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Little Sahara Tours and Activities

Little Sahara
Everyone knows that the Australian mainland has swaths of wide-open desert, but it’s the southern coast of Kangaroo Island that has the most impressive system of sand dunes. Here, in the area known as “Little Sahara,” wind-sculpted dunes and shifting white ridgelines stretch out for a full square mile, with the tallest dunes rising to over 250 feet above the nearby ocean.

For as naturally gorgeous as they appear, however, the real fun in Little Sahara is in climbing the dunes, taking in the view, and then flying down the soft white slopes while strapped to a sandboard or toboggan. Much like snowboarding or riding a sled, sandboarding provides an adrenaline rush without the icy hard landing, and you can make tracks down the side of a dune in only your bathing suit or board shorts. Sandboards, however, aren’t the only tracks that you’ll find imprinted on the dunes, as early morning visitors will often find wildlife has left behind footprints in the night. Since the sea of sand dunes is devoid of shade and the sun can be scorching in summer, it’s only a short drive to Vivonne Bay and its famously turquoise waters. Not only can you cool down at one of Australia’s nicest beaches after a visit to Little Sahara—but also wash off all of the sand from high-speed tumbles in the dunes.

Practical Info

Little Sahara is located 1 hour and 15 minutes from Penneshaw, 45 minutes from Kingscote, and 10 minutes from Vivonne Bay. Many day tours of the South Coast will stop at Little Sahara, and sandboard rentals are available from outfitters in the small town of Vivonne Bay.
Address: Vivonne Bay, South Australia 5223, Australia
Hours: Daily
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3 Tours and Activities to Experience Little Sahara

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Kangaroo Island Sandboard Rental

Kangaroo Island Sandboard Rental

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Zoom down the sand dunes of Kangaroo Island with this thrilling 2-hour sandboard rental. Suitable for all levels, you’ll learn the basics of sandboarding, then head out independently to the dunes of Little Sahara in Vivonne Bay to put it into practice. With dunes reaching heights of 230-feet (70 meters), there’s plenty of chance for adventure junkies to get an adrenaline fix, while the gentle slopes are ideal for beginners to hone their skills. 
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  • 2 hours
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Small-Group Buggy Tour at Little Sahara with Guide

Small-Group Buggy Tour at Little Sahara with Guide

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As seen on Adelady and SA Weekender, this 2 hour buggy adventure takes you to wild places totally inaccessible to anyone else. After admiring koalas in the 500 year old gum trees along the banks of the Eleanor river, your experienced Guide will take you to the edge of the Earth! At the coast you’ll marvel at the beauty of the rugged cliffs, turquoise waters and huge swell. You’ll get to go to a pristine remote beach where there will be nothing between you and Antarctica besides the vast Southern Ocean. Finish off, of course, with a ride through the desert-like landscape of Little Sahara’s epic inland sand dunes. This adventure is sure to be one to remember!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kangaroo Island 2 Hour Bike Tour

Kangaroo Island 2 Hour Bike Tour

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If you can ride a bike, you’ll love this tour! Ride along riverbanks where we guarantee you’ll see koalas in the massive gum trees that are up to 500 years old. Learn about the native bush foods, flora and fauna along the way. Cruise through the incredible landscape of Little Sahara's sand dunes; with the low pressure fat tyres the bikes float easily across the sand. Your tour is adapted to your riding style and fitness level. Electric Fatbike upgrade available, see more with less effort and let the bike do the work.
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  • 2 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Little Sahara hours of operation?
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Little Sahara hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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What's the best way to experience Little Sahara?

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