Little Sahara is a dune system in the Australian state of South Australia located on Kangaroo Island in the gazetted locality of Vivonne Bay. It is a naturally occurring sand dune system roughly covering two square kilometres. The dunes vary in size with plenty of small dunes and the highest dune is approximately 70 metres above sea level.

Little Sahara is one of twenty geological features on Kangaroo Island that have been listed as a geological monument by the Geological Society of Australia.

Little Sahara Sand Dunes - Kangaroo Island, Australia
Little Sahara desert. Photo Courtesy of Deborah Pickett.

Sandboarding at Little Sahara Adventure Centre – Vivionne Bay, South Australia

Sandboarding and sand tobogganing are the two main attractions of the park and a must if you visit the island. You can rent a board online for 2 hours for $37, or get an annual pass for $47.

Visitors may also sandboard and toboggan on the dunes by renting the equipment from several local merchants located in the town centre of Vivonne Bay.

Other activities

You can rent a dune buggy or electric dirt bike (“fat bike”) to ride across the dunes and explore the park. Guided walking tours of Kangaroo Islands are also popular and allow to spot local wildlife, particularly koalas.

How to get to Kangaroo Island

by air

Kangaroo Island is easily accessible from Adelaide, South Australia’s capital. By air it’s just a 30-minute flight from Adelaide Airport.

by car or ferry

SeaLink Kangaroo Island run four departures to Kangaroo Island from Cape Jervis each day with additional services during peak times. It’s a passenger and vehicle ferry allowing you to bring your own car to drive on the island. Each ferry ride lasts about 45 minutes.


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