Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

Duration: 1 day
Destination: Australia, South Australia, Adelaide

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  • 1 day
  • Adelaide
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Make the most of a day trip to Kangaroo Island on a full-day guided tour that takes in the highlights of this unspoiled natural paradise. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, Vivonne Bay, Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch among other spots to see native animals including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, echidnas, long-nosed fur seals and more. Choose to travel by coach and ferry or by air to reach Kangaroo Island for a truly exceptional Australian wildlife experience. It's the best option for a comprehensive day trip to the island from Adelaide.

Please note: Effective from May 3, 2018, due to roadworks on Frome Street, the temporary pick-up location for guests staying at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel and Mantra on Frome will be 16, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

After early morning pickup from your Adelaide or Glenelg hotel, meet your guide and relax aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach on the scenic 90-minute journey over the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis. Then enjoy a 45-minute ferry ride across the Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo Island where you transfer to a luxury coach for your island tour. If you choose to fly to Kangaroo Island, your coach meets you at the Kingscote Airport.

Take in the scenery as you drive to Seal Bay Conservation Park where Australian sea lions sunbathe and frolic on a stunning beach. Meet a National Parks Ranger for a guided walk on the beach and get a close look at the sea lion colony.

Leave the sea lions and head to gorgeous Vivonne Bay for a delicious 2-course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro. Large windows and a sun deck allow you to look for critters like kangaroos and koalas in the native bush that surrounds the building.

See more wildlife after lunch when you stop at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Koalas lounge in the eucalyptus groves and echidnas, kangaroos and wallabies roam free on the large predator-free property. Then continue to the rugged southern coast of Flinders Chase National Park for a walk among the giant granite boulders called Remarkable Rocks. Snap photos of a natural rock archway named Admirals Arch, gaze over the Cape Du Couedic coastline and observe the antics of long-nosed fur seals as they play and laze about on the rocks. Throughout the day, your expert guide shares facts about the wildlife and history of the island.

After a day exploring the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island, return to Penneshaw or Kingscote Airport, keeping your eyes peeled for more kangaroo and wallaby sightings. Then travel by air or ferry and coach back to Adelaide where your tour ends.

  • Lunch - 2-course lunch
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach with expert commentary by local driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Seal Bay Guided Beach Walk
  • Hanson Bay Sanctuary Koala Walk
  • Flinders Chase National Park including the iconic Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch
  • Entry/Admission - Flinders Chase National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Admirals Arch
  • Entry/Admission - Remarkable Rocks

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring light jacket and sun protection
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

Adelaide Central Bus Station Franklin St, 83 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


1 day

If you cancel at least 31 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 7 and 30 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 2 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 80 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 1 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Image - 11 Nov 2019 -

Alessandra P

The tour guide on the island, Rick, was very knowledgeable and shared every possible detail about the history and natural history of the island. I particularly appreciated the information about wildlife, plants and landscape, which I think are Australia's highlights, but in other tours by other guides across this wonderful country, were unfortunately not even mentioned.
The tour was very well organized. The stunning beauty of the island, the power of the wind and the ocean, it was overwhelming!

Image - 24 Oct 2019 -

Zoe S

Top value for money very well and professional organized tour, excellent, friendly people, tour guide/bus driver could have not been better, very happy

Image - 17 Oct 2019 -

William T

If your visiting Adelaide, put this at the top of the list. The only downside is the amount of people they had to pick up in the morning and drop off at the end. It took over an hour to pick up and drop off everyone. It would be better if they split the load to make it faster and efficient. Other than that the coach and ferry were great.

Image - 29 Jul 2019 -

Nicole B

I really enjoyed this full day on the island, it was a great time and I hardly recommand this tour. As they could not pick me up at my hotel, they arranged a meeting point that was easy access for me. I recommand to do the round trip by plane instead of by bus. It is a long drive to go to the island and by plane, it is only 20 min flight but it is more expensive.

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Lee R

I highly recommend this experience. It was well-organized and very informative. We took the ferry over and flew back. I'd recommend that as well. The water is calmer in the morning (can't really see much from the ferry so it's not like you whale watch, etc.) . But flying back was great because we were back in our hotel beds before people who didn't fly even left Kangaroo Island.

User's Picture Gallery

















View from the Remarkable Rocks. Kangaroo Island


Admirals Arch

Admirals Arch and sea lions.


Sea Lion Pup! At Seal Beach

Viewing Sea Lions at Seal Beach on Kangaroo Island. Pier puts you right among the Sea Lions. From small pups to the large (700lb) bull males


Admiral's Arch

Admiral's arch with New Zealand Fur Seals frolicking in the pool


Remarkable Rocks

Truly remarkable



One of many koalas to be seen


Wallaby hiding

Guess what, a wallaby not hiding very well.


kangaroo island

sea lions having a play


kangaroo island

sea lions having a nap together


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