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2-Day Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour from Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia
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2 days (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


Discover the natural delights of Kangaroo Island over two days on this outdoorsy tour tailored to active travelers. You’ll spot Australian wildlife like kangaroos, koalas and sea lions, check out isolated beaches in Flinders Chase National Park and Stokes Bay, and stay energized with bush walks and sandboarding. Plus, witness local experiences like sheep-shearing and eucalyptus oil production. One night of accommodation is included at Vivonne Bay Lodge. Tour is limited to 20 people to provide a more personalized experience with a guide. Please note: Effective from May 3, 2018, due to roadworks on Frome Street, the temporary pick-up location for guests staying at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel and Mantra on Frome will be 16, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide.
  • Visit gorgeous beaches at Pennington Bay, Flinders Chase National Park and Stokes Bay
  • Sandboard down huge white sand dunes at Little Sahara and observe sea lion colonies at Seal Bay and Admirals Arch
  • Stroll through Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to see roaming koalas, kangaroos and echidnas
  • Spend the night at a comfortable lodge with hiking trails, beach access and lots of fun amenities
Explore Kangaroo Island’s natural beauty and wildlife on this 2-day, off-the-beaten-track tour that includes one night at Vivonne Bay Lodge for comfortable budget accommodation in either a dorm room or private twin room (select your preference when booking). Bathrooms are shared, and the lodge features a kitchen, provided coffee and tea, table tennis, bike rentals, billiards, hammocks and more. If you wish, you can check out the nearby hiking trails and beach.
Bed linens are included; you must bring your own towel. In keeping with the adventurous spirit of this group tour, everyone works together with your guide to prepare meals and clean up. Provided meals included two lunches, one breakfast and one dinner.
Also when booking, you have the option to select how you want to leave Kangaroo Island; all tours start with a ferry ride, but you may upgrade to include a flight back to Adelaide to enhance your experience. Otherwise, return by ferry.  
See the Itinerary for details on each day.


Day 1: Adelaide – Kangaroo Island (L, D)
After pickup at select Adelaide and Glenelg hotels, your small group travels by coach on a scenic 1.5-hour route through Fleurieu Peninsula to catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Once on the island, meet up with your friendly local guide to visit Rob's Shearing, a farm just outside Penneshaw. Watch in amazement as the expertly trained dogs round up the sheep, and then check out a sheep-shearing demo that only takes a couple of minutes! Learn about farming life, dog training, shearing technique and wool handling during the fascinating demonstration.

Next, head to gorgeous Pennington Bay on your way to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery. Eucalyptus oil was once a major industry on Kangaroo Island, but today Emu Ridge is the only commercial eucalyptus distillery in South Australia. Learn about the history of this family-owned operation and how they make their fine oils.

En route, you'll also make a stop at Seal Bay to take a closer look at a colony of Australian sea lions, and visit the towering sand dunes at Little Sahara to try out sandboarding. It’s like surfing on sand dunes!

After an active day, head to Vivonne Bay Lodge for the rest of the night. Before and after a barbecue dinner, which you help prepare, take some free time to explore the large property. A stunning beach, 6 miles (10 km) of walking and biking trails, and a table tennis area are among the places you can spend some free time. If you just want to wind down from the day, lounge in hammocks or find a quiet nook.

Overnight: dorm or private room, Vivonne Bay Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Day 2: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide (B, L)
After breakfast, travel to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to see wild koalas and kangaroos. Walk through eucalyptus groves where koalas sit in the branches while kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and other critters roam free on the large protected property. Continue to Flinders Chase National Park to see huge wind-sculpted boulders nicknamed the "Remarkable Rocks." Take in spectacular views of the coastline at Cape Du Couedic, and stop at Admirals Arch to watch long-nosed fur seals along the water. After a full morning, tuck into a tasty barbecue lunch at Flinders Chase Visitor Centre.

After your meal, visit a secluded beach at Stokes Bay, and if time permits, take a walk at Ironstone Hill to admire spectacular views of the mainland. Start your return journey to the ferry, stopping as time and weather allows to visit other scenic spots. Your group takes a break at a restaurant where you can purchase dinner before the return journey to Adelaide. Alternatively, opt for the optional upgrade to return by airplane from Kingscote Airport to Adelaide.

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Abby, Hui Kim C
, Apr 2018
Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours agency did a very good job, our guide Jen was super knowledgeable and she could drive and cook great meals! She shared so many interesting facts about Kangaroo Island's eco-system and also about the animals and the history of the place. I had an absolutely enjoyable time just listening to her speak. It was informative and funny too! To fully experience this beautiful island, you will need at least 2 days, 1 day is just insufficient for this huge island. If I could spend more days, I would. Because for 2 days, I was only scratching the surface too.
stephane k
, Jan 2018
I've seen some kangaroos but not many you'll learn that kangaroos are out at night !, some koalas, and kind people, but it hasn't been enough for me. Maybe it wasn't the good place, maybe it wasn't the right time, I don't know It's nice
, Nov 2017
All people should visit Kangaroo Island if they love Nature’s Beauty....There are enough words to describe this tour. All those involved took very good care of us. Our wonderful tour guide, Jen, was special gift to us from Australia... Her care, knowledge and overall personality was awesome!
, Oct 2017
This was one of our favorite things that we did while in Australia. Our guide Kate was the best, she was so enthusiastic and made the whole group feel like family. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves the outdoors, and doesn't mind basic accommodations or a few dishes. Kate made sure that everyone saw the wild animals, koala, kangaroo, echinda, wallaby's, and birds of all kinds. She also did some star gazing with us and pointed out some southern constellations. It really was five star.
Svenja R
, May 2017
Very well organised tour and Kate, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We got to see a lot of the amazing sights and animals - kangeroos, koalas, echidnas, seals. The accommodation was simple, but nicely situated. The food was delicious. The group of 18-20 was just right.
Dorothy L
, Mar 2017
Fabulous tour - great mix of landscape, wildlife and activities, with some downtime too. Knowledgeable guide and good accomodation - highly recommended!
Judy L
, Feb 2017
This tour is absolutely perfect whether you're travelling solo or in a group. Dani was our guide and she was knowledgeable and passionate about her work and the island. I could not imagine seeing the island in just a day so I 100% recommend staying overnight. The accommodation was very clean as well
, Jun 2016
Well organized tour with awesome tour guide, Jane. Simple but delicious lunch and breakfast. Enjoyed the best sights of the beautiful Kangaroo Island. Adelaide Hotel pick up and drop off is a plus.
Georgina H
, Jun 2015
Amazing place to visit, loved every minute! Tour guide very knowledgeable and helpful. Accommodation and food faultless. Would visit again, two days was just not long enough.
Monica S
, Mar 2015
Perfekt way to see this greate island in two days!!!

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