"CAPE JERVIS" Cape Jervis by balhannah

Cape Jervis Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 10 photos

1st VT page written on Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis is where we came to catch the daily car and passenger ferry service to Kangaroo Island.


It takes 45 minutes to cross Backstairs Passage, the strait lying between Cape Jervis on the Australian mainland and the eastern end of Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

Backstairs Passage is notorious for rough seas.

Even if you are not here to catch the Ferry, it's a good spot for a view of Kangaroo Island.

Cape Jervis is a popular with fishermen, and if you haven't your own boat or not fishing from the shore, you can take a fishing charter.

Cape Jervis is on Tourist Route 52 and is part of the Fleurieu Way Tourist Drive.

After looking across to Kangaroo Island, and spending some time in Cape Jervis, it is time to head back to Adelaide, via a different road to

On our 11,500kms road trip, we go to KANGAROO ISLAND for a few days, before returning back to here to continue on our journey.

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  • Last visit to Cape Jervis: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Oh the sea looks marvelous. I enjoy reading the educational boards! They are always a favorite of mine, Nice page Dee!

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    with such striking views its hard to believe that nobody else on VT has been here. Well done!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Sep 4, 2013 at 3:08 AM

      I don't know why they haven't either, because so many people come here to catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island.

  • isolatedpawn's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2013 at 2:30 AM



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