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12 Sep 2017

FLY QANTAS FROM ADELAIDE TO KANGAROO ISLAND & HOP OVER TO NATURE’S PARADISE.

Minutes from the mainland but a million miles away, Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and natural, rugged beauty. Slip away to Australia’s zoo without the fences with our five-day itinerary, trading the hustle and bustle of city life for unique wildlife, mouth-watering food and wine, breathtaking scenery, luxury accommodation and a laid-back lifestyle.

Book directly with Qantas and fly from Adelaide to Kingscote or direct from Melbourne to Kingscote. The Qantas flight schedule is subject to change and government and regulatory approval. 

 
 

DAY 1

FLY TO KANGAROO ISLAND WITH QANTAS

Fly direct to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide with Qantas. When you touch down, pick up a hire car from the airport with either Budget and Hertz and get going!

LUNCH AT DUDLEY WINES CELLAR DOOR

Settle in to island time and enjoy a lunch on the deck with majestic coastal views at Dudley's Cellar Door where locally grown and produced award-winning wines are the hero. Established in 1997, Dudley Wines is the Island's pioneer winery. The cellar door is situated 12 kilometres from Penneshaw on the cliff tops of Kangaroo Island's stunning north coast.

EXPLORE THE DUDLEY PENINSULA

KI Marine Adventures, Kangaroo Island

This beautiful part of the Island includes Cape Willoughby lighthouse, Antechamber Bay and the picturesque seaside town of Penneshaw, home of KI Ocean Safaris where you can swim with dolphins in the crystal clear waters.

STAY THE NIGHT AT LIFETIME PRIVATE RETREATS’ CLIFF HOUSE

Cliff House, LifeTime Private Retreats

Just a short distance away is Kangaroo Island accommodation like no other - LifeTime Private Retreats' Cliff House; the perfect place to stay. The beautiful LifeTime Private Retreats’ Cliff House boasts sweeping views of rugged coastline as far as the eye can see, and private access to Snellings Beach offering guests the ultimate luxury escape. Other LifeTime Private Retreats Kangaroo Island accommodation options includes The Sky House, The Sheoaks, Settler's Homestead and the Beach Retreat. 

DAY 2

KANGAROO ISLAND BREWERY

Kangaroo Island Brewery is the Island's first cellar door microbrewery. Offering great craft beer and excellent food, sip your way through eight different craft beers available to sample; it's an awesome place to chill and enjoy a few handmade beverages. 

COCKTAILS BY THE BEACH AT MINI DE LIGHTS

Just up the road from the Kangaroo Island Brewery is Mini De Lights, a pop-up retro installation at Emu Bay. Perfectly perched by one of the Island’s most spectacular beaches (that you can drive on!), sample your way through the cocktail menu - a Kangaroo Island itinerary staple! Re-charge with a barrister coffee or one of the many tasty handmade treats like the popcorn chicken. Nothing but local produce is sourced and served at Mini De Lights. 

STOP OFF AT KANGAROO ISLAND SPIRITS

Kangaroo Island Spirits

Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS) is South Australia's first boutique distillery and was established in 2005. While gin is (obviously) their specialty, the range now includes eight liqueurs, four vodkas and two premium gins. All products are handmade in small batches using hand crafted copper pot stills and have received major awards in London, New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong.

DINE AT SUNSET FOOD AND WINE

Sunset Food and Wine is a modern bistro focusing on seafood and South Australian produce, with beautiful ocean views. Located just outside of Penneshaw, chefs use only what is in season and what is at its very best. Your glass will run over with wines produced on Kangaroo Island as well as some exceptional South Australian blends. 

DAY 3 

SAND BOARDING AT LITTLE SAHARA

Stop for a spot of surfing…on sand! Little Sahara, is a series of epic sand dunes popular with adrenalin junkies. Hire a sandboard or taboggan from Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action and work on your cardio – the only exercise required of your whilst on your Kangaroo Island tour! The views and adrenalin rush are well worth the increase in heart rate.

SEAL BAY

Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island

Seal Bay has been home to Australian sea lion colonies for thousands of years. Watch resident sea lions in their natural habitat from a 900-metre-long wheelchair accessible boardwalk, meandering through the dunes to impressive coastal lookouts. You can get up-close and personal with the resident sea lions on a guided beach tour.

DAY 4 

WILDLIFE PARKS 

Stop off for a leisurely stroll among an avenue of koala-laden Eucalyptus trees on the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is home to wild koalas where you can expect to see anywhere between 15 to 20 koalas at any given time. 

Next, head off to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and spend the morning getting acquainted with some of Australia’s most iconic animals. Spanning a massive 50 acres, the park is home to more than 1,000 animals. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, cuddle koalas and see Australia’s most iconic animals, from wombats and echidnas to reptiles and birds.

JOIN A TOUR WITH A LOCAL

De Mole River, Kangaroo Island

One of the best ways to see the magnificent wildlife, coastal views and vantage points of Kangaroo Island is to join a day tour with one of the local guides. One of our top picks is Exceptional Kangaroo Island, who can take you to Seal Bay, Lathami Conversation Park, unforgettable Stokes Bay and more.

If you're lucky enough to have a few more days away from the mainland, we recommend getting to know the locals with Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures, Kangaroo Island Odysseys or Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours

DAY 5

FLY HOME WITH QANTAS

Spend the morning soaking-up the scenery at your Kangaroo Island accommodation and while away the morning over a fresh brew or at one of the local cafes in Kingscote like Cactus.

OTHER WAYS TO ENJOY KANGAROO ISLAND

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE WITH SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Experience the very best of Kangaroo Island accommodation with Southern Ocean Lodge. Over the next two days, live a life of luxury in one of Australia’s most incredible retreats – Southern Ocean Lodge. Get up close and personal with nature and Kangaroo Island’s wildlife on private tours exclusive to Southern Ocean Lodge guests including Seal Bay, Remarkable Rocks, Admiral’s Arch and Kangas and Canapes. All your meals and beverages are included in the Southern Ocean Lodge experience. 

SET OFF ON A WILDERNESS WALK

Take-in some of the Islands most incredible scenery from the Remarkable Rocks on the magnificent Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail; a 61 kilometre, five-day trek hugging the rugged, remote and spectacular coastline of Kangaroo Island. Walk through Flinders Chase National Park home to Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks and uncover the most botanically unique area in South Australia.