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Kangaroo Island

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The Basics

Famous for its natural beauty and culinary culture, Kangaroo Island is a popular South Australia vacation destination. While it’s possible to take in the highlights on a full-day tour from Adelaide, multi-day Kangaroo Island tours offer the chance to explore further afield. Most tours explore the island’s wildlife reserves and visit natural landmarks such as the Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, and Vivonne Bay. It’s also possible to venture off-road on a Kangaroo Island 4WD tour or sample the island’s local produce on a food and wine tour.

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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide
Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide
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$240.37 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour
Hamish was an excellent tour guide and I had a great time exploring Kangaroo Island. Will definitely return to the island as there is so much more to see and do.
Melanie_K, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Adelaide

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Awesome Experience!!
Nicholas_M, Oct 2021
Kangaroo Island Self-Guided Kayaking on the Harriet River
Thank you so much to Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action for the awesome Kayaking experience! Was definitely harder than we thought but we had so much fun. Also BIG thank you to our guide Mitch who made the experience even better!! His passion and knowledge of the island made this experience really special ❤️
star-5
recommended!
AiraMay_D, Jul 2021
Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide
it was a long day driving around the bus but a good way to see kangaroo island if you only have a few days. I would recommend 2 days though coz we’re super tired after but overall a great tour 😁 our driver was very knowledgeable about the island and we learned alot.
star-5
fun and informative
Edith, Aug 2021
Kangaroo Island Quad Bike (ATV) Tours
Fun and exciting, a different kind of experience. Not only did we get the chance to ride a quad bike, but our guide shared some valuable information about the nature and effects of the bush fire to the KI environment. We were very well taken care of, and our safety is their priority. Hoping to do it again soon
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WOULD RECOMMEND
Jessica_R, Oct 2021
Kangaroo Island Quad Bike (ATV) Tours
An absolute cracker of a time! dave is an absolute legend and we learnt so much on the trip not just had a rad time on the ATVs. I myself have never rode ATVs and had a bloody stellar time, everything explained and even was told our crew were good riders. Will be back ❤️❤️
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The scenery and the...
Helen_A, Sep 2021
Kangaroo Island 75-Minute Ocean Safari
The scenery and the Wildlife and people where very helpful and friendly the food was great the weather was perfect as well
star-5
Great experience
Connie, Aug 2021
Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide
Tour guide/driver Hamish is great👍👍very imformative well done..we all enjoyed our day, even sometimes the sun was hiding and had a bit of rain. We cannot complain about the lunch it was yummy and the homemade dessert🤗 great service too...
star-5
A must do with friends
kelly_b, Jun 2021
Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Hop-on Hop-off Tour
What an amazing thing to do to enjoy your day! The hop on and off tour meant we could all enjoy ourselves without having to worry about someone driving!
star-5
A long day but worth it.
Jake, May 2021
Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide
This was such a lovely day, the bus and ferry to kangaroo island there and back was long but with it. I loved seeing the Australian sea lions and the fur seals were lovely, and the admirals arch was an unexpected surprise. Dani out tour guide was a local and it was fantastic having a local know knew the area but also what the people on the island are like. We also visited a wildlife park where we were able to feed kangaroos as well as see some Australian animals.
star-5
Great experience and worth the money
Swetha_B, May 2021
Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari - Snorkeling Safari
Was a great experience. We got to swim with a lot of dolphins and seals. The guides were both very knowledgeable, accomodating and fun. 100% recommend to give it a shot!
star-5
Fun for all 😁
David_M, Sep 2021
Kangaroo Island Quad Bike (ATV) Tours
Our guide James was fantastic. Full of enthusiasm and knowledge about the areas wildlife, regeneration after the devastation of the bushfire we had a ball. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Remarkable Kangaroo Island
Christopher, Apr 2021
Kangaroo Island Scenic Trail Tour
The visit to Seal Bay, Raptor Domain Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch were all memorable. Our tour guide Sutz was knowledgeable and provided a great experience.
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Great night tour
Christopher_C, Apr 2021
Small-Group Kangaroo Island 4WD Night Tour
Excellent tour and we saw a lot of wildlife, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, possum and penguins. The tour guide, Sutz, was experienced and professional.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is no public transportation on Kangaroo Island, so it’s best to join a tour or rent a car if you want to go exploring.

  • Most hotels and resorts offer Wi-Fi for guests.

  • Ferries to Kangaroo Island are fully wheelchair accessible and many tours offer accessible transport.

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How to Get There

Kangaroo Island is located off the coast of South Australia and is reachable by ferry or by plane from Adelaide or Melbourne airport. Car and passenger ferry services reach the island in about 45 minutes, and run several times daily from Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Cape Jervis is roughly two hours by road from Adelaide.

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When to Get There

Summer (December through February) is the most popular time to visit the island. This is also the best time to spot wildlife because it coincides with the breeding season. Due to mild year-round temperatures, it’s also possible to visit during winter to avoid crowds and find lower prices on tours and accommodations.

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Wildlife on Kangaroo Island

Wildlife lovers will be in their element on Kangaroo Island, where a third of the land is designated as nature reserve and animal residents outnumber human ones. Admire the natural beauty of Flinders Chase National Park, walk the boardwalk at Seal Bay to see fur seals in their natural habitat, admire little penguins at Penneshaw Penguin Centre, visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, or stop at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to spot koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and cassowaries.

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