48 Hours on Kangaroo Island: Little Sahara

sandboard spill

Little Sahara, the mighty K.I. desert

Experience: MUST-DO!     Price: $     Level of Difficulty: High

Little Sahara is a pretty amazing sight.  Kangaroo Island is a green and blue paradise and then you step out of the forest with yellow sand in every direction.  It was wild, and, walking through the trees, we ran across a ton of kangaroo paw prints- which was awesome! But, we were here to sandboard.

In case you’re not familiar with sandboarding, it’s similar to surfing, in that you are on a board, and close to snow boarding, in the fact that when you fall off it hurts like crap, but, besides that, not too much is the same.

Sandboarding was fun and scary at the same time.  When we rented the sandboard, the company gave us two because not many other people had come by, and they let us keep it until closing, another advantage of visiting during winter months! (Normally each board runs $25 AUD for four hours.) We walked the boards up the steep hill to where we could look out over the Island, it was kind of a surreal moment.  The whole world was so quiet and peaceful, but, I’m not going to lie, I was pretty terrified — (Mainly of breaking a bone and being so far away from a hospital or even another person), so, I made sure everyone took time to realize how beautiful the view was, while I gathered my courage.

Bob and Rob both took some gruesome falls, and Rob’s shoulder was pretty sore for a few days afterwards. All I can say is that we are getting old, my friend!

I can’t really describe what sandboarding feels like, but I can say my whole body hurt after flying off the board and being flung into the sand. It was totally fun though, and we had the entire (little) Sahara to ourselves. I would say this is a must do for anyone heading to Kangaroo Island.

Jade Broadus is a spunky girl hailing from Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She’s addicted to traveling and has a strange obsession with maps and globes. A lover of dogs, fashion, fish tacos, marine biology, and college football, she has a broad range of interests. Jade has a strong passion for the film “Love, Actually” and has watched it 176 times. Her interests include singing really loud, impromptu dances, shopping, and dressing up in cute dresses and extravagant hats. She has written for Gadling, AOL Travel, Discover Los Angeles, LACOT, LandLopers, Wedding Nouveau, and The Vacation Gals. She is currently the social media and marketing director for Inside Out Media, a media company that owns TravelMindset.com and iExplore.com.

1 Comment

  • Reply August 24, 2011


    looks like fun!!!!!!!
    I went sand boarding in Fiji but the boards were like boogie boards and the hill was so steep that 1. I only did it once because I couldn’t muster the strength to get to the top again and 2. you had to lay on your stomach face first, riding the board any other way would of lead to massive injuries.

    it was wicked fun though! woooo! haha

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