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Kangaroo Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Seal and Snorkeling Tour

1. Kangaroo Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Seal and Snorkeling Tour

Benefit from a safety briefing before climbing aboard a boat to go in search of marine life and the chance to swim and snorkel with lovable sea creatures. Listen to an informative live commentary on the 2-hour ocean safari, and avail of the only opportunity in South Australia to swim with long-nosed fur seals. Snorkel along some of Kangaroo Island’s beautiful coastline and swim alongside dolphins or seals in the wild. Alternatively, join as a spectator and keep dry and watch all the action from the boat.  Marvel at seals, dolphins and an abundance of birdlife, including eagles, gulls and cormorants. 

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Kangaroo Island: 75-Minute Ocean Safari

2. Kangaroo Island: 75-Minute Ocean Safari

Climb aboard for an exhilarating ride along the beautiful coast of Kangaroo Island and marvel at the pristine waters, stunning coastline and local marine life. Set sail from Christmas Cove and look for dolphins and seals just minutes from the marina. Listen to an informative live commentary from your skipper along the way. Learn more about the local history and hear dozens of interesting wildlife facts. Avail of a must-do wildlife experience that is suitable for all ages and great fun for the whole family!

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Kangaroo Island: All Terrain Quad Adventure

3. Kangaroo Island: All Terrain Quad Adventure

Get more action on this 2-hour quad bike adventure, designed to give you more time on the quad, and experience a wide variety of terrains, including sand and gravel tracks, open grassland, and winding bush trails. All tours begin with a kit and instruction session, followed by practice on the safe operation of the quad bikes. You will then experience the thrill of riding the latest quads from Yamaha, Suzuki, or Honda. Building up to more technical and challenging tracks, your tour will be customised to your ability. Guides will point out and provide information about the local flora and fauna, and you will often spot some of Australia’s enchanting wildlife. Combine this with spectacular views over Vivonne Bay, and you have an all-terrain quad adventure to remember!

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Kangaroo Island: Guided Kayak Tour on Harriet River

4. Kangaroo Island: Guided Kayak Tour on Harriet River

Experience the peace and serenity of Kangaroo Island as you glide and explore the abundant banks of the Harriet River situated just behind Vivonne Bay. Begin the activity with instructions on how to correctly wear your lifejacket and adjust your backrest, along with the correct technique for paddling on the river. Learn how to identify hazards, safely enter the water, and how to paddle forward, backward, turn, and stop. When ready, follow your guide, who is a local, experienced and qualified kayak expert. Enjoy spotting an abundance of wildlife. Identify local flora, look for koalas in the trees, spot a variety of birds, and watch the bream jump out of the river as you paddle past.

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Kangaroo Island 3 Hour Extreme Quad Bike Adventure

5. Kangaroo Island 3 Hour Extreme Quad Bike Adventure

Get your adrenaline fix on a 3-hour extreme quad bike adventure on Kangaroo Island. The action all starts at Vivonne Bay, close to one of Australia's best surf beaches. Your guide will set you up with all the safety gear, before some time on the practice track, where you will get a safety briefing and tips on how to operate a quad bike safely. Complete laps of the practice track until you feel confident; and then you're ready to go! Head off through winding trails in native bushland and across open grasslands, then challenge yourself to the extreme rocky trails en route to Cape Kersaint. See spectacular scenery and unforgettable views of Vivonne Bay and the Southern Ocean, from vantage points only accessibe on an ATV.

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Kangaroo Island: Nocturnal Animal 4WD Experience

6. Kangaroo Island: Nocturnal Animal 4WD Experience

Embark on this nocturnal 4 wheel drive adventure and start off with a pickup from your accommodation in Kingscote.  Meet your experienced guides who live locally and know the area, you’ll love experiencing the sights and sounds of Kangaroo Island's wildlife after dark. The drop in air temperature and light means the island buzzes with activity as day gives way to the night. See how this 155 km long island transforms as the sun goes down and the 'local nightlife' warms up. While we explore the island by 4x4 your guide might point out some of the following native Australian animals including Stone Curlews, Boobook Owls, Brush-tailed Possums, and maybe even an Echidna.  Spot Western Grey Kangaroos eating in open grasslands, or discover Tammar Wallabies hiding in the shrublands or amongst the island's undergrowth. This 3-hour 4x4 tour ends with the expert guides dropping you off back where you started with a deeper understanding of the creature you share this unique island with.

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Adelaide: 1-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery

7. Adelaide: 1-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery

Explore Kangaroo Island on a personalized small group tour on a day trip from Adelaide. Ride in comfort on a coach from Adelaide CBD, board the ferry to access the island, then join a 4x4 small group tour to get up-close and personal to Australian native animals. Be picked up at 06:45 from your Adelaide CBD hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis. Then, board the ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Kangaroo Island. Your island nature experience will begin when you are met by your local guide. Tour through several island habitats and see Australian native wildlife in their natural environments. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, where your guide will escort you on a memorable walk among the sea lions. You are able to stand at a safe distance and see them up-close.  Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with Kangaroo Island wine on a natural bush property. After lunch, go for a bush walk or a stroll along the beach. As the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. Your tour will conclude in time for the return ferry to the mainland then transfer by coach to Adelaide. Return to Adelaide around 10:45 and be dropped off at your Adelaide CBD hotel.

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Kangaroo Island 4x4 Gourmet Food & Wine Tour

8. Kangaroo Island 4x4 Gourmet Food & Wine Tour

The first stop on your journey is Clifford’s Honey Farm-Gate store. Here you will find a selection of their quality honeys and a range of products from artisan Kangaroo Island producers, including dressings, chutneys, honey wheat ale, and other ‘value added’ honey products. A short drive up the road will take you to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery. Sample and purchase the amazing range of eucalyptus products, along with other locally made goodies. Enjoy a tasting of Colony Cove, Kangaroo Island’s very own cider. Try a medium dry, medium sweet, vintage, non-alcoholic and sparkling cider to decide your favourite. Travel back into Kingscote and enjoy a delicious, fresh and flavoursome lunch at the popular Cactus Cafe. After lunch, we’ll take a short drive to the Bay of Shoals Wines overlooking the picturesque vineyards and sheltered bay. Indulge in a tasting of their award winning wines whilst enjoying the views. Alternately we can visit the cellar door at The Islander Estate at Cygnet River and taste the only 5-star James Halliday rated wines of the island (please note the winery is closed on Wednesday). Next stop is Kangaroo Island Spirits, the makers of the world’s best contemporary gin. Discover and decide for yourself with a tasting of their boutique gin, liqueurs and vodka. After an enjoyable day, we will take you back to your hotel, or to the Airport/Ferry.

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Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Regeneration Overnight Tour

9. Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Regeneration Overnight Tour

Day 1: This afternoon you will be collected from the meeting point for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis. Along the way, admire the picturesque scenery of the Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views, and rolling hills. Board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival at Penneshaw, you will be transferred to your accommodation at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge in American River. Enjoy free time in the evening to go for dinner. Day 2: Meet your local guide and head to your first stop of the day, 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 lie on the beach or among the sand dunes after their trips to go fishing. Stand at a safe distance from these endangered creatures and watch their antics as they frolic and play on the beach. This is a truly unforgettable experience, one that you will treasure forever. Next, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading down to Vivonne Bay beach. Learn more about the coastal regeneration of this area, which was hit by the second wave of bushfires. Then travel along the South Coast Road to Flinders Chase National Park, which was devastated by the worst fires to ever hit the island. Here you will see the amazing regeneration that has occurred so quickly after the event, with green growing everywhere. There will be regular stops where your guide will explain exactly how the native bushland regenerates and the species of flora and fauna that have been affected. You will also have plenty of opportunity to take some great photos. Make sure you keep an eye out for echidnas, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, and the wonderful birdlife of the island. Head home via the North Coast Road. Make stops along the way to learn more about the area's regeneration, and get some great photos. Dusk is a perfect time to view wildlife, and at Stokes Bay you should be able to see kangaroos, koalas, and possibly the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo. Your tour concludes with a return ferry and coach transfer back to Adelaide.

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Adelaide: 2-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Small Group Tour

10. Adelaide: 2-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Small Group Tour

See the best of Kangaroo Island on a small-group 2-day tour from Adelaide including coach and ferry transfers, personalized tours by 4x4 vehicles, and a local guide. You can choose between sing and twin share accommodation. Day 1 (lunch included) Be picked up at 6:45 AM from your Adelaide CBD hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis. Then board the ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Kangaroo Island Tour through several island habitats to see Australian native wildlife in their natural environments. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, where your guide will escort you on a memorable walk among the sea lions. You are able to stand at a safe distance and see them up close.  Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch then go for a bush walk or a stroll along the beach. See the kangaroos as the day draws to a close. Your first day concludes as you return to your accommodation. Dinner is at your own expense. Day 2 (breakfast and lunch included) Discover the remarkable Flinders Chase National Park while searching for kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of bird life. See Long-nosed Fur Seals at Cape du Couedic, marvel at the Remarkable Rocks and see where the powerful forces of nature created Admirals Arch. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and observe koalas in their treetop habitat. In the afternoon, explore some of the most spectacular beaches on Kangaroo Island and marvel at the stunning coastlines the island has to offer. There will be many photo opportunities along the way for you to capture long-lasting memories of your time on beautiful Kangaroo Island. Your tour concludes in time for the return ferry to the mainland and coach transfer to Adelaide. Return to Adelaide around 10:45 PM and be dropped off at your Adelaide CBD hotel.

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What people are saying about Kangaroo Island

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 219 reviews

Dave our guide for this experience with quad bike was excellent. He was knowledgeable about the island and he let me feel comfortable and safe. I felt confident on the bike straight away despite it was my first time. Thank you David we had an awesome time and we highly recommend the tour to everyone. Ivana

Lachie was our guide and he was brilliant. We were lucky enough to be the only three booked for the 3.30 tour. Lachie has a wealth of knowledge and is just a super nice guy. I would thoroughly recommend this activity.

Fantastic experience…must do!!! Dave our instructor was excellent, very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We had so much fun and would definitely do again. Highly recommended.

We got to swim with lots of dolphins and had a great time. The guide was really friendly, helpful and organised and we will do the dolphin swim again.

Was an amazing tour with an awesome guide! Will be recommending this tour to anyone who comes to KI