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Kangaroo Island Full Day Experience by Ferry Including Lunch

1. Kangaroo Island Full Day Experience by Ferry Including Lunch

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 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. Spend time 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. 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 lookout 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 at your selected Adelaide CBD accommodation.

Kangaroo Island: Dolphin, Seal, and Swimming Boat Tour

2. Kangaroo Island: Dolphin, Seal, and Swimming Boat Tour

Have the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins or among seals and snorkel some of Kangaroo Island's stunning coastline. Enjoy an amazing wildlife encounter on an action-packed boat tour. Arrive at The Visitor Information Centre in Penneshaw, where you will be fitted into a wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers and provided with a safety brief. Jump on board the vessel in search of the marine life that inhabits the incredible coastline. Spot the cheeky seals lounging on the rocks and playing in the water. Then, it's time to dive in. These curious seals can be quite interactive and playful and provide a fun snorkelling experience. Search for the dolphin pods that reside in these coastal waters and take the opportunity to swim alongside them in the wild. A truly unforgettable wildlife encounter. Your guide will also provide informative commentary along the way.

Kangaroo Island: 75-Minute Coastal Safari

3. Kangaroo Island: 75-Minute Coastal Safari

Climb aboard for an exhilarating ride along the beautiful coast of Kangaroo Island and marvel at the pristine waters, stunning coastline, and local marine life. Travel along the ancient Kangaroo Island coastline with the opportunity to see dolphins, seals, eagles, and other birdlife. Enjoy an exhilarating ride along the beautiful Kangaroo Island coastline. Witness the pristine waters, stunning coastline, and marine animals that inhabit this thriving environment. The skipper provides informative commentary as you cruise along. Experience a must-do wildlife experience that is suitable for all ages and great fun for the whole family!

Kangaroo Island: Scenic, Nature & Wildlife Tour

4. Kangaroo Island: Scenic, Nature & Wildlife Tour

The itinerary is very flexible and is tailored to suit your needs. Visit the Flinders Chase National Park, with landmarks such as the Remarkable Rocks, Admiral Arch, Weirs Cove and Vivonne Bay. Look out for the many different kinds of wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, fur seals and sometimes the elusive echidna. You can also challenge yourself and try to spot all the different bird species. Places Visited • Seal Bay: guided visit to the beach and sea lion colony • Vivonne Bay • Remarkable Rocks • Admirals Arch • Weirs Cove

Penneshaw: Shore Excursion Kangaroo Island Scenic Tour

5. Penneshaw: Shore Excursion Kangaroo Island Scenic Tour

Designed for Cruise Ship Passengers Only. Departs from Penneshaw Only. NOT for guests arriving on the Sealink Ferry. Discover Kangaroo Island, and it's local wildlife. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and watch the seals frolicking in their natural habitat. Make our way to Flinders Chase and see the iconic Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch before heading back to Penneshaw. Tour includes: Boardwalk Entrance where you can view the wild Australian Sea Lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch Air conditioned transport Only available for Cruise Ship Passengers Small, Intimate & Personal with only up to 24 passengers Local Guide Pick up and drop off at the Cruise Ship Terminal Packed Lunch included This tour runs on cruise dates only. Please also note that if your cruise ship requires us back before 4pm, sometimes we may have to alter the itinerary.

From Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Wine and Dine Day Trip

6. From Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Wine and Dine Day Trip

Discover the nature, wildlife, and wine and spirits of Kangaroo Island on a full-day bus and ferry tour from Adelaide that includes a 2-course lunch. Be introduced to some of the island’s leading distilleries and taste some local Kangaroo Island produce. Begin early in the morning and travel to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views, and rolling hills.  Board the SeaLink ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Once on the island, board your luxury bus and let your local driver/guide take you on a ‘tasting’ tour of Kangaroo Island’s popular tourism attractions. Stop at the fascinating Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain for an educational, interactive, and inspiring experience. View the only “In-Flight” Birds of Prey display in South Australia, Next, go to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery for a delicious 2-course lunch followed by a guided tour of the distillery. Finish off with some free time in the souvenir shop to buy eucalyptus oil products. Continue to the Clifford’s Honey Farm shop, home of the famous island homemade honey ice-cream. See a working beehive, taste different varieties of pure Kangaroo Island Ligurian honey, and sample and buy honey beauty products to take home as a memento. Lastly, take part in a structured wine tasting with peaceful views of the surrounding vineyard at the False Cape Wines cellar, which was built from recycled wood, jetty timbers, and limestone sourced on the property.  End the tour at the Penneshaw Hotel where you have ample time to have dinner (at your own expense) before returning to the Penneshaw Ferry Terminal for your ferry and coach transfer back to Adelaide.

Adelaide: 3-Day Guided Kangaroo Island Wildlife Excursion

7. Adelaide: 3-Day Guided Kangaroo Island Wildlife Excursion

Day 1: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island Today, an early start is required to catch your 6.45am SeaLink bus transfer from Adelaide CBD to the ferry terminal at Cape Jervis. Board the ferry for a 45-minute cruise to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Your Untamed Escapes Guide will meet you here. Take a scenic drive to Pennington Bay and climb the 500 steps to the top of Prospect Hill, the highest point on Kangaroo Island, for rewarding views and to get your bearings. Pop into Clifford’s Honey to learn all about these fascinating creatures and, of course, do a tasting and visit family-owned Dudley Wines. Come late afternoon, arrive at our eco-campsite, featuring private access to one of Kangaroo Island’s most stunning beaches – Antechamber Bay. Tonight, roll out your swag underneath the billions of stars of the Milky Way and feel an incredible connection with nature. Today we drive approximately 240 km. Day 2: Kangaroo Island After breakfast, add meaning to your trip by taking part in a volunteer conservation effort at the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. This 2,000-hectare wilderness sanctuary is a haven for native wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, possums, echidnas, reptiles and birdlife. Our conservation work depends on the time of year but may involve seed collecting, tree planting or counting wildlife. Next, visit iconic Flinders Chase National Park, located at the northwestern point of the island. This park is renowned for its rock formations, impressive beaches, and abundant wildlife. At Admirals Arch, wander along a boardwalk as you soak up the serenity and keep your eyes peeled for the resident New Zealand fur seals. Marvel at the Remarkable Rocks, shaped by nature for over 500 million years. Take a bush walk at Weirs Cove before a picnic lunch to refuel. After lunch, it’s time for an incredible wildlife encounter. Seal Bay is home to the third-largest colony of endangered Australian sea lions, with around 800 calling the bay home. Join a 45-minute tour with the National Parks & Wildlife guides. Follow a boardwalk through the dunes down to the beach, and on the way, pass sea lions snoozing or even lying in the middle of the beach path. Back at camp reflect and relax over dinner before rolling out your swag and counting shooting stars. Today, we drive approximately 340 km. Day 3: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide Start the final day of your tour with a morning hike before taking some free time in Kingscote to grab a coffee. Explore the island’s stunning north coast for the remainder of the day. Weave your way through a labyrinth of caves before emerging at the beach voted best in Australia in 2023 – Stokes Bay. Have a picnic lunch, enjoy some free time to snorkel and swim. Head to Penneshaw for your 7.30pm ferry back to the mainland. But we will have time for one last dinner (at own expense), before farewelling your Guide. Once you arrive in Cape Jervis, your SeaLink bus connection will have you back in Adelaide at 11 pm.

Kangaroo Island: Half-Day Tour Guided Coach Tour

8. Kangaroo Island: Half-Day Tour Guided Coach Tour

Get a glimpse of Kangaroo Island’s history, culture, and try out some local products on this half-day exploration of Kingscote and nearby local producers. Enjoy panoramic views as you set off, including Pelican Lagoon where you may get a glimpse of a few Australian birdlife favourites and don’t forget to keep an eye out for wild kangaroos. Visit some historical landmarks and iconic local producers on this guided half-day tour. The first stop is the iconic Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery. Here you can learn about the manufacturing process and history of the eucalyptus distillery via a short DVD. You can also view a large range of local products and produce. Keep a look out for the friendly local kangaroos and the emu’s that give the area their name. Then travel to the township of Kingscote, the largest town on the island and South Australia’s oldest European settlement. You will have one hour to explore the main township, shop at the local gift shops or have lunch in one of the local cafes. Next, stop at the Kangaroo Island Ligurian Bee Co where you can taste and purchase some of the purest honey in the world. Lastly, drive past the famous Silo Art which has become a fan favourite. Marvel at the largest kangaroo in Australia and the glossy black cockatoo. Local informative history is provided whilst you enjoy a return transfer back to Penneshaw.

From Penneshaw: Kangaroo Island Shore Excursion Tasting Tour

9. From Penneshaw: Kangaroo Island Shore Excursion Tasting Tour

Designed for Cruise Ship Passengers Only. Departs from Penneshaw Only. NOT for guests arriving on the Sealink Ferry. Enjoy a lovely trip through some of Kangaroo Island's most significant food and liquor producers. If you're a true foody, this is the perfect way to make the most of your cruise stop and get to know the island through its diverse culinary offer. After getting picked up from the port, begin with a scenic drive to Pennington Bay. Take in spectacular views of the Penneshaw coastline as you arrive at a stunning beach, where dolphins and whales can often be spotted. Snap some amazing photos and head out on your food journey. Visit Clifford's Honey to learn about the history of the Ligurian Bee on Kangaroo Island and taste the different honey varieties. Move on to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, where you can learn how a traditional Australian bush product is made at South Australia's only commercial eucalyptus oil distillery. Hear how the distillation process takes place before going over to Emu Bay and the Lavender Farm for morning tea. Stop at Kingscote for some time off to wander around and make your way to Bay of Shoal Wines for a great wine tasting. Finally, visit Kangaroo Island Spirits for some gin, vodka, and liquor tasting, then be driven back to the cruise ship terminal at Penneshaw.

Kangaroo Island Food & Wine Tour

10. Kangaroo Island Food & Wine Tour

The tour will commence with a drive to Pennington Bay, taking in spectacular views of the Penneshaw coastline. Arrive at a stunning beach where dolphins and whales can often be spotted frolicking in the water, and stop for a photo opportunity.  Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, where you can learn how a traditional Australian Bush Product is made at South Australia's only commercial Eucalyptus Oil Distillery. Emu Ridge is an excellent retail outlet that offers an extensive range of local products as well as tastings for Kangaroo Island Ciders. Take a guided tour and learn how the distillation process takes place. Enjoy a wine tasting at Bay of Shoals Wines, before taking a scenic drive into Kingscote where you will stop at a cafe for lunch at your own expense (optional). Visit Clifford's Honey and learn about the Ligurian Bee, taste the various flavors of honey and have a look around in the gift shop. Visit Kangaroo Island Spirits, enjoy the gin, vodka and liqueur tastings. Finally, make your way to the island's Lavender Farm. Enjoy lavender scones and a drink of tea or coffee before making your way back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Kangaroo Island

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4.5 / 5

based on 411 reviews

Sublime wonderful. A fantastic island which unfortunately still shows the scars of the fires which ravaged it 4 years ago. But nature has already partly regenerated, which is very encouraging. The wild life has also suffered but we can approach it closely without rushing it, which is very rare. Our guide was excellent and knew how to tell us the history of his island and all its inhabitants: plants, animals and humans. A must do even if it's a very busy but very rich day.

the tour was really interesting, the guide explained a lot about the island and we saw many beautiful places.

Excellent!!! Had so much fun swimming with the dolphins. The crew was also very friendly

Very good tour with real opportunity to get close to sea life

It was a beautiful trip, well organized. Thank you!