How often does the Kangaroo Island ferry run?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/15/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Nature lovers across the world adore Kangaroo Island for its wildlife and beautiful sights.

One of the ways to get to Kangaroo Island is by going on the ferry. There are up to 12 ferries that run daily during peak times each way. During non peak times, it is about seven times during the weekdays and six times on the weekends.

The ferry leaves from Cape Jervis and Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island) and the trip takes about 45 minutes. With beautiful scenic views and tones of Australian wildlife to spot, here’s what you can do when visiting this paradise island.

Seal Bay

Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island is one of the largest homes for Australian sea lions for thousands of years. At Seal Bay, there isn’t an enclosure for the sea lions so you’ll be roaming the beach as they laze around or play with each other.

There is a guide who can teach you more about these playful creatures, or you can walk along a boardwalk yourself.

Remarkable Rocks

500 million years of rain, wind, and waves are what turned what we see as the Remarkable Rocks today. To see the stunning sculptured rocks there is a walk in Flinders Chase National Park.

One of the best times to see the Remarkable Rocks is during sunrise or sunset to see some of the rocks get a golden shine.

Admirals Arch

Another fascinating natural rock that got created from rain, wind, and waves. Admirals Arch is in Flinders Chase National Park, and you can do an easy boardwalk to see the arch. The boardwalk will lead you right near the entrance of the arch where you can see the erosion around the arch.

When you look through the other side of the arch, you’ll see the blue ocean sparkling.

Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase has some of the most iconic landmarks on Kangaroo Island like the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

You’ll find there are beautiful beaches, and the forest has unique native plants.

If you walk through the national park, you’ll often spot wildlife like koalas, kangaroos, and echidnas.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

The wildlife park has a range of Australia’s favourite native animals from dingos to koalas and kangaroos.

At the wildlife park, there is a selection of presentations and activities you can do. There’s even a chance where you can interact with some of the animals. Maybe you’ll want to cuddle a koala, hold a snake, or meet the cute meerkats.

If you’re a nature lover, Kangaroo Island is the perfect location for you to visit. Whether you travel to the island yourself or book a day trip or a two day tour, you’ll fall in love with Kangaroo Island.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.