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Immerse yourself in Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s great nature-based destinations, with this 4-day, fully guided small group tour that showcases the Island’s breathtaking landscapes and wildlife encounters as well as its famous food and wine. This package is perfect for nature-lovers and foodies who want to see – and eat – it all in slow pace and in style.
Situated 13-kilometres (8 mi) off the ...
Situated 13-kilometres (8 mi) off the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island is brimming with dramatic landscapes, epic rock formations, native animals and artisanal food and wine. Be greeted by koalas dozing in towering Eucalyptus trees, Australian sea lions basking on unspoiled white beaches, and a kangaroo that exists nowhere else on Earth. For an island that is just 155-kilometres (96 mi) in length, there is no shortage of things to see and do!
With pick up included from Kingscote Airport (KGC) or the Sealink Ferry Terminal, Penneshaw, set out with a small group of maximum of 10 people to experience the Island from every angle. In the north and south, get up close with native wildlife in their natural habitat and venture into the heart of an Australian sea lion colony at the Seal Bay Conservation Park. In the west, focus on Flinders Chase, with a guided tour of the national park including the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Lastly, in the east, discover spectacular coastlines, untouched wilderness and one of Kangaroo Island’s best cellar doors.
Along the way, feast on Kangaroo Island’s famous food and wine. The Island’s remoteness has always demanded a self-sufficient lifestyle, so local producers have adapted to deliver unmistakable purity, quality and flavour. At award-winning farms and wineries, venture behind the scenes to learn about and taste the best produce the Island has to offer, including fresh oysters, honey, wine, gin, olives and olive oil. On Kangaroo Island, food tastes as it was always meant to taste!
This fully guided 4-day package includes 3-nights in boutique accommodation on a twin share basis. All meals are included, so you’ll have ample opportunity to sample the Island’s food and wine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. National Park admission fees and pick up/drop off also included.
Treat yourself to the ultimate Kangaroo Island experience, with this fully guided 4-day package that leaves no stone unturned. There is no better way to discover this truly unique part of the world.
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Arrive into Kingscote Airport (KGC) or the Sealink Ferry Terminal, Penneshaw, to begin your Kangaroo Island adventure. Your expert guide will meet you and help load your luggage into the custom 4WD vehicle.
Today, you’ll explore the beautiful north and south coasts of the Island. After a delicious morning tea, set out on your first nature walk through the Cygnet River Valley to Stokes Bay, both in the north of the island. As you wander the old country tracks, listen to the sounds of the bush – brightly coloured birds, cicadas, or perhaps just the sound of silence. Keep your eyes peeled for the koalas that live among the towering Eucalyptus trees, the small wallabies almost extinct on the mainland, and a kangaroo found nowhere else on Earth.
Lunch at a private bush camp is well deserved. Feast on King George Whiting (local sea fish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines.
In the afternoon, head south for a private tour with your guide through the Seal Bay Conservation Park. There are no enclosures or cages at Seal Bay. Instead, you will be taken into the heart of the colony where young pups nurse and play in the surf, while old bulls patrol the rugged coastline. Your tour won’t follow a standardised script – your guide will be interpreting sea lion behaviour and what’s happening in the colony at that very moment. A truly exceptional wildlife experience!
In the evening, enjoy a delicious included dinner at your accommodation,
Today, you’ll explore the Island’s west, starting with a visit to the Kangaroo Island Land For Wildlife. A private wildlife refuge, the LfW KI aims to provide safe havens for animals and plants, while improving their habitat. 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.
After, treat yourself to 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.
In the afternoon, travel to Flinders Chase National Park, an area that was heavily affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires. You’ll visit the Park’s must-see sights – the Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and the Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse – while learning about what is being done to regenerate and protect the area for the future. You’ll also see another colony of seals, who swim effortlessly through the crashing waves.
In the evening, enjoy a delicious included dinner at your accommodation.
Today, you’ll explore the Island’s south and east, starting with a visit to Pennington Bay. A renowned fishing and surfing spot due to its powerful swells, Pennington Bay is home to some of Australia’s most picturesque coastal scenery, where the glistening turquoise waters meet the shimmering white sandy beaches. Enjoy a home-baked morning tea on the sand and keep an eye out for the dolphins and seals that like to frolic amid the waves.
Next, journey east to Pelican Lagoon, a picturesque saltwater lagoon named for its large population of pelicans. Adjacent to the lagoon is excellent kangaroo habitat, where you may also see tammar wallabies sheltering amid the tea-tree thickets.
Having worked up a thirst, stop in at False Cape Wines. The deep alluvial soils of the Willson River overlying limestone are perfect for grapevines – it would be rude not to sample the local drop! After, enjoy a local produce picnic overlooking the vines.
NOTE: This itinerary is provided as an example only – prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation.
Continue on to Cape Willoughby Lighthouse. Established in 1852 and originally known as the Sturt Lighthouse for Captain Charles Sturt, the lighthouse is the oldest of its kind in South Australia. The light shines a warning for sailors traversing the treacherous Backstairs Passage – the 11-kilometre-wide strip of water between Kangaroo Island and the mainland. Take time to explore the lighthouse and the granite canyon known as ‘Devil’s Kitchen’. Then, take a walk along the long white sandy beach or along the quiet backwaters of the Chapman Estuary.
Return to your accommodation via a 4WD trail known as Binney’s Track. The trail runs adjacent to Baudin Conservation Park and offers sensational views across the Backstairs Passage to the Fleurieu Peninsula. If you’re lucky, you might see a rare glossy black cockatoo feeding in the she-oak forest or a pod of dolphins surfing the waves below.
Cap off your Kangaroo Island adventure with a full day dedicated to the Island’s fine flavours.
The tour begins in the pristine farming region of Cygnet River, which produces a range of primary food sources including barley, canola, oats, wheat, beef and lamb. Learn about the agricultural history of the Island and pass by Kangaroo Island Pure Grain, which specialises in premium quality grains that are completely free of any genetically modified content.
First stop of the day is Kangaroo Island Olives, where father and son duo, Michael and Dom, produce olives from a grove of 5000 trees. This olive grove reflects Kangaroo Island’s Mediterranean climate as well as its vibrant immigrant history. You’ll have the opportunity to taste both table olives and the delicious oils they produce.
On the way to the coastal town of American River, pass Fryar’s Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs, where more than 60,000 full beaked hens live happy lives on rolling green pastures. Under the watchful eye of Maremma guard dogs, these hens produce around 15,000 dozen true free-range eggs per week. You can really taste the difference!
After lunch, head inland to visit Clifford’s Honey Farm. Since 1973, the Clifford family have been keeping pure Ligurian bees and creating quality honey as well as honey products ranging from candles to chocolate-covered honeycomb and biscuits. You’ll gain insight into their production methods, including a delicious tasting.
Next, drop in at The Islander Estate Vineyards, one of Kangaroo Island’s premium wineries producing both red and white varietals. Visit their tasting room and sample a selection of wines while hearing about the creative wine making techniques used by owner and winemaker Jacques Lurton from Bordeaux, France.
End the day with a tasting at the famous Kangaroo Island Spirits, Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery. One taste and you’ll understand why KIS is winning awards all around the world from London to New York.
At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll be transferred to Kingscote Airport or the Sealink Ferry Terminal, Penneshaw, to commence your onward journey.
Daily departure on request. Please contact us for private departures and group bookings. Single Supplement is available. Surcharge applies to festival/holiday season.
Upgrade to Oceanview Eco Villa (3 nights) is available at an additional cost of $1,050pp, twin share
The start and finish point is Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
Kangaroo Island has a Mediterranean climate: warm to hot dry summers (December – February) with very low humidity; and cool, mild winters (June – August). The majority of rainfall occurs from April – September, while strong winds are a possibility throughout the year.
Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.Payment DetailAll pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.Single SupplementAll accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.General Cancellation Policies- Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee- Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurancePlease Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.LiabilityThe participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.Child PolicyPlease consult travel consultant on age limit.Changes to ItinerariesLocal conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.Changes in PricesWhile we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age LimitsYou need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.Cancellation by The Tour OperatorThe walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.Force Majeure'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.EvacuationsIn rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.Travel InsuranceIn view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.