One Day Wilderness South Coast Tour

If you only have a short time to explore the magic of our island, we’ve specially curated our One Day Wilderness South Coast Tour of Kangaroo Island to ensure you manage see all the iconic sights and a few special extras too. This tour for the time poor has scenic highlights with some wildlife mixed in.


The tour begins with a meet and greet at your selected Kangaroo Island accommodation or upon your arrival at Kingscote Airport.

With a jam-packed day of exploring ahead, we’ll go straight to Seal Bay where your guide will take you down to the beach for a fascinating, informed walk right amongst the sea-lions. Seal Bay hosts a local colony of 800 male bulls, female cows and baby pups. These magnificent creatures grace the beach year-round, so you’ll always be able to see them, no matter what time of year you visit.

Afterwards, we’ll take a morning tea break with home-made biscuits washed down freshly brewed coffee and tea.

Next, it’s on to spend a wonderful few hours in the island’s largest park, Flinders Chase. You’ll travel through the 74,000 hectares of natural landscape towards Rocky River, the park’s headquarters.

From there we drive through a dense forest of eucalyptus and Casuarina to Admirals Arch. This incredible natural structure is breathtaking in itself, but here you’ll also get to witness the colony of New Zealand fur seals who have made it their home.


Highlights include

  • Walk among the sea lions at Seal Bay
  • Explore Flinders Chase National Park including Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks
  • See koalas at an Australian wildlife sanctuary
  • Feast on a lunch of local produce

    The ocean views are fantastic as we progress towards Remarkable Rocks. The name truly says it all, as you’ll marvel at these geological natural works of art, formed over 500 million years ago! Here you’ll get to wander through the sculptures of granite, carved by natural forces. This is certainly a spot where you don’t want to forget your camera.

    Afterwards, we’ll head back to Rocky River for a local BBQ lunch. This is complemented by fresh salads, local KI wines and other refreshments. For dessert spoil yourself by indulging in our special poached pears.

    Enjoy all this served in the bush, whilst nestled amongst the beautiful tall gum trees.

    After your meal, it’s time to say hello to some koalas, Tammar wallabies, kangaroos and if you’re lucky, an echidna.

    Tally up your koala count that you can spot in the Tasmanian Blue Gums, as you enjoy the scenic drive back to your accommodation or airport departure.

    Operating Information

    Tour Type: Land only from Kingscote Airport or specified island accommodation, and return.

    Tour Reference: 1DWSC.

    Operating Time: Daily, except Christmas Day.

    Hours Of Operation: 09:00-18:00 These times are based upon your arrival time at Kingscote Airport and return. Please add approximately 30 minutes if you are being collected from your accommodation on K.I.

    Duration: 9 HOURS. Times may vary depending upon conditions. Some portions of the itinerary may be substituted or forgone for operational reasons on the day.

    Departure Point: KINGSCOTE AIRPORT 15km from Kingscote township or island accommodation.

    Departure Time: 09:00 This time may vary, depending upon arrival time of inbound aircraft and if you are being collected from an accommodation house on the Island, your pick up time will be advised.

    Drop off: 8:00 If you are being dropped off at an accommodation house on the island, your return time will be around 30 minutes after any drop-offs at Kingscote Airport.

    Suitability: ALL. Suitable for all types of persons.

    Disabled Facilities: None. Some aspects of this tour may be inaccessible to guests with disabilities. Please discuss with us your personal needs to assess suitability. A private tour would be available.

    Fitness Level: MEDIUM. A medium level of fitness is recommended for this tour.

    Group: YES Whilst we specialise in personalised nature-based eco-touring, we can and do accommodate groups of up to 30 people.

    Situation: OUTDOOR On and around the remarkable Kangaroo Island.

    Cancellation Policy: APPLIES. See Terms & Conditions.


    • Entrance Fees to national parks & Seal Bay,
    • Meals: 2 course lunch, all refreshments and morning tea
    • Complimentary pickup at Kingscote Airport or island accommodation
    • Sightseeing

    *Child rates apply 3 years to 9 years of age. Private Charter is required for all children 6 years and under.

    Operator Contact Details

    Name: Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours/Exceptional Kangaroo Island

    Address: 1139 Playford Hwy, Cygnet River SA 5223

    Phone: +61 8 8559 5033


    Contact us about our personalised Kangaroo Island nature tours today.