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Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre
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2-Day Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour from Adelaide
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Penneshaw
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went here first thing when we arrived and were served by a very friendly girl who was able to offer advice and good conversation. There isn't a great deal to view there but that's what travelling is for. Most brochures there seemed to be for the mainland but the staff were able to answer any of our questions.

Visited January 2013
Thank Agrego
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KIGVIC, Manager at Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Hi Agrego, Thank you for the review - we do appreciate it and hope to see you on the Island again soon :)
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Western Australia, Australia
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112 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Country and Australiana all in One Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

I took my mum to Kangaroo Island as she was visiting us in Adelaide. I have never been before and wanted to show her more than the typical Barossa and Handorf. The knowledge and help offered was outstanding. Our experience on KI was fantastic. The island is huge, you have the feel of being in the country and the wildlife you will see is just amazing. There is an abundance of wildlife both day and night. We took my car over which was great, getting it on and off the ferry was quick and easy. Surprisingly it was not busy with tourists which was great as it always had a leisurely feel to it and we definitely felt like we had got away from everything. Surprisingly it was not as expensive as I thought it would although petrol was $1.56. You definitely need a vehichle if you plan to get around the island easily and at your own pace. There is no public transport on the island. I will defintely be taking visitors there again.

Visited December 2012
Thank Leah V
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lots of local knowledge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Young lass at the counter had to deal with about twenty arrivals off ferry at once, and handled all with politeness giving lots of clear information about close sights to visit. Distributed info brochure and indicated locations with estimated time to travel. great quick and clear help.

Visited October 2012
Thank statschap
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Loads of Info.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Friendly and informative staff that obviously have a passion for their area.
Interesting displays for us to browse and plenty of brochures to take for every aspect of the Island.

Visited November 2012
Thank nannygoatjunction
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Frankfurt, Germany
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109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Received outdated maps”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Two stars for the display and friendliness of staff. But when it comes to what they are supposed to do -providing information- they did a poor job. We got the Flinders Chase NP booklet with all the trails and routes in it there. Unfortunately they don't care about updating the information, so we did a 2hour unsealed road detour to figure out the intersection/road to Platypus Walk is closed since 2007(!!). And so are most of the platforms which we only figured out by doing the walk from the Flinders Chase visitor centre. We talked to a ranger afterwards who provided us with the updated guidebook that has this information; so make sure you get your maps at the NP to avoid disappointment like it happened to us.

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