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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
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre (VIC) offers...
Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre (VIC) offers a one-stop shop for transport, accommodation and attraction bookings prior to arrival and once on-island. Included at the VIC is a well-stocked souvenir shop including local Kangaroo Island produce and product. Contact us today to start planning your Kangaroo Island visit. ... just across the water, but a world away!
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Helpful staff, useful information

Staff was helpful and provided us with a list of suggested places to dine, and more importantly, a list of attractions, their telephone numbers and opening hours for the month. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
pandora m
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Easy access with parking and toilet. The centre is not big but compact. You could not buy wine on the spot which is a bit unfortunate for us.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very helpful information centre. Gave up lots of info on the island and ideas on best way to fit all we wanted to see in

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

Dear Hdbaw, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback to other travellers but to us at our Visitor Information Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and look forward to seeing you again in the future :) If you wish to keep updated with what's happening on Kangaroo Island, please 'like' our... More 

Singapore
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72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Staff was helpful and provided us with a list of suggested places to dine, and more importantly, a list of attractions, their telephone numbers and opening hours for the month. We were happy that we decided to drop by as these information helped us to better plan our itinerary and to avoid "wasted" time!

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

Dear pandora m, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback to other travellers but to us at our Visitor Information Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and look forward to seeing you again in the future :) If you wish to keep updated with what's happening on Kangaroo Island, please 'like'... More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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118 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Just off Sealink on the way to Kingscote. They have as good range of brochures for Kangaroo Island attractions, activities, accommodation, wineries & eateries. The staff were very friendly & knowledgeable. They have a small souvenir/gift shop. You can get your Island Parks pass here to cover your visits to KI’s national parks.

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

Dear Ray F, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback to other travellers but to us at our Visitor Information Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and look forward to seeing you again in the future :) If you wish to keep updated with what's happening on Kangaroo Island, please 'like'... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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162 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Very good informative & friendly information centre with lots of brochures & information plentiful. My only criticism would be that it is sometimes difficult to get really honest information as the staff seem to feel as though they cannot favour one business over another. Makes it very difficult when trying to make travel plans & need to read between the... More 

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

Dear familyvalue8, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback to other travellers but to us at our Visitor Information Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and look forward to seeing you again in the future :) If you wish to keep updated with what's happening on Kangaroo Island, please 'like' our... More 

Canberra, Australia
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63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is the first place with information once you alight from the ferry. Has lots of information but closes early - 4pm on weekends. Across the road is a little museum in the old school house which is worth a visit - it's run by volunteers.

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

Dear 77gillD, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback to other travellers but to us at our Visitor Information Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and look forward to seeing you again in the future :) If you wish to keep updated with what's happening on Kangaroo Island, please 'like' our... More 

Hervey Bay, Australia
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272 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It is a well presented information centre with lots of flyers of the sights and tours available. It also has many trinkets of the Island.

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

Dear Bob S, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback to other travellers but to us at our Visitor Information Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and look forward to seeing you again in the future :) If you wish to keep updated with what's happening on Kangaroo Island, please 'like'... More 

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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Penneshaw information center was very informative to set you up for the island travel. I would like to say here that the Penneshaw caravan park is very sub standard and it would appear the owners is running it down for there own reasons what ever that is. I feel KI tourist authority is having all there hard work undone... More 

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

Dear David I, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback to other travellers but to us at our Visitor Information Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and look forward to seeing you again in the future :) If you wish to keep updated with what's happening on Kangaroo Island, please 'like'... More 

Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The people at the Visitor Centre were fabulous. They answered all my questions, gave me great guidance, and helped me plan my trip around the island.

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

Dear Peter_Beth, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback to other travellers but to us at our Visitor Information Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and look forward to seeing you again in the future :) If you wish to keep updated with what's happening on Kangaroo Island, please 'like' our... More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The staff were most pleasant and helpful and the information on display and to take away was extensive. There was also a well stocked and interesting little shop. Worth a visit.

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

Dear Margaret1917, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback to other travellers but to us at our Visitor Information Centre. We hope you had a fantastic holiday on Kangaroo Island and look forward to seeing you again in the future :) If you wish to keep updated with what's happening on Kangaroo Island, please 'like' our... More 

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