South Australia has made a huge splash, landing one of three covers[1] for the highly sought-after annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Kangaroo Island was up against six international locations (Costa Rica, Kenya, Exuma, Nassau, Puerto Vallarta and St. Lucia) for the highly coveted cover, featuringCamille Kostek, 2018 Sports Illustrated Rookie of the Year.

Other covers featured Tyra Banks and Alex Morgan.

Shooting on Kangaroo Island’s many beaches and beautiful landscape backgrounds, Sports Illustrated diverse cast of models included Camille Kostek, Samantha Hoopes, Olivia Culpo, Myla Dalbesio, Tara Lynn, and Hailey Clauson. Staying at LifeTime Private Retreats for the duration of the shoot, Sports Illustrated will highlight the breathtaking landscapes, wildlife in the wild, and experiences on offer on KI.

Shoot locations:

  • Snellings Beach
  • Remarkable Rocks
  • KI Wildlife Park
  • Little Sahara
  • Pennington
  • Cliff House, Lifetime Private Retreats
  • Stokes Beach
  • Vivonne Bay

To  celebrate the cover, has put together the itinerary models experienced whilst in Kangaroo Island for everyone to enjoy.

South Australian Tourism Commission, Chief Executive, Rodney Harrex, said South Australia is thrilled to have secured the highly coveted the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover.

“It’s a major coup — the last time an Australian destination featured on a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover was back in 2013.

But it’s much more than swimsuits and beaches, this is a money can’t buy opportunity that’s getting our name into the homes of more than 70 million readers, across the globe.

We’re inviting everyone to come and explore the set of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. We’ve got some incredible experiences in Kangaroo Island, with its breathtaking beaches, natural wonders and rugged beauty at every turn, only a short distance away from the mainland” he said.