Hi i am visiting KI in January 2014 for 3 days from Sydney with family (3 people)
Most of these things have been booked
Fly form Sydney to Adelaide (jetstar) 6.45am flight arrive 8.45
Pick up car (Ford at thrifty at 9ish
Drive to Cape Jervis in a 1.5 hr
Take the midday ferry to Penneshaw, arrival time around 1
hire fishing rod and drive to Kingscote, walk around buy food and stuff for the 2 nights
Drive to our accommodation, Kangaroo Beach lodge arrive around 4-5
Go fishing, relax and sleep
Drive around the West side of the island such as middle river cove and the lighthouse. Also maybe visit places such as the honey farm and rap tor show if location is suitable and there is time. Come back to lodge, go fishing relax and eat and sleep
Check out at 6ish, (after sunrise due to wildlife)
Drive to Penneshaw arrive at 8.30ish?
Park our cars somewhere in Penneshaw (Guys at the Kangaroo Beach lodge says its OK) hop on the sealink KI highlight tour at 9.30 be back around 6.30 and hop on the last ferry (The same ferry which i assume these 1 day tour people take so i shouldn't worry too much).
Drive back to Adelaide and drop car off before 11PM.
Take taxi to hotel near CBD and check in
Explore Adelaide for a bit and take the afternoon flight back to sydney.
Dirt roads, western part of island is not as developed and there are dirt roads required to get to certain destinations. Thrifty said it was OK when I called them.
Parking rental car at Penneshaw:
Guys said there is parking at Penneshaw and its an island so should be OK?
Driving to Penneshaw on day 3 early in the morning? Should make it in time?
Wildlife: Its January and sun does go down til past 7?
What do you guys think?