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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT KANGAROO ISLAND

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We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Kangaroo Island. If you cannot see your question, please ask us using the form at the bottom.

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Kangaroo Island is larger than most people think. At its longest point the island is 150 kilometres or just under 100 miles long. Its widest point is 55km or 34 miles across. This makes it as large as Bali, Puerto Rico or Long Island New York.

Kangaroo Island has a Mediterranean climate: typically warm to hot dry summers (Dec/Jan/Feb) with very low humidity; and cool, mild winters (Jun/Jul/Aug). Our spring (Sep/Oct/Nov) and autumn (Mar/Apr/May) are true shoulder seasons where days can be more like winter or summer or something in between! Snow has never been recorded and slight frosts rarely occurring and then only in the central part of the Island. A majority of our rainfall occurs from April through September. Typical of islands, wind is a constant so be prepared for cool or even cold wind off the ocean any time of the year.

Learn more on our weather and climate page.

You can see SOME of it in a day, but we recommend longer to get a better feel for the islands. Our tours include a combination of the Island’s icons as well as places of interest only a local can show you. For a comprehensive overview of the Island take one of our package tours, which can include 1 to 3 days of touring. Package options can be found here. Most guests who visit for just one day leave disappointed that they did not allow more time. If one day is all you have available we will do the best to give you a memorable experience – our tours meet the morning flights and connect with the evening departures.

There are several daily air services from Adelaide and a ferry service operates out of Cape Jervis. We can arrange packages including travel from Adelaide if required. A majority of our guests choose to fly. Our small group tours meet the mid-morning Regional Express flight (ZL4753) from Adelaide. If you wish to travel by sea then our recommendation is that you come over on day one and then start touring the next day. We can meet the morning ferry on private charter but not on share touring.

Learn more here.

Regional Express operates Saab 340s (33/34 passenger twin-engine turbo-prop) with a two-pilot configuration and a flight steward in the passenger cabin. 
QantasLink operate Dash8-300s and 400s out of Adelaide and Melbourne (seasonally).
Air South have a range of aircraft available for private charter. Regional Express have regular scheduled flights and Air South offer a reliable private charter service.

Not unless you are taking a private tour. Time, distance and logistics mean than only those people travelling by air or who have spent the night on the island will be able to join a tour that day.

Yes – We have a choice of bed and breakfast, deluxe farm stay, or hotel accommodation for our share touring packages. Please visit our accommodation page for more information.

There is an extraordinary array of wildlife habitats across Kangaroo Island and the surrounding coastline. Our company specialises in finding and observing wildlife in its’ natural habitat and we choose to avoid wildlife handling, feeding or captive animal encounters. Our wildlife page has an extensive amount of information. 

Children love Kangaroo Island! However, experience has shown it is difficult to run a tour that entertains small children as well as an adult group seeking a natural history experience. As a result, if any children in your party are under 6 years it will be necessary to take your tour on a private charter basis. On private charter the length of the day can be adjusted and activities designed to include more child focused activities.

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An overview of Kangaroo Island.

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Learn more about Kangaroo Island’s brief but interesting history.

We have compiled a gallery of videos and images highlighting the amazing experiences Kangaroo Island offers.

Check out our list of recommendations for Kangaroo Island, South Australia and more.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Exceptional Kangaroo Island has recommenced private and small group touring operations, operated in a COVID-safe manner.