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North Cape
South Australia
Population 2034 (shared with other localities in the “State Suburb of Kingscote”) (2011 census)
Established 2002
Postcode(s) 5223
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 116 km (72 mi) south-west of Adelaide
  • 9 km (6 mi) north of Kingscote
LGA(s) Kangaroo Island Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
County Carnarvon
State electorate(s) Finniss
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
198.1 °C
389 °F
11.6 °C
53 °F
488.9 mm
19.2 in
Suburbs around North Cape:
Investigator Strait Investigator Strait Investigator Strait
Emu Bay North Cape Nepean Bay
Bay of Shoals Bay of Shoals
Nepean Bay
Bay of Shoals (body of water)
Footnotes Coordinates
Adjoining localities

North Cape is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the north coast of Kangaroo Island overlooking Investigator Strait about 116 kilometres (72 mi)* south-west of the state capital of Adelaide and about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi)* north of the municipal seat of Kingscote.

Its boundaries were created in March 2002 for the “long established name” which was derived from the most northerly headland on the coastline.

North Cape occupies land bounded by Investigator Strait to the north and by Nepean Bay and its subsidiary, the Bay of Shoals, to the east and the south-east respectively. Its coastline includes features such as Point Marsden and Cape Rouge. Land use is divided between conservation and agriculture with the former applying to the coastline in order to “enhance and conserve the natural features of the coast” and latter applying to land in the locality’s southwest.

The coastline from Point Marsden in the east to Cape D'Estaing in the adjoining locality of Emu Bay in the west is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register as a site of “geological and outstanding palaeontological significance.”

North Cape is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Finniss and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.

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