3 Day Kangaroo Island Investigator Tour

Our three-day Kangaroo Island Investigator tour covers our Island Life, Flinders Chase Focus and Fine Flavours full day itineraries.


Please note: Day 1, 2 and/or 3 may be interchanged to suit prior bookings or departure days.

Day 1 – Island Life

Begin your three day tour of Kangaroo Island with our Island Life itinerary.

Welcome to Island life – where things take time, drivers wave as they go by – or even stop for a chat.

Have a cuppa with some home-made treats before taking a walk down a country track through tall Eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead or wake briefly for a feed. Listen for the sounds of the bush – brightly coloured honeyeaters and brilliant parrots, cicadas or perhaps just the sound of silence.

Travel through the Island’s most productive country to the north coast. Walk through the bush with your guide – through strangely shaped trees learning what makes that noise, whose tracks are those, and who left THAT little pile there? Look for small wallabies almost extinct on the mainland, a kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island and a variety of other birds, plants and animals.

Break for lunch at a private bush camp and enjoy a delicious meal featuring King George whiting (local sea fish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines.

At Seal Bay Conservation Park take a private tour with your guide among Australian sea-lions on a beautiful sandy beach – an experience similar to that of the Galapagos. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology.

Highlights include

  • Seek out some of Kangaroo Island’s iconic wildlife
  • Daily home-baked morning tea, served with a selection of hot beverages
  • Daily lunches in the bush, served with local wines, beers, soft drinks and spring water
  • Take a private tour on the sands of Seal Bay, amongst a large colony of Australian Sea-lions
  • Explore the wild western wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park
  • Witness the incredible resilience the Australian bush shows in the face of bushfire
  • Taste some of the island’s best local produce, including wine, gin, olives, olive oil, oysters and honey.

    DAY 2 – Flinders Chase Focus

    Begin the day travelling through some of the fire-affected landscapes of Kangaroo Island, which are recovering quickly following generous winter rains.

    Learn about fire ecology and how nature deals with fire. Some of our native flora species only flower following fire!

    Travel into Flinders Chase National Park and explore the massive shapes of Remarkable Rocks, a natural sculpture perched impossibly on top a granite dome plunging into the ocean

    Break for an elegant picnic lunch in the bush, or if weather permits, on a spectacular clifftop. Lunch features marinated poached chicken, fresh salads, cheeses accompanied by local wine, beer, soft drinks and spring water.

    Evidence of the power of the Southern Ocean swell continues at Admirals Arch – a coastal grotto which provides a haul out for a large colony of Long-nosed fur seals which swim effortlessly through crashing waves.

    Day 3 – Fine Flavours

    Begin the day in the pristine farming region of Cygnet River, which produces a range of primary food sources including barley, wheat, canola, oats, lamb and beef. Learn about the agricultural history of Kangaroo Island and pass by Kangaroo Island Pure Grain, which is ‘GM-free’ and offers consumers farm-gate traceability and complete production history.

    Our first stop is Kangaroo Island Olives, where father and son duo, Michael and Dom, produce olives from a grove of 5000 trees. This enterprise reflects both our Mediterranean climate and the rich immigrant history of South Australia. Our tailgate tasting includes both table olives and some of the delicious oils they produce.

    On our way to the coastal town of American River, we pass Fryar’s Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs and learn about the fascinating egg farm. The hens are free to roam wherever they like foraging in the pastures under the careful protection of Maremma guardian dogs.

    American River is home to the Kangaroo Island Oyster Farm Shop, which produces delicious Pacific Oysters in the calm waters of Eastern Cove. Depending on the season, we will either sample some oysters in the shop or at a secluded picnic spot. Our alfresco lunch features smoked meats, fresh salad and a selection of local beer and wines.

    After lunch, we head inland to visit Clifford’s Honey Farm. Since 1973, the Clifford family have specialised in producing honey from Kangaroo Island’s Ligurian Bee. Here we will gain an insight into the production of honey, including a tasting of a range of honey plus Jenny’s famous Honey Ice Cream!

    The Islander Estate Vineyards are one of Kangaroo Island’s premium wineries, producing a range of stunning red and white varieties. We visit their tasting room and will sample a selection of their wines whilst hearing about some of the creative winemaking techniques used by owner and winemaker, Jacques Lurton, from Bourdeaux, France.

    End the day with a tasting at Kangaroo Island Spirits, who have won numerous awards globally (including New York and London) for their range of beautiful gins and liqueurs.

    Kangaroo Island Oysters
    Kangaroo Island Oysters

    Operating Information

    Tour Type: Small group or private

    Tour Reference: IV

    Small group pricing: $1530 per adult and $1296 per child

    Private charter pricing: From $3030 per adult (min 2)

    Operating Time: Daily (except Christmas Day)

    Duration: This is a three day tour and duration is usually approximately 8 hours per day

    Pick-up/drop-off times: Specific pick-up times will be confirmed the day prior to your tour, but it will generally be between 9 and 10am

    Pick-up/drop-off locations: In addition to meeting the morning QantasLink flight at Kingscote (Kangaroo Island) Airport [KGC], we can pick up from a range of accommodation properties located in Kingscote, Emu Bay, Smith Bay, American River and Haines

    Disabled Facilities: Some aspects of this tour may be inaccessible to guests with disabilities. Please discuss with us your personal needs to assess suitability. Private tours with bespoke itineraries, to cater for suitable destinations, can be arranged

    Groups: Whilst we specialise in personalised nature-based eco-touring we can and do accommodate groups

    Cancellation Policy applies. See Terms & Conditions


    • Three days touring with a local guide
    • Home-baked traditional Australian treats with a selection of hot beverages
    • Elegant alfresco lunch set in the bush with a choice of local wines, beer, soft drinks and spring water
    • Access to field guides, binoculars and maps
    • All necessary National Parks admission fees

    *Child rates apply 6 years to 15 years of age. Private Charter is required for all children 5 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

    Email: reservations@wildernesstours.com.au

    Contact us about our personalised Kangaroo Island nature tours today