Stunning coastal scenery on the Eyre Peninsula near Port Lincoln
5-Day Kangaroo Island & Eyre Peninsula Tour
Kangaroo Island & Eyre Peninsula Explorer —
We have partnered up with multi-award-winning tour operator Exceptional Kangaroo Island to bring you the ultimate South Australian travel package. Combine the pristine wilderness of Kangaroo Island and the rugged beauty and spectacular seafood of The Eyre Peninsula. This all-inclusive tour from Adelaide has it all with spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, unique food and wine experiences and accommodation at two award-winning properties.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeNature & Wildlife
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
This five-day tour combines two of South Australia’s most pristine and iconic regions, each offering their own diverse experiences and delectable local produce.
Spend two days exploring the pristine wilderness of Kangaroo Island. You’ll marvel at the dramatic seascapes and abundant wildlife.
Board a private sunset charter flight direct to Australia’s Seafood Frontier – Port Lincoln. Lovers of seafood will be in their element engaging in the unique Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour and dining at award-winning restaurants.
Wildlife experiences such as meeting the koalas of Mikkira Station or swimming with sea lions will create lifelong memories.
Staying in premium hotels by night, by day your expert guide will share their knowledge and passion of these world-class regions with you.
- Private tour of Seal Bay Conservation Park
- View wildlife in their natural habitat
- Tantalise your taste buds feasting on the local produce from both regions
- Take to the skies on a Scenic Sunset Charter Flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln
- Taste the world’s most delectable oysters on the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour
- Relax on an Electric Boat Cruise around Port Lincoln Marina
- Be wowed by the rugged beauty of Whalers Way & Lincoln National Park
- Swim with Australian sea lions on a half-day cruise to Seal Cove (OE)
- Come face-to-face with the majestic Great White Shark (OE)
- The Kangaroo Island part of this package is operated by Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tours.
- Dietary requirements can be catered for but must be advised at time of booking.
- Adelaide to Kangaroo Island flights are operated by Rex Airlines and depart Adelaide for Kangaroo Island at 8.00 am. Rex also operate your return Port Lincoln to Adelaide flight on day five which departs at 7.40 pm arriving Adelaide 8.30pm.
- We recommend storing some luggage at your return accommodation in Adelaide as Rex has a 15 kg luggage restriction per person plus one 7 kg carry-on. For more details on Rex Baggage Allowance please visit their website.
- The Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln charter flight is on a 7-seater aircraft operated by Lincoln Air Charters and takes about one hour, departing late afternoon. Strict luggage restrictions of 15 kg maximum apply.
- It is highly recommended that you pre-book the optional activities at the time of booking as they are very popular and can’t be booked on the day. Enquire directly with Xplore Eyre or add to your cart at the time of booking.
- Any Optional Extra Experiences are outsourced and therefore the terms and conditions of each operator apply.
- The Sea Lions Tour doesn’t operate from June to August.
- Our tours require a minimum of two people to operate and in the unlikely event that we only have one person confirmed we have some other options available. Firstly, a Single Supplement fee is offered to run the tour with only one person. Secondly, we reserve the right to cancel the tour and arrange an alternative operator (if possible). If the alternative is not suitable, we will refund your tour price in full.
- Changes to Itinerary: Our experienced guides will tailor activities on seasonal conditions throughout the year to maximise your experience and enjoyment. Any deviation from this itinerary will be made with serious consideration and passengers’ best interest and safety as our number one priority.
- Please read our full Booking Terms & Conditions prior to booking your tour.
Included in this tour
- Flights – Adelaide to Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln private charter. Port Lincoln to Adelaide
- Accommodation – 1 night at Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge and 3 nights at the Port Lincoln Hotel
- All entry fees, national park fees and activities unless stated as an optional extra experience
- All meals and wine
- Airport transfers
- Transport – executive 4WD
- Local guide and expert knowledge
While everything on our tours is included in the price such as transport, accommodation, food and entry and national park fees, there are two optional extra experiences not included in the price that you can choose to do:
Departs Adelaide every second Thursday all year round.
This tour is also available as a private tour.
Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
This all-inclusive tour starts from your Adelaide accommodation with transfers to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Kangaroo Island. Your ‘Exceptional Kangaroo Island’ guide will pick you up from the airport and share information and knowledge on this unique and pristine region.
Explore the diverse landscapes of Kangaroo Island. Walk quietly through the bush with your guide and learn about some of the unique island plants.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in a private bush setting featuring some of the island’s fresh produce including local fish, salads and fine wines before continuing to the South Coast. Walk amongst sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Tonight, you’ll stay at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge and enjoy a delicious dinner of local produce.
Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln
It will be up early today to explore more of Kangaroo Island’s highlights and lesser-known back-tracks of the Dudley Peninsula. This forms the east end of Kangaroo Island and is a microcosm of the rest of the island. Start the day at Pennington Bay situated at the narrowest part of the Island. Enjoy home-baked morning tea overlooking extensive wave-cut platforms and contrasting deep aqua water. Travelling east we get endless views of the serene marine sanctuary which is Pelican Lagoon. Adjacent the lagoon is excellent kangaroo habitat and the tea-tree thickets harbour tammar wallabies sheltering from their constant predator – the wedge-tailed eagle.
Visit False Cape Wines newly opened cellar door to sample their range of wines and then enjoy a local produce picnic overlooking the vines. Other highlights include Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, and the Chapman River estuary. Get off road for some 4WD’ing on Binney’s Track keeping your eyes peeled for a large range of wildlife including glossy black-cockatoos, kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas.
As your time on Kangaroo Island comes to an end, your guide will drop you to Kingscote Airport to catch your private sunset charter flight direct to Port Lincoln. Here your Xplore Eyre guide will greet you and take you to the award-winning Port Lincoln Hotel where you will spend the next three nights. Learn about the exciting things ahead over a delicious evening meal.
After breakfast, it’s time to do some exploring around Port Lincoln. This will include a visit to Winters Hill to fully understand what you will discover in the region over the coming days. Enjoy a tantalising lunch of local seafood harvest at the Marina Hotel Restaurant and with a full tummy, board the ‘Tesla’, a unique electric canal cruiser. Enjoy a tranquil cruise around Port Lincoln’s Marina and learn about Australia’s largest commercial fishing fleet.
Back on dry land explore some stunning coastline at Sleaford Bay and Whalers Way, before visiting Mikkira Station. Home to a wild koala population, here you’ll snap some great photos. After a full day of exploring it’s time to relax and enjoy dinner at another fabulous restaurant.
Port Lincoln & Surrounds (or optional Sea Lions experience)
This morning you have the choice between two quite different itineraries. Wildlife lovers are going to jump at the chance to twist, twirl and splash around with playful Australian sea lions at Seal Cove. This half-day cruise is an optional extra experience at $215 pp.
If you prefer to stay on dry land this morning, you’ll start the day exploring the breathtakingly beautiful Lincoln National Park. Enjoy morning tea at Stamford Hill after an invigorating climb and take your shoes off to walk along a footprint-free white sandy beach. Then it’s back to Port Lincoln for lunch at the Fresh Fish Place for the best fresh fish and chips you might ever taste!
No matter which option you choose in the morning, the afternoon looks like this: visit Boston Bay Wines for tastings, followed by Glen Forest Tourist Park for some up-close-and-personal wildlife encounters. Pop into the unique Koppio Smithy Museum for a touch of history that is sure to impress. After another full day, it’s time to settle in for a great evening meal and local wine.
Please note the Sea Lions tour does not operate in winter from June to August.
Coffin Bay (or optional Great White Shark experiences)
Today is a foodies dream day. Explore the pristine Coffin Bay National Park famed for its footprint-free white sandy beaches and enjoy morning tea at the beautiful Yangie Bay picnic area.
Following this, you will have a unique harvest experience on the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour, the only one of its kind in Australia. Put on some waders and sit down at a semi-submerged ‘Salt Water Pavilion’ located at their working commercial Oyster Lease. Feast on the world’s most sought after oysters plucked straight out of the ocean.
Lunch will follow with a wonderful seafood platter at the renowned 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant and heading back towards Port Lincoln, visit the Boston Bean Coffee Company for a caffeine hit. Take a stroll along the foreshore before a visit to the Eyre Peninsula’s very own boutique brewery, Beer Garden Brewing. Get ready for your final taste sensation enjoying some locally brewed beers and wood-fired pizza.
As we come to the end of your journey your Guide will drop you back to the airport for your 7.40 pm flight to Adelaide. Your airport transfer back to your Adelaide accommodation will have you arriving back to your hotel at approximately 9 pm.
Alternative Day 5 Itinerary – Great White Experiences (Optional Extra)
Alternatively, those who love aquatic wildlife, and/or are seeking an adrenalin rush, can choose the full-day optional experience of coming face-to-face with the majestic, Great White Shark. There are two operators offering different types of experiences: choose from staying dry in a revolutionary glass viewing aqua sub, or the more extreme option of entering the cage. Prices range from $350 to $564 depending on your choice.
Please see ‘Optional Extras’ for more information.
Shark Cage diving Port Lincoln
Swim with sea lions at Baird Bay South Australia
Boats in bay at Port Lincoln
Relaxing by the pool at the Port Lincoln Hotel