If you’re not familiar, Kangaroo Island is basically all the best bits of Australia rolled into one.

You’ve got whiter-than-white beaches.

A perfect day …surfed all morning and did this all afternoon! . We were even joined by a Sea Lion and as usual, not another person in sight ???????? . Image courtesy: @cleocohen @mitchcox and @sealinkki . #Summer #DeEstreesBay #KangarooIsland #SouthAustralia #Australia #authenticKI #openallyear

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Rugged coastlines.

Standing tall . Image courtesy: @everlook_photography . #solitude #RemarkableRocks #FlindersChase #FlindersChaseNationalPark #KangarooIsland #seeSouthAustralia #seeAustralia #authenticKI #openallyear

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Stunning sunsets.

“Sunrise magic at Emu Bay. Not a soul in sight… just the soft sand, the lull of the waves, the rising sun and me. That sunrise will stay with me forever. It was that special!” . What’s one of your most special travel moments on Kangaroo Island? . Image courtesy: @ScenicGems . #Autumn #EmuBay #KangarooIsland #SouthAustralia #Australia #authenticKI #openallyear #seeSouthAustralia #seeAustralia @SouthAustralia @Australia.com

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And the cutest inhabitants we ever did see, from sea lions and koalas to echidnas and wallabies.

If this little cutie doesn’t melt your heart, we don’t know what will! . This baby fur seal was spotted on a remote west end beach off Kangaroo Island, waiting patiently for mumma to return from her fishing trip . The best place on the Island to witness a colony of Long-nosed Fur Seals in their natural habitat is at beautiful Admirals Arch in the Flinders Chase National Park. This time of year is our favourite, with all the playful pups frolicking on the rocks! . Image courtesy: @fiftytoeswalkabout . #FlindersChase #FlindersChaseNationalPark #KangarooIsland #SouthAustralia #Australia #authenticKI #openallyear

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Hop in and let’s go… . Image courtesy: @francesco_gernone . #spring #KangarooIsland #SouthAustralia #Australia #authenticKI .

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Human, you shall not pass ?????? . Road rules are a little different over here on Kangaroo Island. We don’t have toll roads or even traffic lights… but our local wildlife sure know how to stop traffic! ????. . If you happen to see an oncoming motorist raising a finger as they pass by, it’s likely to be a friendly gesture of acknowledgement… but don’t be lulled into a false sense of security thinking there’s noone else around. Be sure to pull off to the side of the road, if an unexpected photo opportunity like this one crops up. During winter, you’re more likely to see our wildlife roaming about during the day time, so keep your eyes peeled ?? and your camera fully charged …you never know who you might meet! . Planning a KI road trip? www.tourkangarooisland.com.au . Image courtesy: @vicki_freer_photography

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It used to be a bit of a bitch (not to mention exxy) to access KI – which lies off the mainland of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide – but Qantas has gone and announced it’s resuming direct flights after a 12 year hiatus.

Yup, the flying Kangaroo will offer flights straight from Melbourne and Adelaide as of December, running between three to five times a week during summer.

SA Premier Jay Weatherill announced the news earlier today, with a little help from one of KI’s natives.

WEEEEEEEE BABY HOPPER.

To start planning ahead, head HERE.

Photo: Getty / James D. Morgan.