- Welcome dinner, Adelaide
- Ferry crossing with Kangaroo Island Sea Link
- Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum guided tour
- Cape Willoughby Lighthouse tour
- Flinders Chase National Park
- The amazing Remarkables Rocks
- Admirals Arch
- Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
- Seal Bay beach walk
- Raptor Domain, birds of prey show
- Visit the island’s gin distillery
- Taste the unique Ligurian honey
- Stops at McClaren Vale
- Overnight stay in Hahndorf
- Full day touring Barossa Valley with lunch at a winery
Arrive to Adelaide at your leisure. This afternoon check into our group hotel located in the city centre. This evening meet up for a group dinner at the hotel restaurant. Your Coach Captain will join the group for the evening meal.
Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
There’s a lot to enjoy today and we start off early to transfer to our departure point from the mainland at Cape Jervis to meet the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Board SeaLink’s ferry the Sealion 2000 for the 45-minute crossing to Kangaroo Island.
There is a fabulous day of touring once we arrive to the Island. Set off on our island tour today with a leisurely stroll along the newly developed Sculpture Trail before arriving to the historic Penneshaw Maritime & Folklore Museum for a guided tour, then taking a break for lunch at the local hotel in Penneshaw.
This afternoon there’s a guided tour of Cape Willoughby Light House, the first lighthouse built in South Australia in 1852 and we take in the great scenery at Pennington Bay and Prospect Hill (the highest point on Kangaroo Island). As the day ends, we make our way to American River, the location of our hotel while staying on the island. There is also the option to wander the American River Wharf and visit the Oyster Farm shop. Dinner tonight is at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast ^, Lunch, Dinner
^ boxed lunch due to early departure if necessary
We drive to take in the natural rugged beauty of Flinders Chase National Park. A visit to the park is not complete without seeing the spectacular Remarkable Rocks. Take a walk around these huge rocks, which have been carved into many weird and wonderful shapes by the wind and the ocean spray over many centuries. We travel onto the natural land bridge that is Admirals Arch to look out for the New Zealand fur seals frolicking in the water and on the rocks, under the arch.
We then visit Hanson Bay Sanctuary for a guided tour. This is the sanctuary where so many injured koalas were being looked after and recovering from the devastating bushfires in January 2020. Lunch today is a ‘fish ‘n chips’ meal at a local hotel. We continue on, to visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, where you may get up close to some of Australia’s native animals.
Tip: Take your camera, water bottle and binoculars.
We return to the hotel later in the afternoon for some time at leisure, and then come together for a relaxed group dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast travel to famous Seal Bay for a stroll through a wild seal colony that is home to around 600 rare Australian Sea Lions. We then enjoy an interactive and entertaining display at the ‘Raptor Domain, Birds of Prey’ show. This afternoon enjoy lunch at a local café and visit Kangaroo Island Spirits for three special tastings. We will also learn of how Jon and Sarah Lark set up to establish Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery. Our final visit today is to the Island Beehive for a tour, and tasting of the island’s unique Ligurian honey. Dinner tonight is at our hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kangaroo Island – McClaren Value - Handorf
After breakfast we depart Kingscote for our scenic drive to Penneshaw to depart on the Sealink Ferry to Cape Jervis for the 45 minute journey, arriving to the mainland before 11:30am.
Upon arrival at Cape Jervis we will visit McLaren Vale and enjoy some free time for lunch along the main street. There’s also the option to visit the Almond Train, Menz Fruit Choc Factory and Hardy’s Tintara Winery. We will then head to Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, where there’s time to make your own discoveries of this quaint village known for its German architecture and influence. With a stay overnight in Hahndorf you can make a plan to visit one of the local restaurants or hotels for dinner.
Hahndorf - Barossa Valley
Set out today to enjoy a tour of South Australia’s premium wine region, The Barossa Valley. The day is dedicated to discovering the Barossa Valley’s highlights. The tour focuses on three different wineries, visiting Saltram Wines, Lambert Estate where we also stop for a platter lunch and Pindarie Winery. Also today an absolute must whilst in the Barossa Valley is our stop to Maggie Beer’s Farm shop. There will also be a stop at Mengler’s Hill for a photo opportunity at one of the most popular lookouts in Barossa Valley.
The evening is at your leisure. Why not enjoy pre-dinner drinks at the hotel bar and decide if you’d like to enjoy dinner in house or find a local restaurant at the nearby Rundle Mall.
It’s departure day. Check out is required by 11am. If you are spending more time in Adelaide, the hotel will store your luggage until you need to leave that day and you can depart at leisure.
Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel. Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.