Little Sahara Adventure Centre

Little Sahara Sand Dunes

from
$37 per sandboard or toboggan
IMPORTANT NOTE: From Saturday 1st January 2022, participants aged 16 and older who choose to book a guided tour will be required to show evidence that they have been fully vaccinated (or are exempt from vaccination by order of the Chief Public Health Officer). Proof of vaccination is NOT REQUIRED for Sandboarding/tobogganing at Little Sahara, but guests must wear a face mask at check-in and social distance.
For more details please refer to the Little Sahara Adventure Centre COVID-19 Policy.

 

Explore the expansive sand dunes of Little Sahara located on at 3733 South Coast Road, Vivonne Bay.

Open daily 9am to 5pm (Oct - April) 10am - 4pm (May to Sept). Closed Christmas Day. Outside of these hours the site is gated and locked.

Little Sahara is a naturally occurring inland dunefield. The site today is around 2.5 square kilometres large, approximately 4km from the coast, with the tallest dune being 70 metres above sea level. This unusual privately owned site was classed as a Significant Australian Heritage Geological Monument in 1979.

At Little Sahara Adventure Centre you can take a Buggy Tour or Guided E-Bike Tour through the sand dunes or hire a sandboard or toboggan and experience the thrills and spills of sliding down the massive sand dunes.

Little Sahara Activities and Tours

Guided Buggy Tours

SAND & SURF BUGGY ADVENTURE (2 HOURS APPROX.)

The 2-hour buggy adventure takes you to wild places totally inaccessible to anyone else. After admiring koalas in the 500-year-old gum trees along the banks of the Eleanor river, your experienced Guide will take you to the edge of the Earth! At the coast you’ll marvel at the beauty of the rugged cliffs, turquoise waters and huge swell. You’ll get to go to a pristine remote beach where there will be nothing between you and Antarctica besides the vast Southern Ocean. Eastern Osprey’s are a common sight out here and in winter you might be lucky to see a Southern Right Whale. Finish off, of course, with a ride through the desert-like landscape of Little Sahara’s epic inland sand dunes. This adventure is sure to be one to remember!

LITTLE SAHARA BUGGY TOUR (1 HOUR APPROX.)

Buckle up and let your Guide showcase beautiful Little Sahara to you. Ride in a Yamaha Viking UTV Buggy through picturesque scenery that few visitors are privileged enough to see. Begin in the natural scrub along the banks of the Eleanor River, looking up into the 500-year-old South Australian blue gums for koalas! Learn about the flora, fauna and history of the area from your knowledgeable Guide and sample native seasonal bush foods along the way. Finish off with a ride through the unique desert-like landscape of Little Sahara. This 2.5 square kilometre natural inland sand dune system boasts dunes up to 70m above sea level and is recognised as a National Geological Monument and Heritage Listed Site. This is the perfect tour for anyone wanting to just sit back and enjoy an adventure through nature. 

Guided E-Bike Tour

E-BIKE ADVENTURE TOUR (2 HOURS)

Journey into wild places, through otherwise inaccessible parts of Kangaroo Island on an unforgettable Electric Fat Bike Tour. If you can ride a bike, you’ll love this tour! Ride along riverbanks listening to birds and spotting koalas in the massive gum trees that are up to 500 years old. Learn about the native bush foods, flora, and fauna from your guide along the way. Then finish off cruising through the incredible landscape of Little Sahara’s sand dunes.

Equipment Hire

SANDBOARD & TOBOGGAN HIRE

Surf the dunes like a pro on a sandboard or just sit down, hang on and slide on toboggans. A must do family experience! Little Sahara is a spectacular sand dune system covering over two square kilometres with dunes of various sizes and steepness to suit all adventurers! Our experienced team will give you a few hints and tips for keeping you safe and getting the most out of your time out on the dunes. Our quality boards are handcrafted in South Australia and are guaranteed to slide in any weather conditions. We recommend you also hire a helmet, bring water and wear sun protection including sunglasses. 

Guided Buggy Tours

  • Helmet and goggles provided
  • We recommend wearing enclosed shoes, bringing sunscreen and a water bottle
  • Plenty of photo opportunities!
  • Koala sightings guaranteed!
  • Child prices apply to 12 years and under
  • Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult

Guided E-Bike Tours

  • All Fat Bikes or Electric Bikes and instructions included
  • Knowledgeable guides help you discover the local history and wildlife
  • Tour is tailored to your interests and abilities
  • Unlimited photo opportunities
  • Free water included

Sandboard and Toboggan Hire

Surf the dunes like a pro on a sandboard or just sit down, hang on and slide on toboggans. A must-do family experience! Grab a board and apply Kangaroo Island Ligurian beeswax to the base for maximum sand surfing action. 
Our experienced team will give you hints and tips on how to stay safe and get the most out of your time on the dunes.

Sandboards: Stand-up boards
Toboggans: Sit-down, hang on and slide!

We suggest bringing a small backpack to carry your personal items:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • A water bottle
  • For tours: enclosed shoes
  • A raincoat if it looks like rain

When visiting this iconic site, please take only photos and leave only footprints (and sandboard tracks).

Little Sahara Adventure Centre is located on at 3733 South Coast Road, Vivonne Bay.

Open daily 9am to 5pm (Oct - April) 10am - 4pm (May to Sept). Closed Christmas Day. Outside of these hours the site is gated and locked.

All tours operate daily by appointment only (bookings essential).

Activity Options

Activity

Price from ($AUD)

Surf & Sand Buggy Adventure

Duration approx. 2 hours, departing daily by appointment only.

Minimum age 3 years.

$147/Adult   $97/Child

Little Sahara Buggy Tour

Duration approx. 1 hour, departing daily by appointment only.

Minimum age 3 years. 

$97/Adult   $77/Child

E-Bike Adventure Tour

Duration approx. 2 hours, departing daily by appointment only.

Minimum age 8 years. Private Tour Upgrade available for $397 per Group.

$197/Per Person

Guided Electric Fat Bike Tour


Equipment Hire

Sandboards cannot be used to sit on (Stand up only – may not be suitable for children) toboggans are a more suitable choice for children or the less experienced sandboarder.

No minimum age, at your own supervision.

Type of Equipment
Price from ($AUD)

Sandboard - Up to 2 hours 

$37/Per Unit

Sandboard - Up to 2 hours

Toboggan - Up to 2 hours

$37/Per Unit

Toboggan Hire - Up to 2 hours

Helmet
(Strongly recommended for Sandboarding and Tobogganing)

$10/Per Person

Prices valid from 1st of April 2022 to 31st of  March 2023, for other dates please enquire. All prices are per person or per E-Bike, Sandboard or Toboggan.

Everyone aged 18 and over who participates in E-Bike tours, sandboarding, tobogganing or sightseeing is required to fill out a risk release form upon arrival to the Little Sahara Adventure Centre office.

Tours operate in most weather conditions, with the exception of storms, hail or gale-force winds, as your safety is our first priority.