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Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Walk Kangaroo Island

  • Available from: February 02 2022 - December 31 2022

From: $4,380 USD

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Type: Groups, Shared.

Interests: Birds, Fish & Marine Invertebrates, Land Mammals & Marsupials, Marine Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians.

Walk Kangaroo Island consists of 11 diverse independent walks, exploring a range of island landscapes and habitats, each with their own unique story. Come and share Kangaroo Island's open spaces, fresh air, fresh produce & solitude.

  • Small groups (minimum 4, maximum 10) with 2 guides exploring the best of Kangaroo Island's incredible landscapes, including redgum forests, clifftops, remote ravines and pristine white sand beaches.

  • Go behind-the-scenes to meet some of Kangaroo Island's brightest characters, including wildlife experts, artists, winemakers and more.

  • Enjoy Exceptional Kangaroo Island's signature hospitality along the way, with loose leaf tea and filter coffee served daily along with delicious picnic lunches served with local wine and beer.

 

About Exceptional Kangaroo Island

After 30 years of operation, the team at Exceptional Kangaroo Island provide wildlife encounters which leverage knowledge gained through years of observation as well as published research. Guides tell stories about wildlife in a community and landscape context as they are part of the Island community and share their knowledge, sense of place and relationships with their fellow Islanders through a series of conversations and exchanges, rather than through a commentary.

Price per person based on double occupancy, including touring & accommodation. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Currency fluctuations may affect prices as quotes based on AUD. Prices are current at time of posting (1/4/2022) and may differ when you book your travel. Please contact us for our current pricing and itinerary details*

Itinerary

Tour day-by-day

  • Day 1 (9 kilometres)

    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.

    Overnight Accommodation: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, American River

  • Day 2 (13 kilometres)

    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.

    Overnight Accommodation: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, American River

  • Day 3 (12 kilometres)

    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.

    Overnight Accommodation: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, American River

  • Day 4 (9 kilometres)

    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.

    Overnight Accommodation: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, American River

  • Day 5 (13 kilometres)

    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.

    Overnight Accommodation: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, American River

  • Day 6 (14 kilometres)

    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.

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