Often referred to as a zoo without fences, Kangaroo Island is where you’ll find an abundance of native Australian wildlife. From swimming with dolphins off the Island’s shores to walking amongst the residents of the aptly named ‘Seal Bay’ there’s many reasons that make KI the Noah’s Ark of South Australia.
Kangaroo Island (or KI as the locals call it) presents the perfect setting to view loads of wildlife with the backdrop of a natural setting. From craggy rocks to sprawling sands and thick bushland you never know what you might find rustling around.
One of the best places to start your KI safari is the Flinders Chase National Park. Flinders Chase is located at the western end of Kangaroo Island and one of Australia’s largest national parks covering 74,000 hectares of untouched bushland. The park is home to a variety of fauna, including the unique Kangaroo Island kangaroo (yes they are different to the kangaroos on the mainland!), koalas, Tammar wallabies, echidnas, the endangered Cape Barren Geese and even platypus.
Of courses, there’s also the aforementioned Seal Bay where you’ll spot Australian Sea Lions as well as Australian fur seals as they lounge around on the sand.
A great way to experience all of these wonderful (and sometimes weird) Australian animals is on board a Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour. With a variety of tour packages available you can choose one to suit your time and budget requirements. Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours take you to the island’s best spots including Flinders Chase where you’ll visit the Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and Seal Bay – perfect for getting your fill of seals!
There’s also more animal action at Rob’s Sheep Shearing where you can learn about the sheep shearing industry on Kangaroo Island as well as witnessing some sheep shearing and wool spinning, first hand. If koalas are the creature that enticed you to Australian shores then you’ll be able to find these at Hanson Bay Koala Sanctuary on the Island.
The great thing is Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours guides are all locals who know the island like the back of their hand so you’ll be sure not to miss a thing whilst visiting.
Whilst you will see all the major highlights with Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours you will also go a little bit off-the-beaten track to places that not every tourist gets the chance to see, so you won’t go home with the same holiday snaps as everyone else!
Courtesy coach pick-ups are included in Adelaide from selected hostels and hotels to get you to the Adelaide Central Bus Station to join the bus transfer to the ferry. The two-day tour operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from September to October, Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to August , increasing to four days a week in April and November and then daily from December to March.
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Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours’ 2 day tour is currently just $445 per person.
Tour includes all entry fees to KI’s attractions, all meals, Rob’s Sheep Shearing and Sheepdogs, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Seal Bay, Little Sahara, Vivonne Bay, Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch inside Flinders Chase National Park.
To find out more call 1300 795 447 (in Australia), or +61 8 8202 8678 or visit www.kiadventuretours.com.au to book online.