Day 8 : Adelaide - Kangaroo Island
3 DAYS DISCOVERY OF KANGAROO ISLAND BY 4WD
Day 1 – Early morning pick up from your Adelaide or Glenelg hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis, taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills.
You board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.
On arrival at Penneshaw you will be met by your local guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in their natural environments. Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators. Listen to the distinct sounds of the native bird life as they chorus from the tall eucalyptus trees.
Kangaroo Island is home to some 250 bird species, many of which, through isolation from the mainland, have developed their own subspecies and are therefore endemic to Kangaroo Island. As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidna, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers.
At the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park, your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. This bay is home to a healthy Australian sea lion colony. Walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide, you are able to stand at a safe distance from these wonderful endangered creatures and hear them sigh or watch them play. This is a truly unforgettable experience — one that you will treasure forever.
Enter our exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with South Australian wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bush-walk or a stroll along the beach. Travel through the island’s interior keeping an eye out for koalas and echidna. Listen for Australia’s rarest cockatoo, the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch out for the tammar wallaby, with its small fine features, in its natural habitat.
Later in the afternoon, as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures.
The first day of your tour concludes at your accommodation on the island.
Night at the Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kingscote