d'Arenberg, Gemtree Wines, Seal Bay Conservation Park, Flinders Chase National Park


3 days


Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island

From off-grid accommodation to organic wineries, sustainable dining and eco-friendly tours and wildlife encounters, check out this itinerary for the best environmentally friendly things to do on the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.

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Day 1

Adelaide - Fleurieu Peninsula - Kangaroo Island

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A holistic approach to wine production and commitment to sustainability is well and truly alive at d’Arenberg Wines, the largest biodynamic wine grape grower in Australia. Reliant on sheep agistment, solar power and natural disease control, the harmony between environmental sustainability and cutting-edge production techniques is evident in every glass poured. The best place to sample their biodynamic, organic and vegan varieties? At the unique d’Arenberg Cube cellar door – a five-level wine extravaganza seemingly floating above rolling vineyards.

McLaren Vale’s Gemtree Wines’ commitment to sustainable production has roots as deep as their decades-old vines. The wineries’ organic and biodynamic credentials speak for themselves, as does their commitment to improve the land for future generations. Flocks of sheep replace pesticides to keep weeds under control, ground quartz prevents fungal infections and negates the need for chemical fungicides, cow manure and recycled water feeds the vineyard and solar powers the irrigation, winery and cellar door. Judged the world's best winery for Sustainable Wine Tourism at the Best of Wine Tourism awards in Bordeaux.

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.

A seamless connection between sustainability and luxury, at Oceanview Eco Villas you can kick back in complete comfort while doing your bit for the environment. Perched cliff-top on a secluded and private 500-acre property on the stunning Kangaroo Island coastline, 

Overnight: Oceanview Eco Villas

Adelaide to McLaren Vale: 40km/25miles, 45-minute drive
McLaren Vale to Cape Jervis: 75km/47miles, 1-hour drive
Penneshaw to American River: 38km/23miles, 30-minute drive

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Day 2

Kangaroo Island

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The Cellar Door at False Cape Wines is made from recycled wood, jetty timbers and stone sourced on the property. The Cellar Door will allow visitors to taste False Cape Wines in an idyllic setting nestled among the vineyard and Gum trees on the picturesque Willson River, surrounded by native vegetation on the Dudley Peninsula

As Kangaroo Island's premier tourist attraction, the award-winning Seal Bay offers visitors an unforgettable wildlife experience.

Set your own pace on our 800-metre wheelchair accessible boardwalk which meanders through the dunes to a number of viewing platforms. 

For beach access to the sea-lion colony, join a guided tour to learn more about the amazing lives of these endangered animals with an experienced guide. There will be plenty of time for photos as the sea-lions shelter in the dunes, rest on the sand or surf in the ocean. 

More than 60 hectares of natural wilderness surrounds Ecopia Retreat, located in the centre of the island. From this Kangaroo Island retreat, guests are given "front row seats" to the untouched bushland and native animals that roam the island freely. Choose from three bespoke luxury retreats – two Villas and the Residence – each designed to be eco-friendly using 100% pure Kangaroo Island rainwater and an off-grid solar energy system.

Overnight: Ecopia Retreat 

American River to Seal Bay: 66km/41miles, 50-minute drive 

Day 3

Kangaroo Island

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A rugged island wilderness home to abundant wildlife and iconic landmarks including Admiral's Arch and Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park is one of the most photographed spots in South Australia. Nestled on the north-west corner of Kangaroo Island, this national park is a mecca for wildlife lovers, avid bushwalkers and beach bums. Jump on a guided Fire Recovery Experience tour and follow the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail to witness nature's remarkable post-bushfire regeneration powers. See the bush spring back to life, spotting wildlife and rugged beauty along the way.

Clifford’s Honey Farm is Dave and Jenny Clifford’s family business with three generations currently working at the farm situated at Elsegood Road, Haines, Kangaroo Island.

Dave started with a couple of hives as a hobby in 1973. During the late 1980’s when the wool prices dropped, Dave and Jenny diversified their sheep farm by expanding the honey business. They opened the farm gate shop in 1993.

The family runs the honey production business and farm gate.

Ecopia Retreat to Flinders Chase National Park: 58km/36miles, 40-minute drive
Flinders Chase National Park to Kingscote: 96km/60miles, 1-hour drive

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