Getting There

Getting to this unspoilt, wild and diverse island is possible either by plane or by ferry.


By Plane

Fly from Adelaide to Kingscote on a 20 minute qantaslink flight. Departing daily (with seasonal variations), you arrive at the island’s only airport. Emu Bay is a 20 minute drive from Kingscote airport on sealed roads. For airport transfers call Peter at KI Transfers on 0427887575

Alternatively, Budget and Hertz hire cars may be arranged. A set of wheels is recommended if you plan on doing anything more than strolling, swimming and switching off.

Kangaroo Island is bigger than you might think and there is so much to see and do. Ideally get hold of a 4wd, particularly if you plan to drive on extraordinary Emu Bay beach.


By Ferry

If you prefer to bring your own car, Sealink operates large, fast and comfortable ocean-going catamaran ferries between Cape Jervis on the South Australian mainland, and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.

The drive from Adelaide to Cape Jervis needs three hours. The ferry crossing is 45min. The drive from Penneshaw to Emu Bay is one hour.

We enjoy stacking the car, and taking the time to drive/ferry over.  But this option may not suit the time poor traveller.

Hamilton House and Dune House are 5 minutes apart on foot, either by walking along the beach, or along the coastal path