Driving Tips on Kangaroo Island - Kangaroo Island

Driving Tips on Kangaroo Island

Prepare for the trip to Kangaroo Island but most of all, prepare yourself! If you are taking your own car or hiring a car on the island these are the things you should consider:

car on road

Have a route plan

When planning the route, consider:

  • Distance,
  • Type and condition of the road (Hire cars may have restrictions),
  • Volume of traffic to expect,
  • Locations of towns, rest areas and other services on the Island,
  • Weather,
  •  Are there any bridge and / or creek crossings,
  • Scenery and places of interests,
  • Speed Limits (100km/h in SA unless signs indicate otherwise).

Prepare the car

This will vary depending on if you are taking your own car or hiring, however, consider carrying the following items:

  • First aid kit,
  • Torch and spare batteries,
  • Jumper leads, tow rope and tyre pump,
  • Check your spare tyre.

It is important to check fuel, oil, water and tyres beforehand to avoid having any issues with the car. Make sure your tyres; including the spare, have the proper inflation pressure and that there is plenty of tread.

car and caravan driving in countryside

If you are towing a caravan or trailer pay attention to the condition of the tyres. Tyres that have only been used once or twice a year can become brittle and are prone to blowouts / punctures. Check the tread and the sidewalls to ensure they are in good condition. 

Looking to book a trip to Kangaroo Island for you and your car? Take a look at SeaLink's self-drive packages.

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