Kangaroo Island Tour

Kangaroo Island Investigator

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Our 3 day Kangaroo Island tour covers our Island Life, Flinders Chase Focus and Fine Flavours itineraries and features the iconic landscapes and wildlife encounters that Kangaroo Island is famous for.

Overview

Highlights

  • 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 each day
  • Wander through the bush in search for Kangaroos, Wallabies and a range of colourful birds
  • Break for an elegant al fresco lunch prepared by your guide at a private bush location each day
  • Join your guide for special access onto the sands of Seal Bay to get up close to a colony of Australian Sea-lions
  • Explore the wild wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park
  • Roam around Remarkable Rocks, massive granite boulders perched on the Southern Ocean
  • Learn about the history of Cape du Couedic lighthouse
  • Visit a large colony of Australian and Long-nosed Fur Seals at Admiral’s Arch
  • Tailgate olive oil tasting within the Kangaroo Island Olives olive grove
  • Visit The Oyster Farm Shop to taste freshly shucked Pacific Oysters
  • Taste the famous Ligurian honey at Clifford’s Honey Farm
  • Sip some of Kangaroo Island’s finest wines at The Islander Estate Vineyards
  • Gin tasting at Australia’s first gin distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits

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Full Itinerary

Please note: Day 1, 2 and 3 may be interchanged to suit prior bookings.

Welcome to 3 day Kangaroo Island Investigator tour itinerary.

Day 1 – Island Life

Begin your three day tour of Kangaroo Island with our Island Life itinerary.

Welcome to 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.

Day 2 – Flinders Chase Focus

Begin the day travelling through some of the fire-affected landscapes of Kangaroo Island, which are recovering quickly following generous winter rains. 

Learn about fire ecology and how nature deals with fire. Some of our native flora species only flower following fire!

Travel into Flinders Chase National Park and explore the massive shapes of Remarkable Rocks, a natural sculpture perched impossibly on top a granite dome plunging into the ocean

Break for an elegant picnic lunch in the bush, or if weather permits, on a spectacular clifftop. Lunch features marinated poached chicken, fresh salads, cheeses accompanied by local wine, beer, soft drinks and spring water.

Evidence of the power of the Southern Ocean swell continues at Admirals Arch – a coastal grotto which provides a haul out for a large colony of Long-nosed fur seals which swim effortlessly through crashing waves.

Day 3 – Fine Flavours

Our first stop takes us to Clifford’s Honey Farm, specialising in honey production from Kangaroo Island’s Ligurian Bee since 1973. Gain insights into honey production and indulge in a tasting of various honey varieties, including Jenny’s famous Honey Ice Cream.

Next, we’ll head to the coastal town of American River, which is home to the Kangaroo Island Oyster Farm Shop, known for its delicious Pacific Oysters. Depending on the season, we’ll sample oysters in the shop or at a secluded picnic spot.

Enjoy an alfresco lunch featuring smoked meats, fresh salad, and a selection of local beer and wines.

After lunch, we’ll venture inland, passing by Fryar’s Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs. Learn about their fascinating egg farm, where hens roam freely under the watchful eyes of Maremma guardian dogs.

Next stop is Kangaroo Island Olives, where father and son duo, Michael and Dom, cultivate olives from a grove of 5000 trees. We have special access to drive into the grove to enjoy a tailgate tasting featuring table olives and their delectable oils, reflecting the Mediterranean climate and South Australia’s rich immigrant history.

Visit The Islander Estate Vineyards, one of Kangaroo Island’s premium wineries, and sample a selection of their red and white varieties in the tasting room. Learn about the creative winemaking techniques used by owner and winemaker Jacques Lurton from Bordeaux, France.

Conclude the day with a tasting at Kangaroo Island Spirits, globally acclaimed for their award-winning gins and liqueurs, including recognitions in New York and London.

Inclusions

  • Three days touring with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Daily homemade traditional Australian cakes with a selection of hot beverages
  • Daily 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 locations in Kingscote, Emu Bay, Smith Bay, American River and Haines, including but not limited to:

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

Pricing

Small Group

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

ADULT (16+)$1096.00
CHILD (6-15)$932.00

Private

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 $2136 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, 2023 until March 31, 2024.

Related Kangaroo Island Tours

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.
Our full day Flinders Chase Focus tour explores the wilderness of the west end of Kangaroo Island, including fire ecology, an elegant picnic lunch and the iconic landscapes of Flinders Chase National Park, including Remarkable Rocks, Cape du Couedic and Admiral's Arch.
Discover the Fine Flavours of Kangaroo Island! Go behind the scenes to learn about and taste the best produce Kangaroo Island has to offer, including fresh oysters, honey, wine, gin, olives and olive oil.