Kangaroo Island Info

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:06
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In the throes of planning a club trip to Goolway, the Coorong and other part of SA and was thinking about adding in Kangaroo Island. Can anyone tell if there is bush camping on the island and if I'd get a convoy of 6-7 vehicles in OK. Also does anyone know what the current price of the ferry is - vehicle and vehicle + trailer.
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Pete
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:09

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:09
fat finger problem - Goolwa not Goolway
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:25

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:25
Pete

KI is a great place to tour lots of visitors & things to see and do, but not crowded.

There are from memory (its a few years since we took our car & camper trailer over there) a number of camp sites - in the National Parks (both at the western end of the island and on the south coast) that would take a group. The web site below says you need to book ahead - have a look at

http://www.tourkangarooisland.com.au/accommodation/camping.aspx

Looks like your ferry price for 5.1 metre vehicle is about $110 each way, depending on season - again its on that site.

Happy planning
Max
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Reply By: Gu_Patrol - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:33

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:33
try this site

http://www.sealink.com.au/ferry.htm

They charge by the length of your vehicle and also trailer if your towing one.
Not cheap compared to Spirit of tasmania priceing
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:52

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:52
Thanks Guys - bl**dy expensive ain't it? To get me the missus the patrol and kanga across and back is around $400....think I'll spend that on a PS dinner cruise on the Coorong.
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 18:02

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 18:02
There was another Ferry Company - KI Ferries that sailed out of Wirrina but their website http://www.kiferries.com.au/ doesn't seem to be operating any more.

Guess that means that yet another ferry operator has bitten the dust.

Admittedly SeaLink are formidable competitors and had made good investments in their fleet and their terminal.

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Reply By: old mate - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 21:39

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 21:39
KI is a great place and the fishing is good. So are the National Parks. If you've not been there before, hang the expense and go. You won't regret it. They have a good road network around there now. Admirals Arch, the seals at Seal Bay, The Kelly Hill caves are amazing, The fishing at De Estrees bay is good for garfish and whiting, Kingscote is a nice town and even the touristy things like the sheep dairy and the honey farm are well worth the visit. Bird watching at Murray's Lagoon is also a must. There also Scuba diving from Emu Bay, check out the leafy sea dragons. A great place for all the family.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 23:19

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 23:19
agreed - I also love Hanson Bay for seclusion.

Vivonne Bay was voted one of Australia's best beaches so can't miss that either.

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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