Kangaroo Island Tour

Island Life

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Our Island Life tour is our signature one day Kangaroo Island tour which combines a range of wildlife encounters, some north and south coast landscapes, and an elegant barbecue at a private camp in the bush.



  • Explore Cygnet River, where Koalas snooze in the Eucalyptus trees above
  • Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa with traditional Australian homemade cakes
  • Wander through the bush in search for Kangaroos, Wallabies and a range of colourful birds
  • Break for a private barbecue lunch cooked by your guide at a secret bush location, served with local beer and wine
  • Join your guide for special access onto the sands of Seal Bay to get up close to a colony of Australian Sea-lions


Full Itinerary

Welcome to our full day Island Life Kangaroo Island wildlife tour itinerary.

Today, we’ll get a feel for Island Life – where things take time, drivers wave as they go by – or even stop for a chat.

Have a cuppa with some home-made treats before taking a walk down a country track through tall Eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead or wake briefly for a feed. Listen for the sounds of the bush – brightly coloured honeyeaters and brilliant parrots, cicadas or perhaps just the sound of silence.

Travel through the Island’s most productive country to the north coast. Walk through the bush with your guide – through strangely shaped trees learning what makes that noise, whose tracks are those, and who left THAT little pile there? Look for small wallabies almost extinct on the mainland, a kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island and a variety of other birds, plants and animals.

Break for lunch at a private bush camp and enjoy a delicious meal featuring King George whiting (local sea fish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines.

At Seal Bay Conservation Park take a private tour with your guide among Australian sea-lions on a beautiful sandy beach – an experience similar to that of the Galapagos. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology.


  • One day touring with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Homemade traditional Australian cakes with a selection of hot beverages
  • Elegant alfresco lunch set in the bush with a choice of local wines, beer, soft drinks and spring water
  • Access to field guides, binoculars and maps
  • All necessary National Parks admission fees

More Information

Pick up locations

We pick up from a range of accommodation properties located in Kingscote, Emu Bay, Smith Bay, American River and Haines, including but not limited to:

  • Aurora Ozone Hotel
  • Kangaroo Island Seaview Motel
  • Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge
  • The River/Wanderer’s Rest
  • Stranraer Homestead
  • Providence Guest House

Pick up times

Specific pick-up times will be confirmed the day prior to your tour, but it will generally be between 9 and 10am.

What to bring

  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Appropriate clothing for variable weather conditions
  • Appropriate footwear for light walking
  • Camera/phone to create and capture some great memories


Small Group

Small group tours consist of a maximum of 10 passengers and follow a set itinerary.

ADULT (16+)$596.00
CHILD (6-15)$507.00


Private charter costs can be calculated for a maximum of 10 guests travelling in one 4WD. Larger group and overnight costs are available on request.

Private charter prices start from $2316 AUD per day for 2 guests.

Please make an enquiry for accurate pricing for a private tour.

Please note:

  • If you are travelling with children below the age of 6, you will need to book a private tour.
  • These prices are valid from April 1, 2024 until March 31, 2025.

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