This three-day, four wheel drive itinerary with local company, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours takes you to stunning coastline, fascinating wildlife parks and the best spots for meeting the island's famous kangaroo residents. You'll travel in small groups accompanied by local guides and have boutique accommodation options to choose from.
Suggested route & duration
Kangaroo Island 2 nights
For this tour you can fly in and out of Adelaide, or fly in to Adelaide and return to Cape Jervis by cruise. There are also options for meeting on Kangaroo Island if you're self-driving.
Day 1: A Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for the transfer to Adelaide airport, where you'll board your flight to Kingscote. Meet your guide on arrival and start your three-day Kangaroo Island 4WD tour. Head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and learn how the Australian sealion survives the Southern Ocean. Walk among the colony of resting bulls, cows and pups on the beach. From the South Coast cross the rural areas of the middle of the Island via the Parndana Wildlife Park – it was set up as an animal refuge and is home to colourful birds, koalas and of course kangaroos. Enjoy a gourmet picnic with South Australian beer and wine for lunch. The north coast beaches of Snellings and Stokes Bay are perfect for a leisurely stroll; if the weather allows, go for a swim in the beautiful clear water. Later in the day before returning to your hotel, go for a nature walk through Lathami Conservation Park and see kangaroos, wallabies, the elusive echidna and the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo. Return to your Island accommodation. Stay: Wanderers Rest, Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge or The Kangaroo Island Seafront Hotel. L, D.
Day 2: Arrive at Rocky River, headquarters of the Flinders Chase National Park to see wildlife including kangaroos and Cape Barren geese. Continue to Admirals Arch, an ancient limestone formation close to the ocean which is home to an active colony of New Zealand fur seals. Head to Remarkable Rocks to see spectacular granite carved by the elements. Look out for wildlife on a short bush walk before a traditional BBQ lunch with South Australian beer and local wines in a bush setting. After lunch head for Koala Avenue just outside the Park then into Grassdale, part of the Kelly Hill Conservation Park which has a large mob of Kangaroos. Stop at Vivonne Bay with its crystal clear waters where you may be able to spot penguins. Stay: Wanderers Rest, Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge or The Kangaroo Island Seafront Hotel. B, L, D.
Day 3: Touring today may include Emu Ridge Eucalyptus and Kangaroo Island Spirits boutique Distillery, Cliffords Honey Farm, Pennington Bay which is a popular surfing beach with breathtaking scenery of the south eastern coastal area of the island, Prospect Hill, Chapman River and nearby winery, Cape Willoughby - the oldest lighthouse in South Australia, and visit a local winery and art gallery. Enjoy a picnic lunch under the Paper Bark trees that line the Chapman River. At the end of your tour, you will take a shuttle coach to Penneshaw, board the Sealink Ferry for the transfer from Kangaroo Island to Cape Jervis and then connect with a coach transfer to Adelaide Central Bus Station. Upon arrival in Adelaide, transfer to your hotel. B, L.
Good to know
• 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners included • There is a luggage limit of 10kg per person due to restricted space • Daily departures (8am) except 23-25 Dec • Minimum passengers 2, maximum passengers 6 • Families with children 6 years and under are required to take a sole use charter (rates available on request only) • The hotel requested must be specified at the time of booking, subject to availability • Two-day options are also available.
What to bring • Good walking shoes recommended • Light weatherproof jacket • Hat in summer • Warm clothes in winter.