Travelling to Kangaroo Island after the fires

Travelling to Kangaroo Island after the bushfires

Travelling to Kangaroo Island after the fires? Here’s our update and useful information.  

In the Australian Summer of 2019/2020 bushfires impacted Kangaroo Island which forced us to temporarily close down our homes at Snellings View.  Here you will find information about travelling to Kangaroo Island after the fires, including what is accessible, what is not and what you can do to support our community. 

In total 49% of the island was impacted but amazingly most of the island is back up and running again with assistance, support and funds channeled to the areas of need. Resilience is certainly being displayed on Kangaroo Island.  

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Arriving by Plane

If you wish to journey to Kangaroo Island by plane you can do so with Regional Express. If you’re arriving by plane please allow 1 hour to drive from the airport to Snellings View. Fifty percent of this journey is along unsealed roads, so please be aware of wildlife while travelling.
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Arriving by Ferry

You can journey to Kangaroo Island by ferry with Sealink Ferries. Their service operates daily between Cape Jervis (two hours south of Adelaide) and Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. If you’re arriving at Kangaroo Island by ferry and plan to drive then please allow 1.5 hours to drive from the Ferry dock to Snellings View.
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