Day 1: Adelaide to Flinders Chase Farm
From our comfortable bus, you’ll appreciate the fantastic coastal views as we head towards Kangaroo Island along the Fleurieu Peninsula. After driving for 90 minutes, we hop aboard the ferry for the 45-minute cruise to the picturesque beachside village of Penneshaw, where we stock up on supplies. Our 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 for many is the guided tour along the pure-white beach of Seal Bay, where you can walk within metres of countless Australian Sea Lions snoozing on the sand or frolicking in the surf. Or maybe your favourite part will be the 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. Our dormitory style accommodation is located within a farm on the edge of the national park. After dinner, we sit around the campfire swapping stories and maybe spotting wildlife, such as kangaroos and possums.
Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Flinders Chase Farm to Adelaide
After breakfast, our wildlife adventure continues! In the cooler morning weather, we can hike one of the many walking trails on the island where you can watch kangaroos hopping about the bush, koalas nesting in their favourite gum trees and possibly spot a shy echidna shuffling past. In the summer months, we spend some time swimming and snorkelling 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. The action-packed afternoon starts with sand-boarding down the Little Sahara dunes. We leisurely paddle with kayaks along the Harriet River, but if you do crave something more adventurous, quad-biking along rocky paths through dense scrub is an optional extra. From Penneshaw, we reluctantly take the ferry to Cape Jervis for the drive back to Adelaide to arrive at around 8:30pm.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch
Departs every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in April and November
Departs every Wednesday, Saturday from May to October inclusive
Daily from December to March inclusive
Pick ups from Adelaide from 5:30am and Glenelg at 6:30am
Returns at 8:30pm (return time can vary depending of the Ferry sailings)
Open dated bookings:
Please note that if you have purchased an open dated ticket you must call to reconfirm your departure date at least 14 days prior to secure your booking for your desired date.
Any child under the age of 10 is unfortunately not able to participate in any of our tours. If the child is between the age of 10-14 they MUST upgrade to a private room with their parent/guardian. Teenagers between 15-17 are able to share dorm rooms with the rest of the group. Please notify us of any minors during your booking.