Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island.  It is located 112km southwest of Adelaide.  There are ferry connections between Cape Jervis on the mainland to Penneshaw, which is at the north eastern tip of Kangaroo Island.


Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia's most popular tourist attractions, attracting over 140,000 visitors each year.  The most popular places to visit while on KI are;


  • Seal Bay with guided walks among Australian sea lions.
  • Flinders Chase National Park which includes Remarkable Rocks, Admiral's Arch, lighthouses at Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic, and multiple walking trails and camping areas.
  • Cape Willoughby
  • Little Sahara featuring huge sand dunes on the south coast.


 Cape Jervis to Penneshaw Ferry

It is only a 45 minute trip from the mainland at Cape Jervis to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island via the strait known as the Backstairs Passway.  Sealink operate all ferry services to and from Kangaroo Island.  See the Sunnys Hostel & Travel Centre crew for more details on ferry services'and pricing.  We are the self drive KI specialists and will help you organise your next trip to KI.


 Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase National Park is located 110kms west of the town of Kingscote.  The park is the gateway to Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks and other attractions including wild beaches, the unspoilt Rocky River, vast wilderness areas and cultural heritage sites – including  two lighthouses.

The Flinders Chase Visitor Centre is open 9am-5pm daily (except Christmas Day).

Park entry fees apply and must be booked online before entering Flinders Chase National Park

You must book online at this link Flinders Chase National Park Fees. before arriving at Flinders Chase

Click on to the following links for information.

You can also download a free maps app for your mobile device at  Avenza PDF Maps application.





     Use the related link Parks of Kangaroo Island Tour and Entry Fee Planner 

     to assist you in planning your road trip. 





Seal Bay Conservation Park

Seal Bay is located 45 minutes from Kingscote on the southern tip of Kangaroo Island.  It is home to the 3rd largest colony of Australian Sea Lions. Entry to the Visitor Centre is free, while access to Seal Bay and to see the sea lions whether for a guided tours or a self-guided boardwalk experience does require an entry fee.


  For more info and tour times and entry fees go to Seal Bay entry fees