South Australia
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Our most recommended South Australia National Parks

  • Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Eco Kayaking Tour

    1. Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Eco Kayaking Tour

    Take the opportunity to paddle your way through a 10,000-year-old mangrove forest on a kayaking tour of a dolphin sanctuary. Amidst approximately 30 resident and 300 transient dolphins, enjoy a special experience that simply can’t be replicated. Take off with your lead guide Andro, a marine biologist who has over 5 years’ experience working with marine mammals and wildlife, and travel at a comfortable pace in your kayak. Paddle through creeks whilst listening to local Aboriginal stories. View the abundant birdlife, marine mammals, and other creatures that make up the intricate ecosystem. For those interested in bird watching, the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary shares a big part of the northern coastal habitat. Experience the sanctuary — part of South Australia’s largest port — with a rich Aboriginal and European cultural background and a number of noteworthy landmarks to explore...

    The staff were amazingly helpful. Non judgemental. With detailed interesting information

  • Coffin Bay: 1-Day Seafood, Wine and Nature Tour

    2. Coffin Bay: 1-Day Seafood, Wine and Nature Tour

    Be picked up directly from your Port Lincoln accommodation and start the day heading to Coffin Bay National Park and walking on the footprint free Almonta Beach. Spot lots lot native wildlife such as kangaroo's and emus. Have morning tea overlooking Coffin Bay National Park before the tour highlight, the Coffin Bay Oysters Lease Tour. Travel out to their oyster lease, learning about the industry, how to shuck your own oysters and then taste them. Take a town tour from the boat before sitting down for lunch at iconic seafood restaurant, 1802 Oyster Bay to sample more fresh Coffin Bay seafood.  On the way back into Port Lincoln visit Boston Bay Wines to taste their signature wines.

    Worth taking this tour as it includes a bit aof everything. Nature, scenery, excellent food and wine tasting.

  • Kangaroo Island Full Day Experience by Ferry Including Lunch

    3. 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 Flinde...

    A great sampler of what this amazing island has to offer! It was a very long day but our funny and informative drivers, both from Adelaide to the ferry, and on the island itself, kept the energy high. On the back of this, we are already thinking of booking a longer stay on the island once borders all open again. Would definitely recommend.

  • Flinders Ranges: Scenic Flight Over National Park

    4. Flinders Ranges: Scenic Flight Over National Park

    Take a scenic flight over the vast landscape of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound and experience the natural beauty in the best way possible. See the Elder Range, Edeowie Gorge, Lake Torrens, the Heysen Range, and St. Mary Peak, as well other stunning natural sites. The scenic flight enables amazing opportunities for photos and is rated in the top scenic flights throughout Australia and New Zealand. To truly understand the scale and beauty of the national park and surrounding area, it needs to be witnessed from above.

    A must do if you’re in the Flinders! Our pilot was very knowledgeable both in the Dreamtime stories of Wilpena and surrounds, and the geological aspects of the area. Was absolutely breathtaking to see the Pound from the air, and an ideal way to understand the various walks/drives before undertaking them on the ground. Would definitely recommend

  • Half-day Wilpena Pound Gorges 4WD Tour with Refreshments

    5. Half-day Wilpena Pound Gorges 4WD Tour with Refreshments

    Experience the natural beauty of the South Australian hinterland at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park on this half-day 4WD tour with a local guide. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to explore the gorgeous gorges, search for Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies, and enjoy sweeping views of Bunyeroo Valley and the eastern wall of Wilpena Pound.  You will learn about the rugged mountains including the moss rocks with their contrasting colours and the ever-changing flora of the area, especially after the rain. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea that is included on your tour. Once a sacred meeting place of the native Adnyamathanha people, today these mountains serve as a gathering place for hikers, photographers, campers, and art-history buffs. Home to Aboriginal rock carvings, winding trails, and gorgeous views, the park offers a memorable experience in the stunning Australian bush.

    Indigenous guide was knowledgeable about the ancient geology of the Brachina Gorge. Especially enjoyed hearing about his upbringing and lifestyle within his First Australian family.

  • Port Lincoln Day Tour: Eyre Peninsula

    6. Port Lincoln Day Tour: Eyre Peninsula

    Let a local guide share their passion for this region with you and show you all the hidden gems on a day tour. Visit pristine national parks and beaches taking in the spectacular views of the Southern Ocean.  Lovers of wildlife will be thrilled by the koalas at Mikkira Station and abundant wildlife. The foodies will love the seafood and wine. Be picked up from your Port Lincoln accommodation between at 7.30 AM and 8.00 AM, then its off to explore the surrounds of Port Lincoln including the stunning Port Lincoln National Park, Wanna Beach, Fisheries Bay and Whalers Way where you will see amazing coastline and some of the oldest rocks in Australia. Mikkira Station is the home to the Eyre Peninsula Koalas, here you will get up close and personal with these friendly furry friends. Lunch consists of delicious local produce at the Fresh Fish Place then you will head to town for a Marina and ...

    Great day out. Lovely lunch & lots of stops along the way. Definitely worth it & would recommend to others.

  • Adelaide: 1-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery

    7. Adelaide: 1-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery

    Explore Kangaroo Island on a personalized small group tour on a day trip from Adelaide. Ride in comfort on a coach from Adelaide CBD, board the ferry to access the island, then join a 4x4 small group tour to get up-close and personal to Australian native animals. Be picked up at 06:45 from your Adelaide CBD hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis. Then, board the ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Kangaroo Island. Your island nature experience will begin when you are met by your local guide. Tour through several island habitats and see Australian native wildlife in their natural environments. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, where your guide will escort you on a memorable walk among the sea lions. You are able to stand at a safe distance and see them up-close.  Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with Kangaroo Island wine on a natural bush property. After lunch, go f...

    Gary our guide was very knowledgeable and a really nice person. He took us to the best spots to see animals on the wild and show us around the beautiful island that is his home. Thanks a lot Gary.

  • Adelaide: Morialta Wilderness and Wildlife Hike

    8. Adelaide: Morialta Wilderness and Wildlife Hike

    This tour provides an active and immersive experience that enriches the understanding of nature at the Morialta Conservation Park. Start your morning adventure along the Morialta walking trails as the bush wakes from its night slumber. As you follow the trails, discover amazing rock faces, gorges and seasonal waterfalls cascading over sheer quartzite cliffs. Witness the dawn colours bounce on the spectacular rugged vistas and capture the sense of nature while discovering the natural wonders of this national reserve. Morialta is the best place in Adelaide where you can see koalas in the wild. It offers unique biodiversity where many native faunas can be spotted including the occasional kangaroo or echidna. The creeks, rock pools and the higher slopes of the Gorge offer a perfect habitat to several species of frogs and small lizards such as geckos, skinks and dragons. Listen to the sounds...

  • Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Regeneration Overnight Tour

    9. Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Regeneration Overnight Tour

    Day 1: This afternoon you will be collected from the meeting point for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis. Along the way, admire the picturesque scenery of the Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views, and rolling hills. Board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival at Penneshaw, you will be transferred to your accommodation at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge in American River. Enjoy free time in the evening to go for dinner. Day 2: Meet your local guide and head to your first stop of the day, the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park. Your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. This bay is home to a healthy Australian sea lion colony. Walk among the sea lions as they lie on the beach or among the sand dunes after their trips to go fishing. Stand at a safe distance from these enda...

    This activity was amazing, the transport from the city to the ferry and then from the port to the hotel was good. The tour began right after breakfast, and the tour guide, Nikki, was one of the best tour guides I've ever had, if not the best, she was full of knowledge and passion from kangaroo Island. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Flinders Ranges 3-Day Small Group Eco Safari from Adelaide

    10. Flinders Ranges 3-Day Small Group Eco Safari from Adelaide

    Get back to nature in the Flinders Ranges and look for wildlife and aboriginal art. Choose from accommodation options, including sleeping under the stars to luxury eco villas. Day 1: Rawnsley Park Station (L, D) Journey north to the southern Flinders Ranges and learn the local history along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch and go for a bush walk surrounded by 600-million-year-old mountains. Travel through the Pichi Richi Pass and township of Quorn, and search for yellow-footed rock wallabies in Warrens Gorge Conservation Park. Drive through the Willochra Plain and check out the ghost towns before watching the sunset over the Chase Range. Stay overnight at Rawnsley Park Station.  Day 2: Wilpena Pound (B, L, D) Take a guided walk through Wilpena Pound to Wangara Lookout. Explore the Bunyeroo and Brachina gorges to see some of the oldest ro...

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 232 reviews

A must do if you’re in the Flinders! Our pilot was very knowledgeable both in the Dreamtime stories of Wilpena and surrounds, and the geological aspects of the area. Was absolutely breathtaking to see the Pound from the air, and an ideal way to understand the various walks/drives before undertaking them on the ground. Would definitely recommend

A great sampler of what this amazing island has to offer! It was a very long day but our funny and informative drivers, both from Adelaide to the ferry, and on the island itself, kept the energy high. On the back of this, we are already thinking of booking a longer stay on the island once borders all open again. Would definitely recommend.

The staff were amazingly helpful. Non judgemental. With detailed interesting information

Excellent value. Pilot was very informative with a great sense of humour. A must do.

Was a Brilliant experience was well worth the money