Enjoy this full day tour of Kangaroo Island viewing Australian sea lions, kangaroos, koalas and echidnas in their natural habitat.
Begin with a stop at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse. Rich in maritime history, Cape Willoughby Conservation Park is home to South Australia’s first lighthouse, built in 1852. Here you will discover more about this region’s early role in coastal shipping, colonial trading and passenger transport.
Visit Baudin Conservation Park, where you will have the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural environments – kangaroos, wallabies, Glossy Blacks and other birds and wildlife.
Enjoy a truly authentic Australian experience! Watch Rob, a real Aussie character and his dogs skillfully muster and yard sheep, learn about farm life, and see a sheep shearing demonstration as you discover the techniques involved in this skilled task.
512 steps take you to the top of the highest point on Kangaroo Island, Prospect Hill. With its rewarding views you can see Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills on a clear day, or to the south you will see the stretch of the south coast and Pennington Bay. A stop will also be made at the spectacular Pennington Bay, a popular surfing and fishing beach.
Then head to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery. Eucalytpus Oil, which has many uses, is produced naturally from the Kangaroo Island Narrow-Leaf Mallee which is the dense multi-stemmed tree growing at the sides of the road. Visit the shop and see the many products using eucalyptus oil, which are available for purchase.
A visit to Kangaroo Island wouldn’t be complete with a stop at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. With over 150,000 hectares lost due to the fires, many Koalas are being cared for here as they recover. The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park will also provide you with an opportunity to walk amongst kangaroos and wallabies and you can also hand feed them.
You’ll enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with South Australian wine in a natural bush setting.
Photo Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission