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Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre

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Address: Howard Drive, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8553 1185
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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
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Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre (VIC) offers a...

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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2-Day Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour from Adelaide
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A Must Visit

This visitor centre is definitely a first stop for a visit to K.I. The staff are great and provided us with up to date information, maps and all the tips that help to make a visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2016
Malferg
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Perth, Australia
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Dubendorf, Switzerland
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly woman with a lot of knowledge about the Island. The souvenirs are quite good if you search some special souvenirs not as the mainstream souvenirs in the normal souvenir shops.

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Torquay, Australia
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely lady on the counter with plenty of knowledge and very friendly. Coped very well with late influx of visitors. Great local produce on offer as well

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Thank JohnMikey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Not open on Sunday! We were looking forward to planning our one day with hire car but not even a 24 hour touchscreen. Thankfully the ferry has an informative video and we picked up some ideas from our bus driver on day tour previously.

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Thank jenianh
Hunter Valley, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

CAlled in to get directions to our cmp spot and had an informative and helpful chat with the staff. Bought some local produce and just enjoyed the experience. Staff are great.

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Perth, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This visitor centre is definitely a first stop for a visit to K.I. The staff are great and provided us with up to date information, maps and all the tips that help to make a visit special. Well done.

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Thank Malferg
Port Adelaide, Australia
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106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The place together with the very helpful staff is a must if it is your first trip to Kangaroo Island. We had to go back inside a few times before we left Penneshaw as we had overlooked getting some details/directions for our holiday. Each time we fronted the counter the lady that served us was just so helpful, kept a... More 

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Thank Ronald R
Woking, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The centre was very busy the day we visited but the lady who was on duty worked extremely hard in providing information, maps leaflets and recommendations to everyone who was there. A must first stop for every visitor unless you know your way around.

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Thank David M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Such a great spot for all kinds of local produce as well as information! The gentleman we dealt with was informative and friendly and helped us immensely.

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Thank Billie C
Torquay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

A good info centre, but it gets too busy whenever a visitor group arrives. Try to visit whenever a the ferry is NOT arriving.

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Melbourne, Australia
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378 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Don't go past it without dropping in. The staff were so helpful, infact I don't believe I have come across another Visitor information centre with staff so helpful. They spent a good 5 minutes just with us helping us build a travel plan for the next 4 days when there were a bunch of others milling around waiting (guess their... More 

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