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  • Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Duration:  2 days / 1 night
Go off-the-beaten-track to discover the natural beauty and native wildlife of Kangaroo Island during a 2-day tour from Adelaide. Visit pristine beaches at Stokes Bay and Flinders Chase National Park; see wild koalas, kangaroos, Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals; try sandboarding down massive sand dunes; stop at South Australia’s sole remaining eucalyptus oil producer and check out the naturally sculpted Remarkable Rocks. Your overnight stay at Vivonne Bay Lodge includes the use of bikes, kayaks and many other amenities. Travel in a small group limited to 20 people, perfect for an idyllic island getaway.

Highlights

  • 2-day Kangaroo Island tour, from Adelaide
  • Stroll along sandy beaches at Flinders Chase National Park and Stokes Bay
  • Try sand boarding on the hulking sand dunes of the Little Sahara
  • Observe sea lions at Seal Bay and New Zealand fur seals at Admirals Arch
  • Look for wild koalas, kangaroos and echidnas during a walk around Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Stay overnight at a lodge that boasts hiking trails, beach frontage, wildlife and lots of amenities
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 20 people ensures a more intimate experience

What You Can Expect

Overnight Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide

Seal Colony, Kangaroo Island

Travel from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by comfortable coach and ferry, visiting wildlife preserves and remote parklands with a small group limited to 20 people.

Stay overnight at Vivonne Bay Lodge, in clean and well-equipped budget accommodation with spacious dorm or private rooms, shared bathrooms, complimentary tea and coffee, a bar, billiards, table tennis, kayaks, bicycles and more. Walk, bike or kayak to the nearby beach on the property.

Choose from standard accommodation in a dorm room, or upgrade for a private room at the lodge. Your tour includes two lunches, one breakfast and one dinner.

Itinerary

Day 1: Adelaide – Kangaroo Island (L, D)
After early morning pickup at select Adelaide hotels or Adelaide Central Bus Station, travel 1.5 hours on a scenic route through the Fleurieu Peninsula to board the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins that may frolic around your boat during the 45-minute crossing.

Upon arrival, drive through Pennington Bay to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery. Kangaroo Island once hosted a booming eucalyptus oil industry, however today Emu Ridge is South Australia’s sole commercial eucalyptus distillery. You’ll hear the story of how this eco-friendly and family-owned operation evolved on a former sheep farm, and see the traditional processing techniques used to make the oil. Afterward, continue down the road to Seal Bay to watch the antics of its resident colony of Australian sea lions. Next up: the Little Sahara’s huge sand dunes. Here you can hop on a sandboard and surf down the dunes. Then head to Vivonne Bay Lodge for the night. Enjoy free time to explore the large property’s beautiful beach, walking and biking trails, take out the kayaks, play table tennis, or simply relax in a hammock. For dinner, feast on a tasty barbecue spread then watch the stars come out.

Overnight: Vivonne Bay Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Day 2: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide (B, L)
Enjoy your breakfast then head to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, a large protected property with tall eucalyptus groves where koalas lounge in the tree branches and wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas and other critters scamper through the undergrowth. Afterward, drive to Flinders Chase National Park before the crowds arrive. Here you see Remarkable Rocks, hulking granite boulders that appear to have been sculpted by mother nature. Then motor along Cape Du Couedic and soak in coastal views. Stop at Admirals Arch to observe the New Zealand fur seals that bob in the water or laze about on the rocky shore. Then pull into Flinders Chase Visitor Centre for a tasty barbecue lunch.

After lunch, visit Stokes Bay and walk along the powdery sands of its pristine beach. If time permits, look for wallabies at Ironstone Hill, then make the return journey to the ferry, visiting other scenic spots along the way depending on time. Stop at a restaurant to purchase dinner (own expense) before returning to Adelaide in the late evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

A well organised tour with a great tour guide! Amazing wildlife and adventure on KI

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

During my one month holiday to Australia I took many tours, but this one was the best of them all! I had the opportunity to observe a wide variety of Australian wildlife in its natural environment. At the same time the tour was very dynamic and entertaining mainly thanks to Kate, the best tour guide

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