Kangaroo Island
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  • Kangaroo Island: 75-Minute Ocean Safari

    1. Kangaroo Island: 75-Minute Ocean 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. Set sail from Christmas Cove and look for dolphins and seals just minutes from the marina. Listen to an informative live commentary from your skipper along the way. Learn more about the local history and hear dozens of interesting wildlife facts. Avail of a must-do wildlife experience that is suitable for all ages and great fun for the whole family!

    Our tour guide Elijah was very knowledgeable and tried his best to find the dolphins and seals for us, which there were plenty! We loved it, he was very experienced and friendly. Thank you for a great time, we'll definitely recommending the tour to our friends.

  • Kangaroo Island Full Day Experience by Ferry Including Lunch

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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: 2-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Small Group Tour

    7. Adelaide: 2-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Small Group Tour

    See the best of Kangaroo Island on a small-group 2-day tour from Adelaide including coach and ferry transfers, personalized tours by 4x4 vehicles, and a local guide. You can choose between sing and twin share accommodation. Day 1 (lunch included) Be picked up at 6:45 AM 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 Tour through several island habitats to 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 gourmet picnic lunch then go for a bush walk or a stroll along the beach. See the kangaroos as the day draws to a close. Your first day concludes as you return to your accommodation. Dinner...

  • From Adelaide or Glenelg: Kangaroo Island Private Group Tour

    8. 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: Nocturnal Animal 4WD Experience

    9. Kangaroo Island: Nocturnal Animal 4WD Experience

    Embark on this nocturnal 4 wheel drive adventure and start off with a pickup from your accommodation in Kingscote.  Meet your experienced guides who live locally and know the area, you’ll love experiencing the sights and sounds of Kangaroo Island's wildlife after dark. The drop in air temperature and light means the island buzzes with activity as day gives way to the night. See how this 155 km long island transforms as the sun goes down and the 'local nightlife' warms up. While we explore the island by 4x4 your guide might point out some of the following native Australian animals including Stone Curlews, Boobook Owls, Brush-tailed Possums, and maybe even an Echidna.  Spot Western Grey Kangaroos eating in open grasslands, or discover Tammar Wallabies hiding in the shrublands or amongst the island's undergrowth. This 3-hour 4x4 tour ends with the expert guides dropping you off back whe...

    I loved Noctural Animal 4WD experience ! Luca has great knowledges about animals and the Island history. We loved the fact that the experience is designed for small groups as I was just with my friends. Luca’s car was super comfortable. I recommend this experience!

  • Kangaroo Island: Full-Day Island Life Tour

    10. 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

4.5 / 5

based on 207 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.

Our tour guide Elijah was very knowledgeable and tried his best to find the dolphins and seals for us, which there were plenty! We loved it, he was very experienced and friendly. Thank you for a great time, we'll definitely recommending the tour to our friends.

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.