Kangaroo Island Connect (Kic) is now providing the cheapest and most convenient car rental services for Kangaroo Island Connect ferry passengers between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island as well as providing the car rentals on Kangaroo Island.
Cars that are rented in Adelaide and left at Cape Jervis do not incur rental fees while you are on Kangaroo Island!
The mainland hire cars can be rented for as low as $45/day.
The $45/day cost of the new hire cars is cheaper than a single return bus ticket of $57/passenger on the Adelaide/Cape Jervis transfer bus.
It’s the obvious choice if you have a full driver’s license and are at least 21 years old.
If you’re travelling with more than one person, you’ll save more than the cost of a Kangaroo Island Connect ferry fare!
Hire cars can either be rented and returned from Kangaroo Island Connect’s depots in Adelaide or Cape Jervis.
Customers can travel on the Kangaroo Island Connect ferry and pick up another car hire, 4WD ute hire, campervan hire or motorhome hire from Kangaroo Island Connect at Penneshaw – all within the one online booking.
The Kangaroo Island Connect hire cars have lowered the car costs for short trips from Kangaroo Island by up to 75%.
A day trip between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island for one person including the ferry fare and hire car is less than half the cost of taking your own car to Kangaroo Island!
For Kangaroo Island residents, whether you need to travel to Adelaide for a medical appointment, or you want to attend a special function or just because you feel it’s time to visit family and friends on the mainland for lunch, you don’t need to think twice about “just doing it” as the cost is now so much lower than previously!
Kangaroo Island Connect has already lowered the Kangaroo Island ferry fare to and from Kangaroo Island by over 45% and halved the time for the Kangaroo Island ferry journey, on a more luxurious vessel.
Kangaroo Island Connect is creating competition on the route which fundamentally changes car and passenger ferry services to Kangaroo Island.
The advent of $45/day hire cars on the mainland and $25 online fares for ferry passenger tickets with Kangaroo Island Connect has meant it is now cheaper for two people to rent and/or ride share rather than put a car onto the Kangaroo Island car ferry for trips of up to four days.
Despite all the promotion of Kangaroo Island, five times the number of tourists overnight on the Fleurieu Peninsula than on Kangaroo Island largely because it has been too expensive to get to Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island Connect aims to bring the two districts together so that tourists can use our hire cars, spend a day on the Fleurieu Peninsula on the way to Kangaroo Island, catch the Kangaroo Island ferry and after a half hour, seamlessly pick up a hire car from the kic office at Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.
Those who choose to fly to Kangaroo Island can now take a hire car back to Adelaide through McLaren Vale or Hahndorf.
Only self-drive car touring can effectively integrate the two adjoining and complimentary tourism districts of Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula.
Book your Kangaroo Island Connect rental car at www.kic.com.au