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Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Penneshaw

Address: Howard Drive, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8553 1185
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Penneshaw
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Whether you're travelling for a holiday or business - here at the...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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285 reviews 285 reviews
138 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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68 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 

WA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Capistrano Beach, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stopped in before we headed out to Cape Willoughby and when I told the lady where we were going and asked if we needed anything, she didn't bother to mention that the road was completely dug up and part of it under water.

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

Dear HappyTrails62, Thank you for taking the time to not only give feedback for other travellers but to us at our Centre. Firstly please let me extend our apologies as this was an inconvenience to yourself and explain that we are not always advised of what condition the roads on Kangaroo Island are in. The last we were told regarding... More 

Bathurst
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were given great assistance prior to visiting KI. Staff assisted with local tourist information, guides and maps.

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

Dear Angela S, 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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