6 Day Ultimate Kangaroo Island

Join your Tour Escort on this fully inclusive 6-day tour of Kangaroo Island. The island has everything you need to indulge your senses. Here, a rich diversity of landscapes, local produce and wildlife wonders are awaiting discovery.


29 September 2024


This morning your Tour Escort will meet you when the SeaLink coach picks you up at either your designated city hotel or at the Adelaide Central Bus Station. We travel via the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis where we board the SeaLink Ferry to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. Highlights today include:

  • viewing Frenchman’s Rock
  • a visit to the historic Maritime & Folk Museum before enjoying lunch at ‘The Penny’ the Penneshaw Hotel, with wonderful views overlooking the ocean.

After lunch we continue onto Cape Willoughby, site of the first lighthouse built in 1852, for a tour of the Lighthouse and Weather Station. Late in the afternoon we arrive at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge situated in the idyllic setting of American River, to settle into our accommodation for the next 5 nights. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, 5 nights

After breakfast, we visit the family-run Oyster Farm Shop in American River, before we head north to visit the Old Wisanger School, officially opened in 1885 which provided continuous schooling until the opening of Kingscote Area School in 1945. We continue along the north coast road to discover the charming swimming beach and surrounding beauty of Stokes Bay. Here we visit the ‘secret beach’ which is protected from the pounding surf by a giant pool surrounded by rocks, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Rockpool Cafe.

Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island

After lunch we visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, home to over 150 species of Native Australian wildlife and over 600 animals, before returning to our hotel and enjoying dinner with our group.

This morning after breakfast, we travel to the western end of the island, Flinders Chase National Park. Travel through the natural rugged beauty of the park to spectacular Remarkable Rocks before heading to Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, built in 1906 and then visit the natural land bridge that is Admirals Arch where we will see Long-nosed Fur Seals.

Then we drive via Point Ellen and Vivonne Bay to witness spectacular views of the Southern Ocean before our lunch stop at Vivonne Bay Lodge Bistro. Finish the day with a visit to the famous Seal Bay where we join our guide for a walk through a wild seal colony that is home to around 600 rare Australian sea lions. We then return to our hotel for dinner.

This morning we have a special visit to see the Rebuild the Independence project on the American River Wharf. A volunteer will explain the historical significance of this vessel and you can see the work they are doing. There is time to grab a morning drink (own expense) before we experience an amazing, interactive, educational, and highly entertaining Birds of Prey free flight presentation at Raptor Domain.

Our BBQ lunch today will be enjoyed at the Emu Ridge Café before we tour the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery where they manufacture 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil. There will be time to browse their extensive range of eucalyptus products and gifts.

To complete the day, we visit the picturesque Bay of Shoals Winery, to taste some of their quality wines and admire the distant vistas of the North Cape. There is also a short tour of Kingscote, the main township and some free time for a walk on the foreshore or browse in the shops and galleries.

This morning after breakfast there is an opportunity for some pelican feeding across from the hotel, before we travel to Clifford’s Honey Farm, home to the only pure strain of Ligurian Bee in the world where we learn about the interesting life and work of these rare honeybees. Our delicious lunch today is at the Emu Bay Lavender Farm. There will be time to learn about the many ways in which lavender has been introduced into a variety of products (including their ice-cream) which are made on site and on display in their shop.

Lavender Farm, Emu Bay

After lunch we will have a brief stop at Emu Bay with its small jetty dating back to 1918 and renowned for its beautiful 4 kilometre beach. Our last visit for the day is to sample the various spirits produced at Kangaroo Island Spirits who have won several prestigious awards for Best Gin in Australia and around the world. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with our group.

After breakfast, we depart American River for a scenic drive to Penneshaw. There will be time to pick up last-minute gifts as we view prominent local art works and crafts at our visit to KI Artworks Gallery. We then enjoy a fun and educational presentation at Rob’s Shearing and Sheepdogs where we witness a truly authentic Australian experience.

Our lunch today is at the rustic False Cape Wines, followed by tastings of their award-winning wines, a perfect way to end your six days on the island. This afternoon, we return to the mainland on the SeaLink ferry to Cape Jervis and continue our picturesque drive back to Adelaide. We arrive in Adelaide this later this afternoon, having made wonderful new friendships and full of great memories of our Ultimate Kangaroo Island Tour.

False Cape Wines Cellar Door


  • Return coach and ferry travel from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
  • Luxury, air-conditioned coach travel on Kangaroo Island
  • 5 nights at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, American River
  • 5 breakfasts daily, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
  • All tour entry fees, guided tours and tastings
  • Fully escorted from Adelaide

Terms and Conditions

  • Prices are per person, correct at time of printing and valid till 31 December 2024.
  • Single Supplement is an additional $399 per single.
  • All components are subject to availability and may change at any time.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $200pp is required when booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to departure.  Bookings made within 30 days prior to departure, subject to availability, will require immediate payment. 
  • Minimum passenger numbers are required for this tour to run at the advertised cost. If 15 passengers have not booked by 30 days prior to departure, then it may be necessary to either cancel the tour or offer similar arrangements on an unescorted basis.
  • Any amendments will incur an additional cost, and strict cancellation fees apply – travel insurance is highly recommended for an additional cost. Please read our latest COVID Safe practices and policies.
  • Brilliant Travels accepts no responsibility for unforeseen omissions or additional costs incurred including those arising from adverse weather conditions.

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