Meet The Aussie Wildlife On A Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour

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Discover the amazing and unique Kangaroo Island Wildlife

Situated off of the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island presents 4,405 kms2 of pristine and unspoiled
ground to explore on a Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour.
Kangaroo Island is famed for its diverse wildlife population. From the Seals and Sea Lions of the aptly named Seal Bay, to Echidnas, Goannas, and of course, Kangaroos – there is so much wildlife to be spotted.
But for the animal lovers amongst you, there are even more wildlife inspired activities to take part in whilst visiting the Island. One great place to visit for those of you who like birds of prey is Raptor Domain. Here you can learn about the native birdlife including; Osprey, Wedge-tailed Eagles, Owls, Kookaburras, Falcons and more.

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Meet the Kangaroos on Kangaroo Island

For those who love kangaroos, then make sure you visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Here you’ll find Koalas, Echidnas, the Southern Cassowary, Little Penguins and the Kangaroo Island Kangaroo – a subspecies of the Grey Kangaroo. If you’re keen on reptiles then you can also search out the Rosenberg Heath Monitor Lizard which can grow up to 1.5 metres in length!
A must on your Kangaroo Island is a visit to the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, situated on the western end of the Island between Kelly Hill Caves Conservation Park and the Flinders Chase National Park. Here you can roam the 100,000 pristine bush land, as well as taking in the views of the Great Southern Ocean.
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Look out for Echidnas on Kangaroo Island

At Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary you can not only go on day tours, but it’s here that you’ll have a chance to see Kangaroo Island spring to life under the cover of darkness on a nocturnal tour, when a lot of its famous inhabitants tend to emerge.
Taking to the water, a Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour means you’ll have the chance to spot Dolphins as well as the gigantic Southern Right Whales as they pass during their annual migration (which is seasonal). On the Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, you’ll learn about the Island, see the amazing coastal birdlife, seals, dolphins and maybe some other creatures if you’re lucky. The tours run for 75 minutes and depart three times a day.
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Meeting sheep at Rob’s Shearing

On to more domestic matters, the local produce is a pretty big deal on Kangaroo Island, so make sure you stop by the Island Pure Dairy to meet the local sheep and more importantly, sample the delicious local cheese. But it’s not just cheese that comes out of Kangaroo Island, it’s also recommended you don’t leave without purchasing some of the organic honey produced by the island’s bees!
Whether you’re planning on staying for a couple of days or a week, there is so much to see and do on Kangaroo Island, but we recommend finding your feet with an organised tour such as Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours’ all-inclusive 2 day tour for just $445 per person. This tour includes everything from wildlife, to meals, entry fees to attractions and accommodation.
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