Kangaroo Island is a treasure island of renowned natural beauty. After your sea voyage across the Backstairs Passage from spectacular Cape Jervis, you’ll discover its awesome beauty, rugged unspoilt wilderness and abundance of marine wildlife and seabirds as well as wallabies, goannas, echidna’s, koalas and kangaroos.
Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, Vivonne Bay, Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch among other spots to see native animals including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, echidnas, long-nosed fur seals and more. Choose to travel by coach and ferry or by air to reach Kangaroo Island for a truly exceptional Australian wildlife experience. It's the best option for a comprehensive day trip to the island from Adelaide.
Pass through the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula on our way to Cape Jervis
Cruise across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island
Walk amongst wild Seals as they laze on the beach and surf the waves into shore
Choose from a variety of transport options, including flights, or a cruise
Seal Bay is home to over 500 Australian Sea Lions
Enjoy an Aussie style lunch in a charming country setting
Lookout for Koalas and Echidnas in their natural habitat
The unspoilt wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park
Astounding rock formations at Remarkable Rocks
Discover the popular haven for New Zealand Fur Seals and soaring sea birds at Admirals Arch
Return to Penneshaw and cruise back to Cape Jervis and journey onto Adelaide
Child (3-14): $198
Cruise / Fly- Including all the features of this tour but incorporates an early return with a flight from Kingscote direct to Adelaide
Fly* / Cruise- Inc. all the features of this tour but including a flight from Adelaide direct to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island allowing a later start with an evening return by ferry cruise and coach.
Fly / Fly- Including all the features of this tour but with direct flights to and from Adelaide in place of the ferry crossing.
*Includes airport taxes and levies
Adelaide hotels or Adelaide Central Bus Station
10:30 PM Adelaide Central Bus Station or your Adelaide hotel
When booking this Kangaroo Island tour, you have four choices for transportation to suit your interest and budget. You can travel both to and from the island by ferry, travel to and from the island by plane, or mix it up to enjoy both experiences with one way by ferry and the other by plane, or vice versa. If you’re starting by ferry, your day trip begins with pickup in Adelaide by coach for the 90-minute drive with your guide across the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis, where you’ll catch the ferry for a 45-minute cruise across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival, board another coach for your tour of the island.
If you’re starting by plane, land at the island’s Kingscote Airport, where you’ll be met by the coach. Then begin your Kangaroo Island experience at Seal Bay Conservation Park to witness Australian sea lions lazing on the beach; take a coastal walk with a National Parks ranger for an up-close look at the colony. Continue to Vivonne Bay for a 2-course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro, where picture windows and a deck provide opportunities to watch for koalas and kangaroos in the surrounding bush.
After lunch, visit Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, where kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas roam free and koalas stay lazy in their eucalyptus groves, and then head to Flinders Chase National Park on the rugged southwest coast of the island to walk among the granite boulders known as the Remarkable Rocks. See the rock archway known as Admirals Arch, admire Cape du Couedic and watch long-nosed fur seals as they play and relax. Throughout your tour, hear about the history of Kangaroo Island and learn interesting facts about the animals from your knowledgeable guide. When your time on the island is up, head back to the ferry landing or the airport, watching for more kangaroos along the way, for your ferry ride or flight back to the mainland.
The Fine Print
Please enquire at time of booking for courtesy pick-up from selected hotels.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Please bring light jacket and sun protection
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund