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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

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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

Alvin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a very full day and long tour even though we returned to Adelaide by plane which I highly recommend. Kangaroo Island was wonderful and we saw a lot of wildlife. There is quite a bit of walking that would be strenuous for people with walking difficulty.

Paul E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Although a very long day picked up from our hotel @ 6.20am and returned at 10.30pm, it was a very enjoyable day which was thoroughly enhanced by having a very knowledgeable and funny driver / guide in Garry. His ongoing commentary was brilliant and he made everyone feel most welcome on the island as he pointed out the island's highlights and inhabitants. The highlights tour only wet our appetite to return to Kangaroo Island for a more thorough visit which we will do in the near future. A highly recommended tour for anyone visiting Adelaide and South Australia

Yveta S Schweiz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Sehr schöne Reise, wurden sogar in Glenelg abgeholt! Wie heisst die Insel? Kangaroo Island? Wir haben leider nur 4 Kängurus gesehen, dafür viele Koalas uns Seehunde.

Wendy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This trip required an hour long bus trip to the ferry, a ferry ride, transfer to another bus, and then all over again back to our hotel and was worth every minute. The buses were comfortable and the hotel pickup was prompt. Every transfer and aspect of the day was expertly overseen by SeaLink. Our guide for the tour was knowledgeable as he had lived on Kangaroo Island for many years. We saw kangaroos, koalas, and seals. The National Park guide who led us to Seal Bay was informative and loved her job. The lunch provided was good, if not great, but satisfying. Kangaroo Island itself is beautiful and in a 24 day trip, this day was one of our highlights!

Serge A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Un circuit complet très bien organisé qui permet en une seule journée de découvrir la faune et les plus beaux sites de l'île.
Les différents transits aller et retour et le repas sont parfaits.

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Epic day trip - one of the best I've done in all of Australia. Long but very fun day.

Dong yun L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Very good!

Penelope W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

So incredible! It's a must do experience!

Judy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very long day but well worth it.

Ramesh K Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

An absolutely fabulous trip. Our guide was absolutely great and so knowledgeable. This tour should be on top of one's Adelaide itinerary.

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