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See More of Kangaroo Island on New Tour

  • Written by Brooke Tolar



Due to overwhelming demand from passengers, SeaLink have launched a new fully escorted tour, the 6 day/5-night Ultimate Kangaroo Island tour, departing 24 February 2017.

The tour will be escorted by well-known South Australian Tour Escort, Shirley Tamm, who has over 35 years' experience in the travel industry and will explore Kangaroo Island's fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes, pristine beaches and unique local wines and produce.

“I'm so excited to be offering this new Kangaroo Island tour. The 4-night Kangaroo Island tour has been so popular for the past 2 years, but feedback from passengers was that they wanted even longer on Kangaroo Island so I've put together a fantastic 6 days/5-night option.

This new tour is a combination of everyone's favourite places like Seal Bay and Flinders Chase National Park, the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch plus exciting new places like Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Stokes Bay and Rob's Shearing and Sheep Dogs to name just a few.” Shirley Tamm explains.

“I really believe this tour shows off just how beautiful the island is, the breathtaking sights and wildlife and how much the island has to offer.” Continues Shirley.

Like all of Shirley's escorted tours, she will host the group across the entire six days.

“I pride myself on really looking after my guests. I'm with them all day every day and ensure they have a wonderful time.” Ms Tamm continues.

Day one on the six-night Kangaroo Island Experience includes a drive to Frenchman's Rock; visit to the historic Maritime and Folk Museum and the Kangaroo Island Visitor's Centre; lunch overlooking the ocean at Zest and Thyme Café at Cape Willoughby. This is followed by a tour of SA's first lighthouse – Cape Willoughby including the weather station before heading to Dudley's Clifftop Cellar Door for tastings of their award winning wines.

Guests will then settle into their accommodation at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, home for the next five nights.

Day two features a tour of the township of Kingscote before visiting the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, home to over 150 species of Native Australian wildlife and over 600 animals! After lunch at the Parndana Hotel discover the charming but secret swimming beach and surrounding beauty of Stokes Bay. Then it's on to the picturesque surroundings of the Bay of Shoals Winery for some wine tasting and admiring the distant vistas of the North Cape.

On Day three visit Island Beehive shop which has a wide variety of locally made produce including organic honey. Then enjoy the spectacular and interactive Raptor Domain, Birds of Prey show before a BBQ lunch at Seal Bay Café. After lunch visit famous Seal Bay Conservation Park and join a guided walk through a colony of wild Australian Sea-lions. Then travel back to Kingscote and enjoy the spectacular views of the Southern Ocean at Point Ellen and Vivonne Bay (named Australia's best beach).

On Day 4 experience the natural rugged beauty of Flinders Chase National Park where guests will witness nature's breath-taking creations - Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, before falling in love with the Long-Nosed Fur Seal colony. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at the Andermel Marron Farm and then spend the afternoon touring the marron farm and sampling their Two Wheeler Creek Wines and bush tucker.

Day 5 visits Emu Bay and the Old Wisanger School, officially opened in 1885, before heading to Clifford's Honey Farm - home to the rare Ligurian honey bees and their famous honey ice-cream. Then visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery for a BBQ lunch and tour of the distillery where they manufacture 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil. Enjoy a brief photo stop at Duck Lagoon before arriving at South Australia's first sheep dairy and cheese factory, Island Pure Sheep Dairy, for a sheep milking demonstration and tastings. Complete the day with some spirit tastings at KI Spirits who have just won the prestigious title of Best Gin in Australia.

On day 6 depart Kingscote with a scenic drive to Penneshaw via American River and Pennington Bay. View prominent local art works and crafts at KI Artworks Gallery before enjoying lunch overlooking the Gulf at Ultima Thule Café. Then witness a truly authentic Australian experience at Rob's Shearing and Sheepdogs before returning to the mainland on the SeaLink ferry to Cape Jervis for a picturesque drive back to Adelaide.

The six-day Ultimate Kangaroo Island Escorted Tour is priced from $1799 per person twin share and departs from Adelaide Central Bus Station on 24 February, 2017.

The tour includes complimentary hotel pick up & drop off at selected Adelaide Hotels, return coach and ferry travel from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, luxury air-conditioned coach travel around Kangaroo Island, five night's accommodation at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, daily continental breakfasts, six lunches and five dinners, all tour entry fees, guided tours and tastings and tour fully escorted by Shirley Tamm from Adelaide.

For further information and bookings visit: https://www.sealink.com.au/escorted-holidays/ultimate-kangaroo-island-tour/ call SeaLink's Group Tour Consultant on 08 8202 8608 or email escortedtours@sealink.com.au

About SeaLink Travel Group

SeaLink Travel Group operates in South Australia, NSW, Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory.

SeaLink's South Australian businesses operates largely to and on Kangaroo Island as well as on mainland South Australia including ferry and coach transfer and charter services, on-island shuttle bus services, on-island coach tours, small group adventure tours, luxury 4WD tours, self-drive and packaged holidays with accommodation and accommodated river cruising on the PS Murray Princess.

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