6 Day Ultimate Kangaroo Island
Join Shirley Tamm on this fully inclusive 6-day tour of Kangaroo Island. The island has everything you need to indulge your senses. Here, a rich diversity of landscapes, local produce and wildlife wonders are awaiting discovery.
- Return coach and ferry travel from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
- Luxury, air-conditioned coach travel on Kangaroo Island
- 5 nights at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, American River
- 5 full breakfasts daily, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
- All tour entry fees, guided tours and tastings
Day One (L, D)
This morning your Tour Escort, Shirley Tamm, will meet you when the SeaLink coach picks you up at either your designated city hotel or at the Adelaide Central Bus Station. We travel via the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis where we board the SeaLink Ferry to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. Highlights today include:
- viewing Frenchman’s Rock
- a visit to the historic Maritime & Folk Museum before enjoying lunch at ‘The Penny’ the Penneshaw Hotel, with wonderful views overlooking the ocean.
After lunch we continue onto Cape Willoughby, site of the first lighthouse built in 1852, for a tour of the Lighthouse and Weather Station. Late in the afternoon we arrive at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge situated in the idyllic setting of American River, to settle into our accommodation for the next 5 nights. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travellers.
Overnight: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge
Day Two (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we head north to visit the Old Wisanger School, officially opened in 1885 which provided continuous schooling until the opening of Kingscote Area School in 1945. We continue along the north coast road to discover the charming swimming beach and surrounding beauty of Stokes Bay. Here we visit the ‘secret beach’ which is protected from the pounding surf by a giant pool surrounded by rocks. We drive south to the soldier settlement town of Parndana to enjoy lunch at the Parndana Hotel.
After lunch we visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, home to over 150 species of Native Australian wildlife and over 600 animals! To complete the day, we visit the picturesque surroundings of the Bay of Shoals Winery, to taste some of their quality wines and admire the distant vistas of the North Cape. Tonight, we enjoy dinner with our group.
Day Three (B, L, D)
This morning after breakfast, we travel along the south coast road to visit famous Seal Bay where we join our guide for a walk through a wild seal colony that is home to around 600 rare Australian sea lions. We then enjoy an amazing, interactive, educational and highly entertaining display of In-Flight Birds of Prey at Raptor Domain. Our lunch stop today is at the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery where they manufacture 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil, here we enjoy a lovely lunch and a guided tour.
After lunch, we stop for a shop visit at Island Beehive which has a wide variety of locally made produce and gifts, including organic honey. We then return to our hotel for dinner.
Day Four (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we travel to the township of Kingscote, for a tour of the town and some free time to explore the main street or a walk along the esplanade before our delicious lunch at Café Scrumptious. The Café is surrounded by a well-stocked nursery hosting a cosy, eclectic stone cottage café, indulging in the sweet smell of fresh native flowers. After lunch you may like to browse the beautiful nursery gardens on the banks of the Cygnet River before we make our way to the western end of the Island to Flinders Chase National Park.
We travel through the natural rugged beauty of the park to spectacular Remarkable Rocks before heading to Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, built in 1906 and then visit the natural land bridge that is Admirals Arch where we will see Long-nosed Fur Seals. Enjoy our dinner tonight at the Hotel.
Day Five (B, L, D)
This morning after breakfast we travel to Clifford’s Honey Farm, home to the only pure strain of Ligurian Bee in the world where we learn about the interesting life and work of these rare honeybees. Our delicious lunch today is at the Emu Bay Lavender Farm. There will be time to learn about the many ways in which lavender has been introduced into a variety of products (including their ice-cream) which are made on site and on display in their shop.
After lunch we will have a brief stop at Emu Bay with its small jetty dating back to 1918 and renowned for its beautiful 4 kilometre beach. Our last visit for the day is to sample the various spirits produced at KI Spirits who have won several prestigious awards for Best Gin in Australia and around the world. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with our group.
Day Six (B, L)
After breakfast, we depart American River for a scenic drive to Penneshaw. There will be time to pick up last-minute gifts as we view prominent local art works and crafts at our visit to KI Artworks Gallery. We then enjoy a fun and educational presentation at Rob’s Shearing and Sheepdogs where we witness a truly authentic Australian experience.
Our lunch today is overlooking the spectacular views of the ocean at Dudley Wines Cellar Door, followed by tastings of their award-winning wines. This afternoon, we return to the mainland on the SeaLink ferry to Cape Jervis and continue our picturesque drive back to Adelaide. We arrive in Adelaide this later this afternoon, having made wonderful new friendships and full of great memories of our Ultimate Kangaroo Island Tour.
Departure Dates and Single Supplement
19 October 2020
6 February 2021
$430 single supplement