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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide
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icon16 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Travel from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s most popular wildlife destinations, on this activity-filled day trip by ferry and coach. On the island, discover its natural attractions and local animals, from Vivonne Bay and Seal Bay Conservation Park to the Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch and more. Spot wallabies, echidnas, fur seals, koalas and, of course, kangaroos.
  • Full-day tour to Kangaroo Island by coach and ferry, from Adelaide
  • Take a guided walk among Australian sea lions with a National Parks Ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Enjoy a 2-course lunch in stunning Vivonne Bay while looking at wildlife from the restaurant windows
  • Walk along the coast at Flinders Chase National Park, one of South Australia’s top national parks
  • Snap photos of the sculpture-like rock formations named Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch
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Lunch
Travel by air-conditioned coach with expert commentary by local driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Seal Bay Guided Beach Walk
Flinders Chase National Park including the iconic Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch
Visit Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

83 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your day trip begins with pickup in Adelaide by coach for the drive with your guide across the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis, where you catch the ferry for a cruise across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival, board another coach for your tour of the island.

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 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, watching for more kangaroos along the way, for your ferry ride back to the mainland.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Penneshaw
This morning enjoy your scenic coach transfer to Cape Jervis to meet the ferry for your 45 minute trip to Kangaroo Island. On arrival into Penneshaw, meet your coach and driver to begin your tour.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Seal Bay Conservation Park
At Seal Bay, you will be taken down onto the beach by a Parks Interpretive Officer to see the Australian sea lions close-up - swimming in the surf or basking in the sand.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse
See the historic Cape de Couedic Lighthouse.
Stop At:  
Admirals Arch
Take the boardwalk around the cliff face to discover Admirals Arch, a natural rock arch sculpted by weathering and erosion from the sea. A nursery and safe haven for Long-nosed fur seals, you can watch the playful colony get about their daily business.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Remarkable Rocks
See the rugged coastline and explore the iconic Remarkable Rocks, taking in the great photographic opportunities.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Feed some kangaroos and get up close to the Kangaroo Island Koalas while listening to the Keeper talk about the cuddly mammals. There is also a photo opportunity to hold a koala (additional cost).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Sealink Travel Group

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide.
Q:
What is the pick up location?
A:
We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
Q:
Where is the meeting point?
A:
The meeting point for this tour will be at Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street).
Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is a long drive to go to the island and by plane, it is only 20 min flight but it is more expensive." See review
  • "Long day but worth it to see the island even though some attractions were off limits due to recent fires." See review
  • "The water is calmer in the morning (can't really see much from the ferry so it's not like you whale watch, etc." See review

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AiraMay_D
, Jul 2021
it was a long day driving around the bus but a good way to see kangaroo island if you only have a few days. I would recommend 2 days though coz we’re super tired after but overall a great tour 😁 our driver was very knowledgeable about the island and we learned alot.
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Amazing KI
Tracey_M
, Jun 2021
A long day, Seal bay a wonderful experience to come so close to nature. Remarkable Rocks and Admirdals Arch amazing. Worth the travelling.
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Great day
Toby_S
, May 2021
Excellent guide. Knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. A world set apart from the rest of Australia. X
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A long day but worth it.
Jake
, May 2021
This was such a lovely day, the bus and ferry to kangaroo island there and back was long but with it. I loved seeing the Australian sea lions and the fur seals were lovely, and the admirals arch was an unexpected surprise. Dani out tour guide was a local and it was fantastic having a local know knew the area but also what the people on the island are like. We also visited a wildlife park where we were able to feed kangaroos as well as see some Australian animals.
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Adam who I had for my...
Lachlan_S
, Apr 2021
Adam who I had for my guide was really great and informative. He was telling us about the history of the island and was sharing stories of his own. I highly recommend KI and if you get Adam for a tour guide he is fantastic. I loved every moment of the time on the island especially getting to see wild sea lions up close
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Absolutely incredible day
Kayleigh_H
, Apr 2021
Incredible day start to finish. Couldn’t recommend Kate our tour guide enough. She is bubbly, passionate and I left the trip knowing so much more about the history of the island and it’s native animals. 10/10 trip, but maybe more time needed for those adorable kangaroos and koalas!
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Worth a visit to Kangaroo Island
Paul_H
, Feb 2021
The Seal Beach Tour was very interesting and informative & The Arch so totally unexpected as you climbed down the stairs
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Kangaroo Island
JvS
, Nov 2020
The trip itinerary was changed without notice. We did not see the rock formations. We did see the sea lions and they were amazing.
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Kangaroo Island
JvS
, Nov 2020
The Sea lions and the drive generally were good. Itinerary was changed without notice and parts advertised and paid for not delivered.
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KI
Timothy_S
, Feb 2020
Lovely place to visit. The highlight was the interacting with the wildlife. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly.
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