Enjoy the best of Kangaroo Island on this 2-day all-inclusive Kangaroo Island Safari. Travel with an
experienced local guide who will provide insight into the history of the island and highlight the environmental recovery after the bushfires. This is a must-do Kangaroo Island Safari where you can immerse yourself in authentic Kangaroo Island wildlife, sights, and experiences.
Depart Adelaide City and travel by luxurious coach to the Cape Jervis ferry terminal. Then cruise from the mainland to beautiful Kangaroo Island on the ferry. Upon arrival meet your friendly local driver-guide for the next 2-day adventure.
Take in the views of Pelican lagoon your first stop is magnificent Pennington Bay the spiritual home of Kangaroo Island surfers and look out for the local pods of bottlenose dolphins often spotted playing here in the surf. This is where you can begin to admire the rugged south coast of Kangaroo Island and its beautiful beaches.
Then on to Raptor Domain for an exciting and interactive “In-Flight” Birds of Prey Display. Meet an array of birds including a Wedge-tailed Eagle, Barn Owl, laughing Kookaburras and many more! After all the feathered entertainment sit down to a fresh lunch of wraps, fruit salad and tea or coffee.
After lunch, we head to famous Flinders Chase National Park where you can enjoy coastal scenery including the spectacular Admirals Arch, a beautiful natural rock arch shaped by the powerful Southern Ocean where seals are plentiful. No Kangaroo Island experience would be complete without a visit to one of the island's signature landmarks, Remarkable Rocks. It took 500 million years for rain, wind, and pounding waves to create these aptly named granite boulders which are part of the National Parks. This area has recently endured the worst fires on record and you can witness the instant regrowth and the resilience of the environment.
Travel to your accommodation for the night at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, American River. Check-in and enjoy some free time before a delicious 2-course dinner (includes the option of Kangaroo Island King George Whiting, and Rib Eye Steak plus more options) at Mercure Reflections restaurant.
Start your day with a full cooked breakfast at the Mercure Kangaroo Island lodge. Keep an eye and ear out for the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo's that frequent the hills surrounding the Lodge's grounds as they are frequently spotted eating the local sheoak nuts.
Our first stop for the day is a guided tour around the Kangaroo Island Shellfish farm in the picturesque, seaside town of American River - the heart of the Island’s oyster industry. See where the oyster leases are located, local birdlife including black swans and pelicans, and learn how oysters are farmed. This tour
includes a shucking demonstration and you will have the opportunity to taste a freshly shucked oyster!
We then go from salty to sweet at Clifford's Honey Farm where you can taste a complimentary sample of honey from the last remaining pure strain of Ligurian bee in the world. Introduced to Kangaroo Island in the 1880s the Ligurian bee honey has become an attraction not to be missed. You will also be provided with a delicious tasting of their honeyed ice cream.
Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery has been a Kangaroo Island tourist attraction since 1991 and is the only commercial Eucalyptus Oil distillery in South Australia. They produce a 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Essential Oil that is unique and produced from the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee. There is a large range of natural products available through their farm gate retail shop. This is also our stop for lunch comprised of a mixed selection of sandwiches, tea, coffee and cake.
After lunch we’ll visit Seal Bay Conservation Park where you can take in the breathtaking rugged views of the south coast, whilst viewing the Australian Sea lions playing in their natural habitat. Seal Bay has been home to an Australian sea lion population for thousands of years and offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences in the world. Australian Sea lions are unique to South Australia and Western Australia. They are an endangered species – their total population is approximately 12,000. Seal Bay is the third largest colony of this magnificent, wild creature. The boardwalk provides a perfect platform to view these animals in the wild.
Visit Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park which is one of Kangaroo Island’s best wildlife attractions. Get up close and personal and hand feed the local
Kangaroos. With over 150 species of Native Australian wildlife and approximately 600 animals, the park has a wide and exciting range of animals for
every age to enjoy including koalas, penguins, wombats and wallabies. This is also the home to many animals rehabilitated after the devastating bushfires.
Travel to Robs Shearing Demonstration which provides a chance to watch Kangaroo Island local farmer Rob work together with his well-trained sheepdogs to round up sheep in the yards. Rob then puts his expert shearing skills on show, by shearing one of his flock and entertaining you with his local stories. Rob will then use a spinning wheel to spin wool into a fine, even string creating a lovely ball of merino yarn.
Our final stop is Penneshaw where you’ll have time to savour a delicious pizza or bowl of pasta from the local Pizza bar.
Say goodbye to your guide and join ferry and return coach back to Adelaide.
When booking this tour, you will receive a complimentary ticket onboard Adelaide Ocean Safari, for a Wild Dolphin Safari or Sunset Cruise valued at $88 per person -T&C's apply.
· Return bus and ferry transfer from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
· Raptor Domain entry and Birds of Prey show
· Day 1 lunch: wraps, fruit platter, tea or coffee
· Flinders Chase National Park entry fee
· 1 night in Superior Room at Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge (twin-share)
· 2-course dinner at Mercure Reflections restaurant
· Day 2 Cooked breakfast at the hotel
· Oyster farm Shop visit
and Kangaroo Island Shellfish farm tour including oyster shucking demonstration
· Seal Bay entry fee for
· Day 2 Lunch at Emu Ridge
Eucalyptus Distillery: sandwiches, tea, coffee and cake.
· Clifford's Honey Farm
visit including a complimentary tub of ice cream
· Kangaroo Island Wildlife
Park entry fee
· Rob’s Shearing Demonstration
· Pizza and pasta dinner
· For a limited time
guests will also receive a complimentary dolphin or sunset safari from Adelaide
Ocean Safari valued at $88! *T&C’s apply