Nowadays Kangaroo Island is easy to get to with regular ferries, flights and tours, but to avoid disappointment booking is essential for all forms of transport.
By ferry: Sealink Ferries take a mere 45 minutes to cross from Cape Jervis on the mainland to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island (vehicle or passanger ferry). www.sealink.com.au
By plane: From Adelaide Airport the flight to Kingscote on KI takes only 35 minutes. The carrier to book with is REX. www.regionalexpress.com.au
Note: If you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry, or if you fly to Kangaroo Island you must hire a car in order to reach De Mole River Retreat.
By car: Driving from Adelaide, Cape Jervis takes just two hours. The drive is a perfect start to your holiday taking you through incredible views of South Australia's rugged rural landscape and captivating coastal scenery. (You need to cross to KI on the ferry from Cape Jervis - details above.)
Hire car: Cars can be hired in Kingscote, Penneshaw or at the airport. Bookings are essential.
The only way to reach us is by car. 4WD vehicles are recommended (especially in winter) although any vehicle with reasonable ground clearance should be able to make it, weather permitting.
It is approximately a 2 hour drive from Penneshaw, and a 1.5 hour drive from Kingscote. We are very much off the beaten track and without following instructions exactly it is possible to get lost. We suggest guests take this into consideration when planning their time of arrival!
Due to the remoteness of the property it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED not to drive at night. This is for your own safety due to the wildlife at night and the unsealed and bumpy roads.
Directions: On confirmation we will send you detailed directions of how to reach Gaia.