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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Discover Kangaroo Island's sights and delights on New Tour

Devour the tastes and stunning sights of Kangaroo Island on Kangaroo Island Odysseys two-day/one-night ‘Kangaroo Island Sights & Gourmet Delights Tour’. This personalised tour departs Adelaide every Monday to Saturday from 1 February 2022 and is priced from only $1211 per person.

The ‘Kangaroo Island Sights & Gourmet Delights Tour’ offers an intimate, small group touring experience, with a maximum of only eight guests travelling in luxury touring vehicles. Each group is accompanied by a local KI tour guide who is passionate about the island and who has their own personal story to tell.

Day one of the tour departs Adelaide on a scenic coach transfer to Cape Jervis, travelling through the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. Then enjoy a 45-minute SeaLink ferry cruise to Australia’s third-largest island - Kangaroo Island.

Here, embark on an exciting day visiting Frenchman’s Rock, named by members of Nicolas Baudin’s crew on the ship Le Geographe in 1803, the Chapman River Bridge at Antechamber Bay and South Australia’s first ever lighthouse, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse.

Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at the new and unique False Cape Wines Cellar Door surrounded by vineyards and built out of recycled wood, jetty timbers and limestone sourced from the property, before continuing to stunning Pennington Bay, famous for its surfing due to the powerful swells that roll in from the Southern Ocean.

Next is a visit to The Oyster Farm Shop in American River for a shucking demonstration and delicious seafood tasting.

The last stop for the day is at Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS), South Australia’s first boutique Gin distillery established in 2006 and makers of the world’s best contemporary Gin. Enjoy sampling their Gins, with plenty of opportunity for purchasing from their range of Gins, Vodkas and Liqueurs.

Then spend the night at either the Aurora Ozone Hotel in Kingscote, or at the Mercure KI Lodge at American River, with both hotels including breakfast.

On day two of the tour get up close and personal to Kangaroo Island’s amazing wildlife and flora and fauna.

The day begins with an unforgettable experience at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Take part in a guided beach walk amongst wild Australian Sealions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expeditions. Marvel at their antics and watch them play, frolic and rest.

Then be treated to a delicious lunch with an afternoon visit to Flinders Chase National Park. Home to Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks, this is one of the oldest and most important National Parks in South Australia incorporating almost 20 per cent of the island. See some of the different habitats and eco-systems affected by the bushfires of January 2019 and December 2020, and delight in the variety of fauna and flora that is unique to Kangaroo Island.

At Admirals Arch see where the powerful forces of nature have cut through the headland to create this natural stunning geological formation. Watch the healthy colony of Long-nosed Fur Seals frolic, rest and play in the waters at Cape du Couedic and take a stroll around the historic Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and Weir’s Cove on this south-western most tip of Kangaroo Island

Next, discover the picturesque and impressive formations of Remarkable Rocks. This cluster of large granite boulders balances dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the Southern Ocean, and are the work of nature, which has shaped and eroded them over some 500 million years with the forces of wind, sea spray and rain They really are a photographer’s dream.

Throughout Flinders Chase National Park, take advantage of the opportunity to search for kangaroos, wallabies, and a variety of birdlife. Koalas can even be observed peacefully perched in their eucalypt habitats.

In the afternoon, explore some of the most spectacular beaches on Kangaroo Island and marvel at the stunning coastlines the island has to offer, before returning to Adelaide.

The KI Odysseys two-day/one-night ‘Kangaroo Island Sights & Gourmet Delights Tour’ is priced from only $1211 per person and includes return SeaLink coach transfers from Adelaide to Cape Jervis, return SeaLink ferry transfers from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island, personalised 4x4 touring with expert commentary from your local driver/guide, all entrance fees and special permits, lunch both days and one night’s accommodation and breakfast at the Aurora Ozone Hotel. or Mercure KI Lodge.

The KI Odysseys two-day/ one-night ‘Kangaroo Island Sights & Gourmet Delights Tour’ also has tour options and prices departing from Cape Jervis and from Kangaroo Island.

For a full tour itinerary and further information contact: T: 13 13 01, email: or visit:   -


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