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$217 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.

$336.50 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.

$85.77 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.

$113.63 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.

$461.86 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.

$167.88 Shore Excursions

Adelaide Shore Excursion: Adelaide Central Markets, Penfolds Magill Estate and Cleland Wildlife Park

Adelaide Central MarketYour first stop is the Adelaide Central Market in the heart of the city. This historic market has been a mecca of food in Adelaide for over 140-years and still today retains its unique charm and character. Renowned for its multicultural flavors and local produce, it has become one of Adelaide's must do attractions. A walking tour of the market is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture whilst indulging your senses with some of the finest produce available in South Australia.Note: On days when the Adelaide Central Market is closed (Sunday and Monday), a substitute tour of Adelaide's historic Victoria (Tarndanyangga) Square is provided. This recently upgraded central Adelaide park provides a beautiful cosmopolitan atmosphere whilst being encircled by some of Adelaide finest historic buildings.City SightsNext up is a leisurely drive along Adelaide's bustling streets, precincts and surrounding park lands. Crossing the River Torrens, drive along the beautifully redeveloped Riverbank Precinct, past the world famous Adelaide Oval and then travel out of the city on Adelaide's cultural boulevard 'North Terrace'. Witness many of Adelaide's most important landmarks and historic buildings. Cleland Wildlife ParkThe major stop for the day is at Cleland Wildlife Park where you will have plenty of time to get close to Australia’s most unique wildlife. Whilst immersing yourself in the wonders of this natural bush environment, engage with impressive kangaroos, shy wallabies and cute inquisitive potoroos. The Koala close-up experience is a definite must do, along with seeing the Emu's, Dingoes, Wombats, and native bird life. The Cleland Wildlife Park is also your stop for lunch. Mount Lofty SummitAt the summit, fantastic panoramic views over the Adelaide Plains and Gulf St. Vincent await you. Originally spotted from Kangaroo Island in 1802 by Captain Matthew Flinders, Mount Lofty Summit is the highest point in the Adelaide Hills at 710-meters. This short stop gives you the perfect opportunity to take memorable pictures.Penfolds WineryA visit to Adelaide is not complete without tasting some of the region’s local wines! Just 20-minutes from the heart of the city and nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Adelaide Hills, stop at the world-renowned Penfolds Winery. Established in 1844, Penfolds is one of South Australia's oldest and most famous wineries, offering stunning views across its iconic vineyards and historic buildings. In the state of art cellar door, experience personalized tasting of their internationally acclaimed wines.To end an amazing day on a perfect note, enjoy a scenic drive along the coast back to your ship at Outer Harbor.

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