Holiday Reviews

Kangaroo Island with Barossa Valley
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  • 'Great scenery and the good company of like minded solo travellers. A nice way to travel.'

    Allan, 64 years, Sydney, NSW
  • 'Would recommend the Barossa and Kangaroo Island Tour, great food, wine, sights and company. The pace was very easy-going so the group never felt rushed. The commentary was very informative and learned a lot about Adelaide, Barossa, Encounter Bay area and KI during the tour.'

    Roula, 45 years, Sydney, NSW
  • 'I had a wonderful time on the Kangaroo Island tour. Everyone got on really well, the driver was excellent and the food was great. I would recommend this tour to anyone.'

    Michael, 64 years, QLD
  • 'Had the best holiday with a great group of people & amazing bus drivers.'

    Rosemary, 70 years, NSW
  • 'Wonderful trip with wonderful, like-minded people and the best way-more-than-bus drivers.'

    Mark, 51 years, Brisbane, QLD
  • ''Thank you for the well organised and facilitated holiday to Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley. Both the tour guides, Hamish (in KI) and Peter (in Adelaide and Barossa Valley), were knowledgeable, helpful and considerate making the time really great and relaxing. The itinerary in Kangaroo Island was extensive and busy, and I still feel there is so much more to see. However although the art gallery was full of eclectic pieces I feel this time might have been better spent climbing the steps of Prospect Hill to see the whole island. Hamish was exceptionally knowledgeable to ensure our group had the best time seeing the endangered sea lions and fur seals, learnt so much about the unique flora on the island and had the opportunity to taste the produce and wines of Kangaroo Island. Peter was helpful and knowledgeable about the many costal towns and their history. Very cleverly Peter managed to include a wonderful trip to Hahndorf, where I feel it would have been great to have lunch. However time did not permit and lunch was in Victor Harbour, where there was limited and ordinary food available. I feel if our group had had the opportunity to indulge in the traditional foods of the Hahndorf area it would have increased the experience. Just to finish I would like to thank the Encounter team with the organisation of the holiday. The week away was well planned and I hope the feedback I have provided will support improvements. The accommodation was exceptional, the food great and the wineries we visited were well sourced. Thank you.'

    Kim, 59 years, NSW
  • 'A great trip to kangaroo island and the Barossa. Definitely a must do tour, this covers a multitude of Australian animals, kangaroos, koalas also seals. It would give any overseas visitors a great insight into how remote Australia is.'

    Marilyn, 73 years, Sydney, NSW
  • 'I would recommend the Kangaroo Island/Barossa Valley tour as it was interesting, well organised and a lot of fun.  The group I travelled with got along well and we enjoyed fabulous scenery, great food, and some interesting visits and we were really lucky to have beautiful weather.  The tour guides were informative and always helpful.'

    Jane, 59 years, NSW
  • 'First timer with Encounter. Very well organised tour; company was excellent with the varied age group; meals excellent; I'm sorry I didn't do this earlier in my life.
    No hesitation.....go for it!'

    Natalie, 65 years, Canberra, ACT
  • 'This was a great short getaway that had something for everyone: wildlife, history, geology, wines, great food and new friendships.  Highly recommended.'

    Carole, 59 years, Melbourne, VIC
  • 'This was my first time travelling with Encounter. 
    Kangaroo Island and the Barossa tour was fantastic and I will definitely look to travel with them again.'

    Kath, 76 years, Albury, NSW
  • 'Throughly enjoyed the Kangaroo Island tour. 3 days was ideal for sightseeing. Good pace. Would recommend Encounter travel for solo travellers.'

    Gail, 57 years, South Australia