Departs daily throughout the year (except Christmas day)
Travelling with a local operator
This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.
Responsible tourism: Kangaroo Island tours in Australia, 3 days 2 nights
The vehicles used on our Kangaroo Island tours are the most environmentally friendly tour vehicles used on the “Island”. Land Rover is the only 4WD manufacturer in the world who completely offsets the carbon emissions during the manufacturing process. We also change our vehicles every 2-3 years to make sure they have the most up to date emission controls. The vehicles are serviced by on the Island by local mechanics.
All of the rubbish that is created on tour is returned to base and is recycled. Seascape is solely dependant on rainwater and the waste water is recycled and used on the extensive native garden. All of the rubbish collected is recycled into 4 separate bins for removal.
We have only driver guides who have lived on Kangaroo Island for more than 25 years. In fact most of our driver guides were born on Kangaroo Island. Our guides are passionate about the Island they have chosen to call home. They are also passionate about preserving it for future generations as in many cases their families have already been here for generations. They will in a relaxed and polite manner make sure that exclusion zones from wildlife are observed, that guests stay on the designated tracks and they will make sure that no litter is left whilst on tour. All of our driver/guides have the correct National Parks accreditation and because they have lived on Kangaroo Island for so long they have a depth of knowledge about the Island and an appreciation of the unique environment that just can not be learnt from a book.
All of our groceries are purchased from local suppliers and we use locally produced and made wine and many other local products.
All of the accommodation that we use is run by resident Kangaroo Islanders. Our preferred accommodation Seascape Lodge on Emu Bay was purchased by the owners of the company in 2007. The owners Paul and Mandy Brown have lived and worked on Kangaroo Island for most of their lives. Paul has been a resident for 40 years and Mandy for 30 years. They personally host at Seascape Lodge and join the guest for dinner each night making for a comfortable home like atmosphere. All of the supplies for Seascape Lodge are purchased on the “Island” and only Kangaroo Island wines are used and as much local produce as possible.
Reviews of Kangaroo Island tours in Australia, 3 days 2 nights
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 31 Oct 2009 by Justin Francis
Kangaroo Island was a very pleasant surprise. We enjoyed getting down close to a very windy and wild Southern Ocean, and walking on the beach at Sea Bay up close with the sea lions was a real highlight. But then again so was watching Koalas in the trees, and a walk out to the Remarkable rocks (these really are pretty remarkable when you get up close - the hardest granite you could possibly imagine smoothed like butter into strange shape over millions of years by the wind).
We bought some of the very special honey (from pure Ligurian Bees imported from Italy) and some lavender products. Perhaps the highlight of our trip was in fact our guide - Pete. He is a local sheep farmer who was born on the Island and works part time as a tour guide. He is a really great guy, and added enormously to our enjoyment tour - make sure you make a special request for Pete to be your guide!
Paul and Mandy at Seascape, where we stayed the night with big views over Emu Bay, are warm and welcoming hosts and we enjoyed our night there very much.
Read the operator's response here:
Hi Justin, Thank you so much for your great comments! It really sounds as if you have had a very special time on our beautiful island. We are so lucky to have such a great group of guys working for us. Most of us have actually known each other for many years, gone to school together and were friends well before working togther. (Pete is actually my husband!!). This has created such a wonderfull working envirnment for all of us. Many of our drivers only work part time so they really feel that coming to work is a day off! Excited about what interesting people from around the globe they are about to meet. Paul and Mandy compliment this so well with their personalised approach at Seascape. Having 3 days to explore the island was a very good decision on your part. Being far bigger than I am sure you imagined this gave you optimum time to cover what makes our small comunity tick, covering the highlights (and yes there is no other words for 'Remarkable Rocks'!) and the abundant wildlife, but also the small cottage industries as well. Getting out and meeting the locals is still welcomed here. We hope that you can return someday.