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Engage all of your senses and gain a more intimate understanding of Kangaroo Island on this wonderful three-day tour.

Experience the best of Kangaroo Island while gaining insights into the island’s wildlife, food and wine. You’ll see kangaroos, koalas, birds and sea lions in their natural habitats, enjoy picnic lunches in bushland settings, and visit famous formations like Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. A highlight of the tour is a three-hour marine adventure, where you’ll not only discover seals and other sea-life surrounding the island, you’ll have the opportunity to swim with our friendly but curious bottle-nosed dolphins. Sometimes up to 80 wild dolphins join our tour!

It’s an indulgent three days, with tastings of local food and wine while you explore the island’s wildlife, its interior and the magnificent beaches on the north coast.

Operates in English on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. This tour does not operate 23 - 25 December.
Other languages available by Private Charter on request.

Inclusions

  • Morning pick-up and evening set-down at selected Adelaide CBD and Glenelg hotels
  • Return transport to Kangaroo Island (Ferry or Fly) 
  • Personalised 4x4 touring with expert commentary from your driver/guide 
  • All entrance fees and special permits 
  • Beach walk to see Australian sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Gourmet style lunches with South Australian wines 
  • Morning or afternoon teas 
  • Visit to Kelly Hill Conservation Park 
  • Explore Flinders Chase National Park 
  • Wander among the amazing Remarkable Rocks See Long-nosed Fur Seals at Admirals Arch 
  • See one of South Australia’s first Lighthouses at Cape du Couedic 
  • Explore north coast beaches and take walks through majestic native bushland 
  • 3 hour Island Explorer tour with Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures including expert commentary, morning tea and refreshments (option to swim with dolphins) 
  • Tour of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, makers of quality cheeses and yoghurts 
  • Tastings at the unique KI Spirits micro distillery 
  • Tour and tastings of Kangaroo Island organic honey at Island Beehive 
  • Wine tastings at Bay of Shoals Wines 
  • Two nights’ accommodation (Standard or Superior) including daily breakfast

Itinerary

Day One

Early morning pick up from your Adelaide hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis to connect with SeaLink’s ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Kangaroo Island or travel via air to Kingscote Airport.  On arrival at Penneshaw or Kingscote Airport you will be met by your guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in its natural environment. 

Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators. Listen to the distinct sounds of the native birdlife as they chorus from the tall eucalyptus trees. Kangaroo Island is home to some 250 species of birds, many of which, through isolation from the mainland, have developed their own subspecies and are therefore unique to Kangaroo Island. As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers.

At the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park, your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. This bay is home to a healthy Australian sea lion colony. Walk among Australian sea lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide you are able to stand at a safe distance to these wonderful endangered creatures and hear them sigh and watch them at play. This is a truly unforgettable experience — one that you will treasure forever.

Enter our exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet style lunch with complimentary wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bush walk looking out for koalas in the eucalyptus trees. 

Travel through the island’s interior keeping an eye out for koalas and echidnas. Explore the spectacular beaches of the north coast and enjoy a bush walk. Listen for Australia’s rarest cockatoo, the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch out for the Tammar wallaby, with its small, fine features, in its natural habitat.  Later in the afternoon, as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. Your coach will return you to your accommodation for your overnight stay on Kangaroo Island.

Day Two

This morning we travel to the western section of the island and discover the remarkable Flinders Chase National Park, one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia. The park incorporates almost 20 per cent of the island and much of it is a Wilderness Protection Area, home to a variety of fauna and flora unique to Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the opportunity to walk through the park in search for kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birdlife.

See at close range some of the 10,000 healthy Long-nosed Fur Seals in their colony at Cape du Couedic and discover the formation of the Remarkable Rocks. These large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the turbulent Southern Ocean below. At Admirals Arch see where the powerful forces of nature have cut through the headland to create this natural geological formation.

A delicious gourmet style lunch with complimentary wine will be served in a secluded bush setting. During the day koalas can be observed peacefully existing in their treetop habitat. By special permit, enter the Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see kangaroos and other native wildlife emerge from the safety of the bushland to graze on the open plains. 

Day Three

Travel with Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and witness some amazing coastal formations and learn from our highly skilled guides and skipper about the ecology of the north coast and its features. We get the chance to view dolphins in their natural environment as we pass through their relaxation areas. For those that want a closer look, use our snorkel gear and jump into the dolphins’ environment for a swim! You are completely free to swim around, no ropes, no boundaries! Or for those that don’t want to get wet, sit back and enjoy the view.

On Return, enjoy a gourmet picnic style lunch featuring the delicious local produce of Kangaroo Island along with complimentary wine. 

Travel a short distance to the Island Pure Sheep Dairy for a tour and tastings of the award-winning Mediterranean style cheeses and yoghurt. Visit Kangaroo Island Spirits, a local company that specialises in handcrafted premium Australian Spirits and is South Australia’s only boutique distillery. Known as KIS, the company operates a micro distillery and the award winning Gin, Vodka and Liqueurs are all produced on the premises.

As we head back into the main township of Kingscote, we’ll drop in at Island Beehive for a tour and tastings of the organic Kangaroo Island honey, which is world renowned for its quality and purity.

Kangaroo Island is South Australia’s newest wine region and you’ll get the opportunity to taste some local wines at Bay of Shoals Wines while enjoying the great sea views from the cellar door.

Your tour concludes at either Kingscote Airport for your return flight to Adelaide, or at Penneshaw in time for the return ferry to the mainland and coach transfer to Adelaide

Please Note: Itinerary is subject to change as the touring is flexible and can be adapted to the client’s interests and weather conditions on the day

Accommodation Options

Standard (includes continental breakfast)

Superior (includes full buffet breakfast)

Pricing

Tour OptionsDeparts FromTour CodeAdult Price StandardAdult Price Superior
On IslandKingscoteKI33$1662$1742
Ferry/FerryAdelaideKI33CC$1833$1913
Ferry/FlyAdelaideKI33CF$2000$2080
Fly/FerryAdelaide AirportKI33FC$2000$2080
Fly/FlyAdelaide AirportKI33FF$2156$2236

Above prices are per adult and based on twin share accommodation. Extra Person, Single & Child prices available upon request.  Rates are valid 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018. Prices shown include an English speaking guide. Please Note: The Island Explorer tour with Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures is subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions.

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