Your first day starts when you get picked up at 7.15am from your Adelaide hotel. We head south to Cape Jervis and travel Kangaroo Island by ferry. Kangaroo Island is well known for its unspoilt wilderness, its 500kms of coastline and its abundance of wildlife. The ferry goes through the Backstairs Passage, and arrives in Penneshaw in about 45 minutes.
Enjoy morning tea at Antechamber Bay. Continuing on, we hit Cape Willoughby which gives visitors amazing 360 degree views of the area. We then take a ranger led tour of the lighthouse at Cape Willoughby, which takes you to the top of the lighthouse and hear the stories surrounding it. The next stop is Prospect Hill, where you can view the Pelican Lagoon, American River and Pennington Bay.
Traveling west, we arrive at Seal Bay Conservation Park, where the 3rd largest colony of rare Australian sea lions lives. Have a rare opportunity to take a ranger led walking tour along the beach to see the sea lions in their natural environment. To top off a busy day, we continue to Little Sahara, an area of huge white sand dunes for some sand boarding!
Two Nights Accommodation: Kangaroo Island
A Touch of Nature
We start today wandering around Flinders Chase National Park, home to the elusive platypus and other beautiful wildlife. The area of the park is a total of 74,000 hectares full of natural bush land and spectacular rock formations, which includes Admiral's Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Over time these rocks have turned into wind-sculpted rock formations that sit atop a smooth granite dome. New Zealand fur-seals breed at Cape du Couedic and we can watch their antics from the boardwalk at Admirals Arch.
Then onto one of the few dry limestone cave systems in Australia. Here we take a tour through the Kellys Hill caves, walking amidst ornate cave formations and discovering how the caves and the spectacular decorations are formed.
We finish todays touring at the Hanson Bay Sanctuary, where we stroll along the “Koala Walk”, which shows how koalas behave in their natural environment.
First up on your final day we visit Stokes Bay located in the northern part of the island where the cliffs reveal a stretch of beautiful white sandy beach with warm, inviting rock pools. The Lathami Conservation Park is next up. It is home to Australia's rarest and most endangered Cockatoo (Glossy Black Cockatoo). Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins along the drive to Emu Bay. Here we will stop somewhere along the beautiful 5km long beach where you will have the chance for a quick dip in the sea or just relax under the hot sun. At 5pm, we watch the pelican feeding on Kingscote Wharf before having fish and chips for dinner. We make our way back to Penneshaw to catch the ferry back to the mainland at 7.30pm.
We arrive back at your accommodation in Adelaide at approximately 10pm.