Head to Kangaroo Island for a day, for a small-group 4×4 safari tour. See the koalas, kangaroos and sea lions of Kangaroo Island, South Australia's wildlife haven, and experience the rugged beauty of the island and its coastline. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people, and travel to Kangaroo Island by round-trip ferry or opt to fly from Adelaide.
Please note: From 3 May 2018, due to roadworks on Frome Street, the temporary transfer location for guests staying at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel and Mantra on Frome will be at 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide.
After a morning pickup from your Adelaide or Glenelg hotel, relax on a scenic coach tour between Adelaide and Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula, where you'll make the 45-minute ferry crossing to the island Kangaroo. In total, the coach and ferry trip to the island takes three hours. If you choose the helicopter, you will be picked up from your Adelaide hotel and transferred to the airport for your 30-minute flight to Kangaroo Island.
Your guide will meet you at Penneshaw Port, and give you an overview of Kangaroo Island, its history and surroundings. Your 4WD drive across the island will take you through several habitats, including eucalyptus forests home to echidnas, wallabies and a wide variety of birds. You will discover that many species are unique to the island, while they became extinct on the mainland.
You can also visit Seal Bay Conservation Park to see the colony of Australian sea lions basking on the beach and sand dunes. As you admire the antics of the sea lions, your guide will provide your small group with essential information about the life of these spectacular marine animals.
After a gourmet picnic lunch with wine at a historic bush estate, head out on a guided bush tour or stroll the beach. Then opt for a 4X4 excursion through the interior island, to observe koalas and cockatoos. Go for a bush walk on Kangaroo Island on the north coast, where you might see the Tamar wallaby, endemic to the region. At the end of the day, you will discover the kangaroos leaving their refuge to graze the pastures at dusk.
Your small-group 4WD tour of Kangaroo Island ends with a drive to Kingscote Airport for a 4-minute flight if you've chosen the flight option or to Penneshaw to catch the ferry to Cape Jervis and the bus to Adelaide.