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Where to See Wildlife on Kangaroo Island

Where to See Wildlife on Kangaroo Island

One of the most diverse communities of native wildlife in Australia, Kangaroo Island is a must-see destination for nature lovers. Don't miss the following spots for your best chances at spotting native Australian species and more.

Flinders Chase National Park

Covering most of the western side of the island, Flinders Chase offers a number of bush walks likely to yield sightings of Kangaroo Island birdlife. Keep an eye out for wallabies, echidnas, and the elusive platypus. As an added bonus, dolphins and whales can be spotted from the ocean-facing lookouts within the park.

Admirals Arch

This stunning rock formation inside Flinders Chase features a colony of New Zealand fur seals that hangs out on the rocks around the base of the massive arch.

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Head to Hanson Bay on the south coast to set out on a koala walk. The sanctuary also offers a guided nocturnal walk during which you might see opossums and bats.

Seal Bay Conservation Park

A short way down the coast from Hanson Bay is the Seal Bay Conservation Park, home to Australian fur seals. You can even walk out onto the beach among them on a guided tour.

Clifford's Honey Farm

Clifford's Honey Farm, set near the island's main township of Kingscote, has a working hive of the rare Ligurian bee on display. At dusk, head nearby to see the resident little penguin colony return to shore.

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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

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Travel from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s most popular wildlife destinations, on this activity-filled day trip by ferry, flight or both—your choice. On the island, discover its natural attractions and local animals, from Vivonne Bay and Seal Bay Conservation Park to the Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch and more. Spot wallabies, echidnas, fur seals, koalas and, of course, kangaroos. Lunch is included, and you may select from four transportation options from Adelaide when booking. Please note: Due to recent bushfires, a modified itinerary is in effect until Flinders Chase reopens.
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  • 16 hours
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Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari - Snorkeling Safari

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari - Snorkeling Safari

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Add a water adventure to your Kangaroo Island itinerary with a snorkeling tour that departs daily from Christmas Cove Marina. Going with a guide ensures you visit the best locations for viewing wildlife, from long-nosed seals to dolphins. In addition to live commentary about the area’s animals and ongoing conservation efforts, your guide provides wetsuits, snorkeling equipment, and sunscreen, ensuring a safe and comfortable trip.
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  • 2 hours
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Quad Bike (ATV) Tours

Quad Bike (ATV) Tours

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Zip along dirt tracks, splash through muddy trails and venture off-road on this exhilarating quad bike tour of Kangaroo Island. See the rugged Aussie bushlands from the back of your easy-to-drive ATV as you follow your guide on one of four different itineraries ranging from 1.5 hours to 3 hours Choose to visit pristine beaches and spectacular viewpoints; challenge yourself on sand and gravel tracks; or soak up the scenery on a sunset tour.  Best of all: there’s no experience or license necessary so the whole family can take part.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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2-Day Kangaroo Island 4WD Small-Group Tour from Adelaide

2-Day Kangaroo Island 4WD Small-Group Tour from Adelaide

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Meet the weird and wonderful residents of Kangaroo Island on this action-packed 2-day 4WD adventure, including round-trip transport by ferry or plane from Adelaide. Spot colorful birds, echidnas and Tamar wallaby on guided bushwalks; get up close to Australian sea lions and long-nosed fur seals; and see koalas and kangaroos as you explore the Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Conservation Park. This small-group tour has a maximum of eight participants and includes hotel pick-up, overnight accommodation and some meals.
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  • 2 days
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Small-Group Kangaroo Island 4WD Night Tour

Small-Group Kangaroo Island 4WD Night Tour

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Discover the enchanting nocturnal world of Kangaroo Island on this thrilling after-dark adventure. Follow your guide on a 4WD safari and spot tammar wallabies, brush-tailed possums, and western grey kangaroos in their natural habitat. If you’re lucky, you might even spy boobook owls or echidnas.
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  • 3 hours
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Kangaroo Island Luxury Small Group 'Island Life' Full Day Tour

Kangaroo Island Luxury Small Group 'Island Life' Full Day Tour

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Experience the best of Kangaroo Island on a full-day tour with convenient round-trip transport from your accommodation or airport location. In addition to navigating, your guide provides commentary about the island’s landscape, as well as points out wildlife that’s easy to miss without a trained eye. Stops on the itinerary include Stokes Bay, the Cygnet River Valley, and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Morning tea and freshly-prepared lunch are included.
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  • 9 hours
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Kangaroo Island 75-Minute Ocean Safari

Kangaroo Island 75-Minute Ocean Safari

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Add a boating adventure to your Kangaroo Island itinerary with a wildlife tour that departs daily from Christmas Cove Marina. In addition to providing live commentary about the area’s wildlife and conservation efforts, your guide ensures you spot sea creatures that are easy to miss without a trained eye. Life jackets, binoculars, and a group size capped at 12 ensure a personal and comfortable experience.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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One Day Kangaroo Island Sip & See tour with return ferry transfers from Adelaide

One Day Kangaroo Island Sip & See tour with return ferry transfers from Adelaide

Discover nature & wildlife and Kangaroo Island wine & spirits on this fantastic new day tour. Apart from its amazing wildlife, Kangaroo Island is well known for its thriving food & wine industry and your local guide will introduce you to some of the island’s leading creators where you will taste some local Kangaroo Island produce.
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  • 17 hours
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