2 Day Highlights of Kangaroo Island Tour
Discover Kangaroo Island’s nature & wildlife up close & in the wild on this fantastic two-day tour with Kangaroo Island Odysseys. Your local 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. Travel to Flinders Chase National Park at the western end of the island and discover the awe-inspiring formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. See a colony of Long-nosed Fur Seals on the rocks at Admirals Arch from the viewing platforms and boardwalk. This two-day tour is a perfect way to experience this unspoilt and natural wildlife haven and you’ll soon see why Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s iconic nature-based destinations.
DURATION: 2 Days / 1 Night (2 Full Day Tours)
OPERATES: English: Daily (excluding 24th - 25th December)
Mandarin & Japanese: On Request
Spanish: Thursday & Sunday
Italian: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
French: Tuesday & Friday
German: Tuesday & Thursday
DEPARTS: Adelaide Central Bus Station or selected Adelaide & Glenelg hotels (with pick up times TBA)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please phone Kangaroo Island Odysseys on 08 8553 0386 to reconfirm your pick up and drop off locations 48 hours prior to travelling.
INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS:
- Morning pick-up and evening set-down on 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 delicious gourmet picnic style lunches with complimentary South Australian wine in natural bush settings
- Full Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery Tour includes:
- Unforgettable beach walk to see Australian sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park
- Morning or afternoon tea
- Explore beaches and take walks through majestic native bush land
- See koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and birdlife in their natural environments
- Full Day Flinders Chase, Nature and Wildlife Tour includes:
- Explore Flinders Chase National Park
- Wander among the amazing Remarkable Rocks
- See to Long-nosed Fur Seals at Admirals Arch - See one of South Australia’s first Lighthouses at Cape du Couedic
- Watch kangaroos and other native animals graze at Kelly Hill Conservation Park
- One night’s standard accommodation including continental breakfast
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 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. You will be dropped back at your choice of accommodation for your overnight stay on Kangaroo Island.
Travel to the western end 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 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 picnic lunch with South Australian 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 bush land to graze on the open plains.
Your tour concludes 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.