Travel to Kangaroo Island and sample a pristine nugget of the natural goldmine that is Australia

Check out a sea lion colony in Seal Bay, give sand boarding a shot in Little Sahara and perhaps head out on a walk in search of Vivonne Bay's wildlife. Spot koalas in Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, clamber about the bizarre natural sculptures of Remarkable Rocks and peer out at the ocean through the natural overhang of Admirals Arch. With plenty of activities on offer and abundant adorable wildlife, this two-day trip makes for a unique island getaway.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Adelaide, Australia
Finish
Adelaide, Australia
Country
Australia
Style
Original
Theme
Walking & Trekking, Wildlife
Code
PSKI-O
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 20

Why we love this trip

  • Loll about with the local sea lions at Seal Bay

  • Give sandboarding a crack amid the white sand dunes of Little Sahara

  • Walk through Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in search of koalas in their gumtree hideouts

  • Take in the impressive coastal views from Remarkable Rock

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 August 2016 - 31 March 2018

After an early morning pick up from your Adelaide or Glenelg accommodation (selected hotels/hostels), travel along the picture-perfect Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis for the 45-minute SeaLink ferry ride to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. While crossing, it is not uncommon to have an escort of local dolphins that can be viewed from the dolphin deck on the boat. Once you disembark, stop in at Rob's Shearing and Sheepdogs to check out how sheep are shorn, then continue to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery – the only commercial eucalyptus distillery in South Australia. Next up is a visit to the Seal Bay Conservation Park, where you'll have the opportunity to see rare Australian Sea-lions up close in a wild breeding colony. Travel on to the white sand dunes of the Little Sahara, where you’ll get the chance to give sand boarding a shot, then arrive at your exclusive accommodation in Vivonne Bay Lodge. Enjoy some free time to kayak on the Harriet River, go for a self-guided walk along the property’s tracks, head out trail bike riding or swimming, or simply kick back along Vivonne Bay Beach. The locals will come to greet you in the evening, and by locals we mean the Kangaroos that give this incredible Island it’s name.

Notes: The coach transfer from Adelaide to the ferry is approximately 1.5 hours, with a sailing time of 45 minutes. On the Island, you will spend approximately 2 hours in the vehicle with frequent sightseeing. Walking and active time will depend on which optional activities you choose in the afternoon.
Included Activities
  • Rob's shearing and sheepdogs
  • Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Sandboarding at Little Sahara
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
After breakfast, pop into the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary for a walk among eucalyptus trees in search of lazing koalas. Next, continue on to Flinders Chase National Park, arriving at iconic Remarkable Rocks ahead of the crowds. Ramble across its craggy coastline, marvel at its dramatic seascapes, and then stop in at Admirals Arch on Cape Du Couedic to see the resident fur seals frolicking in the ocean or basking on the rocks. If time and weather permits, there might be several stops made en route to Penneshaw, where you can purchase dinner (own expense) before you arrive back in Adelaide.

Note: Driving time whilst on the Island will be the majority of the day, with constant stops for sightseeing. The ferry Journey is approximately 45 minutes back to the mainland with a journey of 1.5 hours back to central Adelaide. Arrival time will be approximately 10:40pm. Walking distances are several hundred metres at each location.
Included Activities
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Admirals Arch
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Remarkable Rocks
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Meals

1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Minibus, Transfer coach

Accommodation

Lodge (1 night)

Included activities

  • Rob's shearing and sheepdogs
  • Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Sandboarding at Little Sahara
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Admirals Arch
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Remarkable Rocks

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Important notes

1. Coach transfer from Adelaide to meet the ferry on day 1 departs Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street) at 6:45am. Hotel pick up’s from central Adelaide to the bus station are available on request.
2. Check in at the Central Bus Station will be at the ‘Sealink’ counter.
3. Trip finishes at the Adelaide Central Bus Station at approximately 10:40pm on day two, onward travel must be booked for the following day.
4. This trip is also available in Basix multishare, see code PSKI-B

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Reviews

Our Kangaroo Island Adventure (Original) trips score an average of 4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.

Kangaroo Island Adventure (Original), October 2017

Amy Bellis

Kangaroo Island Adventure (Original), May 2017

Gillian Keating