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.View our Kangaroo Island travel guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Kingscote (KGC)
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Melbourne (MEL) to Kangaroo Island (Kingscote) (KGC)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island (Kingscote)
Melbourne to Kangaroo Island flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
When to visit
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, make it the perfect time 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 also a good time to plan a visit to Kangaroo Island.
What is the main airport called?
Kangaroo Island Airport (KGC).Opens external site in a new window Kingscote Airport is located 14 km 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 at Kangaroo Island
The friendly staff at Kangaroo Island (Kingscote) Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your baggage, 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 km 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.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (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.
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