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Kangaroo Island, SA5223, Australia
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Melbourne to Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (and Return)

by lisa_aruliah

Hi all,
A friend and I are planning to go to Kangaroo Island from Melbourne for a couple of days. I know that the quickest way to get there is fly to Adelaide.

Would like to know if anyone has been on this route before. I would like to know what's the most cost effective way of travel to and from Kangaroo Island. We're thinking of leaving on a thursday night, stay in Adelaide for most of the day and get the last transport out to Kangaroo Island on Friday night. Then return from Kangaroo Island in the afternoon and hopefully make it to Melbourne by nightfall.

Any deals on flights/transport/accomodation/tourist spots would be most welcome...even if you could send me links to where I can get this info I'd be really glad.

Talk soon!

Re: Melbourne to Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (and Return)

by suzyq40

If you are expecting to return to Melbourne from Kangaroo Island by car, and to get here by nightfall, I think you will be disapointed. It is quite a few hours drive from South Australia to melbourne.

Travel Tips for Kangaroo Island

First stop: Bottle shop

by Quero

Nope, it's not bottles _per se_ that they sell in that shop, but rather the *contents* of the bottles!

As I mentioned in my "packing list" tip, you will want to stock up on your beverage of choice. We bought a few cases of beer at the "bottle shop" before heading off to our campsite.

In the parking lot was ample evidence of the national leisure exercise--strengthening the biceps by lifting a can of ale.

Oh, and note the little reindeer antlers tied to the hood ornament, too! ('Twas Christmastime--"spirits" were high!)

Scott Cove

by Diceman_

A few minutes drive from Cape Borda Lighthouse is Scott Cove, not much can be seen from the dirt carpark but there are a few dirt trails leading to the rocky cliffside. The view is better than the one at the Cape Borda Lighhouse site so it's worth checking out .


by marisa81

We rented some board from a local store (similar to snowboards, but a little smaller) and headed to Little Saraha to do some sandboarding. Little Saraha is amazing in itself, these huge sand dunes on this island that appears at first to be covered in vegetation. Sandboarding down the dunes was great, and falling in the sand, is a little softer then wiping out on a ski hill.
(no pics because of the strong wind on top of the dunes, many cameras are ruined that way)

Remarkable Rocks and indeed they are.

by SPW

This rock formation was clearly visible as the bus approached but their extraordinary weathering deserved closer inspection.
Easily approached by a bitumen path.
The 'long drop' (pit) toilets are really only for urgent use.
Interpretive signs pointed out the tracks of diiferent animals, and several wallabies were seen in bushes near the path.
Remember to keep a firm hold of young children: it's a long fall to the beach, and don't climb down to the beach as there is a high danger of being washed out by unpredictable waves.

KI lighthouses

by CliffClaven

With rough seas a common feature around Kangaroo Island, it's little wonder that they built several lighthouses. The lighthouse at Cape Willoughby is just one of those you can find as you drive around the island.


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