January 31 - February 03, 2020
Tour Status - Available
Minutes from the mainland but a million miles away, Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and natural, rugged beauty. Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves, home to native wildlife like sea lions, koalas and diverse bird species. In the west, Flinders Chase National Park is known for penguin colonies and striking coastal rock formations, like the sculpted Remarkable Rocks and the stalactite-covered Admirals Arch.
Deluxe, city center accommodations*
Meals & Tours as per itinerary
Air conditioned transportation
Small Group Departure
Fri: Jan 31, 2020: ADELAIDE / KANGAROO ISLAND
This morning the main tour comes to an end as you transfer from the Mannum to the Adelaide International Airport. From here a short flight takes you to Kingscote and the lush and picturesque “Kangaroo Island”. Off shore 112 km southwest of Adelaide, it is ‘just across the water but a world away’. There really are not enough adjectives to accurately describe the beauty of Kangaroo Island. It is an island with 509 km of coastline of pristine beaches, with native bushland, wildlife, adventure & exploring. And the sunsets can take your breath away. Check into hotel for a 2-night stay. [B]
Sat: Feb 01, 2020: KANGAROO ISLAND
Your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several differing island habitats and see wildlife in its natural environment. Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators. Listen to the distinct sounds of the native birdlife as they chorus from the tall eucalyptus trees. Kangaroo Island is home to some 250 species of birds, many of which, through isolation from the mainland, have developed their own subspecies and are therefore unique to Kangaroo Island. As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers. At the spectacular Seal Bay 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 bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide you are able to stand at a safe distance to these wonderful endangered creatures and can hear them sigh and watch them at play. This is a truly and unforgettable experience - one that you will treasure forever. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk or beach stroll. Travel through the island’s interior keeping an eye out for koalas and echidnas. Explore the spectacular beaches of the north coast and take a bushwalk. Listen for Australia’s rarest cockatoo, the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch for the Tammar wallaby, with its small, fine features, in its natural habitat. Later in the afternoon, as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. [B/L]
Sun: Feb 02, 2020: KANGAROO ISLAND / ADELAIDE
Enjoy a Nature and Wildlife tour today. Travel to the western section of the island and discover the remarkable Flinders Chase National Park, one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia. The park incorporates almost 20 per cent of the island and much of it is a Wilderness Protection Area, home to a variety of fauna and flora unique to Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the opportunity to walk through the park in search for kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birdlife. See at close range some of the 10,000 healthy New Zealand fur seals in their colony at Cape du Couedic and discover the formation of the Remarkable Rocks. These large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the turbulent Southern Ocean below. At Admirals Arch see where the powerful forces of nature have cut through the headland to create this natural geological formation. Admire the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, established in 1909, in the far south-west corner of the park. During the day koalas can be observed peacefully existing in their treetop habitat. By special permit, enter the Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see kangaroos and other native wildlife emerge from the safety of the bushland to graze on the open plains. Visit Point Ellen at Vivonne Bay, providing you with spectacular views of the Southern Ocean and white sandy beaches. Vivonne Bay offers five kilometres of untouched white sandy beaches and the clearest water you will ever see. Later this afternoon, transfer to the local airport for the flight back into the city of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Adelaide is simply enchanting, with a treasure trove of shopping, fine arts, and outdoor activity. [B/L]
Mon: Feb 03, 2020: ADELAIDE - END OF TOUR
Tour comes to an end. Transfer to the Adelaide airport for your flight back to North America. [B]
Ask about extending your “Down Under” vacation to Perth, Western Australia and/ or Ayers Rock and Alice Springs and/or Tasmania plus more.
*Return airfare from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island is included in the price below.
Per Person, Double - from $2,277.00 including air
Plus Taxes of $159.76 per person
Single Occupancy - ADD $430.00
Initial Deposit - $750.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment per person is due before October 4, 2019