SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival 16 - 18 February 2017

The SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival is a ‘must do’ on the South Australian event calendar. The Cygnet River Racecourse comes alive with great country racing on Thursday 16th and Saturday 18th February with lots of other entertainment to be had around the island over the weekend. See the photos from previous years on Facebook. If you're heading along, you can purchase general admission tickets at the gate.

Thursday’s race day is a pretty casual day but on Saturday punters like to dress up in true racing style and enjoy the trackside entertainment, colourful marquees, fashion on the field competition and local KI food and wine.

The Kangaroo Island Long Lunch is very popular and tickets should be booked well in advance. The exciting menu will be prepared by Sue Pearson from Two Birds and a Squid and accompanied by Dudley Wines and a selection of beers.

Race-day packages including coach and ferry transfers are available for the Saturday event only departing from Adelaide, Cape Jervis, Penneshaw and American River. These packages are great whether you just want to head to KI for the day or even if you are already staying on KI for the weekend. You can buy a race day package with transfers and racetrack entry, or you can also include the Kangaroo Island Long Lunch.

Why not make a long weekend of it? Take your car on the ferry and book a self-drive package, and save $76*. Or you could give yourself a few extra days to explore more of the fabulous sights and attractions around Kangaroo Island. Keep in mind while there are many great places to stay, they do sell out quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Enquire now to reserve your spot at the races!

Thursday 16th February

Race Day, Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote. Gates open 11.00 AM. Buy tickets at the gate. Adults $15pp. Children under 15 FREE.

Kangaroo Island Racing Club Cocktail Party at the Aurora Ozone Hotel from 6.30PM.

Friday 17th February

Punters Intermission at Dudley Wines Cellar Door, Penneshaw from 10.00AM - 8.00PM.

Annual Kangaroo Island Cup Calcutta at the Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kingscote drawn between 8:30pm – 9pm. 

Saturday 18th February

The Main Race Day, Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote. Gates open 11.00 AM. Buy tickets at the gate $20pp. Children under 15 FREE. Or buy a ticket through SeaLink now $21 (includes booking fee). See below for great day packages and lunch packages.

Sunday 19th February

Punters Intermission at Dudley Wines Cellar Door, Penneshaw from 10.00AM - 5.00PM.

Package Options
Price from ($AUD)

Full Day Race Package Departing Adelaide

Departs 6.45 AM and returns at approximately 10.40 PM

$173/Adult
$86/Child
Passengers
 
 
 
 
*
* Australian Concession is an Australian aged pension card-holders and government issued seniors cards (identification card is required for concession).
* Australian Student is only applicable to full-time Australian Secondary Students aged up to 18 years of age.
* Infant age range is 0-2 years

Full Day Race Package Departing Cape Jervis

Departs 9.00 AM and returns at approximately 7.15 PM

$129/Adult
$62/Child
Passengers
 
 
 
 
*
* Australian Concession is an Australian aged pension card-holders and government issued seniors cards (identification card is required for concession).
* Australian Student is only applicable to full-time Australian Secondary Students aged up to 18 years of age.
* Infant age range is 0-2 years

Full Day Race Package Departing Penneshaw

Departs 10.00 AM and returns at approximately 6.30 PM

$51/Adult
$18/Child

Full Day Race Package Departing American River

Departs 10.20 AM and returns at approximately 5.55 PM

$47/Adult
$14/Child

Full Day Race Package with Long Lunch Departing Adelaide

Departs 6.45 AM and returns at approximately 10.40 PM

$351/Adult
$285/Child
Passengers
 
 
 
 
*
* Australian Concession is an Australian aged pension card-holders and government issued seniors cards (identification card is required for concession).
* Australian Student is only applicable to full-time Australian Secondary Students aged up to 18 years of age.
* Infant age range is 0-2 years

Full Day Race Package with Long Lunch Departing Cape Jervis

Departs 9.00 AM and returns at approximately 7.15 PM

$307/Adult
$261/Child
Passengers
 
 
 
 
*
* Australian Concession is an Australian aged pension card-holders and government issued seniors cards (identification card is required for concession).
* Australian Student is only applicable to full-time Australian Secondary Students aged up to 18 years of age.
* Infant age range is 0-2 years

Full Day Race Package with Long Lunch Departing Penneshaw

Departs 10.00 AM and returns at approximately 6.30 PM

$229/Adult
$217/Child

Full Day Race Package with Long Lunch Departing American River

Departs 10.20 AM and returns at approximately 5.55 PM

$225/Adult
$213/Child

Please note: Bus Transfers from Kingscote to the Racecourse are not operated by SeaLink. There is a private bus service that operates from Kingscote town centre on a regular basis throughout the day. Pay the bus driver on boarding. For private transfer bookings, call KI Transfers on 0427 887 575.

Ticket Options
Price from ($AUD)

General Admission Ticket

Entrance to the main racing day, 18 February 2017.

$21/Adult
Free/Child
Passengers
 
 
 
 
*
* Australian Concession is an Australian aged pension card-holders and government issued seniors cards (identification card is required for concession).
* Australian Student is only applicable to full-time Australian Secondary Students aged up to 18 years of age.
* Infant age range is 0-2 years

Kangaroo Island Long Lunch Ticket

Entrance to the main racing day and to the marquee for the Kangaroo Island Long Lunch

$199/Adult
Passengers
 
 
 
 
*
* Australian Concession is an Australian aged pension card-holders and government issued seniors cards (identification card is required for concession).
* Australian Student is only applicable to full-time Australian Secondary Students aged up to 18 years of age.
* Infant age range is 0-2 years