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Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Penneshaw

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Address: Howard Drive, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8553 1185
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Whether you're travelling for a holiday or business - here at the Kangaroo...
Whether you're travelling for a holiday or business - here at the Kangaroo Island Visitor Information Centre we can assist you with: *Accommodation Bookings *Attraction Bookings *Transport Bookings *Travel Itinerary Advice *General Information Plus much more including Souvenirs, Local Produce & Gifts. Our Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm. Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays - 10am to 4pm. Closed - Christmas Day. Kangaroo Island... You'll need longer than you think!
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Hardly got any info

Visited this place to get information about spending time and doing activities in Penneshaw on 18th Feb. When we asked the old bloke if there was anything to do in Penneshaw his... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited this place to get information about spending time and doing activities in Penneshaw on 18th Feb. When we asked the old bloke if there was anything to do in Penneshaw his reply was "there's nothing to do in Penneshaw"! We were shocked with this reply which we have never come across in whole Australia! When we showed some interest... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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586 reviews 586 reviews
312 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We went there with friends upon a recommendation. It was lots of fun. The informational museum was great. Even the gift shop was fun. I would recommend it to all especially if you're traveling with children. A must see

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A must stop on your way through Penneshaw. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Lots of information and maps, souvenirs and gifts. There is internet access as affordable prices. Toilets are clean

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Geelong, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wonderful staff who were very informative. Stop here after disembarking from ferry to obtain all your tourist info regarding Kangaroo Island. The staff can book tours on your behalf or provide you with many maps and brochures to ensure you get the most from this wonderful island.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

So helpful and informative. The staff are amazing and there is plenty of information, maps, books etc. A must when you first arrive on the island.

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San Diego, California
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138 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were greeted by the Penneshaw Volunteers as soon as we came ashore, with maps and a small souvenir stand. Unless you were on a major land tour, there wasn't much to see in the small hamlet of Penneshaw. Penguins were roosting on the jetty near the docks, and there was a rookery nearby, with penguins only visible at dawn... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Helped us book a great nocturnal animal tour with Hireaguide. Great orientation to all the island has to offer and well located near the ferry terminal

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Adelaide, Australia
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69 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Free maps and guides given with a friendly smile and oodles of helpful hints and suggestions tailored to your personal visit. Advice on local of petrol stations, local produce suppliers, wineries, landmarks and the all-important question "how long will it take to get there?" answered honestly.

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KIGVIC, Front Office Manager at Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Penneshaw, responded to this review

Dear Adelaidetraveller888, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback for other travellers but to us at our Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and hopefully will see you again in the future :) More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The centre is up there with the best. There were quirky little areas that gave you a lovely introduction to different aspects of the history of the area. The lady who helped us went out of her way to help guide us with what we wanted to know.

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KIGVIC, Front Office Manager at Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Penneshaw, responded to this review

Dear Cindy K, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback for other travellers but to us at our Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and hopefully will see you again in the future :) More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The staff at the VIC were very friendly and helpful. We explained that we had a self-contained motor home and the friendly lady gave us all the necessary info with options to camp incl prices and also where NOT to go with a motor home. Also the info sheet with all attractions, opening times and fees was very helpful. Very... More 

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KIGVIC, Front Office Manager at Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Penneshaw, responded to this review

Dear JohanandWilanda, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback for other travellers but to us at our Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and hopefully will see you again in the future :) More 

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