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What are the Best Travel Tips for Kangaroo Island?

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by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
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Published June 7th 2012
Off the tip of Cape Jervis, South Australia, lies Knagaroo Island.
What tips and hints do you have to share with those that are visiting here?

To get the ball rolling, here's a few of my thoughts:

When should I visit?
Anytime, but the warmer weather will enable you to enjoy the beaches and wildlife more. As it is coastal, it's often not quite as hot here as on the mainland.

What can't I bring?
No rabbits or honey products.

Will my mobile phone work?
The original outhouse / thunder box / dunny drop at Cape Jervis Station

Next G is available on the island, but it does tend to drop in and out in various locations.

Should I bring my car?
A feathered friend

It depends how long you are staying for as the ferry can be quite expensive for a day or so, it may be cheaper to hire one on the island. If bringing a hire car from the mainland, check the exclusions as many will not allow you to travel on unlaced roads, meaning you would miss lots of attractions.

Can I get petrol easily?
Yes, but it will be 1.5 times the price as on the mainland so fill up before you come over.

Watching an echidna scuttle around on KI

Are there shops and restaurants?
Not a lot, enough for your basic supplies and there's a few restaurants in Penneshaw and kingscote, but it's pretty much self catering in most other places.

The supermarkets are generally more expensive than on the mainland, so it may save some money to bring supplies with you.

Pelican Feeding at Kingscote

Do you need to book accommodation early?
Yes, in holiday periods, accommodation can book out easily.
However, we've usually found a campsite for our caravan easily each night without much pre booking.
Kelly Hill Caves

Can you think of any other tips and ideas to add in here?
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Hi, this article doesn't really 'sell' gorgeous Kangaroo Island! People visiting anywhere can get fully absorbed... get a feel for this part of SA. Don't take everything with you.. support the local economy.. it doesn't cost any more than going to any other regional centre outside any big city!! Go see the Honey farms, stay at any of the local accommodations, right up to luxury ones! Go see Paul's Place for a huge animal experience, Seal Bay and stand with the seals, Raptor Domain, swim with dolphins, Odysey on Little Sahara desert, museums, Emu Bay - such an amazing place - the history is amazing! The air is soooo clean. So many great places to eat! Find them! Go love Kangaroo Island!
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