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“Ideal introduction”

Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre
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$361.68*
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2-Day Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour from Adelaide
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Penneshaw
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Ideal introduction”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Centre is well placed for a stop after you arrive on the ferry. The building is clean, light and well stocked with information. We found the staff helpful and pleasant.

Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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2 Thank njohnb
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KIGVIC, Front Office Manager at Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Hi njohnb,
Thank you for your kind review! :)
We hope you enjoyed your stay on KI and look forward to seeing you again.

Kind Regards,
Kelly Smith
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Penneshaw
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Gold Coast
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Informative”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Located near the wharf there is plenty of information available for the island and surrounds. Staff are very helpful.

Visited April 2013
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Thank noelandmaxine
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KIGVIC, Front Office Manager at Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Hi noelandmaxine,
Thank you for the review! We truly appreciate it.
We hope you had a wonderful stay on KI and look forward to seeing you again in the future :)

Kind Regards,
Kelly Smith
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Penneshaw
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Paeroa, NZ
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Driving info on dirt roads”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

The staff were efficient, but we were told we couldn't drive on any dirt roads because we had a rental car. This was then revised to 'it was up to us, but we would not be insured'. We were told the roads were very rutted and difficult even though we assured them we drive on unsealed roads all the time at home.

We decided to go to see Red Banks which is about 7km from American River. So pleased we did because the cliffs were beautiful and the beach stunning. Went at sunset for nice colours. The roads were perfectly OK - a little corrugated and narrow at the end, but not as bad as the road we live on in NZ. So, if you want to risk it, I say go for it!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Cathryn O
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KIGVIC, Front Office Manager at Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Hi CAOCPCT,
Thank you for the review! :)
Even though some of the unsealed roads are fine to drive on, we find it very important to let customers of Rental Vehicles know that depending on the company, they will not be covered by insurance if anything were to happen. Unfortunately we have had serious accidents occur on these roads.
We hope you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Kelly Smith
Information Officer
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Comments only - Penneshaw Town”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Hi,
I recently visited your lovely town...it is wonderful apart from the shops & facilities. I wouldn't change it for the world if I lived there, however when you open your doors to hundreds of visitors, especially over Easter something has to give. It was near on impossible to obtain a meal or a snack prior to boarding the Ferry, thank god for IGA. For your information

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Lozza1964
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KIGVIC, Manager at Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Hi L B, Thank you for the feedback - we do appreciate it. We're sorry you found it hard to obtain a meal in Penneshaw prior to departure. As you seen, Easter is very busy on the Island and sometimes outlets can find it difficult to keep up with demand, especially when there's an influx of customers all heading back on the ferry. Other than this, we hope you had a great time on the Island and look forward to seeing you again one day :)
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Townsville, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice People”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Very informative, nice people who gave us some good travel information and directions to various attractions.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank anthonyjw2
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KIGVIC, Manager at Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Hi anthonyjw2,
Thank you for the nice feedback.
We hope you enjoyed KI and we'll see you back here in the future hopefully :)
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