3 Day Kangaroo Island Tour for families
(includes return ferry fare and all activities including a 3 hour Eco Cruise and dolphin swim)
Day 1 (Lunch)
You will be collected from your Adelaide hotel at 7.15am this morning for your private 3 day family friendly tour of Kangaroo Island.
We drive south to Cape Jervis where we catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island, an unspoiled island wilderness with over 500km’s of coastline, an interesting maritime history and a variety of wildlife including sea-lions, fur seals, koalas, platypus and of course, kangaroos. It’s the 3rd largest island in Australia and a third of the island is protected as National Park and Conservation Park.
The ferry crosses the Backstairs Passage, arriving in Penneshaw approximately 45 minutes later. We have morning tea en-route.
Todays touring is in the south of the island and our first stop is Seal Bay Conservation Park, home to the 3rd largest colony of the rare Australian sea lion with a population of around 1,000. We are privileged to be able to take a ranger led walking tour along the beach, where we can watch them resting, playing and nursing their pups.
After a picnic lunch, we continue to Little Sahara, an area of huge white sand dunes, which we can climb and they’re fun to roll down ! If you’d like to try sand boarding the dunes, please let us know in advance so we can arrange your boards.
Then onto Kellys Hill Caves, one of the few dry limestone cave systems in Australia. Here we take a tour through the impressive caves, walking amidst ornate cave formations and discovering how the caves and the spectacular decorations are formed.
We finish todays touring at the Hanson Bay Sanctuary, where we stroll along an avenue of shady Eucalyptus trees called “Koala Walk”. This the best place on the island to see This the best place on the island to see Koalas in their natural habitat.
Overnight accommodation of your choice.
Day 2 (Lunch, Dinner)
We start today in Flinders Chase National Park, which takes up a large portion of the western side of the island and is home to the elusive platypus and a host of other wildlife.
The park features 74,000 hectares (200,000 acres) of natural bushland and spectacular rock formations, such as Admiral's Arch and Remarkable Rocks, which are wind-sculpted rock formations that sit atop a smooth granite dome. New Zealand fur-seals breed at Cape du Couedic and we can watch their antics from the boardwalk at Admirals Arch.
Then we head to the northern part of the island. Our first stop is Stokes Bay, where a walk through the cliffs reveals a beautiful white sandy beach with a lovely rock
pool. This is a lovely spot for swim.
We also visit nearby Lathami Conservation Park, which is home to Australia's rarest and most endangered Cockatoo, the Glossy Black Cockatoo as well as a variety of other wildlife.
Then we take the north coast road to Emu Bay. This stretch of road offers views of the coast where we may be lucky enough to see dolphins. Emu Bay is a beautiful 5km long beach, surrounded by aqua blue sea. Here we can swim or beachcomb and the area also offers a variety of birdlife.
At 5pm, we watch the pelican feeding on Kingscote Wharf before having fish and chips for dinner.
Overnight accommodation of your choice in the Kingscote area.
Day 3 (Lunch)
We start today with an Eco Marine Tour including swimming with dolphins. Cruise the coastline, visiting secluded beaches and witness some amazing marine life along the way. This area of coastline is abundant with sea birds, penguins, sea eagles, albatross, pelicans and many more. Take a close up look at a seal colony and see them in their natural environment. Our local dolphins will entertain you throughout your trip.
Don't forget your bathers as we regularly stop at beautiful swimming areas where you can try snorkelling or maybe a swim with the dolphins. Its always a highlight and is done to strict guidelines and only if the dolphins want to. They are inquisitive and like to play. Many varieties of fish can be seen as well as the Leafy Sea Dragon.
After your cruise, we make our way to the centre of the island, to the Parndana Wildlife Park. We have lunch and then explore the park. The park has a collection of animals including Kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, parrots, quolls, water buffalo, owls and birds of prey. We’re able to feed the friendly kangaroos and you may be able to have a close up experience with a koala (if they’re awake !).
We make our way back to Penneshaw to catch the ferry back to the mainland at 4.30pm. We arrive back at your accommodation in Adelaide at approximately 7.30pm. We can stop en-route for dinner somewhere if you’d like us to (at own expense).
This tour to Kangaroo Island is only operated as a private charter
(sole use of vehicle and driver guide for a maximum of 7 passengers)- please enquire for prices and further details.
Itinerary is exclusive to Sacred Earth Safaris and is subject to availability.
This itinerary is just a guide to what we can offer. We can tailor your itinerary to suit your interests and preferences so please contact us if you would like us to design you an itinerary.
• Sole use of luxury air conditioned 4WD, with professional driver guide
• 3 x picnic lunches, 1 x fish and chips dinner, 3 x morning or afternoon teas, iced water, tea & coffee, fruit and some snacks
• Seal Bay Beach Walk tour
• Return ferry from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island
• Kellys Hill Caves tour
• Koala Walk at the Hanson Bay Sanctuary
• 3 Hour cruise including dolphin swim and hire of all equipment
• Entry to Parndana Wildlife Park
• Pelican feeding display at Kingscote
• National Parks Entry Fees
• Pre & Post tour accommodation
• Travel insurance
• Flights to and from Adelaide
• Hire of sand boards at Little Sahara- please let us know if you’d like to do this activity
so we can arrange the hire of the boards.
Other options for family friendly touring in Kangaroo Island include horse riding, Island Pure Sheep Dairy, Vivonne Bay, Cliffords Honey Farm, Raptor Domain Birds of Prey Show and multiple northern beaches.