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Hop in a Reliable Car Hire in Kangaroo Island

Vivionne Bay on Kangaroo Island

Are you looking for a reliable car rental in Kangaroo Island? VroomVroomVroom compares deals from major rental brands including Budget and Hertz so you are sure to find a high-quality vehicle.

Kangaroo Island is one of the largest islands found in Australia, and it is located 112 km southwest of Adelaide. Its Aboriginal name is "Island of the Dead" due to its considerable distance from the shore. Since Kangaroo Island has fertile land and rich waters, it has become one of the best providers of fine gourmet foods.

Imagine sea lions sunbathing on white beaches, adorable koalas taking a nap in eucalypts, and see the cute penguins play in the wild. These are just some of the wildlife experiences awaiting you in Kangaroo Island. So what are you waiting for? Make sure to add this magnificent destination in your bucket list.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Kangaroo Island

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots​2
Car rental suppliersBudget, Hertz

Why Rent a Car on Kangaroo Island With VroomVroomVroom?

  • Easy booking system: Simply fill in the search box with your travel plans and a comparison list of available car hire vehicles will be generated for you. All you have to do is select the best car hire in Kangaroo Island.
  • Great rates: Our vehicles are supplied by the national leaders in car hire like Budget and Hertz. Read our Price Promise to find out how you can get the best deal.
  • Excellent service: For all assistance in booking a car rental in Kangaroo Island, contact us and we will be very happy to help you. Our customer care experts are ready to answer all your queries.

Best Time to Visit Kangaroo Island

Summer is the most popular time to travel to Kangaroo Island, but February is the hottest month so it is best to travel in December and January. If you prefer cooler weather, visit in August. Avoid visiting between May and September if you plan to explore the outdoors because it is the rainy season.

Driving Tips on Kangaroo Island

If you are arriving via Adelaide Airport​, you can book a car hire with us and pick up your vehicle at the airport. However, not all suppliers allow their vehicles to travel to Kangaroo Island. Only Thrifty, Europcar and Hertz allow their rental cars to travel on the ferry, strict conditions do apply so make sure to read the Terms and Conditions when you book a car rental. For more information on getting to and around Kangaroo Island, click here​.

Driving a car hire on Cape du Couedic road on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Experience the best Kangaroo Island holiday with a car hire

Despite being named 'Kangaroo Island' the place is actually famous for its honey, being the first bee sanctuary in the world. Back then, an Italian colony was set up in Kangaroo Island and Ligurian honey bees flocked on over.

Besides the wonderful landscapes, drive your cheap car hire around and you will find here all the ingredients necessary for a relaxing holiday: with historical sites, art and a wide array of fine wines. In terms of accommodation, you have plenty to choose from: outdoor camping areas, cozy cottages or fancy retreats.

For the adventurers, there are other possibilities of having a great time in Kangaroo Island after parking your cheap car hire: you can choose a cruise around the island, or visit the system of caverns and the sink-holes, or simply rent a bicycle and go around the island. You can see the main attractions and get a serious workout from it at the same time.

Top Attractions Within Kangaroo Island

lighthouse on kangaroo island

Cape Willoughby Lighthouse. Amongst other things, Lighthouses appear to be a big hit here in Kangaroo Island. Yeah, there are a couple of them here and there but what you want to look out for is the first one that was ever built in South Australia in 1858 and that's the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse.

Raptor Domain is an extraordinary educational, entertaining and interactive experience, great for the whole family. Both children and adults can admire the abilities of prey birds. It is a rare opportunity to get close to these amazing predators and learn more about their role in the environment.

Little Sahara. If you have never been to the Sahara Dessert, now you have the chance to see what it feels like to walk under the scorching sun. You can climb up to the top of the dunes, or take a sand board and ride down to bottom in style after parking your cheap car hire.

sea lions on seal bay conservation park

A trip to Kangaroo Island won't be complete without visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park. Here you can go on one of the regular guided tours and see the endangered Australian Sea-lions in their original habitat of coastal vegetation, dunes and beach. You can also stroll along the 800-metre boardwalk on to the viewing platforms where you can have a great view of the sea-lions playing in the waves or getting a tan on the beach. The park rangers are always willing to give tourists a guided walk on the beach. There are also galleries where you can learn more about the sea creatures, by means of vivid descriptions and pictures. Also in the complex, tourists with cheap car hires can visit the old lighthouse, see the unique earthly formations or the wonderful beach.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see a real-life shipwreck? Then Kangaroo Island's got what you're looking for! Lots of ships have found their end on the Kangaroo Island coastline. The most massive is the Portland Maru, which weighs 5,865 tons and it sank at Cape Torrens on the 20th of March, 1935. Now, wouldn't you just want to check out that gigantic mess? I promise you it'll be glorious!

Customer Reviews for Kangaroo Island Car Hire
Rating: 4.5 / 5 based on 21 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Jennie T.
    Date: 09 Feb 2020
    Feedback: As always very good and efficient.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Daniel H.
    Date: 08 Feb 2020
    Feedback: The lady that booked me in was amazing! Very good at her job, quick , easy, very professional, happy and cheerful. Not happy with the car though, normally when I book a rental you get a bigger, better car than expected not smaller, I can't fit my child seats in this one, so basically it was a pointless exercise, not a happy customer experience unfortunately.
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Nicolle K.
    Date: 08 Feb 2020
    Feedback: Very easy
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Nick H.
    Date: 07 Feb 2020
    Feedback: So Quick, So Easy, So Cheap.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Lifen M.
    Date: 19 Apr 2019
    Feedback: so far so good
    Rating: 5/5 happy