When visiting Kangaroo Island, try tobogganing on the sand dunes of Vivonne Bay. Your 2-hour toboggan rental includes access to the Little Sahara, a private park with sand dunes of different sizes — you get to decide which ones to tackle on this self-guided excursion. No prior experience is needed; you can even ride a toboggan with friends or children, making this an excellent option for families. The rental staff provides the toboggan, helpful tips and directions to the dunes, located just minutes away.
After making your own way to Little Sahara, head to the outfitter’s office where the staff has your toboggan ready.
When you arrive at the sand dunes, start on the more gentle slopes and work up to the steeper slopes. You have a lot of options, as the dunes range in size from small hills to impressive ones, with the tallest standing approximately 230 feet (70 meters) high.
The Little Sahara extends almost 1 square mile (2 sq km) on a private property in Vivonne Bay. The dunes formed naturally as part of a coastal dunes system on southern Kangaroo Island. It's worth a climb to the top of the tall dunes to get great photo opportunities.
As you gain confidence cruising down the dunes, try some turns and tricks or double up on the toboggan with a friend. You might tumble off the board into the warm sand, but little spills are part of the fun.
When your 2-hour rental ends, simply return your toboggan to the office, then continue to your next destination.