Australian Marine Parks

With bountiful food supplies, marine predators are able to feast in Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park. The park is an important foraging habitat for Australian sea-lions, white sharks, and 11 seabird species, including fairy terns and black-faced cormorants.

Southern Kangaroo Marine Park features seasonal upwellings. These are places where cold, nutrient-rich waters from the bottom rise to meet warmer, light-filled surface waters, fuelling the growth of marine life.

The park is 140 kilometres south-west of Adelaide and adjacent to the South Australian Southern Kangaroo Marine Park.

It covers 630 square kilometres, with depths from 15 metres to 100 metres.

The park is a Special Purpose (Mining Exclusion) zone.


Meet Australian sea-lions on a guided or self-guided tour at nearby Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island.

This park is several kilometers offshore, but experienced and well-equipped boaters and fishers can explore here when conditions are suitable.

The park complements the South Australian Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park.

Click on the map below to see what you can do in the Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park.

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Park area

630 km²

Depth range

15 to 100 m

Average depth

53 m