*** The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure have notified Council that due to lack of patronage, they will be ceasing support for this service ***


The final Rockhopper service will run on Friday, 1 March 2019





The Rockhopper is an initiative of Kangaroo Island Council, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and the Office of the Commissioner of Kangaroo Island and provides a new public transport option for all residents and visitors to Kangaroo Island.

Eastern Route - Wednesday

Increased services at ROCKHOPPER fares on the Sealink shuttle between Penneshaw, American River and Kingscote Trip requests for this route will be forwarded to Sealink or you can contact them directly on 131 301.

Rockhopper Eastern Brochure(863 kb)

Western Route - Tuesday & Friday

ROCKHOPPER Dial-a-Ride is operated by KI Transfers as part of the Western Route. The Western Route is a flexible route with a schedule dependent on requested trips. Where trip demand is low on this route, additional Dial-a-Ride trips will be offered.
Trips for the Western Route and Dial-a-Ride are scheduled based on current availability, people with disabilities are given priority, and booking is required.
Trips may be requested up to 3 weeks in advance but no later than 12pm the working day prior (Thursday for a Friday trip and Monday for a Tuesday trip).
After this any available space is given to passengers on the waiting list for Dial-a-Ride.

Rockhopper Western Brochure(897 kb)

Rockhopper Dial-A-Ride Brochure(740 kb)

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions(90 kb)

Book now - Western Route or Dial-a-Ride

Call Customer Service on 8553 4500, prior to 12.00pm on the day prior to travel. Please note: if the day prior is a public holiday, bookings will need to be made the working day before the public holiday.

Deaf, hearing or speech impaired callers

If you are deaf, have a hearing / speech impairment, or use a teletypewriter (TTY) you can also contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS).

  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for the Kangaroo Island Council
  • Speak and listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for the Kangaroo Island Council
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for the Kangaroo Island Council
Kangaroo Island Council | 43 Dauncey St (PO Box 121) KINGSCOTE SA 5223
Phone: 08 8553 4500 | Fax: 08 8553 2885 | Email:
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