2 Day Food, Wine & Natural Wonders of Kangaroo Island
Listen to the sounds of wildlife as you make your way around, feel the peace and seclusion of island life as you breathe in the fresh air, and sample the local fare, enjoying delicious food as it was meant to taste. With all meals and overnight accommodation near Flinders Chase National Park included, you can get away from it all and spoil your senses on this magical 2 day tour.
DURATION: 2 Days / 1 Night
OPERATES: Monday, Wednesday & Friday (excluding 24th & 25th December)
DEPARTS: Adelaide Central Bus Station or selected Adelaide & Glenelg hotels (with pick up times TBA)
INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS:
- Morning pick-up and evening set down at selected Adelaide or Glenelg hotels
- Return coach and ferry travel to Kangaroo Island
- 2 days of expert commentary by a local driver/guide
- 2 Day Food, Wine & Natural Wonders of KI includes:
- Interactive wine tasting at Dudley Cellar Door
- Two course lunch at the Zone Restaurant, Kingscote
- Tastings at Kangaroo Island Spirits
- Tour, tastings and afternoon tea at Island Beehive
- Glass of sparkling wine at Sunset at Remarkable Rocks
- Flinders Chase National Park including Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch
- Guided tour at Kelly Hill Caves
- Picnic 2 course lunch
- Birds of Prey In-flight Display at Raptor Domain
- Two course dinner at Sunset Food and Wine
- Overnight accommodation in an Eco-Lodge Room at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, including two course dinner and continental breakfast
DAY 1 - An early morning pick up from your hotel for a scenic coach transfer to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. On arrival, board the SeaLink ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Here you will join your luxury SeaLink coach and your local driver/guide will take you on your food, wine and natural wonders tour of South Australia’s premier tourism destination.
First stop is just out of Penneshaw at the popular Dudley Wines. Enjoy an interactive wine tasting of their delicious wines, all the while admiring the magnificent views from this cliff top cellar door.
Lunch today is a delicious two courses at the Zone Restaurant, located on the Kingscote foreshore with stunning views overlooking Nepean Bay. Kingscote is the largest town on the island, and there may be free time to explore the main street, before heading to Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS), a boutique distillery specialising in handcrafted premium Australian Spirits. Taste their gins, vodkas and liqueurs, which are additive and preservative free and where possible, are made using Native Australian Botanicals and locally grown or sourced ingredients.
Next it's on to Island Beehive for an informative tour of the honey factory where you'll see a live beehive and learn about the honey extraction process during the personalised tour. After the tour, taste some delicious honey flavours, wonder the souvenir gift shop and enjoy some afternoon tea.
Then it’s on to the western end of the island and one of Australia’s largest and earliest conservation parks, Flinders Chase National Park. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine (or juice) as you take in the sunset over Remarkable Rocks*. You can just relax or stroll around these huge rocks, which have been carved into many different weird and wonderful shapes by the wind and ocean spray over many centuries.
Finish the day back at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, where you will enjoy a two course dinner with the group before retiring to your room.
*NOTE: From October – March (Daylight Savings), you will have dinner at the hotel prior to travelling to Remarkable Rocks for the Sunset experience.
DAY 2 - After breakfast, enjoy breath-taking views of Yacca Flat and coastal scenery as you are taken to the rugged southern coastline for a walk around Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Watch the fierce ocean swells at Admirals Arch, a spectacular arch and natural nursery for playful Long-nosed Fur Seals that can be seen swimming and playing in the waves, or resting on the rocks. Then it’s back to Remarkable Rocks, where you can take contrasting day time photos of the majestic granite boulders and stunning sea views.
Stop at The Chase Café where there will be time to buy some morning tea before continuing on to Kelly Hill Conservation Park, and its maze of surprising caves. Sinkholes and caverns lead to caves of ornate calcite formations, and a National Parks Ranger will escort you underground to explore the largest cave.
After your two course picnic lunch visit the amazing experience at Raptor Domain, where the birds are flown to display their individual flight and hunting characteristics in the In-Flight Birds of Prey Display. See a variety of birds including Wedge Tailed Eagles, Osprey, Sea Eagles, Australian Kestrel, Tawny Frogmouth and Barn Owls.
Depending on time, you may stop at Pennington Bay where you can get some magnificent photos of the stunning bay, before heading to Sunset Food & Wine for dinner. Enjoy elevated 180 degree sea views of Eastern Cove and beyond as you relax with a glass of wine and your mouth-watering two course dinner, featuring local and regional produce.
After dinner, return to the Penneshaw Terminal for your ferry and coach transfer back to Adelaide, and reminisce over your two amazing days of spoiling your senses on Kangaroo Island.
PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice.