Interactive World Cruise Map

Home | Cruise Ships | Port Expenses | Hints and Tips

Kingscote Australia Kangaroo Island Cruise Port Guide


Kangaroo Island’s wharf facilities only allow for smaller vessels to dock. From your ship it is an easy walk into Penneshaw village. Larger vessels will use tenders to the same landing pier. There is a tourist information center set up in a tent on the dock.

Kingscote is biggest town on Kangaroo island, around 70km or just under an hours drive from Penneshaw. It has a small shopping strip downtown, which in addition to supermarkets has a choice of cafes, a bookshop, choice of restaurants, pubs, and a couple of other stores to browse.

Free shuttle buses are running from Penneshaw village to a beach area 8 miles away and to Kingscote (a 45 minute ride), the largest town on the island. You can sign up for these buses for specific times. Very efficient system.

Watch a destination video.

Live Nautical Chart with Wikipedia Markers

Port Location on Google Maps

Monthly Climate Averages for Kingscote Australia



Situated on the shores of the beautiful Nepean Bay, with a panoramic view of the boat-studded harbor, Kingscote is the commercial and business hub of the Island. To the north there are steep cliffs that descend steeply to Reeves Point (old Kingscote), one of the most important heritage sites in South Australia. Kingscote is the Island's capital and a bright, bustling town of about 1,800 people. It is the center of trade and commerce with banks, extensive shopping and services. A comprehensive guide to the attractions, activities and interesting walks is available from the Information center, shops and accommodation houses. The delightful Little Penguins have established themselves in the sandstone and clay cliffs in front of the town. Guided by KI Marine center, tours are conducted after dusk to see the penguins returning from their day's fishing. The jetty nearly always yields a feed of fish for the keen and patient angler. Tommy ruff, garfish, King George whiting and snook are the most commonly caught varieties.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

There are no taxi services on the island.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here

Nearby Places:

Shopping and Food


Australian Dollar

Currency Converter


There is an internet terminal in the public library.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Shops and services are generally open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and until lunchtime on Saturday. In cities and larger towns, many shops stay open late on Thursday or Friday evening - usually until 9pm - and all day on Saturday. Shopping malls are often open on Sundays as well.

In remote country areas, roadhouses provide all the essential services for the traveler and, on the major highways, are generally open 24 hours a day. In tourist areas, even ones well off the beaten track, tourist offices are often open every day or at least through the week plus weekend mornings; urban information centers are more likely to conform to normal shopping hours.

Tourist attractions such as museums, galleries and attended historic monuments, are often open daily, though those in rural communities may have erratic opening hours.

Holidays in Australia

Help us to keep this page up to date: Mail us your suggestions

Thank you for printing this article! Please don’t forget to come back to whatsinport.com for new and updated port guides.

Home|Privacy Policy