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Travel from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s most popular wildlife destinations, on this activity-filled day trip by ferry, flight or both—your choice. On the island, discover its natural attractions and local animals, from Vivonne Bay and Seal Bay Conservation Park to the Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch and more. Spot wallabies, echidnas, fur seals, koalas and, of course, kangaroos. Lunch is included, and you may select from four transportation options from Adelaide when booking.


  • Full-day tour to Kangaroo Island by coach and ferry or air, from Adelaide
  • Take a guided walk among Australian sea lions with a National Parks Ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Enjoy a 2-course lunch in stunning Vivonne Bay while looking at wildlife from the restaurant windows
  • See kangaroos, koalas and other critters at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Walk along the coast at Flinders Chase National Park, one of South Australia’s top national parks
  • Snap photos of the sculpture-like rock formations named Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch
  • Choose to travel by coach and ferry or airplane to arrive at and return from Kangaroo Island

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What You Can Expect

Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

When booking this Kangaroo Island tour, you have four choices for transportation to suit your interest and budget. You can travel both to and from the island by ferry, travel to and from the island by plane, or mix it up to enjoy both experiences with one way by ferry and the other by plane, or vice versa.

If you’re starting by ferry, your day trip begins with pickup in Adelaide by coach for the 90-minute drive with your guide across the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis, where you’ll catch the ferry for a 45-minute cruise across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival, board another coach for your tour of the island. If you’re starting by plane, land at the island’s Kingscote Airport, where you’ll be met by the coach.

Then begin your Kangaroo Island experience at Seal Bay Conservation Park to witness sea lions lazing on the beach; take a coastal walk with a National Parks ranger for an up-close look at the colony. Continue to Vivonne Bay for a 2-course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro, where picture windows and a deck provide opportunities to watch for koalas and kangaroos in the surrounding bush.

After lunch, visit Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, where kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas roam free and koalas stay lazy in their eucalyptus groves, and then head to Flinders Chase National Park on the rugged southwest coast of the island to walk among the granite boulders known as the Remarkable Rocks. See the rock archway known as Admirals Arch, admire Cape du Couedic and watch fur seals as they play and relax.

Throughout your tour, hear about the history of Kangaroo Island and learn interesting facts about the animals from your knowledgeable guide. When your time on the island is up, head back to the ferry landing or the airport, watching for more kangaroos along the way, for your ferry ride or flight back to the mainland.

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Customer Reviews

Andrea H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really enjoyed the day - beautiful place, would recommend the trip.

Mr K H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Well organised day and once on the island we were lucky to have a guide who had only lived there for 12 years so his enthusiasm for the land and its animals was fresh and exciting. Nice that we were frequently off the coach and seeing the great variety of landscape and creatures that live on and around the island. There was just a bit of a hiccup at the end, when we wanted to get some supper: this was best available at the ferry port, as thhere wasn't really time for any of the other options. Highly recommended and well worth signing up for a long day out.

Louise D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was a long and busy day, but we saw many cool things. Great tour, had a lot of fun and it was well organized. If you have the budget, do the plane to save some time - the ferry can be rough!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

An experience of a lifetime for those visiting Australia for the first time. Very well organised and a thrill to see koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour is well worth it! Our guide was excellent! We loved kangaroo Island!

Andy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable day from start to finish!!

Carol E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Daniel did a fantastic job and was always upbeat and friendly and certainly knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the day, wish we could have spent one night on the island. However, we just did not have the time or the money to do more.

Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was a long day but the tour was really good. The guide was great. All the stops were interesting even though we were dodging rain showers all day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This trip was excellent, its a long day but the number of sights we visited could not have been accomplished without being on an organised tour. Our driver Greg was local to the island and was very informative. One of our favourite points of the day was seeing the New Zealand fur seals in their natural habitat.
The only negative was that the description of lunch was not accurate. The food was OK, though why fish was not offerred when it is an obvious choice for an island with a fishing fleet is suprising. However there is no fine 'stunning Vivonne Bay' or 'looking at wildlife from the restaurant windows' its a hut amongst trees, no views or wildlife.
That said lunch was a minor part of the day and the trip was well worth doing.

Angela A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent - what a fabulous place - if you can - stay for a few days - if you can't - go for the day anyway - it is really worth it

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