Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure


On this Short Break Adventure from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, you’ll enjoy guided bushwalks, abundant flora and fauna and a huge coastline primed for some at-your-own-pace exploration. Over a third of Kangaroo Island is protected in nature reserves, meaning this place is home to thousands of sea lions, koalas, birds and native Australian wildlife. Take in the scenery of the Fleurieu Peninsula, explore bushland with a local guide, walk among the sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park and visit a Heritage-listed bush property for a picnic. Explore Flinders Chase National Park and Cape du Couedic, where 10,000 fur seals call home. If you’re looking for a nature-filled weekend away from Adelaide – this is for you!

2 days, from

$1,255

per person

GROUP SIZE

8 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

 
2
Trip code: PZAI
Style: Comfort
Theme: Explorer

Details

Countries Visited:  Australia
Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)
Transportation: Private vehicle , Ferry
Included Meals:

  • 1 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches

Group size: Minimum 1, Max 8

  • Enjoy a Short Break Adventure, where all the logistics are taken care of for you – giving you plenty of time to soak in the scenery, the abundant wildlife and the fresh air.

  • Visit diverse natural habitats on Kangaroo Island and see species protected from the threat of introduced predators. Look out for echidnas, koalas, reptiles, wallabies and the 250 species of birds including Australia’s rarest cockatoo.

  • Explore Flinders Chase National Park, a protected area on the west end of Kangaroo Island, on foot and visit the iconic Remarkable Rocks.

  • Walk along the island’s coasts and must-see spots with a local guide, including Cape du Couedic, where a colony of 10,000 fur seals call home – what a sight!

  • Enjoy gourmet-style picnic lunches out in nature in secluded areas surrounded by the sounds of birdlife and the nearby sea.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

Welcome to Adelaide! Your Short Break Adventure begins with an early morning pickup from the local bus station. Take a scenic coach ride to Cape Jervis, taking in the picturesque scenery along the way of the Fleurieu Peninsula and its vineyards, coasts and rolling hills. From here, take a ferry to Kangaroo Island, where you’ll meet your local guide and visit several island habitats to see the vast wildlife that lives here. Without the threat of introduced species, Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife. Listen to the chorus of the vast birdlife high in the eucalyptus trees, many of which are unique to the island, and keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and an abundance of wildflowers. Arrive at Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach and the sand dunes. Don’t worry, you’ll be standing at a safe distance from these wonderful, endangered creatures. After, visit an exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property and enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic-style lunch, followed by a walk along the beach. Keep an eye out for koalas, Tammar wallabies and echidnas and listen out for Australia’s rarest cockatoo – the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo. Later, watch the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin their evening grazing on the open pastures.

Day 2: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

This morning, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation. Travel to the island’s western side and discover the remarkable Flinders Chase National Park – one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia. Making up almost 20 per cent of the land, most of this park is a Wilderness Protection Area and home to various flora and fauna unique to Kangaroo Island. See Admirals Arch, Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Weir’s Cove and Cape du Couedic’s colony of 10,000 long-nosed fur seals. Discover the picturesque formations of the Remarkable Rocks – these granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff’s edge, which plunges 75 m into the Southern Ocean. Then, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch in a secluded location. This afternoon, explore some of the most spectacular beaches on Kangaroo Island and explore the stunning coastlines. Later, return to Penneshaw and catch the ferry back to the mainland, where a coach will take you back to Adelaide – there are multiple stops available, and from here, your trip will come to an end.