Kangaroo Island Experience
4 Day Island Retreat
Day 1: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
Depart Adelaide on a short flight to Kangaroo Island. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Kangaroo Island Lodge for 3 night in a Deluxe Waterview Room including breakfast and dinner daily. Afternoon at leisure to relax.
Kangaroo Island Lodge is located on the foreshore in the village of American River – Set between the ocean and the bush, there is plenty of wildlife viewing with excellent birdwatching. There is an great restaurant and flashlights are available for self-guided wildlife walks after dinner
Day 2: Full Day Island Life Tour
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. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Day 3: Flinders Chase Focus
Begin the day in the island’s north-west in an important private wildlife refuge with Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife. Check out wildlife surveys targeting tiny endangered mammals and get an introduction to the bush, so the fire ecology experienced later in the day has context. Break for an elegant picnic lunch in the bush, featuring marinated poached chicken, fresh salads, cheeses and fantastic South Australian wine, beer, soft drinks and spring water. After lunch, travel into Flinders Chase National Park and explore the massive shapes of Remarkable Rocks, a natural sculpture perched impossibly on top of a dome of granite emerging from the ocean. 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 who swim effortlessly through the crashing waves.
At leisure then transfer to the airport for your flight back to Adelaide.
Price + Inclusions
|Kangaroo Island Experience||Price per person|
|Twin Share||from $2,265|
- Flights – ADL/Kangaroo Island/ADL
- 3 night accommodation in Deluxe Waterview Room
- 3 x Breakfasts, 3 x Dinners, 2 x lunches
- 2 x full day tours maximum 12 guest (With 2 guides)
- Day tours include: 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
Extra nights available on request.
Why not extend your stay and include a full day of wine tasting at some of the best vineyards on the island including Islander Estate, Bay of Shoals and Lunch at Dudley’s.
Based on the same itinerary – upgrade to a luxury accommodation option staying at the exclusive Oceanview Eco Villas.
At Oceanview Eco Villa’s guests have access to the private beach and farmland which features a significant amount of wildlife, particularly in the evening. The Eco Villas comprise two luxury villas, each with 2 bedroom / 2 bathrooms with bathtubs offering magnificent views of the ocean. The central open-plan living area has a common dining and lounge area. The property is environmentally friendly and offers local ingredients on the menu while the wine list features the best of SA wines.
|Oceanview Eco-Villas Luxury Option||Price per person|
|Twin Share – 4 Days||from $4,595|
- Three-course gourmet dinner using fresh Kangaroo Island produce accompanied by local wines
- Cooked breakfasts daily
- Complimentary minibar
- Free WiFi
- Daily Service