Little Sahara Adventure Centre

Little Sahara Sand Dunes

from
$37 per sandboard or toboggan

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 Chrostmas 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 Fat Mountain 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 Bike Tours

FAT MOUNTAIN AND FAT MOUNTAIN ELECTRIC BIKE ADVENTURE TOUR (2 HOURS)

If you can ride a bike, you’ll love this tour! Ride along riverbanks where we guarantee you’ll see koalas in the massive gum trees that are up to 500 years old. Learn about the native bush foods, flora and fauna along the way. Cruise through the incredible landscape of Little Sahara's sand dunes; with the low-pressure fat tyres the bikes float easily across the sand. Your tour is adapted to your riding style and fitness level. Electric Fatbike upgrade available, see more with less effort and let the bike do the work. Enclosed shoes are required to be worn; helmets and gloves provided. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and water bottle highly recommended. Electric Bikes are also available!

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 Bike Tours

  • All Fat Mountain 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).

EXTRAORDINARY Unique Unbeatable 11 Point GUARANTEE!
  1. 100 % Customer Satisfaction or Do The Tour Again And Get Your Money Back GUARANTEED!
  2. We Can Train You To Ride Safely GUARANTEED! Environmental Sustainability GUARANTEED!
  3. All Tours Operate In All Weather - We’ve Got The Gear For You To Stay Dry GUARANTEED!
  4. You Can See Australian Native Animals In Their Natural Environment - Wildlife Viewing GUARANTEED!
  5. No Minimum Numbers – We Will Run A Tour Just for You GUARANTEED!
  6. Flexible Time & Date – Change Your Booking For Free GUARANTEED!
  7. Small Group with Personalised Service GUARANTEED!
  8. Quality Equipment – We Have The Best Gear For You GUARANTEED!
  9. Local Knowledge – If We Don’t Know, We Know Who Does GUARANTEED!
  10. Stay In Contact And Provide Excellent Customer Service GUARANTEED!

For Full Details see https://littlesahara.com.au/

Carbon Offset available

We have committed to offsetting the carbon emissions from our business. 

You can offset the emissions from your tour for less than a dollar. Funds received will contribute to purchasing National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) accredited carbon offsets from the Tamilnadu wind farm project. To find out more about how we're offsetting our emissions talk to your guide. 

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 Chrostmas 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)

Sand & Surf 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

Fat Mountain Bike Adventure Tour

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

Minimum age 8 years. Private Tour Upgrade available for $297 per Group.

$97/Per Person

Fat Mountain Electric Bike Adventure Tour

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

Minimum age 8 years. Private Tour Upgrade available for $297 per Group.

$197/Per Person

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 2021 to 31st of  March 2022, for other dates please enquire. All prices are per person or per FatBike, E Bike, Sandboard or Toboggan.

Everyone aged 18 and over who participates in FatBike or 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.