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Hop in a Reliable Car Hire in Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is one of the largest islands in Australia, and it is located 112 kilometres southwest of Adelaide. Getting around is easy with a rental car and VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect vehicle for your next trip.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Kangaroo Island

Available car typesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots2
Car rental suppliersBudget, Hertz

Adelaide Airport Collection

Explore Kangaroo Island as soon as you land by collecting your hire car from Adelaide Airport (ADL). We work with seven car hire suppliers at Adelaide Airport to ensure you get the best deal. Take note that only a few suppliers allow their rental cars to travel on the ferry going to Kangaroo Island and strict conditions do apply so make sure to read the Terms and Conditions when you book a car rental.

Depots in Kangaroo Island

Enjoy your time on Kangaroo Island with a hire car, perfect for a quiet drive or an exciting adventure. Here's where you can collect yours:

Budget logoPenneshaw Ferry Terminal, Kangaroo Island 5223
9:00am - 7:00pm daily.

Hertz logo Corner Thomas Willson /Middle TC, Kangaroo Island 5223
9:00am - 7:00pm daily.

Frequently Asked Questions for Kangaroo Island Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Kangaroo Island?

In March 2019, our customers paid between AUD $46 and AUD $162 per day for a hire car in Kangaroo Island. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates, use our price comparison tool.

Can I take my rental car to Kangaroo Island via ferry?

Thrifty, Hertz and Europcar depots located on the mainland may allow their vehicles to be taken on the ferry to Kangaroo Island, but generally only with prior authorisation so make sure to request this from your supplier.

Can I pick up a car hire in Kangaroo Island and drop off in another location?

Unfortunately, you can’t. Any vehicle rented on Kangaroo Island cannot be taken off the island.

Where can I fill up my rental car in Kangaroo Island?

There are petrol stations at Kingscote, Parndana, Penneshaw, Island Beach and Vivonne Bay. However, only Kingscote and Penneshaw are open 24 hours.

Our Guide to Visiting Kangaroo Island

Imagine sea lions sunbathing on white beaches, adorable koalas taking a nap in eucalypts, and cute penguins playing in the wild. These are just some of the wildlife experiences awaiting you on Kangaroo Island. Check out our favourite spots on this island.

Attractions | Accommodation


Seal Bay Conservation Park

Address: Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay 5221

This park is just a 45-minute drive from Kingscote, which is the main town of Kangaroo Island. You can join the guided tours to see and learn more about the adorable sea lions or have a picnic at Bales Beach.

Little Sahara

Address: 3733 S Coast Road, Vivonne Bay 5223

If you have never been to the Sahara Desert, now is your chance to see what it feels like climbing up to the top of the dunes. You can also go sandboarding or ride the toboggan to get down quickly and in style.

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Ficifolia Lodge

Address: 13 Cook Street, Parndana 5220

If you are in search of boutique-style accommodation, then stay in one of the apartments of Ficifolia Lodge. All of their apartments have open-plan kitchens as well as dining and lounge areas.

Kangaroo Island Holiday Village

Address: 9 Dauncey Street, Kingscote 5223 9 Dauncey Street, Kingscote 5223

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, Kangaroo Island Holiday Village will be able to provide you with the amenities and facilities you would need for a more comfortable stay. The hotel is also just a few minutes away from the town centre.

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Happy Customer Reviews for Kangaroo Island Car Hire
Rating: 4.5 / 5 based on 21 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Hathaithip J.
    Date: 01 May 2022
    Feedback: Nice and comfort
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Nicole H.
    Date: 18 Apr 2022
    Feedback: Great experience. No issues at all. Friendly, helpful staff. Good cars (have booked multiple times with AVIS)
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Louise K.
    Date: 16 Apr 2022
    Feedback: Absolutely fine. Its always straight forward and transparent.
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Christiane C.
    Date: 27 Feb 2022
    Feedback: Very good service
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Lifen M.
    Date: 19 Apr 2019
    Feedback: so far so good
    Rating: 5/5 😀