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Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Eco Kayaking Tour

1. Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Eco Kayaking Tour

Take the opportunity to paddle your way through a 10,000-year-old mangrove forest on a kayaking tour of a dolphin sanctuary. Amidst approximately 30 resident and 300 transient dolphins, enjoy a special experience that simply can’t be replicated. Take off with your lead guide Andro, a marine biologist who has over 5 years’ experience working with marine mammals and wildlife, and travel at a comfortable pace in your kayak. Paddle through creeks whilst listening to local Aboriginal stories. View the abundant birdlife, marine mammals, and other creatures that make up the intricate ecosystem. For those interested in bird watching, the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary shares a big part of the northern coastal habitat. Experience the sanctuary — part of South Australia’s largest port — with a rich Aboriginal and European cultural background and a number of noteworthy landmarks to explore. See the incredible mangrove forest that makes the ultimate feeding ground for dolphins due to its abundance of sea grass, salt marsh, and the tidal flats and creeks.

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Adelaide: 1-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery

2. Adelaide: 1-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery

Explore Kangaroo Island on a personalized small group tour on a day trip from Adelaide. Ride in comfort on a coach from Adelaide CBD, board the ferry to access the island, then join a 4x4 small group tour to get up-close and personal to Australian native animals. Be picked up at 06:45 from your Adelaide CBD hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis. Then, board the ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Kangaroo Island. Your island nature experience will begin when you are met by your local guide. Tour through several island habitats and see Australian native wildlife in their natural environments. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, where your guide will escort you on a memorable walk among the sea lions. You are able to stand at a safe distance and see them up-close.  Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with Kangaroo Island wine on a natural bush property. After lunch, go for a bush walk or a stroll along the beach. As the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. Your tour will conclude in time for the return ferry to the mainland then transfer by coach to Adelaide. Return to Adelaide around 10:45 and be dropped off at your Adelaide CBD hotel.

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Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Regeneration Overnight Tour

3. Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Regeneration Overnight Tour

Day 1: This afternoon you will be collected from the meeting point for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis. Along the way, admire the picturesque scenery of the Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views, and rolling hills. Board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival at Penneshaw, you will be transferred to your accommodation at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge in American River. Enjoy free time in the evening to go for dinner. Day 2: Meet your local guide and head to your first stop of the day, the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park. Your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. This bay is home to a healthy Australian sea lion colony. Walk among the sea lions as they lie on the beach or among the sand dunes after their trips to go fishing. Stand at a safe distance from these endangered creatures and watch their antics as they frolic and play on the beach. This is a truly unforgettable experience, one that you will treasure forever. Next, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading down to Vivonne Bay beach. Learn more about the coastal regeneration of this area, which was hit by the second wave of bushfires. Then travel along the South Coast Road to Flinders Chase National Park, which was devastated by the worst fires to ever hit the island. Here you will see the amazing regeneration that has occurred so quickly after the event, with green growing everywhere. There will be regular stops where your guide will explain exactly how the native bushland regenerates and the species of flora and fauna that have been affected. You will also have plenty of opportunity to take some great photos. Make sure you keep an eye out for echidnas, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, and the wonderful birdlife of the island. Head home via the North Coast Road. Make stops along the way to learn more about the area's regeneration, and get some great photos. Dusk is a perfect time to view wildlife, and at Stokes Bay you should be able to see kangaroos, koalas, and possibly the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo. Your tour concludes with a return ferry and coach transfer back to Adelaide.

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Adelaide: 2-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Small Group Tour

4. Adelaide: 2-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Small Group Tour

See the best of Kangaroo Island on a small-group 2-day tour from Adelaide including coach and ferry transfers, personalized tours by 4x4 vehicles, and a local guide. You can choose between sing and twin share accommodation. Day 1 (lunch included) Be picked up at 6:45 AM from your Adelaide CBD hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis. Then board the ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Kangaroo Island Tour through several island habitats to see Australian native wildlife in their natural environments. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, where your guide will escort you on a memorable walk among the sea lions. You are able to stand at a safe distance and see them up close.  Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch then go for a bush walk or a stroll along the beach. See the kangaroos as the day draws to a close. Your first day concludes as you return to your accommodation. Dinner is at your own expense. Day 2 (breakfast and lunch included) Discover the remarkable Flinders Chase National Park while searching for kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of bird life. See Long-nosed Fur Seals at Cape du Couedic, marvel at the Remarkable Rocks and see where the powerful forces of nature created Admirals Arch. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and observe koalas in their treetop habitat. In the afternoon, explore some of the most spectacular beaches on Kangaroo Island and marvel at the stunning coastlines the island has to offer. There will be many photo opportunities along the way for you to capture long-lasting memories of your time on beautiful Kangaroo Island. Your tour concludes in time for the return ferry to the mainland and coach transfer to Adelaide. Return to Adelaide around 10:45 PM and be dropped off at your Adelaide CBD hotel.

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Adelaide: Full-Day Vines and Victor Harbor Eco Adventure

5. Adelaide: Full-Day Vines and Victor Harbor Eco Adventure

Take a scenic drive to Victor Harbor, and take an interpretive walk around the historic Granite Island. Discover the history, geology, and nature of the local area. Sit down for a delicious picnic lunch from a sustainable local caterer. Next, enjoy a 45-minute open ocean boat cruise to Seal Island. Witness the spectacular Waitpinga Cliffs and look out for seabirds such as petrels, shearwaters, and cormorants. Looping around Seal Island, see Australian sea lions and long-nosed fur seals basking in the sun or frolicking in the water. After a short drive to the McLaren Vale wine region arrive at d'Arenberg Winery with time to explore the famous cube before enjoying a tasting session of their delicious biodynamic wines. Begin your progressive wine tasting and learn about the biodynamic practices and philosophy behind this family-owned property. Finish off the afternoon with a Vintner’s platter and glass of Gemtree regional wine, before your afternoon drive back to Adelaide city.

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Melbourne to Adelaide: 2-Day Overland Explorer Tour

6. Melbourne to Adelaide: 2-Day Overland Explorer Tour

Day 1 - (L) Say farewell to Melbourne as you drive over the Westgate Bridge bound for Adelaide. Start at the beginning of The Great Ocean Road and twist along this iconic road with awe inspiring views the entire day. Stop for morning tea briefly before pulling over for a photo under Memorial Arch (The Great Ocean Road Sign). Continue through several seaside towns along the way, including Kennett River where your guide will help you find koalas in the wild and native birds amongst the eucalyptus trees, before your lunch stop in Apollo Bay. Relax on the main beach, walk the main street or taste some local ice-cream treats! After the lunch stop, the Great Ocean Road winds into the ancient Otway rainforest as you say goodbye to the coastline for a while. Stretch your legs in the fresh air as you're guided through the crisp wonderland of Maits Rest. Continuing the journey you'll join the ocean again at the Shipwreck Coast. Hear the stories of shipwrecks and marvel at the limestone cliffs and structures that span the coastline. View the 12 Apostles in all their glory as they defy hundreds of years of erosion. Walk down onto the sands of the isolated and remote Loch Ard Gorge. Hear the story of how London Bridge fell down as you view the archway that remains, before making your way into the Grampians National Park for your bed for the night.  Day 2 - (B) Wake up in the heart of the Grampians; Halls Gap. Early morning is the best time as kangaroos bounce, kookaburras laugh, and magpies and currawongs call to the rising sun. After breakfast, drive into the multiple mountain ranges of the Grampians National Park. Captivating panoramic vistas greet you at every break in the trees on your way to Borkoa Lookout. Look down over Halls Gap and Victoria's western plains. Take a walk to the Balconies, a geological icon of the Grampians with views over the Victoria Valley. Step down a series of 250+ stairs to the bottom of the remote Mackenzie Falls. Relax as the waters of the Wartook River cascade over the edge, before making the journey to Brambuk Cultural Center to learn about Jarwadjali and Djab Wurrung tribes that have called the Grampians (Gariwerd) home for thousands of years. Back to Halls Gap for lunch before beginning the drive through the broadacre farmland of Western Victoria. Crossing the border into South Australia, the drive continues all the way through to Adelaide for an arrival to the CBD at approx. 7.00 pm.

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Adelaide: River Torrens Devonshire Tea Cruise on Iconic Boat

7. Adelaide: River Torrens Devonshire Tea Cruise on Iconic Boat

Take a boat cruise tour in the heart of the city with live commentary from a friendly skipper and see why Adelaide is ranked one of the most livable cities in the world.  Begin by boarding at Elder Park Landing. Be served a delightful Devonshire tea consisting of fresh scones with jam and whipped cream. Hear a safety talk and introduction from the captain before your exclusive commentary on the local area and wider South Australia begins.  Float towards the Torrens River Weir Gate while passing sites including the Adelaide Festival Centre, SAHMRI, and Adelaide Gaol.  Enjoy 30-minutes of insightful commentary before arriving at Adelaide Zoo. Have the option to disembark and explore the zoo, Botanic Garden, and its surroundings.  Relax in the last 15-minutes and have the chance to ask questions, take photos with the crew, and get tips on what to see and do once you disembark. There will be an opportunity to purchase extra food and beverages from the deckhand serving from our licensed bar.

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From Adelaide or Glenelg: Kangaroo Island Private Group Tour

8. From Adelaide or Glenelg: Kangaroo Island Private Group Tour

Explore the beauty and wonder of Kangaroo Island on a personal group tour. Explore sites like Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park, Admiral's Arch, and more. Drag your eye away from the amazing sites and see if you can spot the New Zealand fur seals, the Australian sea lions, penguins, echidnas, kangaroos, and native birdlife that call the island home.  Get picked up from your hotel in Adelaide or Glenelg, and travel through the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula. Board the ferry at Cape Jervis (keep your eye out for wildlife) and disembark at Penneshaw before making your way onto the rest of your tour. As well as the natural sites, make a stop at a vodka distillery and bar where you'll have the opportunity to buy local products. At the end of the day, you'll be dropped back at your hotel in Adelaide or Glenelg. Please note that bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance due to time and transport requirements.

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Adelaide: Morialta Wilderness and Wildlife Hike

9. Adelaide: Morialta Wilderness and Wildlife Hike

This tour provides an active and immersive experience that enriches the understanding of nature at the Morialta Conservation Park. Start your morning adventure along the Morialta walking trails as the bush wakes from its night slumber. As you follow the trails, discover amazing rock faces, gorges and seasonal waterfalls cascading over sheer quartzite cliffs. Witness the dawn colours bounce on the spectacular rugged vistas and capture the sense of nature while discovering the natural wonders of this national reserve. Morialta is the best place in Adelaide where you can see koalas in the wild. It offers unique biodiversity where many native faunas can be spotted including the occasional kangaroo or echidna. The creeks, rock pools and the higher slopes of the Gorge offer a perfect habitat to several species of frogs and small lizards such as geckos, skinks and dragons. Listen to the sounds and observe the many native birds such as the Superb Fairy-wren, rare Golden Whistler, Rainbow Lorikeet and the iconic Laughing Kookaburra. Use the supplied binoculars and see how many species you can discover. In winter and spring, the park is abundant with native wildflowers including many delicate and colourful orchid species.

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From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road & Grampians 2-Day Tour

10. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road & Grampians 2-Day Tour

Discover the glorious beaches and charming coastal towns along the winding cliff-side of the Great Ocean Road. Take in stunning panoramic views that are being revealed around every corner. Enjoy the iconic photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View before surrounding yourself in the tranquil beauty of the Otway Ranges’ cool temperate rainforest. Take in the dramatic rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park, including the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Hear the tale of the Loch Ard shipwreck from which this remarkable gorge takes it name. Stay overnight in the heart of the Grampians before waking up to a nature-lovers dream. Spend the next day enjoying multiple walking tracks to visit dramatic rock escarpments and abundant wildlife. Experience the amazing views from Boroka and Reid’s Lookouts for yourself, and descend to the bottom of Victoria’s biggest waterfall, the majestic MacKenzies Falls. Next, enjoy a luxury coach transfer through to Adelaide, a city filled with culture and fun, arriving at approximately 7:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Adelaide

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 10 reviews

This activity was amazing, the transport from the city to the ferry and then from the port to the hotel was good. The tour began right after breakfast, and the tour guide, Nikki, was one of the best tour guides I've ever had, if not the best, she was full of knowledge and passion from kangaroo Island. I highly recommend this tour.

A great way to spend a few hours. The dolphins are not the only attraction but learning about some of the ship wrecks, mangroves and other inhabitants of the area make it all interesting.

great views, excellent tour guide and immerse into the beauty couple physical exercise stimulus

The staff were amazingly helpful. Non judgemental. With detailed interesting information

Easy kayaking for beginners, guide informative and friendly