Australian ferries & crossings

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Motorhome ferry crossings in Australia

Ferry to Kangaroo Island

A South Australia icon and one of Australia’s finest nature destinations, with breathtaking landscapes and fascinating wildlife. As a pristine wilderness, a place of beauty and a place of escape, Kangaroo Island holidays have become increasingly popular and yet it has maintained its rugged beauty and unspoilt habitat. This Island is located 126km south of Adelaide in South Australia (110kms road trip from Adelaide to Cape Jervis and 16kms ferry trip from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island).

If you wish to visit Kangaroo Island, you are able to take your motorhome on SeaLink. We recommend that you pre-book your travel and specify the exact length of your vehicle from the tow bar to end of camper.

SeaLink ferries can accept any size/length vehicle and if you have any fears or troubles reversing it onto the ferry, don’t worry, their Crew will be happy to assist and do the manoeuvring for you.

Please remember that campervans can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads. The only exceptions to this are well-maintained access roads of less than twelve kilometres to recognised campgrounds and well-maintained, recognised roads on Kangaroo Island (South Australia).

There are only three privately owned, managed holiday parks on Kangaroo Island, so at peak times it is wise to book ahead. These are located at Penneshaw, Kingscote (Brownlow) and Western Kangaroo Island. For more information about travelling to Kangaroo Island, please visit www.sealink.com.au.

Ferry to Tasmania

If you plan to travel to Tasmania you do have the option of taking your motorhome on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry.

Rental cars hired on the mainland may not be dropped off/returned in Tasmania.

Spirits of Tasmania I and II provide a year round ferry service (departing daily) between Station Pier in Port Melbourne and Devonport on Tasmania’s north coast.

The journey takes around 10 hours. You will be able to rejoin Highway 1 as you leave the ship in Devonport. For more information, please visit www.discovertasmania.com.