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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

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icon16 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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. Please note: Due to recent bushfires, a modified itinerary is in effect until Flinders Chase reopens.
  • 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

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This day trip offers three transport options—boat, plane, or both—to suit all budgets.
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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
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 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. If you’re starting by plane, land at the island’s Kingscote Airport, where you are met by the coach.

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 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 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 or the airport, watching for more kangaroos along the way, for your ferry ride or flight back to the mainland.

Please note: Due to recent bushfires, a modified itinerary is in effect until Flinders Chase reopens which includes Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Seal Bay Conservation Park, Raptor Domain, and KI Wildlife Park.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Penneshaw
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.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to feed some kangaroos under the supervision of the Park Keepers and get up close to the Kangaroo Island Koalas while listening to the Keeper talk about the cuddly mammals. There is a photo opportunity to hold a Koala for an additional cost (additional cost).
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse
See the historic Cape de Couedic Lighthouse.
Stop At:  
Admirals Arch
Take the boardwalk around the cliff face to discover Admirals Arch, a natural rock arch sculpted by weathering and erosion from the sea. A nursery and safe haven for Long-nosed fur seals, you can watch the playful colony get about their daily business.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Remarkable Rocks
See the rugged coastline and explore the iconic Remarkable Rocks, taking in the great photographic opportunities.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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

If you cancel between 7 and 30 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 2 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 80 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 1 day of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 31 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide.
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
See all safety measures taken by Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide.
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
See all safety measures taken by Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide.
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

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Traveller Tips


  • "Wear layers, the temps and wind really changed throughout the day." See review
  • "It is a long drive to go to the island and by plane, it is only 20 min flight but it is more expensive." See review

Reviews

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Kangaroo Island
JvS
, Nov 2020
The trip itinerary was changed without notice. We did not see the rock formations. We did see the sea lions and they were amazing.
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Kangaroo Island
JvS
, Nov 2020
The Sea lions and the drive generally were good. Itinerary was changed without notice and parts advertised and paid for not delivered.
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KI
Timothy_S
, Feb 2020
Lovely place to visit. The highlight was the interacting with the wildlife. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly.
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A privilege to visit Seal Bay
andrewwaren
, Feb 2020
For an island ravaged by fire the locals really went out of their way to make the day enjoyable, hence the 5 stars. Unfortunately for us the National Park was closed so impossible to get to either of the rock formations on the west side of the island. The walk on the seal bay beach must be the high light of our day or any other day. The sea lions were fantastic. Its a long day but we shorten it by flying however gather that REX are cancelling flights to the island although Qantas are increasing their flights. Only 5 passengers on the outward flight but 17 on return. The island needs help after the bush fires destroyed 48% of the island and the islander want us to support them. Recommended.
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Day trip
clivetuckr
, Feb 2020
Excellent day trip to kangaroo island from Adelaide. Long day but worth it to see the island even though some attractions were off limits due to recent fires. Great to see the island already starting to recover from the recent devastation
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Quality price not worth it
hcdavos97
, Feb 2020
In itself the tour was not too bad. But for the price it was clearly not worth it, I understand that there were some special conditions (bushfire) but the tour operator should have a better communication on what was left to see and also adapt the cost accordingly.
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star-5
Very good guide and driver
patrikolander
, Jan 2020
The guide Im not sure was his name Dave did a great job during the day. He was polite and had a great knowldege of the Kangaroo Islands
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So-so
Lauren G
, Dec 2019
To be honest, this was a full day spent not doing that much. Seeing the sea lions were probably the best part. The koalas were very high up in trees and hard to see. Most of the day you’re just sitting on the bus driving on the island. We chose the flight back which I would recommend, it saves you a few hours and you can enjoy a nice dinner back in Adelaide. Ultimately, I’m glad I got to see Kangaroo Island but I could have definitely lived without it. If you have a free day in Adelaide, I’d recommend the wine tours over this tour. The tour guide was great though, very knowledgeable!
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A day to remember
Alessandra695
, Nov 2019
The tour guide on the island, Rick, was very knowledgeable and shared every possible detail about the history and natural history of the island. I particularly appreciated the information about wildlife, plants and landscape, which I think are Australia's highlights, but in other tours by other guides across this wonderful country, were unfortunately not even mentioned. The tour was very well organized. The stunning beauty of the island, the power of the wind and the ocean, it was overwhelming!
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Excellent
gea578
, Nov 2019
Our trip was a ferry/plane combination and this is the best option in our opinion. The way from Adelaide early in the morning was beautiful, the bus took us through the vineyards in the amazing landscape to the port. On Kangaroo Island, our tour guide/bus driver Mon was waiting for us. All this day he was very positive, supportive, made jokes and talked about the island history, showed remarkable places etc. Also, lunch was delicious and well planned. The whole day was busy and interesting. Thank you very much for Mon, we will remember this day for a long time. He told us, that it was his first guided tour on this island, but we do not believe it, all was perfect!
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