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  • Address: Vivonne Bay, South Australia, Australia
  • Hours: Daily
You would think that a beach voted “Best in Australia” would be a little more crowded than this. Serenely set along the southern coast of Australia’s Kangaroo Island, Vivonne Bay is one of the most scenic—and famous—beaches in all of Australia. White sand stretches out to the horizon and simply begs to be walked at sunset, and consistent waves crash on the shoreline in a fusion of turquoise and white. Playful dolphins and migrating Right whales can occasionally be seen swimming offshore, and the scent of the ocean wafts on the breeze as children splash in the surf. Even with all of its beauty, however, the long drive to the southern coast keeps the bay relatively empty, with long weekends and school holidays being the few exceptions to the rule.

Travelers staying in Vivonne Bay can pitch a tent just steps from the ocean at the popular Vivonne Bay campground, or share a romantic balcony with a view from the handful of coastal lodges. Watch as fishermen haul their catch from the rustic boat ramp and jetty, and for an up close encounter with island wildlife, stroll down the beach with dozens of sea lions along the neighboring Seal Bay shoreline.

Practical Info

Vivonne Bay is located 1 hour and 20 minutes from Penneshaw and 50 minutes from Kingscote. The beach is accessed by a short road just after the Vivonne Bay store, and the safest swimming areas are either by the jetty or in the river that empties into the bay. 

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Kangaroo Island Sandboard Rental, Kangaroo Island, null
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Kangaroo Island Sandboard Rental

When visiting Kangaroo Island, head to Vivonne Bay to try sandboarding, a sport like surfing, snowboarding or skateboarding but performed on sand dunes instead ...  Read more

Location: Kangaroo Island, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Best of Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour, Kangaroo Island, Adrenaline & Extreme
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Best of Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour

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Travel in a comfortable and modern 4wd to visit Seal Bay , take a stroll to observe the Sea Lions sleeping on the beach, look for Koalas at Flinders Chase ...  Read more

Location: Kangaroo Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $277.29
Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour - Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, 4WD, ATV & ... 
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Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour - Flinders Chase National Park

Travel in our comfortable 4WD to visit Flinders Chase National Park, take a stroll to observe Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks, look for koalas and ...  Read more

Location: Kangaroo Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $259.04
Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide, Adelaide, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

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Make the most of a day trip to Kangaroo Island on a full-day guided tour that takes in the highlights of this unspoiled natural paradise. Visit Seal Bay ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $215.99

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