5 Day Kangaroo Island

Spend five days touring this unique island. Enjoy magnificent coastal scenery, see Australian native birds and animals in their natural habitat, and visit the major attractions of the Island.


DAY 1:

Depart Adelaide approximately 6:45AM for Kangaroo Island. We travel along some of South Australia’s magnificent coastline to Cape Jervis where we board the Kangaroo Island Sealink to Penneshaw. On arrival we take some time discovering Penneshaw which is situated on the north-east coast of Kangaroo Island, offering a commanding view of the mainland just 18 kilometres away across Backstairs Passage. We now follow the coast to Antechamber Bay and Chapman River. At Antechamber Bay there are wonderful views of Antechamber’s long wide stretch of beach, with the mainland in the background. Chapman River runs from Lashmar Lagoon into Antechamber Bay, it is here we have morning tea and a stroll down the beach will reveal the startling splendour of Antechamber Bay. Cape Willoughby Lighthouse is our next stop. This was the first lighthouse built in South Australia, completed in 1852. Adjacent to the lighthouse is the rugged Devil’s Kitchen. We now head to Kingscote via Windmill Bay. The beach here is covered with almost perfectly round rocks and pebbles; a look at the roaring surf as it crashes over the rocks soon gives you a clue to their formation. The beach also has a freshwater well, which provides water for stock. Along the way to Kingscote is Prospect Hill. The hill (originally named Mount Thisby )is the highest point in the area and provides a marvellous view of Pelican Lagoon, the rolling hills and the Southern Ocean at Pennington Bay which is a wonderful surf beach. On a clear day looking north you can see Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills. Overnight Kingscote.

DAY 2:

Today we visit the south coast of the island. Our first stop is Seal Bay Conservation Park. Seal Bay is a large sandy beach and dune area where Australian sea lions rest and nurse their young. We see these rare sea lions under the guidance of a National Parks Ranger. We walk on the beach within a few metres of the resting sea lions, basking in the sun. Our next stop is Little Sahara, an area of spectacular white sand dunes surrounded by bush vegetation. Climbing over the first ridge you are confronted by a second and much higher dune, which when scaled reveals more dunes flanked by bushland. We leave the desert and head for Murray Lagoon, a naturalist’s delight, for a stroll where we see the habitat of many species of water birds. From here we travel to D’Estrees Bay, an attractive area that has seen a lot of history with the establishment of a whaling station and the wrecks of ships. Shore wading birds and pelicans are a common sight on the long stretches of beach here. Overnight Kingscote.

DAY 3:

Our destination today is the south-west coast. Vivonne Bay is our first stop, and can only be described as stunningly beautiful. Vivonne Bay is the only safe harbour on the south coast of the island and is the base cray fishing and game fishing boats. We now enter Flinders Chase National Park, one of Australia’s largest covering 74,000 hectares. Here you will see many of the animals and birds you have come to see. At Rocky River it is possible to view koalas in the nearby trees. At Cape du Couedic we view the lighthouse which was constructed in 1906 and considered to be the islands finest structure. We then proceed down a walkway to Admirals Arch, the home to a colony of New Zealand Fur Seals.. We travel east to Remarkable Rocks, a cluster of huge, weather sculptured granite boulders perched on a granite dome that swoops 75 metres to the sea. Overnight Kingscote.

DAY 4: Today we explore the north coast of the island. We visit Parndana, Western River Conservation Park, Snelling Beach, King George Beach and Stokes Bay. Overnight Kingscote. Tonight we can watch the Pelicans feeding at the wharf.

DAY 5: Today we take in the sights around Kingscote. If time permits we will visit a honey farm. After lunch we head to Penneshaw where we board the Kangaroo Island Sealink for trip back to Cape Jervis. We now head to Adelaide.

COST PER PERSON: $2800:00 (including GST) minimum 2 passengers

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Operates: On demand, approximately 6:45 am day one to 10:00 pm day five.

Includes:
  • Pick up within the inner Adelaide metropolitan area by arrangement,
  • Five days 4WD touring,
  • Four nights twin share accommodation,
  • Breakfast on days two, three, four and five,
  • Dinner on days one, two, three and four,
  • Morning and afternoon tea.
Excludes:
  • All other meals, unless specified in itinerary,
  • Admission to attractions, unless specified in itinerary,
  • Mobile phone calls, souvenirs, optional tours and personal items.


* It is suggested that appropriate sickness, accident & personal liability insurance be taken out. *

TOUR CONDITIONS: "Just Cruisin" reserves the right to alter or modify itinerary if prevailing weather, road conditions, or adverse conditions require such change.

BOOKING CONDITIONS: A deposit of 20% is required to confirm your reservation. Balance is payable 21 days prior to departure. There is a $50 non-refundable portion of the deposit (per person) to cover ferry cancellations.

CANCELLATIONS :More than 14 days prior to departure will incur $100.00 Admin. Fee. Between 14 days and 48 hours cancellation incurs a 20% fee of full payment. Between 48 hours and 24 hours 50% fee of full payment. Less than 24 hours or fail to board - no refund.

Kangaroo Island tours will incur additional fees of:

In the event that a booking, or part thereof is cancelled, cancellation fees apply to the booking value as follows:

Due to the complexity, staff time and communication costs of the booking process, a charge of $22 (incl GST) may apply to each modification made after the original bookingCancellation more than 30 days before departure - $75 per person

Cancellation between 7 & 30 days before departure - 55% of total cost of ferry fare

Cancellation less than 7 days before departure -  85% of total cost of ferry fare

Cancellation within 24 hours of departure - 100% of total cost of ferry fare

No refunds will be made for services not availed once travel has commenced.

 



DON'T FORGET: Your camera, good walking shoes and hats. Please limit luggage to a small bag.

MOST OF ALL: Don't forget your sense of adventure!!!