Although the term is over-used in travel marketing, Kangaroo Island is truly a unique destination. Why do we claim this? The current status of our wildlife has 54 endemic plants – that is, found here and nowhere else on earth. Of our birds, 17 of them are a Kangaroo Island sub-species. We have a small endemic mammal, the sooty dunnart, which lives only on Kangaroo Island.
There are Kangaroo Island sub-species for our Kangaroo Island kangaroo, brush-tailed possum, short-beaked echidna, tammar wallaby, and Rosenberg’s goanna. There are many insects which are as-yet undescribed, and some of these are likely to be endemic.
Our marine life is equally unique – we have the only north-facing coastline at this latitude anywhere on earth. We think we are pretty solid in claiming that our Island home is unique and we look forward to sharing to with you.
At Exceptional Kangaroo Island, we showcase many experiences available on the island, and this blog aims to keep you updated with all of our news, events and opportunities.
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Exceptional Kangaroo Island is pleased to announce that we have been accepted into Virtuoso’s Preferred Regional Tour Operator Program for Asia Pacific.
As a wildlife guide I find myself dealing with travellers with increasingly high expectations in terms of wildlife encounters. These expectations are created by a myriad of sources: extraordinary “National Geographic” style magazine images; wildlife documentaries shot in high definition; or movies made with animatronics.
After months of planning, we are excited to be able to introduce our new series of eight private 3-day experiences. These 3-day, 2-night itineraries combine the activities of our standard tour departures with activities designed to cater for guests with specific interests.
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Exceptional Kangaroo Island has recommenced private and small group touring operations, operated in a COVID-safe manner.