Top Tips for Visiting Little Sahara on Kangaroo Island

Sandboarding at Little Sahara

Australia has 10 deserts that cover 18% of mainland Australia, but there are many other sandy areas notable for impressive sand dunes.

Thrill seekers visiting Australia can get their sand dune fix at the Thurra Sand Dunes in Victoria, the Henty Sand Dunes in Tasmania, Stockton Sand Dunes in New South Wales or Little Sahara on Kangaroo Island.

Tell me more about Little Sahara

Little Sahara on Kangaroo Island is a naturally occurring sand dune system that covers an area approximately 2 square kilometres.

The dunes were formed over thousands of years by eroding limestone, and they vary in size with the highest dune about 70 metres above sea level.

Where is Little Sahara

Little Sahara is situated on the south coast just 45 minutes from Kingscote, the main town on Kangaroo Island.  You can easily visit Little Sahara and stop off at other Kangaroo Island tours attraction like the nearby Seal Bay Conservation Park.

The best way to experience Little Sahara

The South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage deemed Little Sahara a heritage area to ensure it’s preservation.

Adventures Beyond offers you access to this area with our 2-Day Kangaroo Island Adventure tour which includes your transport to/from Adelaide, ferry ticket, National Park entry fees and overnight farmstay accommodation.

There are no shops or food outlets at Little Sahara, so you take everything you need with you to enjoy this unique experience.

When is the best time to visit Little Sahara

Naturally, prevailing winds and erosion alter the size and shape of the dunes. However, you can visit with us any time of the year to try sandboarding or tobogganing. 

Our 2-Day Kangaroo Island wildlife adventure tour is perfect way to visit Little Sahara. It saves you time individually arranging all elements of your itinerary (ferry ticket to/from the island, rental car, overnight accommodation) and you still get to see all the main tourist attractions of Kangaroo Island.  If you have more time to spare, or a larger budget, contact us for a luxury tour or a customised option that suits your needs.

To visit Little Sahara, book your tour with us!