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Kangaroo Island Full Day Experience by Ferry Including Lunch

Product ID: 71316
The safety of our customers is our highest priority. Due to the recent bushfires in Australia, the itinerary for this experience is subject to change.
Discover South Australia's top nature tourism destination on a day trip to Kangaroo Island with round-trip travel from Adelaide or Glenelg. See native wildlife, such as koalas, wallabies and kangaroos, and enjoy a delicious lunch in the Australian bush.
About this activity
Duration: 16 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel by return ferry and comfortable coach to Kangaroo Island
  • See a colony of rare sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch in a beautiful Australian bush setting
  • Follow the boardwalk down a rugged cliff face for dramatic views of Admirals Arch
  • Walk around spectacular Remarkable Rocks and get great photo opportunities
Full description
Explore the highlights of Kangaroo Island on this full-day tour by return ferry and coach from Adelaide. See playful fur seals, the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, as well as other native Australian wildlife. 

Depart Adelaide or Glenelg at 06:45 and enjoy a scenic coach ride towards the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula south of the city. Admire views of the vineyards, coast and rolling hills along the way.

Upon arrival at Cape Jervis, board the SeaLink ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island, where, a local driver/guide will take you on a tour of South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination.

Go to Seal Bay Conservation Park for a beach walk with an experienced guide. Experience the unique sensation of being amongst a colony of rare Australian sea lions. Get up close to the wild creatures as they frolic and laze about. Then, enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch. 

Spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park, renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas. Admire the rugged coastline on walks around Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks, where great photo opportunities await. Stroll down the Admirals Arch boardwalk to a rugged cliff face that reveals the spectacular rock arch formation, a safe haven for playful long-nosed fur seals.

Keep a look out for more kangaroos and wallabies on your return to Penneshaw or your return ferry back to Adelaide. Arrive at approximately 22:40 and be dropped off to selected Adelaide City and Glenelg accommodation.

Due to the ongoing fires in Australia, as of January 2020 this will be the activity’s itinerary until further notice:

• Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery: visit and lunch 
• Seal Bay: guided visit to the conservation park/beach and sea lion colony
• Raptor Domain: bird sanctuary show 
• Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Includes
  • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary by a local driver/guide
  • Guided beach walk at Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • 2-course lunch
  • Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch at Flinders Chase National Park
  • National park entry fees
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Return coach and ferry travel to Kangaroo Island
What’s Not Included
  • Snacks and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

A courtesy pickup service is provided from select Adelaide CBD hostels and hotels. Please call the local partner at 1300 769 762 at least 2 days prior to the tour to provide the location of your accommodation. Otherwise, please check in at 6:15 AM at the Adelaide Sightseeing counter, inside the Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia. The tour will begin at 6:45 AM sharp.

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Important information
Know before you go
• In light of the bushfires and changing situation, displayed itineraries may change to ensure an enriching and safe experience
• From Adelaide, this tour is a 16-hour day that includes travel to and from Kangaroo Island. You do get time to rest during your ferry transfers and coach travel between attractions
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
• Please advise of any special dietary requirements at time of booking
• This tour does not operate on Christmas Day
• This tour operates all year around. The Australian winter (May to October) is the best time to visit if you want to see more wildlife
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 138 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Very long day - grateful for the hotel pick-up at 6.15 am and drop off at 10.15 pm. Couldn't hear the bus driver on the way to the ferry. An elderly gentleman on the tour was very confused as he had luggage and was staying overnight on the island and didn't know what to do when we got to the ferry. Understood why we couldn't visit part of the island or the national park after the bus fires. Owner of the distillery is very Australian and not afraid to voice his opinion especially about Greenies. Got to pat a koala at the animal sanctuary. We had some extra time so the bus driver took us for a look at some of the fire damage and explained a lot about the fires.

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March 12, 2020

Kangaroo island was much bigger than I thought it was going to be. The tour we took was sixteen hours from pick up to drop off and the tour guide was amazing. Not only was he entertaining but very informative. His name is Mick and has lived on the island for 24 years so was very informative

January 1, 2020

Our tour itinerary was changed due to the fires. We were rang, emailed & it was spoken with bus driver about all options. This was excellent, they did a great job & last minute changes were seamless

January 10, 2020

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Product ID: 71316