Getting to Kangaroo Island is easy with multiple daily ferry departures from Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula and air departures from Adelaide Airport.
You can bring your vehicle from the mainland on the ferry or you can hire a vehicle from Kingscote, Penneshaw or the airport. Although many roads are unsealed, four-wheel drive vehicles are not necessary and with care, you can enjoy all that the Island has to offer in a conventional vehicle.
If you intend to drive and take your car on the ferry, bookings with Sealink are essential.
If you are flying, you can hire a car from the Kingscote Airport.
Car hire companies
Budget Car Hire
(08) 8553 3133 or www.budgetki.com
All vehicles covered by insurance to drive on the unsealed roads. Not covered for driving after dark.
Hertz Car Hire
13 30 39 or www.hertz.com.au
Only 4WD vehicles covered by insurance are to drive on the unsealed roads. Smaller vehicles available for hire. Not covered for driving after dark.
Kangaroo Island Sealink operates Sealion 2000 and Spirit of Kangaroo Island, two large, luxurious vehicle and passenger ferries, between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw. There are multiple departures daily, with additional services during peak times. Bookings are necessary. Travelling time is 45 minutes.
For more information and timetables: 13 13 01 or www.sealink.com.au
Regional Express (REX) operates the 30-minute flight from Adelaide (ADL) to Kingscote Airport (KGC).
Rex operates from the Main Terminal at Adelaide Airport.
Reservations: 13 17 13 or www.regionalexpress.com.au