covid-19 travel information

Monday 22nd June, 2020

Stage 2+ easing of COVID restrictions begins on Friday 19th June, 2020, and we would love to see you back on Kangaroo Island again.

As businesses start to re-open, they are doing everything they can to re-establish themselves, please be patient.  Some are having to re-employ staff, so they may need to operate differently to what you are normally used to.

Please consider making bookings ahead of time to avoid disappointment, so that you get the best experience possible.

Kangaroo Island is the perfect destination to socially distance.  With so many beautiful beaches, walking trails and space available.  In early June we will see our restaurants and cellar doors begining to emerge.  It will be a great time to revisit those we have missed, or to discover something new for the first time.

Australia's boarders are still closed to non-essential international travel, and South Australia's boarders are still closed to non-essential interstate domestic travel, however South Australians are encouraged to travel to regions within the State. 

For the most accurate health and safety information, please refer to SA Health and South Australian Police


South Australian Travel Restrictions and Recovery Informtion - Questions and Answers


Remember what you can do to minimise the risk.

  • Private gatherings should be 75 or less people at any time. 
  • Keep 1.5 metres distance from others. 
  • 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement). 
  • If you have a cold or flu symptoms, seek testing and stay home until you are well. 
  • Wash your hands often, wipe frequently touched surfaces, and cover coughs and sneezes. 
  • Vulnerable people like the elderly and people with chronic health conditions should talk to their doctor about what is appropriate for them. 


Here are some Frequently Asked Questions


What are businesses on the Island doing to minimise the risk and keep me safe?

Businesses have implemented their COVID-Safe Plans prior to re-opening.  Please look out for signage in businesses to help you help them to stay compliant.


What is the best way to get to the Island at the moment?

Sealink are operating ferries from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw daily. Check their website for Ferry and Coach timetables.

Qantas Airlines are operating 2 weekly return services to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide.  Check their website for more details and timetables.

Regional Express (REX) are operating 2 weekly return services to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide.  Check their website for further details and timetables.


What is Open and Closed?

Check our up-to date digital Map, which shows you what is open, their opening hours, and any offers they have available.


What Caravan Parks and Camping Facilities are available?

Check out our Caravan and Camping page for all sites information.

National Park and Conservation Parks are open and bookings can be made via the Parks SA Website

Caravan Parks are available, and individual requirements by each operator will need to be followed.  Please check with each Park to determine their requirements.


Can I access Flinders Chase National Park, and other Parks on the Island?

Please Visit our Flinders Chase National Park page to keep up-to date regarding Park Openings. 

Seal Bay Conservaton Park is open, with access to beach tours and the boardwalk to visitors.  Beach tours must be pre-booked.  See here for more information.

To find all available Parks on Kangaroo Island, check the Parks Visitor Guide


What Accommodation is available?

There is a variety of accommodation available on the Island.  Use the below search function to help you find what you are looking for, or visit our Accommodation page.

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