Explorer 3 Days / 2 Nights Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tour
- Seal Bay
- Flinders Chase (Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks)
- Koala Sanctuary
- Wildlife Park (hold a koala)
- North Coast beaches
- Lathami conservation park
- East end of Kangaroo Island
- Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
- Beautiful scenery
- Eucalyptus Distillery
- Pelican feeding
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours offer you flexible, personalised touring in luxury 4WD touring vehicles. Our small group tours (maximum six passengers) are designed to bring you close to our unique wild animals providing an adventurous experience within the wonderful landscapes of the island.
Our Island is much larger than most people imagine. This popular tour includes three full days touring, including our renowned ‘Wilderness Wildlife’ and ‘Wilderness Wildscapes’ and ‘Island Culture’ Tours – all inclusive dinner, bed & breakfast and delicious home cooked lunches, great SA wines and beers, fresh coffee, entry fees and transfers.
DAY 1 – WILDERNESS WILDLIFE
The tour begins with a meet and greet at selected Island accommodation or upon arrival at the airport. Then it’s off to Seal Bay Conservation Park. Here you will learn how the Australian sea-lion survives the rigours of the Southern Ocean. Walk amongst the colony of bulls, cows and pups as they rest on the beach.
Journey further south and enjoy a pleasant, easy walk through the bush and come out at the base of KI’s spectacular and vast sand dunes of Little Sahara. Climb the dunes and enjoy stunning views of distant Bays and the serene, rural landscape.
Fascinate in the wonder of its formation. From the South Coast we traverse the rural areas of the middle of the Island via the Parndana Wildlife Park. This park was set up as an ‘animal refuge’, where sick, injured, orphaned or unwanted animals could find a home. Marvel at the colours of the Australian Birds here, pat a Koala and feed a Kangaroo!
Lunch today is a picnic of marinated Chicken breast, fresh salads, tangy Lemon Tart, complimented by a selection of beverages.
The north coast beaches of Snellings and Stokes Bay are perfect for a leisurely stroll. Enjoy the sound of waves breaking on the pristine sandy coast, or if the weather allows, go for a swim in some of the clearest water you will ever experience. Later in the day enjoy a nature walk through the drooping she-oaks of Lathami National Park and observe the kangaroos and wallabies. This is also the habitat of the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo, and great country for the elusive echidna (spiny ant-eater).
The first day’s touring concludes with your return to your Island accommodation.
DAY 2 – WILDERNESS WILDSCAPES
Today your guide will meet you at your selected Island accommodation. Along the way to your first attraction we may call past KI airport to collect new guests arriving on the morning flight. We arrive at Rocky River, headquarters of the Flinders Chase National Park. Here, kangaroos laze and Cape Barren geese graze. The Chase is home to all our varieties of native animals and birds. On to Admirals Arch, an ancient limestone formation close to the ocean, a perfect haul-out area for an active colony of the New Zealand fur seal.
To Remarkable Rocks, via the spectacular coastline of Cape du Couedic, where the forces of nature have carved modern sculptures out of the granite. A short bush walk searching for the Echidna (spiny ant-eater) and observing the colourful Kangaroo Island endemic Crimson Rosella.
Head back for a BBQ lunch of marinated steak, onions and potatoes, cooked in front of you by your guide (now turned chef!). This is complimented by fresh salads, local KI wines and other refreshments. For dessert spoil yourself by indulging in our special Pears poached in KI red wine, accompanied by KI’s unique Sheep’s Milk Yogurt.
Enjoy all this served in the bush, whilst nestled amongst the beautiful tall Gum trees.
After our meal, we head for Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 9,500 acres of protected land with an abundance of koalas easily seen in the ‘Tasmanian Blue Gums’ that grow in the area. Your guide will then take you down a bush lined track and into ‘Grassdale’, part of the Kelly Hill Conservation Park. Here you will enjoy viewing the large ‘mob’ of Kangaroo’s that graze the grassy flats and shelter in the surrounding bush. Also listen for the many parrot and other bird species that live in the tall gum trees.
Wonder through some of the old relics that speak of a by gone era of early pioneer farming. Head for Vivonne Bay, with its crystal clear turquoise water. Enjoy the majestic scenery of Point Ellen where you can fossick for shells on the beach and possibly sight a penguin in its rookery. Your day will end on a relaxing note, so enjoy resting on the scenic route as your guide returns you to your selected Island accommodation
Visit the picturesque little town of American River and watch the pelicans, look for the Glossy Black Cockatoo here as well. Take a walk along the ocean’s edge and through the tall Sheoaks and Gums, to a historic clearing, where early settlers started the very first ‘industry’ on KI.
Head over to the east of the Island and explore the quaint coastal township of Penneshaw. On the way we may call into Sunset Winery for a sample of their latest vintage. Enjoy your picnic lunch of roasted Beef Fillet, fresh salads and tasty fruits under the Paper Bark trees that line the Chapman River.
Take a glass of wine and stroll along the beautiful Antechamber Bay to look for penguins, and fossick for shells. Climb up the oldest lighthouse in South Australia at Cape Willoughby on the far eastern tip of the Island. Maybe a visit to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery or Clifford’s Honey Farm may take your interest.
End the day by the ocean, sitting on the rocks in Kingscote (KI’s capital “town”) marvelling at the Pelican’s soaring overhead as they wait for their daily feed. Sit back and reflect as you journey back to your Island accommodation or the airport for your flight back to Adelaide.
NOTE: The order of Day 1, Day 2 and/or Day 3 may be re-ordered.
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Tour Type: LAND ONLY. From Kingscote Airport and return.
Tour Reference: 3D2N.
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. If flying to K.I. flight time from and return to Adelaide need to be added. Add 30 minutes if you are being collected from your accommodation on K.I.
Duration: 03 DAYS 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 Time: 18:00 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.
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
Situation: OUTDOOR On and around the remarkable Kangaroo Island.
Feature #1: AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE AND SCENERY The unspoilt areas of Kangaroo Island and her National Parks is where this tour concentrates.
Cancellation Policy: APPLIES. See Terms & Conditions.
Accommodation: B&B (bed and breakfast) or hotel style accommodation in either a 3*, 4* or 5* rating.
Entrance Fees: To National Parks and Seal Bay.
Meals: Lunch is an enjoyable repast of home baked fare, regional beers and wines, tea and freshly ground coffee.
Meet And Greet: At Kingscote Airport or Island Accommodation.
Sightseeing: Around the spectacular Kangaroo Island.
Wildlife: Sea-lions, Koalas, Kangaroos, Cape Barren Geese and more. Scenery: Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks, the spectacular coastlines of Cape du Couedic and the South Coast to Vivonne Bay. The Eastern end of the island with it’s quaint towns, wineries, Cottage industries, Light House and Pelican feeding at the days end.
Child rates apply 6 years to 12 years of age.
* Families with infants & younger children are required to charter a vehicle for sole use.
Operator Contact Details
Name: Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours
Address: 42 Cook Street, Parndana, South Australia 5220, Australia
Phone:61 8 8559 5033 Fax: 61 8 8559 5088
Contact us about our personalised Kangaroo Island nature tours today.