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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

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From USD 234.79

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  • 16 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Travel from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s most popular wildlife destinations, on this activity-filled day trip by ferry and coach. 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.
  • Full-day tour to Kangaroo Island by coach and ferry, 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
  • 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

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach with expert commentary by local driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Seal Bay Guided Beach Walk
  • Flinders Chase National Park including the iconic Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch
  • Visit Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Adelaide Central Bus Station Franklin St, 83 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

    * Please call SeaLink on 131301 at least 2 days prior to your tour to provide your accommodation details for pickup (If required) * Otherwise please check in by 6.30am at the Adelaide Sightseeing counter inside the Adelaide Central Bus Station, 83-85 Franklin Street, Adelaide

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Your day trip begins with pickup in Adelaide by coach for the drive with your guide across the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis, where you catch the ferry for a cruise across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival, board another coach for your tour of the island.

Then begin your Kangaroo Island experience at Seal Bay Conservation Park to witness Australian 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 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 long-nosed 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, watching for more kangaroos along the way, for your ferry ride back to the mainland.


This morning enjoy your scenic coach transfer to Cape Jervis to meet the ferry for your 45 minute trip to Kangaroo Island. On arrival into Penneshaw, meet your coach and driver to begin your tour.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Seal Bay Conservation Park

At Seal Bay, you will be taken down onto the beach by a Parks Interpretive Officer to see the Australian sea lions close-up - swimming in the surf or basking in the sand.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring light jacket and sun protection
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Operated by The Sealink Travel Group

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:What is the pick up location?

A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul. 2019

Q:Where is the meeting point?

A:The meeting point for this tour will be at Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street).

Jul. 2019

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveller Tips

It is a long drive to go to the island and by plane, it is only 20 min flight but it is more expensive.
Long day but worth it to see the island even though some attractions were off limits due to recent fires.
The water is calmer in the morning (can't really see much from the ferry so it's not like you whale watch, etc.
319 reviews
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Not only seals but whales too.
Doreen_B, May 2022
It was a long day but being able to get so close to seals, with the bonus of seeing whales was amazing. The guide was local and very knowledgeable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A very entertaining day
Stephen_V, May 2022
Great coastal scenery. Up and close with the seals. A very well researched driver. His knowledge of the islands history , flora and fauna was incredible
2 travelers found this review helpful
Very long day, lunch...
Nancy_M, May 2022
Very long day, lunch provided was disappointing and not what we paid for. No restaurants were open for dinner. Tour was overbooked on the day. Bus drivers were excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic day on the spectacular island
Niamh_C, Apr 2022
An amazing way to see the best parts of Kangaroo Island in a day. Dave (our tour guide) was phenomenal. It was so good to hear so much about the island from a local. From the history to the everyday life. I would highly recommend this tour if you don’t have heaps of time but are keen to see Kangaroo Island!
really well organized tour.
Cecile_G, Apr 2022
This was an excellent tour from pick up to drop off there is no denying it was an extremely long day. On the island our bus driver guide Scott provided his time and great knowledge and importantly humor to introduce us to Kangaroo Island. On reflection five or 10 minutes less at each stop and a little bit more time at the animal sanctuary might have been nice but that’s been filthy. Generally a really well organized tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience @ Kangaroo Island
Glenn_G, Apr 2022
Our driver, Dave, provided us with an excellent service and had done an extra mile to stay until we have left KI. WE HIGHLY recommend him and this tour.
A great experience to remember!
Tony_H, Apr 2022
The Remarkable Rocks, Seal Bay, and Admirals Arch we’re all spectacular. Even the ferry trips were memorable and the coach drivers/tour guides were great.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great day out
Paul_A, Apr 2022
Sealions at seal bay and fur seals at admirals arch. Dave the drivers commentary. Great views of the islands from the coach, much better than a car
Great experience
SyedFarouk_S, Apr 2022
The tour guide was very informative, Seal Bay, where the sea lions put on a show, the Remarkable Rocks, nature's art work, and the wildlife sanctuary, where animals are being cared for.
The trip was really good....
Mina_K, Apr 2022
The trip was really good. We saw everything some people stayed overnight in a hotel in the Kangaroo's island but we came back to town. The only thing since there is no street lights at night I saw a lot of dead Kangaroos on the road because of hit and run.
The seals and the...
Julie_L, Apr 2022
The seals and the Remarkable Rocks were worth seeing. Sometimes you have to travel a bit further to see special sights. Fantastic!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Incredible Island
Peter_T, Mar 2022
The whole day was terrific but for me the pinnacle was probably the time spent at The Remarkables and Admirals Arch. But the thing that really brought the day to life was the information shared by the guides. We learnt so much about the early settlers and colonials - many of their descendants are still on the Island today.
a great day on KI
Guy_D, Mar 2022
Sea lions, remarkable rocks and admiral arch. Finally holding a koala at the wildlife park, these animals are all rescued from the bush fires.
2 travelers found this review helpful
You must do this trip
senada_m, Mar 2022
Amazing tour, I saw everything they promise, dont think twice, just take this trip. Nature is beautful on Kengooru Island, I saw see leon and kengooru and food they served was very testy and guide was amazing
Marion_S, Feb 2022
Excellent tour, loved the rocks - the formation were amazing, the kangaroos and the Island in general. The visit to the sea lions was fun and the walk beautiful. Guides were exceptionally knowledgeable, we learnt so much.
Best way to see kangaroo island in a day
Dan_S, Jan 2022
Everything that can be packed into one day on the island without feeling too rushed. Our tour guide, Hamish, was absolutely fantastic. Got to see seals and kangaroos up close, beautiful countryside and landmarks, and weather was perfect.
Kangaroo island day trip
oneilllanie, Jan 2022
A very long day but we’ll worth it. Lots of walking. The seal colonies were amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of native wildlife and we were able to actually able to get up and close to koala
It was fantastic
Camtan_T, Jan 2022
The remarkable rock formations and stunning coastline is so beautiful that I have not seen for a long long time
1 traveler found this review helpful
Kangaroo Go away
Vanessa_B, Jan 2022
Bus drivers were really friendly, they explained everything on our way. Kangaroo island was incredible, outstanding views, no network but you disconnect everything to relax your mind and body. Close to seal lions, kangaroo, wallabies, people, nature.
Escape to an Island
AkashGupta, Dec 2021
It was fun to be at Kangaroo Island. Seeing those Kangaroo, feeding them with your hands and enjoying the breathtaking view. one should visit at least once.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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