Sandboarding & Toboggans

Visitors to Kangaroo Island boast that Little Sahara is definitely one of the highlights! Imagine the adrenaline rush as you speed down the massive dunes, the experience is a must. You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy, there’s fun for everyone.

3x types of boards to choose from and a range of sand dune sizes make it safe and fun for all ages and levels of experience.

Grab a board and apply Ligurian beeswax to the base for maximum sand surfing action.  It’s safe and our experienced team will give you hints and tips on how to get the most out of your day at the dunes.

Choose from three types of sandboards for hire:


  • Stand-up boards
  • Perfect choice for beginner sand dune surfers
  • Easy-to-use and look good while using it
  • $37 for 1 hour, receive second hour FREE
  • $47 for an annual pass



  • Sit-down, hang on and slide!
  • Easy to learn and ride
  • Fun and excitement for adults and children!
  • $37 for 1 hour, receive second hour FREE
  • $47 for an annual pass


About Little Sahara

Little Sahara is a system of naturally occurring coastal blowout dunes located on the south coast of Kangaroo Island. Coastal blowout dunes are normally closer to the coast; however, there are similar unique dune systems between the Coorong and the open ocean. Active coastal blowout dunes are also in the Henty dunes between Strahan and Zeehan on the west coast of Tasmania.

Formed over the last 7000 years as a result of storms and erosion after a major fire, the sand dunes of Little Sahara covers approximately two square kilometers in the gazetted locality of Vivonne Bay and vary in size from approximately 70 meters above sea level.

To ensure it’s preservation for future generations, Little Sahara has been heritage listed since the 1970’s and the property is privately owned. It is through the generosity of the owner that tourist are permitted to visit the site.

When visiting this iconic site, feel free to take as many photos as you like and only leave your footprints (and sandboard tracks) on the sand.


Contact Us

Open 9am to 5pm during October to April (closed Christmas Day). 10am to 3pm May to September. 

Hire equipment and tours can be booked on line. For enquiries please use the details below or use our online contact form.

08 8559 4224

3733 South Coast Rd, Vivonne Bay



Latest News

Reopening after the Kangaroo Island Fires

Today (Sunday 5th January) the South Coast Road to Vivonne Bay has been reopened. We are very lucky that Vivonne Bay was unaffected by the bushfires on Friday. Sadly, other Kangaroo Island businesses and homeowners have not been so lucky. The effect of these fires...


Little Sahara is an accredited business with the South Australian Tourism Commission.