Big Duck Boat Tour, Seal Bay Conservation Park
Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island
The Fleurieu Peninsula is a mix of rolling hills, orchards, farms and vineyards, all bounded by stunning beaches and rugged coastline. Plenty to do for the whole family.
Continue to Kangaroo Island to see native animals in the wild, walk among sea lions at Seal Bay and stand on Remarkable Rocks to watch the waves roll in. Kangaroo Island also has an emerging food and beverage scene including some amazing wine and gin made from local plants.
Adelaide - Fleurieu Peninsula
Less than a 45 minutes drive from Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula has rolling hills of vineyards, untouched bushland, stunning beaches and dramatic coastlines. Spend a day visiting some of McLaren Vale’s 70 cellar door outlets, art and craft galleries, olive and almond shops. For the more adventurous, visit Port Willunga and go horse riding along the beach. Continue south to Victor Harbor, a popular coastal resort town and a great place to watch Southern Right whales in winter. For a bit of adventure take a Big Duck Boat Tour and discover seals, dolphins and seabirds from the water.
Overnight: McLaren Vale or the coastal towns of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Middleton or Goolwa.
Adelaide to McLaren Vale: 40km/25miles, 45 minute drive
McLaren Vale to Victor Harbor: 45km/28miles, 45 minute drive
Goolwa is an old river port on the Murray River, close to where the river meets the sea. Today, join a Spirit of the Coorong cruise that takes you to the mouth of the Murray, and learn of the ecosystem, wildlife and Aboriginal significance of this area, known as the Coorong. Alternatively explore Deep Creek Conservation Park, home to an array of native wildlife and an extensive network of walking trails including the beginning of the Heysen Trail - a 1500 kilometre walking track. The trails provide spectacular views of the rugged Deep Creek Valley and also across to Kangaroo Island.
Overnight: Fleurieu Peninsula
Victor Harbor to Goolwa: 17km/10.5miles, 25 minute drive
Fleurieu Peninsula - Kangaroo Island
Drive to Cape Jervis to board a ferry to Kangaroo Island. A minimum of two days is recommended to explore the island, which is known for its diversity and abundance of wildlife. Echidnas, koalas, kangaroos and wallabies are frequently found, providing a remarkable close-up wildlife experience. Drive to Seal Bay Conservation Park, where guided tours down to the beach ensure the closest possible encounter with the sea lions that live here. There is accommodation close to the park and also a large range of accommodation in Kingscote, American River and Penneshaw.
Overnight: Kangaroo Island
Victor Harbor to Cape Jervis: 60km/37miles, 1 hour drive
Penneshaw to Seal Bay: 96km/60miles, 1 hour drive
Seal Bay to Kingscote: 50km/31miles, 40 minute drive
Kangaroo Island - Adelaide
Today is all about the producers on Kangaroo Island. Visit Clifford's Honey Farm to learn all about the Ligurian honey bee and try some honey ice cream. No trip to the Island is complete without a visit to the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery where you discover the importance of Eucalyptus Oil to the Islands history. To cap off your visit to Kangaroo Island why not make a stop at Kangaroo Island Spirits to blend your own gin before returning to Adelaide or to your next destination.