©

Kingscote trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Kingscote

(4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: wildlife areas, outdoors, nature
Kingscote is the largest town on Kangaroo Island, an island off the south coast of South Australia. Kingscote is South Australia's oldest European settlement. At the 2011 census, Kingscote had a population of 2,034. It is a well-established tourist centre and the administrative and communications centre. It is home to a colony of the smallest penguins in the world, the little penguin.HistoryThe South Australia Company established its colony at Kingscote at Reeves Point on 27 July 1836, as South Australia's first official European settlement, the first settlers having arrived on the Duke of York. It was later suggested that Kingscote could serve as the capital of South Australia, but the island's resources were insufficient to support such a large community; the South Australia Company moved almost six months later to Adelaide after sending surveyors to find a better site.The history of the area is displayed in the museum in Hope Cottage, to the north of the town. Hope Cottage was one of the three earliest houses built in Kingscote, circa 1850, with the adjoining cottages of Faith and Charity. (Faith has been subsequently demolished.)The Old Mulberry Tree at Reeves Point was planted in 1836 and still bears fruit. Reeves Point has been placed on the Australian Heritage Places List.The current town of Kingscote is now immediately to the south of the original Kingscote settlement at Reeves Point in the area originally known as Queenscliffe (the origin of the name of the Queenscliffe Hotel in Dauncey Street).
Add Kingscote and other destinations in Australia to your travel plans using our Australia vacation generator.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Kingscote

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Kingscote:
Parks, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, theme parks, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, shopping, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nightlife, fun & games
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Kingscote

5 days in Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Mount Gambier, Adelaide & Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Adelaide & Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News