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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Kangaroo Island (Kingscote) (KGC)

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Visiting Kangaroo Island

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Melbourne to Kangaroo Island travel information

Head to beautiful Kangaroo Island, South Australia to enjoy a peaceful escape to one of the world’s best nature-based destinations. It’s a sanctuary for wildlife and natural beauty with many iconic Australian animals to see, sample delicious local food and wine, breathtaking scenery, stunning beaches, with a range of accommodation options to make for a wonderful break.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Kangaroo Island

Autumn on Kangaroo Island is for some the best time of the year to visit. Warm days with long daylight hours for exploring, and cooler nights, perfect to enjoy with a bottle of Kangaroo Island Red wine from one of the local cellar doors. For bushwalkers, bird watchers and photographers, March to May are the ideal months to visit. Winter marks the start of whale watching season, so it’s a good time to plan a visit to Kangaroo Island.

Flight information

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island flight time

The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Departure information

Fly Melbourne to Kangaroo Island

Get ready for your upcoming trip from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island using the following information. 

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international. 

Baggage allowance

When flying from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, passengers are allocated checked baggage. If extra luggage is needed, it can be purchased online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Kangaroo Island Airport. Opens external site in a new windowKingscote Airport is located 14 kilometres from the main town of Kingscote. Other larger towns of Penneshaw (51km) and American River (29km) are also not far. Car hire and transfers are available at the airport. 

Arriving in Kangaroo Island

The friendly staff at Kangaroo Island (Kingscote) AirportOpens external site in a new window will greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags, there are several transport options available to get you into town.

Getting into Kangaroo Island from Kangaroo Island (Kingscote) Airport

Kangaroo Island Kingscote Airport is located 14 kilometres from the main town. Car hire and Kangaroo Island transfers are available at the terminal, and it’s suggested to book these ahead of your stay.  

Getting around Kangaroo Island

The best way to explore Kangaroo Island is to hire a car for the duration of your stay, or alternatively join one of the many organised tours to explore the best of the island. Tours include all the major attractions, lighthouses, food, wine, boating and more. Due to its size, there is no public transport or taxis available on the island. 

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

When you fly QantasLink from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, we aim to ensure you enjoy every moment of your journey, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to discover the island.

Seamless check-in

Get your visit to Kangaroo Island off to the right start, with a number of check-in options. Visit a kiosk or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Baggage is included on your flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island. Visit our baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.