things related to Kangaroo Island. We are passionate about Australia's great southern island, its vast marine and wildlife, its white sandy beaches, its turquiose waters and the unforgetable experiences that are waiting for all who visit. Our aim is to discuss Kangaroo Island, its history, its environment, its wildlife and its spectacular destinations. We hope that this website will inspire all who visit, just as much as Kangaroo Island has inspired us.

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