• Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Duration: Varies
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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 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.

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Customer Reviews

cajjf1978.cj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A fantastic day !

Getting pretty close to Sea Lions a with babies - Koala bears with babies - seeing basking brown fur seals - spotting Kangaroos and finally seeing the spectacular scenery and coastline at Kangaroo Island made for a wonderful time. lunch was also very good. Our local guide was brilliant!

Totally recommended!!

Tony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A well organised most interesting day tour

Elsa B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great tour and experience, and a great value compared to doing the tour on your own. The one day was just enough to see all the highlights of Kangaroo Island. Loved seeing all the Koala at the sanctuary. Our tour bus driver Glen was great, funny and very knowledgable since he is a 5th or 6th generation Kangaroo Island native. Some tips: its a long day so take snacks. Although there are options to buy snacks at ferry terminal and on the island upon arrival, you won't have time. Also, if its a really hot day, you might not see a lot of Kangaroo unless it cools off. Wear layers...the temps and wind really changed throughout the day.

Friedemann K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic toou - using a flight for one trip from the island was the right way for saving time - excellent places to visit and perfect guide

anjalibhatt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Whether you do any tour in Adelaide or not, but dont miss this one.
Our tour guide Greg was simply amazing with his interesting stories and food was awesome.
Carry a water bottle and it will be filled by tour guide. Remember to carry a light jacket too.
Stunning place to visit.

ztky1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A fantastic trip which was really well organised. Long day but well worth it. The bus driver and guide Gary made the trip so much more enjoyable, nothing was too hard or difficult. Lunch was great too!! I would recommend the trip to anyone who is on a tight schedule and wants to experience the wildlife and remarkable scenery of KI.

steveg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

great tour, guide was outstanding. Very long day suggest taking the plane option home

anna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Nice place to see animals from close sea lions, koalas, kangaroos - but don't expect to see many of these ones! -, the guide also gave us really interesting information, it was a great trip!

Bill C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We chose to take the ferry out, which included an enjoyable bus ride through the farming countryside, and then fly back, which was swift and easy as the night set in. The car was waiting and the return was very efficient overall.
Kangaroo Island is outstanding, and all the places we visited were excellent. Seals, koalas and kangaroos were all in sight, and the scenery - particularly the Remarkable Rocks - very beautiful. A very enjoyable and memorable day!

Veronica L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A very long day but the trip was always on time and we got to see everything that was in the itinerary.

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