Highlights of Kangaroo Island (Boutique)
- 3 Days
- 3 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,585
Three full days of touring offers a comprehensive overview of the scenic highlights and wildlife of Kangaroo Island. With a local guide, seek out sea lions, koalas, kangaroos and wallabies.
Sometimes called Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is a living gallery of wildlife and geological wonders. Over 3 days, see wild kangaroos grazing on open pastures, or take a walk among the sea lions of Seal Bay. Also populating the island are koalas, echidnas, and an astonishing array of birdlife. In Flinders Chase National Park, enjoy sights such as Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks, then pay a visit to Vivonne Bay – voted Australia’s best beach.
- 3 Days
- 3 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,585
Itinerary View Trip Map
Seal Bay Guided Beach Walk, Kangaroos and Koalas in the Wild
Early morning pick up from your Adelaide or Glenelg hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills.
On arrival, board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island -- ferry options only. On arrival at Penneshaw or Kingscote Airport you will be met by your local guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in their natural environments. Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators. Listen to the distinct sounds of the native birdlife as they chorus from the tall eucalyptus trees. Kangaroo Island is home to some 250 species of birds, many of which, through isolation from the mainland, have developed their own subspecies and are therefore unique to Kangaroo Island. As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers.
At 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 bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide you are able to stand at a safe distance to these wonderful endangered creatures and hear them sigh and watch them at play. This is a truly unforgettable experience -- one that you will treasure forever.
Enter our exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with South Australian wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk or a stroll along the beach. Travel through the island's interior keeping an eye out for koalas and echidnas. Explore the spectacular beaches and enjoy a bushwalk. Listen for Australia's rarest cockatoo, the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch out for the Tammar wallaby, with its small fine features, in its natural habitat.
Later in the afternoon, as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. Your day concludes at your choice of accommodation for your overnight stay on Kangaroo Island.
|Meal Plan||Lunch and Dinner|
"Stranraer" is an historic federation homestead built in 1920 from limestone gathered on the 1290 hectares of working property producing prime lamb, wool and grain. Stranraer offers a country experience with peace and tranquility. The homesteads central location on the island makes it convenient for ...
"Stranraer" is an historic federation homestead built in 1920 from limestone gathered on the 1290 hectares of working property producing prime lamb, wool and grain. Stranraer offers a country experience with peace and tranquility. The homesteads central location on the island makes it convenient for exploring local highlights, natural beauty and wildlife. Relax in one of the 4 guestrooms each with a cosy fireplace, and indulge in gourmet meals served in the elegant dining room.
- Barbeques (BBQ)
- Reception (24 hrs)
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Flinders Chase National Park, Fur Seals, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch
Travel to the western end of the island and discover the Flinders Chase National Park, one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia. The park incorporates almost 20 per cent of the island and much of it is a Wilderness Protection Area.
See at close range some of the 10,000 healthy Long-nosed Fur Seals in their colony at Cape du Couedic and discover the formation of Remarkable Rocks. These large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the turbulent Southern Ocean below. At Admirals Arch see where the powerful forces of nature have cut through the headland to create this natural geological formation. A delicious gourmet style picnic lunch with South Australian wine will be served in a secluded bush setting. During the day koalas can be observed peacefully existing in their treetop habitat.
By special permit, enter the Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see kangaroos and other native wildlife emerge from the safety of the bush land to graze on the open plains. Your day concludes at your choice of accommodation for your overnight stay on Kangaroo Island.
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Depart Kangaroo Island
Early morning departure from Penneshaw or Kingscote Airport for the return journey to Adelaide.
Daily (except 24 & 25 December)
- Morning pick-up and evening set-down at selected Adelaide and Glenelg hotels
- Return transport to Kangaroo Island - Ferry or Fly (depending on chosen itinerary)
- Personalised 4x4 touring with expert commentary from your local Driver/Guide
- All entrance fees and special permits
- Gourmet picnic style lunches with South Australian wine in natural bush settings
- Full day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery Tour
- Full day Flinders Chase, Nature and Wildlife Tour
- 2 nights' accommodation as indicated or similar
- Meals as indicated
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Gratuities unless otherwise stated
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional excursions
- National Park fees
- Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.
18 Feb 2020