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$219.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

After early morning pickup from your Adelaide or Glenelg hotel, meet your guide and relax aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach on the scenic 90-minute journey over the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis. Then enjoy a 45-minute ferry ride across the Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo Island where you transfer to a luxury coach for your island tour. If you choose to fly to Kangaroo Island, your coach meets you at the Kingscote Airport.Take in the scenery as you drive to Seal Bay Conservation Park where Australian sea lions sunbathe and frolic on a stunning beach. Meet a National Parks Ranger for a guided walk on the beach and get a close look at the sea lion colony. Leave the sea lions and head to gorgeous Vivonne Bay for a delicious 2-course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro. Large windows and a sun deck allow you to look for critters like kangaroos and koalas in the native bush that surrounds the building. 
See more wildlife after lunch when you stop at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Koalas lounge in the eucalyptus groves and echidnas, kangaroos and wallabies roam free on the large predator-free property. Then continue to the rugged southern coast of Flinders Chase National Park for a walk among the giant granite boulders called Remarkable Rocks. Snap photos of a natural rock archway named Admirals Arch, gaze over the Cape Du Couedic coastline and observe the antics of long-nosed fur seals as they play and laze about on the rocks. Throughout the day, your expert guide shares facts about the wildlife and history of the island. After a day exploring the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island, return to Penneshaw or Kingscote Airport, keeping your eyes peeled for more kangaroo and wallaby sightings. Then travel by air or ferry and coach back to Adelaide where your tour ends.

$340.60 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour from Adelaide

Get to know the beauty and native wildlife of Kangaroo Island on this 2-day tour with a knowledgeable guide who takes you off the beaten track to discover the natural wonders of the island, including spectacular parks and wildlife preserves.Stay overnight at Vivonne Bay Lodge, a clean and comfortable budget accommodation that features spacious dorms, shared bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, complimentary tea and coffee, billiards, table tennis, bike rentals, and more. Find a hammock in a quiet nook if you want to relax; explore the hiking and biking trails on the large property; or swim at a gorgeous beach located just a few minutes walk from the lodge!The spirit of this tour is to work as a group in a fun and informal setting. For instance, everyone helps the guide with meal preparation and cleanup. If you're looking for privacy in between activities, upgrade to a private room at the lodge. See the Itinerary section for details on each day. Bed linens are provided at the lodge; please bring your own towel. Your tour includes two lunches, one breakfast and one dinner. You also have the option to upgrade to include a flight back to Adelaide.

$86.82 Outdoor Activities

Kangaroo Island Quad Bike Tour

On this adventurous ATV tour, discover Kangaroo Island as you navigate a wide variety of terrain within some 500 acres (202 hectares) of open grassland and pristine native bush. It doesn't matter if you're a first-timer or an experienced rider; guides tailor the ride to the conditions and your ability. Even if it’s raining, wet weather gear is provided along with a chance to get a lot of mud and puddle action.As you zip along, hear informative commentary from your guide about the island and enjoy stunning views of the Southern Ocean and wildlife that may include kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, wallabies, goannas, birdlife and more. All tours begin by equipping each person with the provided safety gear followed by a comprehensive safety talk. Next, your guide explains how to operate the ATV safely and watches as each person takes laps on a practice track. After approximately 30 minutes of set up and practice, follow your guide as you set out for your tour, choosing from the options listed in the Itinerary below. With a wide range of bikes suitable for all ages and abilities, riders as young as 6 years old can ride an ATV. No license is required, no previous experience is needed and the tour operator boasts an excellent safety record with the latest reliable and well maintained bikes from Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki.

$115.02 Shore Excursions

Kangaroo Island Shore Excursion: Food and Wine Trail Tour

The tour will commence with a drive along the scenic route, taking in spectacular views of the Penneshaw Coastline and traveling to Pennington Bay.Arrive at Pennington Bay for a photo shoot. This is a stunning beach where dolphins and whales can sometimes be spotted frolicking in the water.Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus where you can learn how a traditional Australian Bush Product is made at South Australia's only commercial Eucalyptus Oil Distillery. Emu Ridge is an excellent retail outlet that offers an extensive range of local products as well as tastings for Kangaroo Island Ciders. Enjoy a guided tour and learn how the distillation process takes place.Enjoy a wine tasting at Bay of Shoals Wines along with a Cheese Platter that showcases some of Kangaroo Island's own produce, before taking a scenic drive into Kingscote where you will stop at a cafe for lunch at your own expense (optional).Visit Island Beehive where you can taste the various flavors of honey and have a look around in the gift shop.Visit Island Pure Sheep Dairy where you can watch the milking of sheep and see how cheese and yoghurt are made as well as sample some of the products.Make your way to The Lavender Farm (if not open, you will visit Kangaroo Island Spirits) and enjoy the surroundings and have some time for lavender scones and tea or coffee before making your way back to your cruise ship.

$467.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Kangaroo Island 4WD Tour from Adelaide

After an early morning pickup from your Adelaide or Glenelg hotel, relax on a scenic coach ride from Adelaide to Cape Jervis on the vineyard-covered Fleurieu Peninsula, where you’ll make the 45-minute ferry crossing to Kangaroo Island; all up, the coach and ferry trip to the island takes three hours. If you choose to fly, you'll be picked up from your Adelaide hotel and transferred to the airport for your 30-minute flight to Kangaroo Island.Your wildlife guide will meet you at the port at Penneshaw, and provide an overview of Kangaroo Island’s history and environment. Your drive by 4WD across the island takes you through several habitats, including eucalyptus forests home to echidnas, wallabies and a huge variety of birdlife. You’ll discover that many species have survived on Kangaroo Island, while they’ve become extinct on the mainland, and many species are unique to the island.You’ll also visit the Seal Bay Conservation Park to see the park’s colony of Australian sea lions basking on the beach and sand dunes. As you admire the sea lions’ playful antics, your small-group guide will provide essential information on the lives of these spectacular marine animals.After a gourmet picnic lunch with wine at a heritage-listed bush property, take a guided bushwalk or stroll on the beach. Then go for a 4WD drive through the island’s interior, keeping watch for koalas and cockatoos. Take a bushwalk on Kangaroo Island’s north coast, where you might see the area’s endemic Tamar wallaby. As the day draws to an end, you’ll see kangaroos leave their daytime bush retreats to graze the open pastures at dusk.Your small-group 4WD tour of Kangaroo Island ends with a drive to Kingscote Airport for your 30-minute flight back to Adelaide if you’ve chosen the flight option, or to Penneshaw to catch the ferry back to Cape Jervis and coach transfer to Adelaide.

$221.87 Day Trips & Excursions

McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula Day Trip by 4WD Including Gourmet Picnic Lunch

Start your full-day tour with morning pickup from either McLaren Vale or Adelaide or its environs. Climb into your comfortable and sturdy 4WD vehicle for the relaxed 40-minute drive to the internationally renowned McLaren Vale wine region. The adventure begins as your guide follows off-road tracks through beautiful landscapes with world-class vineyards and ancient geological sites. After some exploring, pull into an exclusive location for morning refreshments consisting of cheeses served with local white and red wines and handcrafted beers. Enjoy your first tastes of the region’s excellent products while taking in stunning views of the surrounding scenery. Next, pop into a winery where you meet a local winemaker and learn about the winery’s operations, then sample wine fresh from the barrel. Continue south where, if the tides allow, you drive along Gulf St Vincent on Silversands beach. Then your 4WD maneuvers along 4WD tracks through the Willunga Hills into Inman Valley and Second Valley. After a thrilling ride, stop at a spectacular and remote location to savor a gourmet picnic lunch provided by a premium McLaren Vale restaurant.After lunch, continue through gorgeous Deep Creek Conversation Park and learn about the traditional lands of the Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri, the Indigenous Australians of the Fleurieu Peninsula.Arrive at a lookout where you can snap photos of Kangaroo Island, the south coast and the Southern Ocean. Look for local wildlife, including kangaroos, native birds and migrating southern right whales from May to October. While enjoying refreshments including wine or beer, take in some of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s most dramatic views.Take a rugged track through a classic Fleurileu Peninsula landscape before stopping for tea or coffee at Leonards Mill restaurant, located in a gorgeously restored 155-year-old flour mill. Then make the 90-minute return journey to Adelaide to end a memorable day.

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