Free ferry fares to Kangaroo Island

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Enjoy Australian adventures close to home with a dream camping or caravan holiday to Kangaroo Island and take advantage of free ferry transfers. Kangaroo Island, or simply KI, is Australia’s third largest island behind Tasmania and Melville Island and is a 45-minute cruise from Adelaide. Nature-loving travellers are spoilt on KI with picturesque beaches, natural wonders and amazing wildlife viewing opportunities. Foodies and wine-fiends are not forgotten with KI producing some of South Australia’s finest gourmet treats – something to do with all that fresh clean air!


Kangaroo Island. Credit Tourism Australia

Kangaroo Island. Credit Tourism Australia

Campers and caravanners can save up to $196 on travel between 15 May to 15 September 2020, with SeaLink offering free return ferry transfers for two people who book their car plus a caravan or camper trailer on a Kangaroo Island SeaLink ferry.

According to SeaLink’s South Australian Marketing Manager, Julie-Anne Briscoe, “Kangaroo Island is a popular escape for families and retirees who make up the majority of people towing caravans and camper trailers to the island.”

“Kangaroo Island is so big that a few days is simply not enough. You really need a week or longer to explore and experience everything the island offers. It’s so easy and cost effective to do in a caravan or camper trailer, so it’s of no surprise that Kangaroo Island is a leading destination for caravanning and camper trailer holidays.” Continues Ms. Briscoe.


Kangaroo Island. Credit Tourism Australia

Kangaroo Island. Credit Tourism Australia

From spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, fascinating wildlife, and many attractions, there is so much to see on Kangaroo Island that there really is something for everyone.

Explore a variety of intimate wineries and soak up the picturesque views while enjoying the wines. Stop in at boutique distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits, for some gin, vodka and liqueur tastings and savour the many amazing dining experiences from the chef-hatted restaurant Sunset Food and Wine, to a la carte restaurants the Zone Restaurant at the Ozone Hotel and Reflections Restaurant at the Mercure KI Lodge.

A sanctuary for wildlife, there are wildlife encounters at every corner. See Sea Lions frolicking on the beach at Seal Bay Conservation Park, get up close and personal with kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and other nocturnal wildlife at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and experience the fantastic Birds of Prey shows at Raptor Domains.


Kangaroo Island. Credit Tourism Australia

Kangaroo Island. Credit Tourism Australia

For the more adventurous, enjoy sandboarding at Little Sahara Sand Dunes, go swimming with the dolphins and even discover a hidden, sandy beach via a secret path at Stokes Bay.

Kangaroo Island has many privately owned caravan parks ranging from foreshore parks in Kingscote and Penneshaw to natural bushland settings in the centre of the island at Parndana. 


Kangaroo Island. Credit Tourism Australia

Kangaroo Island. Credit Tourism Australia

All sites are powered and facilities at some parks include everything from picnic and BBQ areas to camp kitchens, walking tracks and self-contained villas. Council run caravan parks also operate on Kangaroo Island.

SeaLink car and passenger ferries operate daily departures from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island return. SeaLink’s caravan and camper trailer deal is on sale until 14 September 2020 and valid for travel from 15 May to 15 September 2020.  Just quote CARAVAN20 when booking to receive this fantastic deal.

For further information on ferry timetables and Caravan or Camper Trailer holidays visit SeaLink

About the author: Fiona Harper is a Queensland-based travel writer – follow Fiona at Travel Boating Lifestyle


Kangaroo Island. Credit Tourism Australia

Kangaroo Island. Credit Tourism Australia

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