Kangaroo Island
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Our most recommended Kangaroo Island Day Trips

  • 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 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.

  • Kangaroo Island: All Terrain Quad Adventure

    2. Kangaroo Island: All Terrain Quad Adventure

    Get more action on this 2-hour quad bike adventure, designed to give you more time on the quad, and experience a wide variety of terrains, including sand and gravel tracks, open grassland, and winding bush trails. All tours begin with a kit and instruction session, followed by practice on the safe operation of the quad bikes. You will then experience the thrill of riding the latest quads from Yamaha, Suzuki, or Honda. Building up to more technical and challenging tracks, your tour will be customised to your ability. Guides will point out and provide information about the local flora and fauna, and you will often spot some of Australia’s enchanting wildlife. Combine this with spectacular views over Vivonne Bay, and you have an all-terrain quad adventure to remember!

    The activity was great and we saw Koalas. Our guide James was very friendly, informative and ensured we had a great time. He gave us a lot of information on the native plants, how the bushfire has affected the island and would keep checking on us to make sure we enjoyed the activity throughout the 2 hours. Would definitely recommend.

  • Kangaroo Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Seal and Snorkeling Tour

    3. Kangaroo Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Seal and Snorkeling Tour

    Benefit from a safety briefing before climbing aboard a boat to go in search of marine life and the chance to swim and snorkel with lovable sea creatures. Listen to an informative live commentary on the 2-hour ocean safari, and avail of the only opportunity in South Australia to swim with long-nosed fur seals. Snorkel along some of Kangaroo Island’s beautiful coastline and swim alongside dolphins or seals in the wild. Alternatively, join as a spectator and keep dry and watch all the action from the boat. Marvel at seals, dolphins and an abundance of birdlife, including eagles, gulls and cormorants. 

    Lovely informative staff. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather and see two pods of dolphins and swim with two different seals. Fantastic day.

  • From Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Wine and Dine Day Trip

    4. 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...

  • Adelaide: 1-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery

    5. 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.

  • Kangaroo Island 3 Hour Extreme Quad Bike Adventure

    6. Kangaroo Island 3 Hour Extreme Quad Bike Adventure

    Get your adrenaline fix on a 3-hour extreme quad bike adventure on Kangaroo Island. The action all starts at Vivonne Bay, close to one of Australia's best surf beaches. Your guide will set you up with all the safety gear, before some time on the practice track, where you will get a safety briefing and tips on how to operate a quad bike safely. Complete laps of the practice track until you feel confident; and then you're ready to go! Head off through winding trails in native bushland and across open grasslands, then challenge yourself to the extreme rocky trails en route to Cape Kersaint. See spectacular scenery and unforgettable views of Vivonne Bay and the Southern Ocean, from vantage points only accessibe on an ATV.

  • From Adelaide or Glenelg: Kangaroo Island Private Group Tour

    7. From Adelaide or Glenelg: Kangaroo Island Private Group Tour

    Explore the beauty and wonder of Kangaroo Island on a personal group tour. Explore sites like Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park, Admiral's Arch, and more. Drag your eye away from the amazing sites and see if you can spot the New Zealand fur seals, the Australian sea lions, penguins, echidnas, kangaroos, and native birdlife that call the island home.  Get picked up from your hotel in Adelaide or Glenelg, and travel through the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula. Board the ferry at Cape Jervis (keep your eye out for wildlife) and disembark at Penneshaw before making your way onto the rest of your tour. As well as the natural sites, make a stop at a vodka distillery and bar where you'll have the opportunity to buy local products. At the end of the day, you'll be dropped back at your hotel in Adelaide or Glenelg. Please note that bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance ...

  • Kangaroo Island: Full-Day Island Life Tour

    8. Kangaroo Island: Full-Day Island Life Tour

    This tour takes in a variety of landscapes across Kangaroo Island from the Cygnet River valley to the north coast, across the central plateau and down to the rugged South Coast. Get an introduction to Island life, where things take time. Drivers wave as they go by, or even stop for a chat. Have a cuppa with home-made cakes before a walk down a country track through tall Eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead or wake briefly for a feed. See some of the Island’s most productive and diverse farming country, including sheep growing some of the world’s finest wool. Walk quietly through the bush with your guide – what makes that noise, who’s track are those, who left THAT little pile there? Look for wallabies extinct on the mainland, a kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island, and learn about some of the unique Island plants. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a private bush setting featuring ...

    The small group and the excellent guides who ensured we witnessed the wild life on the island. The excellent lunch and comfortable transport.

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What people are saying about Kangaroo Island

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 114 reviews

Great day on Kangaroo Island with excellent information from funny and knowledgeable Jen. It was a privilege to be amongst so much regenerating nature and in a place that does everything it can for the endangered animals and plants. Hearing about the bushfire devastation from the locals view was even more eye-opening and highlighted both how important tourism is to the island and how it can help put the community back on their feet to better help the wildlife. Just being on the island was a highlight!

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.

This was one of my favourite tours. It was a long drive but it was worth it. All the drivers especially Garry, the tour guide in KI was full of sense of humour. He made the long driving less boring. I would highly recommend this tour to friends and family. I would happily go on this tour again too.

The hotel pick up driver was great. It was a long drive in KI but worth it. Adam, the tour guide was very informative and funny. The lunch was great so was the service. I will certainly recommend this trip to family and friends.

Great from the time we were picked up from our hotel. Very well organised.