1 Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery
Your local Kangaroo Island Odysseys guide will take you on a personalised tour of Kangaroo Island to see Australian sea lions, kangaroos, koalas and native Australian birds in pristine wildlife settings. This one day tour is a perfect introduction to this unspoilt and natural wildlife haven and you’ll soon see why Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s iconic nature-based destinations.
DURATION: Full Day (approx. 16 hours ex Adelaide)
OPERATES: English: Daily (excluding Christmas Day)
Mandarin & Japanese: On Request
Spanish: Thursday & Sunday
Italian: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
French: Tuesday & Friday
German: Tuesday & Thursday
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 and Glenelg hotels
- Return travel to Kangaroo Island by SeaLink coach and ferry
- Personalised 4x4 touring with expert commentary from your local Driver/Guide
- All entrance fees and special permits
- Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with South Australian wines in a natural bush setting with complimentary wine
- Morning or afternoon tea
- Unforgettable beach walk to see Australian sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park
- Explore beaches and take walks through majestic native bush land
- See koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and birdlife
Early morning pick up from your Adelaide or Glenelg hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills.
On arrival, board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. On arrival at Penneshaw or Kingscote Airport you will be met by your local guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island.
Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in their natural environments. 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 the 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 picnic style lunch with South Australian wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk or a stroll along the beach. 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 bushwalk. 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 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