Exceptional Kangaroo Island – Luxury Small Group and Private Tours

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Established in 1986, Exceptional Kangaroo Island offers all-inclusive small group and private tours promising good food, good wine and wildlife in the wild. We are founder members of Australian Wildlife Journeys – the premier sustainable wildlife encounter network. Tours depart daily (except Christmas Day) from Kingscote, American River and surrounds.

Small group vehicle-based tours have up to ten guests, and guided e-bike tours cater for up to five guests. Travellers love the combination of nature and hospitality – immersive and sustainable wildlife encounters with delicious, locally sourced food and wines served al fresco. Our fleet is custom-built to suit local conditions and driven by experienced Island guides, with a conversation, not a commentary.

We have twice won “Best Australian Experience” and regularly feature in the Top 10 Australian wildlife and luxury tour operator rankings. We have earned an annual TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence since 2013 and have maintained Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation for over 25 years. We package with a suite of accommodation providers to provide guests with choices and flexibility.

Our private tailor-made experiences focus on hiking experiences, family vacations, wildlife safaris, farm-gate experiences, wineries, multi-mode active adventures, distilleries, photography, personal art studio visits, birding, and even connecting with wildlife researchers.

Craig & Janet Wickham, Proprietors


From $548 to $2136

Have a cuppa with some home-made treats before taking a walk down a country track through tall Eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead or wake briefly for a feed. Listen for the sounds of the bush – brightly coloured honeyeaters and brilliant parrots, cicadas or perhaps just the sound of silence.

Travel through the Island’s most productive country to the north coast. Walk through the bush with your guide – through strangely shaped trees learning what makes that noise, whose tracks are those, and who left that little pile there? Look for small wallabies almost extinct on the mainland, a kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island and a variety of other birds, plants and animals.

Break for lunch at a private bush camp and enjoy a delicious meal featuring King George whiting (local sea fish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines.

At Seal Bay Conservation Park take a private tour with your guide among Australian sea-lions on a beautiful sandy beach – an experience similar to that of the Galapagos. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology.

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Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

From $548 to $2136

Begin the day travelling through some of the fire-affected landscapes of Kangaroo Island, which are recovering quickly following generous winter rains.

Learn about fire ecology and how nature deals with fire. Some of our native flora species only flower following fire!

Travel into Flinders Chase National Park and explore the massive shapes of Remarkable Rocks, a natural sculpture perched impossibly on top a granite dome plunging into the ocean

Break for an elegant picnic lunch in the bush, or if weather permits, on a spectacular clifftop. Lunch features marinated poached chicken, fresh salads, cheeses accompanied by local wine, beer, soft drinks and spring water.

Evidence of the power of the Southern Ocean swell continues at Admirals Arch – a coastal grotto which provides a haul out for a large colony of Long-nosed fur seals which swim effortlessly through crashing waves.

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Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

From $496 to $1970

Discover the Fine Flavours of Kangaroo Island! Let us take you behind the scenes to learn about and taste the best produce Kangaroo Island has to offer, including fresh oysters, honey, wine, gin, olives and olive oil.

Our first stop is Kangaroo Island Olives. Our tailgate tasting includes both table olives and some of the delicious oils they produce.

American River is home to the Kangaroo Island Oyster Farm. Depending on the season, we will either sample some oysters in the shop or at a secluded picnic spot. Our alfresco lunch features smoked meats, fresh salad and a selection of local beer and wines.

After lunch, we head inland to visit Clifford’s Honey Farm. Here we will gain an insight into the production of honey, including a tasting of a range of honey plus Jenny’s famous Honey Ice Cream!

Next, we visit The Islander Estate Vineyards tasting room and sample a selection of their wines whilst hearing about some of the creative winemaking techniques used by owner & winemaker, Jacques Lurton.

End the day at Kangaroo Island Spirits, who have won numerous awards globally (including New York and London) for their range of beautiful gins and liqueurs.

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Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

From $5995 to $6835

It’s amazing what you see when you slow down to a natural pace – the tiny details, the big sky. Your senses all come into play – the sounds, the heady smell of the sandhill daisy as you brush past, the feel of dry leaves crunching beneath your feet, or sand shifting on an impossibly white beach. Things we took for granted as children we can now seek out to make us more grounded, relaxed and reconnected.

We want to connect with the landscape, our wildlife, our produce and our community. To discover the sense of place that makes our Island home a particular destination. This is what we seek when we Walk Kangaroo Island. We are not walking a linear track; instead, we have curated a selection of walks through conservation reserves, national parks, along cliff-tops and through private property.

This fully hosted trip uses a comfortable 4WD to link up the best walks. It leverages the experience and relationships built up by your hosts, Craig and Janet Wickham, with over 30 years in experiential travel. We introduce you to producers, artists, ecologists and business people who are Kangaroo Island stalwarts.

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