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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

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    What to Expect
    When booking this Kangaroo Island tour, you have four choices for transportation to suit your interest and budget. You can travel both to and from the island by ferry, travel to and from the island by plane, or mix it up to enjoy both experiences with one way by ferry and the other by plane, or vice versa.

    If you’re starting by ferry, your day trip begins with pickup in Adelaide by coach for the 90-minute drive with your guide across the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis, where you’ll catch the ferry for a 45-minute cruise across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival, board another coach for your tour of the island. If you’re starting by plane, land at the island’s Kingscote Airport, where you’ll be met by the coach.

    Then begin your Kangaroo Island experience at Seal Bay Conservation Park to witness Australian sea lions lazing on the beach; take a coastal walk with a National Parks ranger for an up-close look at the colony. Continue to Vivonne Bay for a 2-course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro, where picture windows and a deck provide opportunities to watch for koalas and kangaroos in the surrounding bush.

    After lunch, visit Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, where kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas roam free and koalas stay lazy in their eucalyptus groves, and then head to Flinders Chase National Park on the rugged southwest coast of the island to walk among the granite boulders known as the Remarkable Rocks. See the rock archway known as Admirals Arch, admire Cape du Couedic and watch long-nosed fur seals as they play and relax.

    Throughout your tour, hear about the history of Kangaroo Island and learn interesting facts about the animals from your knowledgeable guide. When your time on the island is up, head back to the ferry landing or the airport, watching for more kangaroos along the way, for your ferry ride or flight back to the mainland.
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    Departure Point
    Adelaide hotels


    Adelaide Central Bus Station
    Return Details
    Adelaide Central Bus Station or your Adelaide hotel
    • Lunch - 2-course lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach (if option selected)
    • Commercial flight to/from Kangaroo Island (if option selected)
    • Round-trip cruise (if option selected)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Seal Bay Guided Tour
    • Hanson Bay Sanctuary Koala Walk
    • Entry/Admission - Flinders Chase National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Seal Bay Conservation Park
    • Entry/Admission - Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Entry/Admission - Admirals Arch
    • Entry/Admission - Remarkable Rocks
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Please bring light jacket and sun protection
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 31 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 7 and 30 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 2 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 80 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 1 day of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We were short on time so decided to do the One day tour of Kangaroo Island. We flew there and back to shorten the travel. Good thing too because we felt like we spent hours and hours and hours just riding a bus. Half our...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank RTKelly
    Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

    My wife & her parent came on this tour & the four of us absolutely loved it. We stayed on island & where picked up by shuttle bus & taken to our coach where we joined the tour, our guide Vanessa was fantastic, a wealth...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Peter8862
    Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

    Yes the day is long and you have to travel on a coach a lot but uf you are shocked by that you haven't read the description. Pick up was on time, coach and ferry crossing very comfortable as was the rest of the travel....More

    1  Thank AJEMason
    Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

    DO NOT go to Kangaroo Island to encounter kangaroos up close. The only time we saw them was from the bus. The island is beautiful and the sea lions and koalas were cool, but a LOT of time is spent on the bus getting from...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    4  Thank T_Smith_117
    Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

    If you put a side Adelaide pick up and drop off lack of any courtesy, then the trip is great. We were left standing at 6:40 in the morning at a bus stop for 40 minutes with outside temperature of 6 degrees... at the drop...More

    3  Thank raniAustralia
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