How to get to Kangaroo Island

Being a Kangaroo Island local I am used to the logistics of getting to and from the ‘big island’ but I totally understand the thought of coordinating the logistics of an ‘across the sea’ holiday can seem a little daunting! Never fear read on and I have solved all your problems…well the travel related ones anyway…

How long?

We all wish we could holiday for weeks at a time but the reality is in our hectic lives of jobs, kids and Netflix binging, short getaways are the most convenient and Kangaroo Island is perfect for this. I recommend at least 2 nights and three full days to really get the most from your Kangaroo Island experience (longer is always better!). If you do stay with us at Stowaway you will find like most of our guests that you just want to chill and enjoy the hot tub and sauna so make sure you allow for some down time in your itinerary to just ‘be’.

Fly or Drive?

How you arrive all depends on where you’re coming from, how long you have to spend getting here and your budget. The one thing you will need is a car, there is no public transport or taxis on KI and it is a big Island!

Driving your car onto the Sealink ferry at Cape Jervis (2hrs south of Adelaide) is a very popular option, it is the cheapest and you have the independence of your own vehicle (it also means you can bring fishing gear, surfboards, bikes etc). You do need to book the ferry in advance but there are lots of departures every day. It only takes 45mins and you arrive at the beautiful seaside town of Penneshaw.

There is a brand new passenger ferry service KI Connect which departs Cape Jervis and arrives at American River on KI. You will need to hire a car once you get to Kangaroo Island to get you around but KIC can hook you up with their own fleet of hire cars.

Short on time or coming from interstate? Then flying is your best option – even better we now have a gorgeous new airport being serviced by QANTAS, so you can check your luggage through from any major airport.  Car hire is available at the Kingscote airport (even eco friendly electric cars).

Really short on time or just want the ultimate luxury travel experience? Talk to us about chartering a helicopter transfer direct to your Stowaway and arrive like a rock star!

Wilderness or Food + Drink

The great thing about a Kangaroo Island getaway is that you don’t have to choose, you can have it all! Also, you don’t need hiking boots to feel like you are immersed in nature it’s all around you. You can sip KI Spirit cocktails at Table 88 Wine and Tapas bar whilst the kangaroos graze out the front and the sun sets over Stokes Bay or just watch the wildlife with a glass of bubbles in hand in your Stowaway hot tub! If you really want to get amongst it then there are fabulous bushwalks & beaches just down the road from your Stowaways.

So getaway to discover the things that really matter in life!