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Sandboarding at Little Sahara on Kangaroo Island

November 4th, 2009

After getting off the Sealink ferry in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, we visited the Visitors Centre to see what we could do during our three days on the island.

One of those things was hiring some sand boards and boarding down the dunes of the white Little Sahara desert. The Little Sahara is located on the South Coast near Vivonne Bay ( voted Australia's best beach in 2007 ) and Seal Bay where you can visit a colony of australian seals. While Little Sahara is about 7 km east of Vivonne Bay you'll find your sand boards at a place called Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action which is located about 2 km west of Vivonne Bay.

We made it!We made it!

Vivonne Bay itself is just a km stretch of road and the only thing you'll find there is a general store where you can buy some postcards or grap a sandwich. Head to KI Outdoor Action to get your boards and off you go!

You can choose two types of boards, the broad one (39 AUD pp) on which you can slide down the dunes while seated or the ' snowboard' ( 29 AUD pp) to board down the sand hills the way you're suposed to..standing!

We took the cooler and cheaper board because those give you the opportunity to both slide or surf down.

7 km later we got ourselfs on top of the sand dunes ready to surf! Eventhough staying on your feet might seem like a piece of cake we sure turned out to be two amatures:) But we had great fun and some great footage!

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Travel Tips for Kangaroo Island Australia:

Where to stay in Kangaroo Island: -

What to do in Kangaroo Island: Don't visit Little Sahara without a board, KI outdoor action is nearby and you'd miss out on a lot of fun.

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Travel Pictures of Kangaroo Island, Australia

  • We made it! We made it!
  • Getting my board strapped on.. Getting my board strapped on..
  • Sandboarding on KI Sandboarding on KI
  • Welcome to the danger zone.. Welcome to the danger zone..
  • Little Sahara KI Little Sahara KI
  • Up the dunes Up the dunes
  • Little Sahara desert Little Sahara desert
  • Sand sand sand.. Sand sand sand..
  • Little Sahara gear Little Sahara gear
  • Boarding down Boarding down
  • Boarders exhaustion Boarders exhaustion
  • Strapping on the board Strapping on the board


Kangaroo Island Weather

9 °C | 48.2 °F


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Name: Mari
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

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Sandboarding at Little Sahara on Kangaroo Island
Continent: Oceania
Country: Australia
City: Kangaroo Island
Period: Oct 2009
Lenght of stay: 3 days
Views: 2626

Travel Review

Liked: Sand boarding was awesome!
Disliked: Sand everywhere..
Trip Rating: Excellent

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