Day 1 – East End
Meet in the city for a transfer down to Cape Jervis and the ferry to Kangaroo Island.
On arrival, you will be met by your guides who will host you for the next 6 days. Get an outline of the program on a map over a welcome morning tea.
Start your walk-on an artistic note with a loop around the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail before exploring some of the coastline of the Dudley Peninsula, enjoying a picnic lunch en-route.
Continue on to Cape Willoughby and the Devil’s Kitchen before visiting False Cape Wines for a wine tasting.
Settle in your hotel – the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, where you can take a self-guided walk to the wharf and return prior to hosted dinner in-house.
Day 2 – Pelican Lagoon
Start the day with some maritime heritage with the Cannery Walk and an introduction to some delicious oysters.
A meandering walk along the edge of Pelican Lagoon will take us to Independence Point, with the option of a pre-lunch hill climb.
Explore more of the Pelican Lagoon area before retuning to the Mercure for some down-time and a refresh before a 5pm departure to a mystery dinner – wear layers as it could be cold.
Day 3 – Gantheaume
We will have a gentle start after a late finish – joining a local artist for morning tea at her studio.
Next is a long beach walk at D’Estrees Bay past Point Tinline with a historic osprey nest, the location of the wreck of the Osmanli and a picnic lunch on Wreckers Beach.
Continue walking to Wheaton’s Beach with a sweeping lagoon and into the wilderness coast of Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park.
Day 4 – North Coast
Spend the morning on the water on a Zodiac adventure with an open ocean swim with wild dolphins if conditions are right.
Head inland to explore a large-scale rewilding project and have an elegant barbecue lunch with Dr Peggy Rismiller, the world expert on echidnas.
The afternoon will be spent walking through this large private conservation property.
Early casual dinner at the home of your hosts, Craig and Janet Wickham.
Day 5 – West End
Today we spend our time exploring the wild west end of Kangaroo Island.
Begin the day in the south-west of Flinders Chase National Park and walk the fire trail to Remarkable Rocks, one of the Island’s most recognised landmarks.
Next, visit the Long-nosed Fur Seal colony at Admiral’s Arch before breaking for a clifftop picnic lunch at Weirs Cove.
After lunch, travel north to meet with the team from Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife to learn about the post-fire conservation work being undertaken.
Finish the day with an extraordinary hike into Ravine des Casoars, which is one of the most remote and untouched areas of Kangaroo Island.
Day 6 – South Central
On our final day we take a long beach walk along the beach at Vivonne Bay and end up in the dunes at Little Sahara.
Break for an al fresco lunch and then travel inland for a final walk into Parndana Conservation Park, on the escarpment of the Cygnet/Snellings Fault. This park is rarely visited by people and it offers an insight to the original landscape of the central plateau.
We will work our way back to Penneshaw by the days’ end to connect with the ferry back to Cape Jervis and the return trip to Adelaide.
These three days offer couples the perfect opportunity to celebrate a special event together, featuring wine, gin and art, as well as the iconic landscape and wildlife encounters the Island is famous for.
These three days are packed full of family-friendly activities – experiencing Kangaroo Island with a focus on learning, tasting and exploring, as well as the iconic landscape and wildlife encounters the Island is famous for.
These three days give guests access to research and management insights used for the conservation of some of our key wildlife species, as well as the iconic landscape and wildlife encounters the Island is famous for.
These three days give guests a taste of the beautiful flavours offered by Kangaroo Island local producers, as well as the iconic landscape and wildlife encounters the Island is famous for.
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