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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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Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard Kayak Tour

2. Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard Kayak Tour

Take a guided 3-hour kayak tour of the Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail. Paddle along sheltered mangrove-lined creeks that are home to a variety of marine life, birds, and also the Port River dolphins. Explore an area that features 20 shipwrecks and interact with the dolphins as well, on an environmentally friendly tour. Paddle at an easy pace with plenty of time for photos and commentary by your guide. When the Port River dolphins come to play it is a memory you will treasure forever. The tour is recommended for adults and children over the age of 10 years, although younger children can come out and have great fun!

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Coorong Discovery Cruise

3. Coorong Discovery Cruise

Discover the Coorong National Park on a 3.5-hour experience with lunch included. Cruise past the Murray Mouth and into the park for 1-hour guided walk. Tour departs from the old river port town of Goolwa, located 70 minutes south of Adelaide’s center.  A Ploughmans lunch is served on board as you cruise to the Goolwa Barrage and through the lock. Continue down to the Murray Mouth and into the Coorong National Park. Stop for a guided walk across the peninsula through dune vegetation to a beach on the Southern Ocean. Enjoy afternoon tea on the return journey to Goolwa.

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Adelaide: 1-Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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Limestone Oceans to Mountains: 3-Day Great Ocean Road Tour

7. Limestone Oceans to Mountains: 3-Day Great Ocean Road Tour

Day 1: Melbourne to The 12 Apostles Start your 3-day adventure by departing from the cosmopolitan Melbourne. First up is one of the world’s great drives - the Great Ocean Road. You will pass by legendary surf spots and stop to check out some Koalas in the wild. Stop in the quaint seaside village to explore and wander through an ancient rainforest. During your trip, you will also get the chance to stop for a bite to eat for lunch. In the afternoon you will see the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles limestone formation and Loch Ard Gorge. Rest in the evening in your apartment accommodation in the seaside town of Warrnambool included.  Day 2: Warrnambool to the Grampians National Park Start your day by exploring Tower Hill at an extinct volcano crater teaming with native wildlife. Enjoy a guided walk and spot Emu's and Kangaroos, you'll also have time to enjoy a delicious spot of breakfast. Next, travel deep into the Grampians National Park and visit Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the history of this ancient land and its people. You will then tour on to some of the Grampians spectacular lookouts and check Mackenzie Falls (Sliverband falls will be used when Mackenzie Falls is closed). To end your adventurous day you will get to enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ dinner plus comfortable accommodation in the town of Halls Gap. Day 3: Grampians National Park to Melbourne or Adelaide Start your day with a delicious breakfast, plenty of fuel for the action ahead! On the final day of your tour, you will get to spend some more time in the Grampians and will head out on a spectacular walk through the region where you will see some stunning views of the National Park. Later that day you will travel on to Melbourne or Adelaide where you will arrive in the early evening.

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Melbourne to Adelaide: 2-Day Overland Explorer Tour

8. 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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Flinders Ranges 3-Day Small Group Eco Safari from Adelaide

9. Flinders Ranges 3-Day Small Group Eco Safari from Adelaide

Get back to nature in the Flinders Ranges and look for wildlife and aboriginal art. Day 1: Rawnsley Park Station (L, D) Journey north to the southern Flinders Ranges and learn the local history along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch and go for a bush walk surrounded by 600-million-year-old mountains. Travel through the Pichi Richi Pass and township of Quorn, and search for yellow-footed rock wallabies in Warrens Gorge Conservation Park. Day 2: Wilpena Pound (B, L, D) Explore the Bunyeroo and Brachina gorges to see some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Relax under the stars during a home-cooked dinner.  Day 3: Southern Flinders Ranges (B, L) Head back through the southern Flinders Ranges to see red gum forests and visit the historic town of Melrose. Travel through the beautiful wine region of Clare Valley on the way back to Adelaide.

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From Adelaide or Glenelg: Kangaroo Island Private Group Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Adelaide

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