Cape Jervis

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Cape Jervis

With wildlife and a rich and diverse natural environment, this small South Australian town is a great place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Cape Jervis is a tiny town on the southwestern tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in scenic beauty and outdoor adventures. It is also a gateway to the many attractions of Kangaroo Island. Hike through forests and mountains, spot kangaroos and other wildlife and sample local wines and gins.

Explore the area's wild and natural scenery. Drive east of the town for about 20 minutes to the Deep Creek Conservation Park. This protected area of the Fleurieu Peninsula coastline encompasses forests and green-covered hills and is home to kangaroos, echidnas and dozens of bird species. Hike along walking trails and stay overnight in one of the campgrounds.

Go on daylong walks or more extensive hikes along the Heysen Trail. This 750-mile (1,200-kilometer) walking trail extends from Cape Jervis to Parachilna Gorge, passing through forests, vineyards, mountain ranges, historical towns and farms. You’ll also find good walking along the cliffs and rocky headlands of Rapid Bay, 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the town.

For more outstanding natural beauty, take the car ferry to Kangaroo Island. The journey is about 45 minutes each way. Stroll along beaches, visit a colony of sea lions and venture into the subterranean world of strange limestone rock formations at Kelly Hill Caves. Tackle the 41-mile (66-kilometer) Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and enjoy a range of other attractions on the island, including a wildlife park, wineries, a distillery and coastal towns and villages. Stay overnight in hotels, lodges and camping and caravan sites.

When you return to the mainland, visit the Cape Jervis Lighthouse. It was first lit in 1871, but the current tower dates back to 1972.

Reach Cape Jervis by flying into Adelaide's international airport. Rent a car and follow the Main South Road out of the city. Driving time to your vacation destination of scenic beauty, fascinating wildlife and island exploration is about 2 hours.

Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park
Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park
3.5 out of 5
9351 Main South Rd, Cape Jervis, SA
The price is AU$120 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Situated in Cape Jervis, this inn is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Kangaroo Island Sealink and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Morgan's Beach. Talisker Conservation Park and Naiko Inlet ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (245 reviews)
"loved the quiet and rustic area and furnishings."

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2021

Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park
Cape Jervis Holiday Units
Cape Jervis Holiday Units
3.5 out of 5
12- Flinders Drive, Cape Jervis, SA
The price is AU$187 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kangaroo Island Sealink and Morgan's Beach. Talisker Conservation Park and Naiko Inlet are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (91 reviews)
"Great apartment, very spacious and comfortable, conveniently located for Kangaroo Island ferry."

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2021

Cape Jervis Holiday Units
Morella Farm Stay
Morella Farm Stay
3.5 out of 5
9168 Main South Road, Cape Jervis, SA
The price is AU$250 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Situated by the ocean, this agritourism property is 18.3 mi (29.5 km) from Carrickalinga Beach.
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Quiet & Peaceful Location
"Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night farm stay. The three bedroom farm house was very clean & well maintained. The kitchen overlooked the mountains and farm. There was a fireplace with cut wood ready for us to use. It was put to good use every night while enjoying a glass of wine! Waking each morning to ..."

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2019

Morella Farm Stay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cape Jervis Holiday Units
Cape Jervis Holiday Units
3.5 out of 5
12- Flinders Drive, Cape Jervis, SA
The price is AU$187 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kangaroo Island Sealink and Morgan's Beach. Talisker Conservation Park and Naiko Inlet are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (91 reviews)
"Great apartment, very spacious and comfortable, conveniently located for Kangaroo Island ferry."

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2021

Cape Jervis Holiday Units
Island & Sea Views: Getaway Cottage@ Cape Jervis
Island & Sea Views: Getaway Cottage@ Cape Jervis
48 Sorata Street, Cape Jervis, SA
Situated by the ocean, this historic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kangaroo Island Sealink and Morgan's Beach. Talisker Conservation Park and Naiko ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (27 reviews)
Relaxed
"Nice location"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

Island & Sea Views: Getaway Cottage@ Cape Jervis
Relax & Unwind In Cape Jervis
Relax & Unwind In Cape Jervis
9 Island View Cl, Cape Jervis, SA
The price is AU$500 per night from 29 Oct. to 29 Oct.
Situated in Cape Jervis, this romantic holiday home is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Kangaroo Island Sealink and 1.6 mi (2.7 km) from Morgan's Beach. Talisker Conservation ...
Relax & Unwind In Cape Jervis
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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