Kangaroo Island Reviews
Beautiful green nature island in South Australia Aug 21, 2009
Kangaroo Island was on Martin and mine's list to do in Australia, as we had heard it's a very beautiful island.
And those who said that to us, we're not mistaking. It is a beautiful island. Diverse in nature, almost idyllic to live on.
We started the tour by getting picked up at our hotel. From there, the bus picked up other people and then we drove to Cape Jervis (about 2 hours) where we boarded the ferry towards Kangaroo Island.
The weather was quite windy, so the crossing, which lasted about 45 minutes was bumpy.
But once we docked, the weather turned sunny and dry. We all boarded the bus and began our tour of the island. The first stop was at Seal Bay.
Here we were instructed how to behave around the Australian Sealions. They were sleeping, but could react to our presence. Since some of them slept on the stairs, we couldn't get on the beach. Be aware that this could happen.
After the visit to Seal Bay, we had lunch at the Vivonne Bay Eco Adventures - Bistro & Function Centre. This lunch is preset, serving soup, salads and meat or fish.
After lunch we witnessed the Bird of Prey show, which lasted about 45 minutes. A caretaker showed us several birds of prey, including a Wedge Tailed Eagle and 2 Laughing Kookaburras.
After the show, we toured further and drove into the Flinders Chase National Park. Here we made stops at the Remarkable Rocks, the Admirals Arch (where we walked down to see the New Zealand Fur Seals) and Flinders Chase Visitor Centre (for a tea break).
Because we had time left, we drove to a nearby farm to see if we could spot wild kangaroos and koalas. Some farms "keep" these wild animals for tourists to spot them. We did spot 2 kangaroos and 4 koalas.
Back at the ferry dock, we were given 2 options. Get dinner (pizza or fish & chips) or visit a nearby beach for a guided tour to watch penguins get to land. Since it was already dark, Martin and I found it a waste of time to do that, we went to get our dinner.
Then we took the ferry back to Cape Jervis and drove back to Adelaide, taking around 2 hours, before being dropped off at our hotel.
It was a great day to make this tour, the island offers plenty to see!
We booked the tour at our hotel in Adelaide and it costed us together 398 AUS dollars (around 291 euros or around 384 US dolars). I find it difficult to determine if such a tour is cheap, average or expensive. I always think that you pay for a total package, including driver, coach, lunch and entrance fees to parks, so in my opinion, it's average.
Part of the list What to do in Australia
Part of the list Various guided tours
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