About Kangaroo Island Tours
Kangaroo Island Ferry
The Ferry to Kangaroo Island departs multiple times a day from Cape Jervis. The journey to Penneshaw on Kanagroo Island takes 45 minutes. The Ferry will take vehicles and there is a shuttle service to and from Cape Jervis from Adelaide.
- Adult One Way | $55
- Child (3-14 years) One Way | $28
Transfers from Adelaide
Shuttle transfers from Adelaide to Cape Jervis are available for an extra cost when booking the ferry.
Please check-in a minimum 30 minutes prior to departure.
You can take car on the Kangaroo Island Ferry for $110 each way.
Stokes Bay Beach
Stokes Bay Beach is located on the North coast of Kangaroo Island and is just one hours drive from Penneshaw and 40 minutes’ drive from Kingscote.
Visitors to Stokes Bay walk through the rock tunnels to find picturesque beach. A rockpool is located at the start of the beach which is great for families.
The secluded beach is protected from the pounding surf by a giant pool surrounded by rocks.
- BBQ facilities
- Picnic area
Rock Pool Cafe
The Rockpool Cafe is located near the entry to Stokes Bay Beach.
Stokes Bay Campground
The camping ground is located on the north coast of Kangaroo Island, about 38 km west of Kingscote. The camping ground is next to the Rock Pool café which is open from October to May.
Little Sahara is an inland sand dune system located near Vivonne Bay on Kangaroo Island. The site\ is around 2.5 square kilometres large an around 4km from the coast.
Access to Little Sahara is via the Little Sahara adventure Centre. Here you can book walking , bike, and buggy tours as well as hire sandboarding gear to surf the dunes.
Little Sahara adventure Centre is a 10-minute drive from Vivonne Bay.
Vivonne Bay is located on the South coast of Kangaroo Island and is just one hour’s drive from Penneshaw and 40 minutes’ drive from Kingscote.
Vivonne Bay Beach
The beach stretches for 6 kilometres along the southern coast of Kangaroo Island. There is a Jetty at the southern end and large sand dunes at the northern end. You can snorkel the rock pools, surf or fish from the jetty or the beach.
Pack a picnic lunch or visit the general store on the South Coast Road which does takeaway fish and chips and burgers.
Vivonne Bay Beach is close to the sand dunes of Little Sahara, Seal Bay & Flinders Chase National Park where you will find Admirals Arch & Remarkable Rocks.
Emu Bay is located on the North coast of Kangaroo Island and is just 50 minutes' drive from Penneshaw and 15 minutes’ drive from Kingscote.
Find your spot on the four kilometres of white sand at Emu Bay. Access to Emu Bay Beach is from the Car Park at the western end near the intersection of Hamilton Drive and Bates Road.
Drive on the Beach
Emu Bay is the only place on Kangaroo Island where you can drive on the beach. As long as you stay on the hard sand a 2WD is all that is required. Vehicle access is from the western end near the intersection of Hamilton Drive and Bates Road.
You will find a picnic area with tables and shelter next to the playground and carpark.
Admirals Arch is located on the Southwest coast of Kangaroo Island and is two hours' drive from Penneshaw and 90 minutes’ drive from Kingscote. The natural rock arch created by thousands of years of erosion and is a popular attraction on the Island.
The Arch serves as a starting point for many bush walks in the Flinders Chase National Park. The Admirals Arch Boardwalk leads to the Cape du Couedic Lightstation, which has guarded the southwest coast of the island since 1909.
A seal colony that has established itself below the landmark and there is an opportunity to spot dolphins and whales from the platform.
The Admirals Arch Boardwalk
The viewing platform offers visitors easy access to take in the view.
From the car park there is an easy 800 metre walk around the cliff face to the Admirals Arch viewing platform.
- 800 metres return
- 15 mins return
- Suitable for
- Grade - Easy
The Remarkable Rocks formation is located on the Southwest coast of Kangaroo Island and is just two hours' drive from Penneshaw and 90 minutes’ drive from Kingscote. The gigantic granite boulders have been shaped over millions of years to form one of Kangaroo Islands most iconic landmarks.
There is a well maintained 500 metre boardwalk to the rocks from the car park
Kingscote is the largest town on Kangaroo Island with a population of roughly 2000. Kingscote was established in 1836 and is South Australia's oldest European settlement.
Kingscote is a 45 minute drive from Penneshaw. It is located on the northeast side of the island on the coast of Nepean Bay.
Kangaroo Island Climate
Summer - December to February
Average summer temperatures are 24°C (75°F) maximum and 14°C (57°F) minimum.
Autumn - March to May
Average autumn temperatures are 20°C (68°F) maximum and 13°C (55°F) minimum
Winter - June to August
Average winter temperatures are 15°C (59°F) maximum and 8°C (47°F) minimum
Spring - September to November
Average spring temperatures are 19°C (66°F) maximum and 11°C (52°F) minimum
Kangaroo Island Tours
Kangaroo Island is located in South Australia off the coast of Adelaide. The Island is 155 kilometers long and 55 kilometers wide and is separated from the mainland by a 15 kilometer stretch of ocean called Backstairs Passage.