- Return flights to Adelaide ex Sydney
- Luxurious coach travel
- Hearty breakfasts & delicious evening meals in the Hotel’s Restaurant & lunches every day on the tour.
- Fascinating day tours and entry to all attractions as per itinerary below
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TOUR DESCRIPTION & ITINERARY
Day One: Journey to South Australia
Kangaroo Island is located south of Adelaide so this morning’s travel includes a 2 hour flight from Sydney to Adelaide where you will meet your luxury coach and experienced driver who will look after you for the next few days. We always try to fly out at around 9am so you don’t have to get to the airport too early. You’ll tour via McLaren Vale where you will visit a local winery for lunch and tastings before driving to Cape Jervis to board your SeaLink Ferry to across Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo Island. Be amazed by the skill of the drivers of the sheep transports get loaded onto the ferry (and your coach) before your short 1 hour journey across the water. Once back on the coach on the island it’s just under an hour’s drive to Kingscote to the Aurora Ozone Hotel where you will spend the next 3 nights (08 85532011)
Day Two: Explore Kangaroo Island
This morning after a hearty breakfast we tour to the other end of the island to Flinders Chase National Park – Sitting high on ancient rocky platforms above the sea, Remarkable Rocks’ surreal shapes and golden orange colours provide extraordinary photo opportunities. Admirals Arch at Cape du Couedic is not only an impressive rock arch, weather worn over thousands of years, it’s also home to a colony of long-nosed fur seals. After lunch at the new Visitors centre we travel to Seal Bay. Seal Bay has been home to an Australian sea lion population for thousands of years and offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences in the world. There are no enclosures or cages at Seal Bay. Instead, you will be taken into the heart of the colony where our experienced guides will teach you about these endangered animals. Truly an incredible experience.
Day Three: Kangaroo Island Continued
After a late start where you can explore Kingscote, today we take in and visit some of the island’s unique businesses. Starting with the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery which is a family-owned business and popular Kangaroo Island tourist attraction since 1991. They produce 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil from the KI Narrow Leaf Mallee. You’ll have time to ship before enjoying lunch there. Our next stop is Clifford’s honey farm – home to products produced by the Ligurian bee – one of the few locations in the world that produced disease free honey. Kangaroo Island is a Ligurian bee sanctuary and the oldest in the world. Due to their isolation, they have remained free of major bee diseases which infect mainland bees. Our final visit today is to Raptor Domain for their birds of prey show. Enjoy a delightful interactive experience with our friendly Barn Owls; have a laugh with Banjo and Paterson the laughing Kookaburras; meet an array of birds including majestic Wedge-tailed Eagles; incredibly aerobatic Black Kites; chatty Cockatoos and many more. These presentations are thought of by many to be the most interactive, fun and educational Birds of Prey display they have ever seen.
Day Four: Victor Harbor and Home
Departing after breakfast this morning we retrace our steps to Penneshaw to join the SeaLink ferry back to the mainland before driving through stunning countryside of the Fleurieu Peninsula on the way to Victor Harbor – an early whaling station. A lovely hot lunch today overlooking the horse-drawn carriage to Granite Island at the Victor Hotel. Driving up the coast to Goolwa – Australia’s first inland and now historic port at the entrance of the mighty Murray River where it joins the ocean. Continue northward returning to Adelaide and the airport to board your flight home.