One of the best ways to experience Kangaroo Island's splendid scenery is to self-drive, it will give you the freedom to explore the roads less travelled, and really take your time to enjoy. You can take your own car to Kangaroo Island by ferry or hire a car when you get there.

Exploring Kangaroo Island by car is a wonderful way to travel the 1,600 Kilometers of roads which take you through the major townships.

You can expect the majority of our main roads to be sealed, principally those linking Penneshaw, American River, Kingscote, Parndana and Flinders Chase National Park.

If you wish to go bush, you are welcome to travel on our unsealed roads leading you to tucked away beaches, natural wildlife habitats and special destinations.


For those who wish to sit back, relax and be guided through the beautiful terrain on Kangaroo Island, there are many Kangaroo Island tour options available. For instance, you can take tailored tours that include major attractions, lighthouses, wildlife, extreme adventuring, food and wine, heritage and history, boating and fishing, cycling, bush walking and much more!


Peninsula Coaches can assist with easy transport solutions to and from Kingscote, with their on-island Shuttle Bus service. Linking up with two ferry services a day, the shuttles run daily from the Penneshaw Ferry Terminal.