Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia. To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend at least a two day minimum stay. If you enjoy bushwalking, wildlife, bird-watching or photography, then three to five nights is ideal. We are located at the centre of spectacular coastal scenery, wonderful wilderness walking and wildlife.
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GETTING TO THE ISLAND
Drive from Adelaide to Cape Jervis. This is about a two hour drive. The SeaLink ferry travels from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island: www.sealink.com.au
Currently, one airline flies from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island. Regional Express Airlines flies from Adelaide Airport. They have a luggage limit of 15kg. You will be charged $3 per kilo if you are over that limit. REX offer a locker system for excess luggage if you chose to redistribute it for your island visit.
This is an affordable and convenient way to experience other attractions on the island. Many of the island's best kept secrets are found not only on sealed roads but also unsealed roads. Most are accessible by 2WD, but for the adventurous at heart, a 4WD would be more comfortable. Our scenic bush track is negotiable by two wheel drive vehicles with care in almost all weather conditions. However, as it is rocky in places, it is not suitable for vehicles with low ground clearance.To ensure the safety of our wild animals and your vehicle there is a suggested speed limit of 30 km/hr on our Private Road. Passengers will also have time to enjoy the experience, too!
If you are planning to hire a car, most hire companies do not allow their vehicles onto KI from the mainland. Eurocar is perhaps the only exception. So that our guests who hire vehicles can stay with us if you have a problem with driving on our track, we are very happy to provide a free transfer service up and down our track from the start of our Private Road.
We suggest that you carefully check the Terms & Conditions of your vehicle hire conditions. There are two companies which operate on the island:
Links to other great island experiences:
Food & Wine:
(Brian is Pat's brother and does paintings around Western Australia and the farm
where Pat spent her early childhood)
Exceptional Barossa Valley accommodation:
The Nest@Greenock: www.nestatgreenock.com
Run by Belinda & Peter Welford (David's son).
Situated in SA's famous wine region; a wonderful place to stay, beautifully appointed!