What's On & Kangaroo Island Events

Current Events

To see more great events see the official Tourism Kangaroo Island events calendar.


Penneshaw Market Day

When: Sunday mornings, 1st Sunday of every month, (extra markets in summer months and over Easter)

Where: Penneshaw Oval (from December - April) or Lloyd Collins Reserve in the winter months. These are both a short walk from the ferry terminal.

Time: 9.00 AM – 1.00 PM.

Sample and purchase a range of fresh local products from the very people who grow, farm or make it.  Breakfast, coffee and a great village atmosphere are all on offer with the Kangaroo Island Farmer’s Market and Kangaroo Island Community Markets who come together to bring you a great local village market atmosphere. 

Stay for the day and enjoy lunch at one of Penneshaw’s cafes or the Penneshaw Hotel. Laze on the beach, go fishing or take some of the great walking trails around Penneshaw.

Book a Special Farmers Market Ferry Fare from $41 per adult return!
See Market Ferry Fare Special

 

Discover another side of Kangaroo Island

Take a 75 minute ocean safari with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari and discover Kangaroo Island from the sea. This will be an experience that will surprise and delight you. A short walk from the SeaLink Ferry Terminal and you’ll be at Christmas Cove Marina where your 7.5 metre Gemini Waverider vessel carrying up to 12 passengers, departs from.

On your wildlife ocean safari you will encounter pods of Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins, colonies of Long-nosed Fur Seals and Australian sea lions as well as birdlife possibly including Sea Eagles, Osprey and Wedge Tailed Eagles. This experience is suitable for the whole family.

For the Kangaroo Island Farmers' Market and KI Ocean Safari tour ocean safaris operate at 12.00 PM, 1.30 PM* and 3.00 PM. *Special departure on Market Days only.

For more information on this fantastic tour, see the Kangaroo Island Farmers' Market and KI Ocean Safari tour page. This experience includes return ferry fares from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw and is just $113 for Adults and $86 for Children (3-14 years).

Discover more of Kangaroo Island

Come along and enjoy the Penneshaw Farmers Market and then jump on board the bus for the Dudley Scenic and Wine Safari. Enjoy a 3.5 hour tour around the wineries and local landscapes of the magnificent Dudley Peninsula.

Enjoy a 3.5 hour tour around the wineries and local landscapes of the magnificent Dudley Peninsula, where you'll visit the historic Cape Willoughby Light House at the southern tip of the Dudley Peninsula - the first lighthouse in South Australia. You'll also drop in at Zest and Thyme Cafe, where you can purchase home cooked food, great coffee and local wines while enjoying the best view on Kangaroo Island. Take in the picturesque scenery as you pass by Antechamber Bay and Chapman River. You might even see Kangaroos and the Tammar Wallabies lazing under the trees.

Tours operate at 12.00 PM. *Special departure on Market Days only.

For more information on this fantastic tour, see the Kangaroo Island Farmers' Market and Dudley Penisula Scenic Tour page. This experience includes return ferry fares from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw and is just $113 for Adults and $93 for Children (3-14 years).

Take advantage of SeaLink's special same day ferry fares from only $41 return!
Find out more information on SeaLink KI Farmer's Market and special Ferry Fares here.


2017 Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup

When: 16 - 18 February 2017

Where: Cygnet River Racecourse

Kangaroo Island comes alive over the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival weekend held at the beautiful Cygnet River Race Course. The KI Cup transforms this country racecourse with trackside marquees, colour, fashion and a party atmosphere! More and more people are making a long weekend of it and enjoying the carnival atmosphere of the Coopers KI Cup.

Find out more.