As I live in South Australia I have been to Kangaroo Island a number of times. I have relations living there these days. It is a beautiful place with many natural attractions. Raptor Domain is a great place to visit to see owls, hawks etc. There are great craft shops and galleries too. I recommend Kangaroo Island.
Unfortunately,I have been to neither of these truly iconic islands.I have always wanted to visit both of them,but I live in a totally different region,and travel is something I can no longer do easily! I have to enjoy them via the internet!!
I havent been to Rottnest Island as I live in Sth Aust. I havent been to kangaroo Island either and what I have heard it doesnt interest me and it cost more to go to Kangaroo Island than it does for me to go to Tasmania,
Live in Perth and have been going to Rottnest Island every year for 7 to 10 days for 20 or so years. Love love love Rottnest. So relaxed when we are there. Walk or ride my bike, swim or lay in the sun. Read or play games or just do nothing. Go to the pub for a drink or a meal and the Quiz night at the Gov's bar. Never want to go home at the end. You'll never know if you never go!
We have taken 2 x 34 night cruises around Australia, Sydney return, but only 1 of the cruises called into Kangaroo Island for the day.also
lLovely place. We just walked around & visited a little market close to the wharf, where we bought small jars of lovely honey!