Little Sahara
Little Sahara
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Little Sahara is a system of naturally occurring coastal blowout dunes located on the south coast of Kangaroo Island. Formed over the last 7000 years as a result of storms and erosion after a major fire, the sand dunes of Little Sahara covers approximately two square kilometers in the gazetted locality of Vivonne Bay and vary in size from approximately 70 meters above sea level. To ensure it’s preservation for future generations, Little Sahara has been heritage listed since the 1970’s and the property is privately owned. It is through the generosity of the owner that tourist are permitted to visit the site.
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  • Coolsis
    Melbourne, Australia328 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Laugh and good workout
    Did the toboggan with my family here. The sand dunes are high and a lot of hard work to go up with toboggan. Coming down is fun and creates a lot of laugh as one gets hang of doing it right. So much fun to do this activity with the family. Tip— Hire only 2 toboggan and family of 4 can share. An awesome fun place.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Heather L
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tobogganing on the dunes
    We hired 2 toboggans for our family of 4. It was quite a warm day and it took some effort to walk up the dunes. The trip down was totally worth it! Our young family had enough after around an hour. Great place to wear out energetic kids! The staff were enthusiastic and helped us understand how to get the most from our experience. Take water and an umbrella as shade on hot days.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 28, 2023
  • EwaldIking
    Utrecht, The Netherlands59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic forest walk - lots of koala, kangaroo and other wildlife
    Great koala experience; our guide Sofia took us through the forest around the dunes to show us the local ecosystem, different plants and trees and she taught us a lot about KI. We saw a lot of koala’s in the trees, some had cubs as well. Sofia learned us nice facts about edible plants, the brackish river water and the history of the area. While walking, we saw a kangaroo crossing just a few meters in front of us. This was a fantastic excursion, easy, no hurry, plenty of time to enjoy nature and a great guide!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 27, 2023
  • SDiego5
    Rancho Santa Fe, California44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great evening ATV tour with Candice
    We really enjoyed our evening ATV tour with Candice. We spotted numerous koalas (including a mom and baby), saw beautiful scenery and learned a lot about Kangaroo Island. Candice was incredibly enthusiastic and informative and really made the experience special for our family. Would highly recommend this tour!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Minialbondiga
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous experience - must do!
    Absolutely amazing experience. Candice was a fabulous tour guide on our private dune buggy adventure for young and old people alike. Sand boarding was a ton of fun. Would highly recommend this experience for everyone!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 1, 2024
  • Ee Tatt Lim
    Magill, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Candice made the experience 10/10 on the buggy ride with children
    Candice our buggy tour driver was very friendly and pleasant. She explained things very well and managed to grab the kids interest from our 4yo, 11, 12, and 13yo children. Ask for Candice and you won’t be disappointed!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 17, 2024
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Toby C
Adelaide, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
We went on the 1hr dune figgy tour with our family, including 2 young children. Our tour guide, Dani, was great with our children and was very knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the island. Thanks Dani!
Written October 20, 2020
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Milynda
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Went on a bike tour with dani. She is super lovely and had a great time trying the bush tukka. Defiantly recommend this tour to anyone that is interested in seeing koalas and trying new things. The sand dunes are also very fun!
Written February 10, 2020
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,063 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Sand dunes on KI. They were bigger than I expected and very light in colour. The sand is soft and feels great on bare feet. The dunes are not too high and are manageable to climb- wouldnt want to do it on a hot day though! There are a variety of activities you can do- for a price, or just enjoy the dunes and scenery.
Written January 17, 2022
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Harihara Madavan
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
We went on a 2 hours buggy tour in the Little Sahara area in the bush and sand dunes. Lauchy was our tour guide. He was exceptionally good and very accommodating. Handled my 4 year old son very well. There was initial hassle in getting my son to wear the safety gears but Lauchy was patient in getting it done and also provides us with quite a number of options.

The area was amazing and we could spot a koala and 2 kangaroos in the wild.

#kangarooisland #littlesahara
Written December 28, 2020
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fennecfoxy
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
We had a fat bike tour in October 2022. Unfortunately, weather was not great, but the tour was not canceled. Riding on the sand is very hard, so if you not that fit - I would recommend to rent e-bike. Tour was great, we saw a lot of koalas.
Written November 22, 2022
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Laura G
Adelaide, Australia106 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We booked in for tobogganing for 3 people for 1 hour and 1 hour complimentary. Family of 4 sharing 3 boards, warm day thought this would be great fun but we thought wrong!! This is a good activity if you are a masochist!!. It felt like boot camp carrying the heavy sand board up and down the dunes, I managed 3 slides and I had enough! No thanks looks fun but the reality is far from it!!!
Written April 16, 2022
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SDiego5
Rancho Santa Fe, CA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We really enjoyed our evening ATV tour with Candice. We spotted numerous koalas (including a mom and baby), saw beautiful scenery and learned a lot about Kangaroo Island. Candice was incredibly enthusiastic and informative and really made the experience special for our family. Would highly recommend this tour!
Written January 1, 2024
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Angela B
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Went on the Dune buggy tour with my Mum,Dad,sister & daughter,& we had the most amazing time.Locky was our guide for the one hour tour,& he was very informative about the region.He was an exceptional driver too,& made sure that we were all looked after.Can't recommend this place enough to anyone visiting KI.
Written October 13, 2020
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Josip T
Duga Resa, Croatia73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We only went the for a short walk, and we're really impressed by the white sand and the size of the dunes. It really is unique and it is worth your time. If you don't want to do any boarding, 30mins is just fine for visiting and seeing everything around there. If you stay longer, good luck... Also bring plenty of water!
Written January 8, 2020
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JR
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Best thing we have done on KI so far.

We did the 2 hour buggy tour yesterday with our guide James who was awesome. As part of the tour he shows you a lot of the wildlife and explains the history of current situation which was very informative and entertaining. In the later part of the tour he gets out onto the sand and opens the buggy up so it was a lot of fun.

James definitely deserves a pay rise for how good a guide he was!
Written December 23, 2021
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