All about the 2 Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Tour

Take two days to discover the wildlife of Kangaroo Island from Adelaide. You'll see pelicans, sea lions, koalas and, of course, kangaroos.

An action-packed two days takes you over to Kangaroo Island and exploring Flinders Chase National Park, the Remarkable Rocks and walks in the wilderness of this beautiful island.

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Adelaide and driven through the beautiful South Australian countryside towards the ferry. Here you take the 45-minute crossing and arrive on Kangaroo Island at the picturesque beachside village of Penneshaw. Your first stop will be at Pennington bay for a fantastic photo opportunity on one of the most scenic Kangaroo Island beaches, and who knows, if we are lucky we might spot a few dolphins.

The highlight of day one is the guided tour along the pure-white beach of Seal Bay, where you can walk within meters of countless Australian Sea Lions snoozing on the sand or frolicking in the surf.  Then you will drive to Flinders Chase National Park in the far west of the island, which hosts two extraordinary geological features: the Remarkable Rocks and the Admirals Arch, which is also home to a colony of New Zealand Fur Seals. So much wildlife in just one day, if you are lucky you will even spot wallabies back at our farm stay while you have an Aussie BBQ for dinner.

Day two you will take a hike to spot Koalas up in the trees and Kangaroos hopping around during the cool morning. In the summer months, we spend some time swimming and snorkeling in search of the elusive leafy sea dragon which resides off the coast. You can laze about Vivonne Bay, Hanson Bay, Stokes Bay or one of the other superb beach spots with their pristine sand and clear water, or alternatively, you can follow the nearby trail along the beach and river to search for more wildlife. 

In the afternoon you will have a go at sandboarding on the Little Sahara dunes. Then we take the ferry back to the mainland to Cape Jervis and dive back to Adelaide. The perfect two days on Kangaroo Island of animals and adventure.

2 Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Tour
Tour itinerary - 2 Days

  • Day 1 Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
    After your pick up in Adelaide you can sit back and enjoy the fabulous coastal drive towards Kangaroo Island via the Fleurieu Peninsula. At Cape Jervis, you will take the ferry across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.

    Once on Kangaroo Island, your island experience begins with the panoramic views from the top of Pennington Bay. Look out for dolphins and if the season is right even a whale.

    Over the next two days, you will experience wildlife and wilderness including up-close encounters with sea lions on a beach walk at Seal Bay, sandboarding at Little Sahara, kayaking down the Harriet River, snorkelling and swimming at beautiful North Coast beaches and bush quad biking at sunset (optional extra).

    Your overnight accommodation is at a farmhouse at Flinders Chase surrounded by koalas, kangaroos, possums and the occasional echidna. After dinner, which might be an Aussie BBQ or alternative, spend your night storytelling, wildlife spotting and playing the didgeridoo (L, D).
  • Day 2 Kangaroo Island to Adelaide
    In the morning you will explore Flinders Chase National Park, the largest on the island, with a short hike. Flinders Chase is home to vast tracts of untamed wilderness, the elusive platypus and other wildlife which you might see.

    Then we take the scenic drive to the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, where you can view a colony of New Zealand Fur Seals.

    Late in the afternoon you will return to the ferry at Penneshaw for the return crossing to Cape Jervis and the drive back to Adelaide, usually arriving at about 8.30pm. (B, L)
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Is this Kangaroo Island tour suitable for me? This 2 day and 1 night tour allows you to discover Kangaroo Island's fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes and unique native wildlife. The walks are easy to medium, with some rugged terrain but not long hikes. The sandboarding maybe challenging for some, you have the option to just try it once and then relax on the sand dunes. The accommodation is on a farm stay, so comfortable and basic. Private single or double rooms can be booked if you prefer. Please click on contact us button and email me us your dates and we will check if we have a twin, double or single for you on tour.

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Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to October
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays in April and November to March


Apr, Oct-Dec: Wednesday and Saturday except 23 and 30 Dec.
May-Sep: Saturday
Jan-Mar: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

Departs from Adelaide central accommodation at approximately 6.00am 


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Luggage limit is one small bag per person.
  • Kayaking, snorkeling and swimming in summer only – weather permitting.
  • Itinerary provided as a guide only and is flexible due to road and weather conditions as well as group dynamics.

The accommodation is on a farm stay, so comfortable and basic. Private single or double rooms can be booked if you prefer. Please click on contact us button and email me your dates and we will check if we have a twin, double or single for you on tour. 

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